Weigh ins

December 6 2014 at 10am is at Pueblo HS. Doors open at 9am. Weigh ins will happen 30 minutes before your match. If you do not make weight that you registered in, you will be disqualified. All weight will be without the gi. If your child does not make weight, we will NOT disqualify them if it is less than 2 pound difference. If there are no children within the bracket, we will do our best to put your child in a match that is best suited for their size, age, and skill level.

Rules and Registration

For GI rules, we will be using the IBJJF Rulebook. Please click on this link for details.

For No-GI Submission Grappling, we will be using the same rules with ALL submissions allowed for adult divisions.

Teens and Up, only straight ankle locks will be allowed.

All registrations must be received by Thursday, December 4th by 11:59 pm. No registrations after this date. Registration fees are non-refundable. No exceptions. Any changes to weight and registration must be made by Thursday, December 4th by 11:59pm. Please email jansen@higherground.me. Any other changes will not be accepted.

The brackets will be released before the tournament, On Friday, December 5th by noon time, the brackets will be available online at our website.

Age Groups

Mighty Mites: 4 - 6 years old

Kids: 7 - 11 years old

Teens: 12 - 15 years old

Juvenile: 16 - 17 years old

Adults: 18 - 29 years old

Masters: 30 + years old.

Mighty Mites/Kids No Gi Divisions:

  • Novice (6 months of experience, Only White Belts) NO SUBMISSIONS ALLOWED
  • Beginners (less than 1 year experience)
  • Intermediate (1 - 2 years of experience)
  • Advanced (2 + years)

Teen/Juvenile/Adults/Masters No Gi Divisions:

  • Novice (Less than 6 months) -
  • Beginners (Less than a year) -
  • Intermediate (1 - 3 years) -
  • Advanced (3 + years)

Match Duration

Mighty Mites Novice Matches will be 2 minutes each
The rest of Mighty Mites Division and Kids Division will be 3 minutes each
All Teens will be 4 minutes each

Juvenile/Adults/Masters No Gi
Novice: 4 minutes
Beginners: 4 minutes
Intermediate: 5 minutes
Expert: 6 minutes

Juvenile/Adults/Masters Gi Division
White Belt - 5 minutes
Blue Belt - 6 minutes
Purple Belt - 7 minutes
Brown Belt - 8 minutes
Black Belt - 10 minutes

Weight Classes

Kids & Youth

49.9 lbs. & Under
50 lbs. to 59.9 bs.
60 lbs. to 69.9 lbs.
70 lbs. to 79.9 lbs.
80 lbs. to 89.9 lbs.
90 lbs. to 99.9 lbs.
100 lbs. to 109.9 lbs.
110 lbs. to 125.9 lbs.
125 lbs. to 139.9 lbs.
140 lbs. to 169.9 lbs.
170 lbs. to 199.9lbs
over 200lbs

Adults and Masters

Fly Weight – (129.9 lbs. & Under)
Bantam Weight – (130 lbs. to 139.9 lbs.)
Feather Weight – (140 lbs. to 149.9 lbs.)
Light Weight – (150 lbs. to 159.9 lbs.)
Welter Weight – (160 lbs. to 169.9 lbs.)
Middle Weight – (170 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.)
Light Heavy Weight – (180 lbs. to 189.9 lbs.)
Cruiser Weight – (190 lbs. to 199.9 lbs.)
Heavy Weight – (200 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.)
Super Heavy Weight – (225 lbs. & Above)