Loading Events


February 24, 2024

European Kaizen League OPEN Zwolle: February 24, 2024

Kaizen League OPEN Gi & NoGi and Absolute

European Kaizen League OPEN Zwolle: February 24, 2024

By grapplers for grapplers

Qualify for a spot at the Kaizen League Invitationals show

GI and No-GI and Absolute Competitions

Location: The Theater of Sport Landstede Sporthal, Hogeland 10, Zwolle, Netherlands

Unleash your grappling prowess at the European Kaizen League OPEN. This premier event is set against the backdrop of Zwolle’s splendid sports theater, offering a battleground where the spirit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) will be alive.

For the absolutes we have a special award that hasn’t been seen before in our Sport.

We are very excited to share it with you. The prize will be announced on social media in the following weeks.

Earn your place at the Kaizen League Invitationals! Multiple talent scouts will be at the event, searching for exciting fighters to showcase at our grand event. Check out YouTube to see the thrilling spectacle of the Kaizen League Invitationals! 🌟🥋.

Highlights of the Event:

– Engage in a 4-fight Round Robin.

– Custom medals.

– Absolute awards unique to Kaizen

– Earn your spot at the Kaizen League invitationals.

– Spacious mat areas,

– Top-tier referees,

– Formidable competition.

– Media moment for the winners

– With an environment catered towards fighters comfort with amenities like free parking, clean toilets,

– Special big warm-up room.

– Special stage for winners of prizes

– Absolute Finals will be filmed by Bouwmeester Media

– Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere, complemented by good music and great food.

Win the ‘Social Submission of the Day

How to participate? Have your matches filmed by your coach, training partner, or supporter. If there’s a submission, post it on Instagram and tag us in your post.

The top three submissions will be selected by the Kaizen league comittee. Then, the followers of Kaizen League will choose the winner.

Event Timeline: Doors Open @ 7:30am | Event starts @ 9am

FORMAT and PROTOCOL: Kaizen League OPEN embraces the Round Robin format, promising each adult competitor a minimum of 4 matches for divisions accommodating up to 5 competitors. In the realms of Gi and NoGi, you have the opportunity to immerse in over 8 dynamic contests. A tradition of point-centric structure is upheld, where a spectrum of legal submissions are celebrated.


For Gi competitors: Navigate through matches guided by IBJJF rules.

No-Gi warriors: Engage in bouts encapsulated by ADCC regulations and techniques.


Early Bird Registration : €40 (Register before November 30 at 11:59pm)

Normal Registration : €50 (Register before February 03 at 11:59pm)

Late Registration : €65 (Register before February 20  at 11:59pm) Per

Absolute Division: €20

Spectators: €7.50 at the event

DIVISIONS and REGISTRATION:  Divisions flourish from adults to masters, inclusive of absolute categories. Ensure to register early to seize the best rates and to secure your battleground.

COMPETITOR PREPARATION:  Be vigilant and prepared. Utilize the resources such as live brackets and schedules on Smoothcomp to ensure you are timely and ready for your matches.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be processed, ensuring the integrity and commitment to the competition.

ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE: From competent refereeing to meticulous crowd control and availability of a professional medic, every facet is orchestrated for a seamless competitive experience.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS: The event is heralded with custom medals and remarkable absolute award unique in sports world.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places on the podium


The competitors are allowed to have 1 coach with them at the competition area. There will be a chair on each side of the score table, one for each coach. 1 coach per team for 1-2 competitors, 2 coaches per team for 3-4 competitors 3 coaches per team for 5-6 competitors and 4 coaches per team for more then 6 competitors.

COACH CHAIR and CROWD CONTROL: We will have 1 chair on each side of every score table, 1 for each coach of the competitor on the mat. The only other people allowed within the barricades during the tournament are the competitors on the mat having their match and the competitors on deck.

MEDIC ON HAND: A professional medic will be available on-site, ensuring participants’ safety and well-being. WARM-UP MATS/ room: Efforts are made to provide a dedicated warm-up area for competitors, although it is subject to space availability.

TV SCOREBOARDS: Kaizen League OPEN boasts exceptional scoreboard displays, enhancing the competitive experience and spectator engagement.

TEAM AWARDS: Honoring the spirit of teamwork and excellence, special awards will be presented to outstanding teams, commemorating their collective achievement and success.

DIVISION RESULTS: Live updates of division brackets and final placements will be continuously available, ensuring transparency and timely information for all participants.

BRACKETS and SCHEDULE: Detailed schedules and brackets will be available 48 hours prior to the event, ensuring participants and spectators can plan accordingly.

WEIGH-INS: Conducted on the event day. Participants competing in multiple divisions need to weigh in only once and with out the the GI.

This event will be a comprehensive Jiu-Jitsu experience, featuring multiple stands with merchandise, a protein shop, and everything the sport has to offer! 🥋🌐


Joining the Kaizen League Open is your ticket to an incredible sports experience! It’s more than just a competition – it’s where excellence meets passion in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and grappling.

Here’s why athletes love participating:

Showcase Your Skills: A place to demonstrate your hard-earned abilities in BJJ and grappling.

Learn and Grow: Competing with diverse athletes provides a fantastic learning ground.

Great Atmosphere: Be part of a supportive and energetic community that shares your passion.

Win Amazing Prizes: Chance to earn remarkable awards and recognition.

People rave about their experiences at the Kaizen League. Check out the testimonials below to see what they’re saying!


Share This Event

  • This event has passed.


Saturday, February 24
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Landstede Sportcentrum
Hogeland 10
Zwolle, 8024 AZ Netherlands
+ Google Map