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May 05, 2024

Essex Jiu Jitsu Open

Essex Jiu Jitsu Open invites you to its 1st event on May 5th 2024 at Basildon Sporting Village. This is a Gi and No Gi only competition and is open to all BJJ belt levels in kids, juveniles, adults and masters divisions.

Welcome to the Essex Jiu Jitsu Open.

Please read the information, it’s very important to be familiar with brackets, times and all facilities available on site.

General information:

This is a Gi and No Gi competition and is open to all BJJ belt levels in kids, juveniles, adults and masters divisions. No Gi is for adults only in this competition.

The competition will be held at Basildon Sporting Village which is a modern large venue with changing rooms, shower facilities, cafeteria and large car park.

There will be a maximum cut off for registrations for this competition so get in early!

T shirts on sale on the day £15 each. Raine clothing stall selling merchandise. Professional photographer attending event. We’re also pleased to announce that on the day we have professional wrestler and coach @ayat_wrestler giving demonstrations and showing techniques for everyone.

The times and schedules will be updated in real time and accessible to the general public on smart devices through the smoothcomp platform.

We will have paramedics and an ambulance on site and a top quality team of international level, IBJJF qualified referees.

Bespoke medals will be issued to the top 3 competitors in each category. Prizes for absolute division winners and for runner up providing we reach a minimum of 30 entrants in that category.


Kids Gi

4-7 years – no submissions and 2 minute rounds

8-13 years – submissions allowed, 3 minute rounds and IBJJF rules

Juvenile Gi

13-17 years – submissions allowed, 4 minute rounds and IBJJF rules

Absolute Gi

Adults division (18+) – 5 minute rounds and IBJJF rules

Masters divisions 1,2,3,4,5 – 5 minute rounds and IBJJF rules

A round robin format will be used for all categories with 3 participants, this is to ensure that everyone will have a minimum of 2x fights.

If less than 3 participants it will be a straight knockout.

Entry requirements:

In order to enter the Absolute division you will need to register for the respective Male or Female Gi division first.

During your application please make sure to enter the correct weight, age and experience level. Incorrect details can cause unnecessary delays on the day if we need to correct them and could result in disqualification.

Changing divisions/amendments:

Any amendments to your original application l, including changes to your registered division need to be updated on your smoothcomp registration or emailed to us by Sunday 21st April 23:59. Brackets and divisions will be set up by Friday 3rd May at 12pm.

Weighing in:

Weighing in takes place on the day of the competition starting from 9am and must be completed at the latest 1 hour before your scheduled division start time. Doors will open at 8am. You must have officially weighed in by 1 hour before your division time and made weight or else you will be disqualified and removed from your bracket.

The weigh-in is to be done once only and whilst wearing your gi.

Fight scheduling:

The schedule will be updated throughout the day and it is likely that fight times will move as the day progresses. With this is mind we ask all competitors to please make sure they keep track of fight times through smoothcomp. We will always attempt to make an announcement calling for any fighter that is not present before the start of their fight but this is not always guaranteed and if you are not present when you are due to fight you will be disqualified.

Entry Fees:

Free T shirts to the first 50 registrations (adults only)

Adult: Early Bird £45/ Normal register £55/ Late fee £65

Kids and Juvenile: Early Bird £25/ Entry £35/ No Late Entry Fee

Spectator Fees: £10 entry for Adult spectators to be paid on the day. Cash only! Children under 12 can spectate for free.

The Head Coach for each academy spectate for free. Please email details prior to event.

Cafeteria on site. BJJ Merchandise stalls available for everyone.

We have a zero tolerance policy to inappropriate behaviour by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors. Any spectators that we deem to be displaying inappropriate behaviour will firstly be given a verbal warning and on second instance asked to leave.

We ask all attendees to show a certain level of restraint when supporting their students or team mates and show a decent level of courtesy to the opposing fighter, referees and staff.

Any participant or supporter whose behaviour falls below the standards expected may be disqualified from the event or asked to leave at the discretion of the referees or organisers. Significant infringements can lead to banning from future events.

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Basildon Sporting Village
Cranes Farm Rd.
Basildon, United Kingdom
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