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May 11, 2024

Welcome to a “Journey Through the Ages” at the Solent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open!

This unique competition invites BJJ enthusiasts from near and far to gather in Southampton, where the past and present collide in a celebration of British history and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu excellence.

The Solent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open, an annual event in Southampton, promises to be an exciting experience that combines the rich history of the Solent region with the thrilling sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

As you step onto the mats, prepare to embark on a remarkable journey through time, where the spirit of the Solent region’s historical significance intertwines with the artistry and skill of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Our competition is not just about showcasing your grappling prowess, but also about paying homage to the remarkable stories and legends that have shaped the Solent’s and England’s vibrant heritage. It’s a great opportunity to educate both children and adults about the history of our great county.

In keeping with the theme, our medals are meticulously crafted to reflect the essence of British history, with each one telling a unique tale of the Solent’s past. These symbols of victory will not only represent your triumph on the mats but also serve as a tangible connection to the region’s captivating legacy.

Every year, we will release a new medal that showcases a different period in the history of the Solent. These medals will not only represent your achievements on the mat but also make for great collectible memorabilia, sparking conversations when displayed on your home’s wall.

Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a passionate newcomer, the Solent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open offers an unparalleled experience. Expect a day filled with thrilling matches, camaraderie, and the chance to forge lasting connections with fellow BJJ enthusiasts.

Join us at the Solent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open and become a part of history in the making. Prepare to test your skills, embrace the spirit of the Solent, and leave your mark on this remarkable journey through the ages. We can’t wait to welcome you to Southampton for an unforgettable BJJ experience!

Presented by Neon Martial Arts & Fitness, this BJJ Gi & NoGi Championship which will take place at Testlands Hub, Southampton on Saturday 11th May 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.).

This event is capped initially at 500 competitors.

Pricing: –

Adult, Masters & Seniors

Special Early Bird Price= £30 for one division, £45 for 2 Divisions (runs until 29th February 2024!)

Normal Registration £40 for one division, £55 for 2 divisions (runs until 12th April 2024)

Late Registration £50 for one division, £65 for 2 divisions (runs until close of entries on 1st May 2024)




Special Early Bird Price=  £25 for one division, £35 for 2 divisions (runs until 1st August 2023!)

Normal Registration £35 for one division, £50 for 2 divisions (runs until 28th October 2023)

Late Registration £45 for one division, £60 for 2 divisions (runs until close of entries on 5th November 2023)

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 1st May 2024 no entries will be accepted after this point and initial brackets will be available by no later than May 6th 2024.

Competitors can use the Smoothcomp system to make a change in weight division up until midnight on May 7th 2024.

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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