FUJI BJJ Skill Divisions

PLEASE NOTE: The following list of skill divisions are divided by age, gender and rank. When you arrive at the venue these details will be confirmed by a representative from FUJI BJJ. Our staff will work to ensure that you are placed in the bracket that is the most appropriate for you based on this information. If for some reason we are not able to find such a bracket you may be asked to either fight in the next closest division or receive a refund.

You are never expected to compete in a division which you are not comfortable with and may receive a full refund within the limits of our REFUND POLICY.

Men's - Adult - Gi

White Belt - Novice (Under 6 Months)
White Belt - Advanced (Over 6 Months)
Blue Belt
Purple Belt
Brown/Black Belt

Men's - Adult - No-Gi

Beginner – Under 6 months Jiu-Jitsu experience, no prior wrestling experience… period.
Intermediate – Between 1-4 years Jiu-Jitsu experience.
Expert – 4+ years of Jiu-Jitsu and competition experience only.

Men's - Master's - Gi

*Master's divisions begin at age 30

White Belt - Novice (Under 6 Months)
White Belt - Novice (Over 6 Months)
Blue Belt
Purple Belt
Brown/Black Belt

Men's - Masters - No-Gi

*Master's divisions begin at age 30

Beginner – Under 6 months Jiu-Jitsu experience, no prior wrestling experience… period.
Intermediate – Between 1-4 years Jiu-Jitsu experience.
Expert – 4+ years of Jiu-Jitsu and competition experience only.

Women's - Adult - Gi

White Belt - Novice (Under 6 Months)
White Belt - Novice (Over 6 Months)
Blue Belt
Purple Belt
Brown/Black Belt

Women's - Adult - No-Gi

Beginner – Under 6 months Jiu-Jitsu experience, no prior wrestling experience… period.
Intermediate – Between 1-4 years Jiu-Jitsu experience.
Expert – 4+ years of Jiu-Jitsu and competition experience only.

Women's - MASTERS - Gi

*Master's divisions begin at age 30

White Belt - Novice (Under 6 Months)
White Belt - Novice (Over 6 Months)
Blue Belt
Purple Belt
Brown/Black Belt

Women's - MASTERS - No-Gi

*Master's divisions begin at age 30

Beginner – Under 6 months Jiu-Jitsu experience, no prior wrestling experience… period.
Intermediate – Between 1-4 years Jiu-Jitsu experience.
Expert – 4+ years of Jiu-Jitsu and competition experience only.

Children and Teens

We at FUJI BJJ strive to bracket all of our competitors as fairly as possible according to age, weight and rank. With children, we take this job very seriously as safety is our main concern. Please note the following regarding children’s bracketing:

BEGINNER: Competitor has under 1 year of training or has competed in less than 4 events (This includes wrestling experience of under 1 year). Competitor will fight children within 10 lbs.

INTERMEDIATE: Competitor has 1 – 4 years experience. If 3 events are won at Intermediate, competitor moves up to Expert. Ages 5 – 12 fight within 10 lbs. Ages 13 and up fight within 15 lbs.

EXPERT: Competitors are at an elite level in their training and competition experience. Parents and coaches should be aware what this means. Do not register as Expert unless you are absolutely sure that is your child’s level. Ages 5 – 12 fight within 15 lbs. Ages 13 and up fight within 20 lbs.

*** IF THE ABOVE CRITERIA CANNOT BE MET, WE WILL DISCUSS THE SAFEST OPTIONS FOR THE COMPETITORS WITH THE COACH/PARENTS. IF A MATCH IS CONSIDERED UNACCEPTABLE, IT IS THE COACH’S/PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO DECLINE THE MATCH PRIOR TO IT STARTING.