2023 Will Machado BJJ Championships
COMPETITION FOR WILL-MACHADO ASSOCIATES ONLY. THIS IS THE ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER FOR ALL WILL / MACHADO BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU MEMBERS; A SINGULAR OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE, TRAIN TOGETHER AND SHARE THE MAT WITH PROFESSOR RIGAN MACHADO.
NOTE: WE ALSO USE THE EVENT TO LEVEL-UP ANY ELIGIBLE BLACK BELTS TO NEW RANKS IF THEY HAVE MET THE ‘TIME’ REQUIREMENTS :
# Black belt to 3rd degree: 3 years since last grade was awarded.
# 4th-6th degree: 5 years since last grade was awarded.
HOW DOES THE GATHERING DIFFER FROM OTHER COMPS?
boutique BJJ competition stands as Australia’s Original BJJ Championships. It
began back in the 90’s, before BJJ was a ‘thing’. The only Black Belt in the
‘antipodes’ at that time was John Will - ‘Dirty Dozen’ member and the
well-spring of BJJ in the Southern Hemisphere. In those days, Blue Belt matches
were the highlight of the competition! How far we’ve come!
Gathering is an opportunity for all students and coaches from the Machado
lineage to get together, to compete, to train and to share the mat with
Professor Rigan Machado, who makes the trip out for the event. It’s an
opportunity to catch up with old friends or make new ones. It’s a competition,
yes - but it’s also our annual ‘family picnic’ of sorts.
it into your calendar now; you will love, love, love the experience.
September 9th - MSAC - in Melbourne.
Rigan Machado: the day after at Dominance Academy.'
Competition Notes - FAQ:
There is no absolute/open division for White Belts
Smoothcomp will automatically assign people to the closest suitable division if they are the only competitor in their ‘actual’ division. IE: if they are an ‘orphan’ competitor
Don’t be too quick to judge how many people are in your division; many people wait until the last day, even the last few hours, before they register.
Kids Divisions start at 9am.
Adults divisions start at 11am
We are usually done by 5pm
You must make weight, whilst wearing your Gi, (be at or below the nominated weight) upon weigh-in as you step onto the mat for your first match
If you fail to make weight at that time, you will forfeit your match
Note: Many competitors will be BELOW the maximum nominated weight - IE: if a weight category is say, 65kg’s, many competitors will weigh in at less than that weight.
Registrations close at midnight on Wednesday Sept 6th
Please refresh and check your Smoothcomp account for ‘real time’ updates with regard to the start-time for your match. And be at your nominated mat, 15 minutes before your nominated start time.
Tickets for spectators can be bought online at: https://www.intix.com.au/events/willmachadoaustralasianbjjchampionships
SCHEDULE ON THE SUNDAY:
9:30am - Academy Owners Photoshoot with Professor Machado at Dominance
9:45am - All Black Belts Photoshoot with Professor Machado at Dominance: 9:45am
10:00am - Advanced Seminars: (three 45-minute topics)
12:30pm - White Belts Seminars: (two 45-minute sessions)
Seminar Series Overview:
Professor Rigan Machado will deliver a series of seminars on a range of topics.
Three different topics for Coloured Belts (Blues, Purple, Browns & Blacks) - and two different topics for White belts.
Cost: (for as few or as many sessions as you like)
No need to book. Cash payment - at door.
$100 for competitors
$120 for non-competitors