UMAC MILTON KEYNES BJJ OPEN 2023
Ultimate Martial Arts Championships invites you to join us for the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ Open 2023 competition. The competition is taking place at Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes on Saturday 28th October 2023 and is open to all BJJ belt levels in adult, juvenile and kids divisions.
UMAC MILTON KEYNES BJJ OPEN 2023
Ultimate Martial Arts Championships invites you to join us for the UMAC Milton Keynes BJJ OPEN 2023 competition. The competition is taking place at Stantonbury Campus in Milton Keynes on Saturday 28th October 2023 and is open to all BJJ belt levels in adult, juvenile and kids divisions.
*We are introducing a prize fund of £200 for the winner and £50 for second place in each of our absolute categories, provided that we reach 40 entrants in that category*
WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIP
Please read the information, its very important to be familiar with brackets, times and all facilities available on site.
This event will be open to all belts from kids, juvenile, adults and masters levels.
The competition will be held in Stantonbury Campus which is a modern, large venue with changing rooms, shower facilities and spacious on-site parking.
The times and schedules will be updated in real time and displayed on a large screen and accessible to the general public on smart devices through the SmoothComp platform.
We will have a fully qualified first-aider experienced in providing assistance to BJJ competitions and a top quality team of international level, IBJJF qualified referees.
Bespoke medals will be issued to the top 3 competitors in each category.
Kids Gi/No Gi Divisions:
4-7 years – No submissions and 2 minute rounds
8-12 years – Submissions allowed, 3 minute rounds and IBJJF RULES
Juvenile Gi/No Gi Division:
13-17 years – Submissions allowed, 4 minute rounds and IBJJF RULES
Absolute Gi/No Gi divisions:
Adults division (18+) – 5 minute rounds and IBJJF RULES
Masters division (30+) – 5 minute rounds and IBJJF RULES
– A ’round robin’ format will be used for all categories with 3 participants, this is to ensure that all kids will have a minimum of 2 x fights.
Competition specific rule for Masters brown/black no Gi:
– Heel hooks are allowed.
In order to enter into the Absolute division you will first need to register for the respective Male or Female Gi/No Gi division.
During your application, please be sure to enter the correct weight, age and experience level. If incorrect details are entered this can cause us unnecessary delays on the day if we need to correct them and could result in disqualification.
Any amendments to your original application, including changes to your registered division need to be either updated on your Smoothcomp registration or emailed to us by Friday 20/10/23. Brackets and divisions will be set up by Friday 27th @ 12pm.
We reserve the right to merge divisions after the registration deadline in the unlikely event that you are the only competitor in your registered division group.
Weighing in takes place on the day of the competition starting from 9am and must be completed at the latest 1 hour before your scheduled division start time. Doors open 8.am. You must have officially weighed in by this hour before your division time and have made the weight, or else you will be disqualified and removed from the bracket.
There will be at least 4 staff members with scales to do the weigh in. This is to avoid any inconvenient queues. We will try our best to avoid queues as we want your experience to be great from start to finish!
* The weigh-in is to be done once only and whilst wearing your Gi.*
The schedule will be updated throughout the day and it is likely that fight times will move as the day progresses, with this in mind, we ask all competitors to please make sure they keep track of fight times via Smoothcomp. We will always attempt to make an announcement calling for any fighter that is not present before the start of their fight, but this is not guaranteed and if you are not present when you are due to fight you will be disqualified.
Adult: Early Bird £35 / Normal Registration £45 / Late fee £55.
Kids and juvenile: Early Bird £25 / £35 entry – NO LATE ENTRY FEE!
Spectator fees: £10 entry for all adult spectators to be paid on the day (cash only). Children under 12 spectate for free.
The Head Coach of each Academy spectate for free (submit your details to us via email prior to the event).
Food, hot & cold drinks, The amazing Brazilian Açai, and Clothes Stalls available for everyone!
At our competitions we strive to maintain the RESPECT RULE first and foremost.
We take a zero tolerance policy to inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents/guardians, spectators and competitors. Any spectators that we deem to be displaying inappropriate behavior (swearing, gesturing, violence) will firstly be given a verbal warning and if there is a second instance, they will be asked to leave.
We ask all attendees to our competitions to show a certain degree of restraint when supporting their students or team mates and show a decent level of courtesy to the opposing fighter, referees and staff.
Any participant (or supporter of a participant) whose behavior falls below the standards of good sportsmanship that we expect can, at the discretion of the referee/organizers be disqualified from the event or asked to leave. Significant infringements can lead to a banning from all future events.
We look forward to seeing you all again!