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UK Grapplers Combat Club – London

March 23, 2024

UK Grapplers Combat Club – London

Step on the UK Grapplers Combat Club mats. For both seasoned competitors and first-timers. Join us and unleash your grappling prowess for an unforgettable experience!

Format & Protocol

We offer Gi & NoGi divisions based on belts, weight, age, and gender for Adults and Masters. There isn’t an absolute division in this event.

Matches follow single elimination brackets with a bronze fight. Learn more on our website: https://ukgrapplers.com/divisions/


You can update your registration details on Smoothcomp until March 19th. Need to change your weight class after payment? No worries, it’s possible!

If you’re having trouble updating on Smoothcomp, email us at info@ukgrapplers.com for assistance. Please note, that no new registrations, payments or changes can be made on the event day.

Cancellations & Refunds

Terms are shown at registration in Smoothcomp. Click on the Register button to view it.

Not showing up or missing weight results in disqualification without a refund.


Weigh-in is on the event day.

Weight is without GI, and there’s no weight allowance.

Modify your weight division until March 19th via Smoothcomp or email us.

Failure to meet weight requirements leads to disqualification without a refund.


Doors open at 7.30 am for weigh-ins, and matches commence at 9.00 am.

Brackets are published here on Smoothcomp 48 hours before the event starts.

Find your match time and mat number on this page of the Smoothcomp website by selecting the ‘Matches’ tab at the top of the page.

Times are dynamic and updated in real-time, please keep an eye on the latest updates.

The event aims to conclude around 5.30 pm.

Ruleset Summary

UKGCC rules focus on having you win by submission.

A simple point system rewards the most dominant player even when a submission is not achieved.

There is a penalty for stalling.

  • Win by submission, points or ref tiebreaker decision
  • One point back take
  • One point mount
  • One point for failed submission attempt
  • Penalty for 20-second stall
  • Less One point for each penalty
  • No overtime
  • No advantages
  • 6-min match

Complete ruleset: https://ukgrapplers.com/rules/


Competition mats, weigh-in, podium, and medic station are in Arena 1. Warm-up mats are usually in Arena 2.

Stay updated on match times and mat allocation via Smoothcomp. Ensure you’re at your designated mat; otherwise, a PA announcement will be made before disqualification.

Free on-site parking is available if you’re arriving by car.

Photos and videos

Professional photographers will capture the event for promotional use and to post on social media.


Top three in each bracket division receive gold, silver, or bronze beautiful UKGCC medals. No participation medals will be awarded.


Spectator entry is £5 at the door, cash or card at the door. Accompanied children go free.

Notify us via coach@ukgrapplers.com about the number of accompanying coaches.


We have the best referees available, with an extensive experience in several major competitions and rulesets.

Medics On-Site

Your safety is paramount to us. We work with the best medical crews, with specific experience in Martial Arts competition events. Trained medics will be available throughout the event for any injuries or advice needed.

Work Opportunities

We’re always looking to get in touch with talented referees (at least brown belt) and event staff. Competitive rates offered. Email us at info@ukgrapplers.com with your name and experience to join our team.

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4-6 University Way
London, E16 2RD United Kingdom
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