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Deadline for Early Registrations is 11:59pm on October 2nd, 2009
Deadline for ALL Registrations is 11:59pm on October 7th, 2009


The GD JIU-JITSU Events in association with the Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (AZSBJJF) is proud to announce the 1st Southwest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Classic 2009. The competition will take place on October 10th & 11th at the Westwood High School located at 945 W. 8th St. in Mesa, AZ 85201.

Gracie Mag will be covering the event.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer kids, juveniles, Adult (Male and Female), Masters and Senior Divisions.

IMPORTANT: Registration will be closed for the Kids division after 180 competitors. Registration for Juveniles, Adults, Masters, Seniors, and Women will be closed after 350 competitors.

Each competitor must fill out the registration form online. The Pre-registration fee is $50 for the adults and juveniles (16-17 yrs) or and $35 for the kids division until October 2nd. After this date, $60 for adults and juveniles and, $45 for the kids.

All registrations must be received by Wednesday, October 7th by 11:59 pm. No registrations after this date. Registration fees are non-refundable. No exceptions.

The brackets will be released before the tournament. On Friday, October 9th, the brackets will be available online at our website.

IMPORTANT: The weigh in system is the same used by IBJJF. The competitor will weigh in before his first match. If you don't make weight, you will be immediately disqualified. Please make sure that you are in the correct weight category. You cannot change divisions, if you do not make your designed division. No changes will be accepted on the day of the tournament, and no refunds will be made. We offer an extra scale for people to check their weights before.

IMPORTANT: Each academy can only have two athletes in the same division (of age/weight/belt). If your academy has problems regarding the number of athletes in each division, please send e-mail to

This is a sport with rules, and making weight for your division is part of the rules. In order to maintain the integrity of our tournament and the sport we STRICTLY enforce this policy, so please take responsibility and show up to the tournament at the correct weight for your division!

The tournament is single elimination. Medals will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place of each division. Athletes will not compete for the third place. Two bronze medals will be given.


  • All Juvenile, adult, master and senior competitors will receive a Tournament T-Shirt and a free issue of Gracie Magazine;
  • The top three Kids schools will receive awards;
  • The top three BJJ schools will receive awards;
  • All kids competitors will receive a medal, a certificate and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Nintendo DS (Regardless of win or loss);
  • The winners of the Juvenile and Adult Female Division have a chance to win an Ipod Touch;
  • The winners of the Juvenile, adult, master and senior Divisions have a chance to win a 32" LCD Flat Screen TV;

You must win at least one match in order to qualify for the raffle!!!!

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