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The GD JIU-JITSU Events in association with the Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (AZSBJJF) is proud to announce the 2nd Southwest BJJ Classic. The competition will take place on October 16 & 17 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. Plus two Black Belt Open Classes, Open Light (167.5 lbs and under) and Open Heavy (Over 167.5 lbs). The winner of each Open division will receive a ticket to the 2011 European BJJ Championship in Lisbon, Portugal*.

IMPORTANT: Registration will be closed for the Kids division after 200 competitors. Registration for Juveniles, Adults, Masters, seniors, and Women will be closed after 450 competitors.

GD Jiu-Jitsu Events will be offering FREE tournament T-Shirts to ALL competitors who Pre-Register for the tournament by the PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE on October 8th @ 11:59 PM. Competitors registered AFTER this time will NOT receive a T-Shirt.

Each competitor must fill out the registration form online. The Pre-registration fee is $55 for the adults and juveniles (16-17 yrs) or and $45 for the kids division until October 8th. After this date, $65 for adults and juveniles and, $55 for the kids.

All registrations must be received by Tuesday, October 12th 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 15th, the brackets will be available online at our website.

Adults 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.

Kids Division - Every competitor will receive a 3 1/2" medal, and a Diploma. This is a single elimination tournament, but if the child loses in the semi-final, they will compete again. Top 4 are guaranteed in the podium.

  • Three Plane Tickets to the 2011 European JJ Championship in Lisbon, Portugual!!!
  • All PRE REGISTERED Kids, Juvenile, Adult, Master and Senior competitors will receive a Tournament T-Shirt;
  • Gracie Magazine to all PRE-REGISTERED Juvenile, Adult, Master, and Senior Competitors;
  • The top FIVE Kids schools will receive awards;
  • The top FIVE Adult schools will receive awards;
  • All kids competitors will receive a medal, a certificate and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Nintendo Wii (Regardless of win or loss);
  • The winners of the Juvenile (Male & Female) and Adult (Male & Female), Master and Senior Divisions will have a chance to win a ticket to compete at the 2011 European JJ Championship;

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

*Restrictions of the paid airfare for the 2011 European JJ Championship:

  • Ticket is non-transferable and the competitor must be there to claim the prize.
  • Competitor must leave from a U.S. Airport.
  • If the competitor does not have any interest in the prize, or will not be able to go, we can offer 1 year (2011) of free entries at the GD Jiu-Jitsu Events and AZSBJJF Tournaments instead. Not exchangeable for cash.
  • Ticket must be used for the 2011 European JJ Championship. The tournament will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from January 27th to the 30th.
  • Tickets must be booked no later than November 24th (two months before the tournament). After this date, the ticket will be void.
  • Prize covers airfare ONLY. Competitor is responsible for paying for own registration, hotel accommodations, and food and travel expenses.

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