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Performance Grappling

July 13, 2024

Performance Grappling

Doors open: 09:15, event starts: 10:00


Each year there will be four “PERFORMANCE GRAPPLING” tournaments and one “PERFORMANCE GRAPPLING – invitation only” tournament (see ‘Prize money’ for more information). You can compete in your division as well as in the absolute class. In the absolute class of the professional division you have the chance to qualify for the “PERFORMANCE GRAPPLING – invitation only” tournament, in which you can compete for a high cash prize – up until 5.000€.



NOVICE – Fighter has less than 6 month training experience.

BEGINNER – Fighter has less than 2 years training experience. No bluebelts allowed in this division.

INTERMEDIATE – Fighter has between 2-5 years of training experience and/or holds a  blue-/purplebelt rank. No brown-/blackbelts allowed in this division.

PROFESSIONAL – Fighter has more than 5 years of training experience and/or holds a brown- / blackbelt.


  1. All competitors are allowed to weight-in on the day before the first day of the tournament at the venue, starting 6 p.m. and closing 8 p.m. Please bring a valid ID (passport, ID Card) to the weight-ins. Weight-in must be done barefeet in fight-clothes (shorts/spats and eventual rashguard). Fighters who weight-in topless must fight topless in competiton. Female fighters MUST wear a rashguard or sportsbra.
  2. Fighters, who haven’t done the weight-in on the day before the tournament are asked to come to the weight-in on the day of the tournament starting at 9:30 a.m. All fighters must have their weight checked and cleared at least 15 minutes their division starts but not later than 12 p.m. (noon) this day.
  3. We will have up to two scales and weight-in points ready on both days.
  4. After successful weight-in all competitors will be given a wristband they have to wear all day until their first match. Before the first match the wristband will be taken off only by the referee on each mat. You will not be allowed to fight if you don’t wear your wristband when you enter the mat for your first match.


The scales used for the weight-in are calibrated fitness studio quality scales. As not everybody has access to a scale with that precision, the organiser will grant athletes a weight-in tolerance of 0,5kg. This means: if you’ve signed up for a weight-class e.g. “-80kg”, the number on our scale can be up until -80.5kg, but not a single gram more.

  • The athlete is solely responsible for managing his/her weight. If the athlete is heavier than the upper limit of the weight-class + 0,5kg, the athlete will be disqualified without a refund and can not compete on this event.
  • The organiser will not allow athletes outside of the weight-class +0,5kg limit to compete in this weight class as this would not be fair to the other athletes who managed their weight accordingly.
  •  Athletes can change their registration until 3 days prior to the event and adjust the weight-class they will compete in, if they do not want to fight in the weight class they have initially signed up for.
  •  Changing the weight class an athlete will compete in after the date shown at “last chance to edit” will not be possible, hence no changes can be made on the competition day or the day prior.


  1. Only 2 coaches per team are allowed to enter the venue! No exceptions. Every coach will get a wristband she/he has to wear all day during the stay in the venue.
  2. Boys and Girls under the age of 14 are allowed to have one parent with them for competition. Wristbands will be given to them at the weight-in. The parent has to accompany their kids to the weight-in to get that wristband.
  3. We only have limited space for spectators or other companions available. Tickets can be purchased on the venue for 15€, as long as they are in stock.


  1. We organise our event using Smoothcomp and we ask all coaches and fighters to check their times in the event schedule and mat schedule on Smoothcomp. If you are not weighed-in 15 minutes prior to the start of your class you will be disqualified.
  2. After the date listed under “Last chance for 100% refund” you won’t receive any refund when cancelling your participation.
  3. When the schedule shows a sign “Go to WarmUp” for your match you should move to the warm-up area right next to the fighting area.
  4. When the schedule shows a sign “Be ready in WarmUp” you must be in the warm-up area ready to step on the mat for your fight. You will be called only once to come to the mat for your fight and when you don’t show up immediately you will be declared the looser of the match.
  5. We will post a schedule of the event on Smoothcomp 1 day prior to the competition with all brackets released. We ask all fighters to come to the venue only for the weight-ins and to 30 minutes prior their age- and level- classes start. We will have all minors under 18 years of age and all male adults over 45 years of age fight in the morning, followed by all Novice & Beginners Classes of the adults. After that we will proceed with the intermediate divisons and finally have all professional divisions in the late afternoon.


  1. You can follow all registrations easily on Smoothcomp. If you have no opponent in your division you are free to move your registration to another class or age group until 3 days before the tournament 11:59 p.m.
  2. If you are alone in your age- and weight-class in your division, we will move your registration on the day before the tournament by either one weight-class up/down or by one age group down (Masters adults only). If this is not possible you will stay in this weight-class and you will be awarded the gold medal in this group.
  3. You have to weight-in in time within the limits of this weight-class. When you are over the weight-limit of this class you will be disqualified and will not get the gold medal in this class.
  4. After having successfully weighed in in your weight-class and you are the only competitor you will receive the gold medal during the award ceremony on the tournament day when the first award ceremonies will be done after the kids and masters divisions have fought.

Absolute Class

  1. Fighting in absolute class is only possible after registering in “Men / Women +18 years”-division.
  2. PERFORMANCE GRAPPLING splits the absolute class for the “Males, professional” in two absolute classes – see “Prize money” for more details.


We partner with multiple physicians who have decades of experience with martial arts and martial arts related injuries to ensure a high quality medical care in case of need.


H+ Hotel in Herrenberg is right next to the event venue and offers valuable prices for a convenient stay.

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German Top Team Performance Center
Daimlerstraße 13
Herrenberg, Germany
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