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Neon Open BJJ Gi and NoGi Championship 2024

October 05, 2024

Neon Open BJJ Gi and NoGi Championship 2024

The Neon Open BJJ Gi and No Gi Championship returns!

Neon Martial Arts and Fitness proudly presents the Neon Open BJJ Gi & NoGi Championship which will take place at Testlands Hub, Southampton on 5th October 2024.

We will be running both Gi and No-Gi divisions!

The Gi competition is open to all Junior belts and White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black belts. Adult/Masters/Seniors divisions. The No Gi competition will operate in a similar manner.

The event will be contested under standard IBJJF rules times (5 minutes for white belts & masters, 6 for Blue belts, 7 minutes for Purple belts etc.).

Pricing: –

Adult, Masters & Seniors

Special Early Bird Price= £30 for one division, £45 for 2 Divisions (runs until 4th May 2024!)

Normal Registration £40 for one division, £55 for 2 divisions (runs until 7th September 2024)

Late Registration £50 for one division, £65 for 2 divisions (runs until close of entries on 28th September 2024)




Special Early Bird Price=  £25 for one division, £35 for 2 divisions (runs until 4th May 2024!)

Normal Registration £35 for one division, £50 for 2 divisions (runs until 7th September 2023)

Late Registration £45 for one division, £60 for 2 divisions (runs until close of entries on 28th September 2024)

Spectators will be charged £5 on the door.

NOTE: There will be 1 adult spectator ticket FREE per Kid/Juvenile/Teens entry (Please make yourself known at the weigh in. You will only receive 1 adult spectator even if your child registers for more than one division. 

The divisions are: –

White belt (or less than 18 months experience, IBJJF white belt rules, 5 minute matches)

Blue belt (or between more than 18 months and less than 36 months experience, IBJJF blue belt rules, 6 minute matches)

Purple belt (or those who have grappled for more than 36 months but less than 60 months uses IBJJF , 7 minute matches)

Brown Belt (or more than 5 years grappling experience but less than 8, IBJJF brown belt rules , 8 minute matches)

Black Belt (or more than 8 years grappling experience, IBJJF black belt rules, 10 minute matches)

There will be Masters divisions for all competitors aged between 30 and 39 inclusive and a Seniors division for competitors who are aged 40 or over. All masters and seniors matches are 5 minutes long at white, blue and purple.


Weigh-ins will begin from 8am (First bouts at 9am). You will only need to weigh in once for both gi/no gi. Please ensure you have weighed in ONE HOUR before your bout at the latest.

All weigh-ins will be conducted with the gi.

All weights as per IBJJF, all competitors must make weight on our scales. There are no allowances given.

Match Times

All tournament brackets and match times will be published on Smoothcomp. Match times can change during the day depending on the time of previous bouts. Whilst we will have screens on display at the event we advise that you keep an eye on your match times using Smoothcomp on your mobile devices.


All eligible refunds are issued directly through SMOOTHCOMP. You DO NOT need to contact us regarding that.

Please note that divisions of less than 4 people will only run at the discretion of the organisers and may either be combined with the next highest weight category or moved down in age group automatically in the event of seniors entries.

Also Judo black belts, professional MMA fighters and those who have wrestled at a national level are ineligible to compete at white belt and must enter at blue belt minimum for gi and for no gi regardless of BJJ grade.

All divisions will be run on a single elimination basis.

Closing date for all entries will be midnight on 5th November 2023 no entries will be accepted after this point and initial brackets will be available by no later than 9th November 2023.

Competitors can use the Smoothcomp system to make a change in weight division up until midnight on 7th November 2023

No changes in division will be considered after this date and any competitor who fails to make weight on the day will be disqualified without any possibility of refund. All payments must be made via Smoothcomp ahead of the event.

Respect Rule

This event has a zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors.

All in attendance must show some restraint when their students or team mates are fighting. There will be competitors and spectators of all ages at this event and we are here to set an example.

Any swearing, inappropriate gestures, violence (towards person or property) or berating the officials (regardless of any decisions they make) will not be tolerated.

If this happens, the referee/organiser has the right to disqualify that competitor, or to ask the person concerned to leave the area. If those concerned do not comply with the referee/organisers request the competitor will be disqualified from the event.

If a coach, parent or team mate encroaches onto the mat, or past any barriers that are in place, or man handles an official in any way, that person will be asked to leave the venue and the whole team may not be permitted to take any further part in the competition.

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Neon Martial Arts and Fitness Club
Testlands Wellbeing Hub, Green Ln
Southampton, United Kingdom
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