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Elite Grappling Championships 3

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships is New York City’s premier jiu-jitsu and grappling competition for men and women.

New York City — Get Ready For KASAI!

KASAI’s day-long event ‘The Elite Grappling Championships’ is New York City’s premier jiu-jitsu and grappling competition for men and women.

Our goal is to provide the greatest experience for our competitors including high-quality matches and tournaments, a smooth schedule, and a memorable competitor experience.

Early-bird registration is $85 per competitor. Individuals who sign up for gi and no-gi tournaments in the same weight class will receive $40 off their registration fee for a discounted rate of $130. Participants in ‘The Elite Grappling Championships’ will receive a complimentary t-shirt.

All competitors who medal in their respective brackets will also be eligible for The Elite Grappling Championships’ male and female absolute tournaments at no extra cost.

Important Dates:

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 02/24/2019

Registration Deadline: 03/04/2019

Competitor Corrections Deadline: 03/05/2019 

Schedule Release: 03/07/2019

Brackets Release: 03/07/2019


Competitors will weigh-in on the day of the event, right before their first match wearing their competition outfit (Gi or No Gi according to their division). Competitors will only have one attempt to make weight. If competitor fails to make weight, he/she will be automatically disqualified. There is absolutely no weight class change or refund.

*No Gi - KASAI Pro Qualifier competitors can weight in on 03/08/2019 from 6pm to 8pm, or on the day of the event 06/16/2018 at Baruch College.

Weight Classes:

Female: Adult 

Rooster - 107 lbs

Light Feather - 118 lbs

Feather - 129 lbs

Light - 141.5 lbs

Middle - 152.5 lbs

Medium Heavy - 163.5 lbs 

Heavy - 175 lbs

Super Heavy - 175 + lbs

Female No Gi

115 lbs, 125 lbs, 135 lbs, 145 lbs, 160 lbs, +160 lbs

Male Gi: Adult, Master 1 and 2

Rooster - 127 lbs

Light Feather - 141.5 lbs

Feather - 154.5 lbs

Light - 168 lbs

Middle - 181.5 lbs

Medium Heavy -195 lbs

Heavy - 208 lbs

Super Heavy - 222 lbs

Ultra Heavy - 222 + lbs

Male No Gi

145 lbs, 155 lbs, 170 lbs, 185 lbs, 205 lbs, + 205lbs.

No Gi - Kasai Pro Qualifier - 205 lbs. (Advanced)

  Winner clinches a spot in the organization’s upcoming professional Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Qualifiers will be contested as six-minute matches, with all submissions legal and the IBJJF points system in place.

*No Gi - KASAI Pro Qualifier competitors can weight in on 03/05/2019 from 6pm to 8pm, or on the day of the event 03/06/2019 at Baruch College.

 KASAI’s third professional event will feature an eight-man no gi tournament to decide the organization’s world champion at 205lbs. Top performers from the world of Jiu-Jitsu will compete in multiple six-minute bouts across two round-robin brackets. Victories by submission will receive more credit and the winners of each bracket will meet in the finals. 

EGC No-Gi Rules

Time limit:

5 minutes Beginners and Intermediate 

6 minutes. Advanced

Final: 6 minutes + 2 minutes overtime - Advanced only (golden score or submission and then judges decision).

Beginners: white belts or up to 1 year of training

Intermediate: blue belt or up 3 years of training

Advanced: purple, brown and black belts or 3+ years if training.

Legal Techniques:

Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the windpipe).

Any armbar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock

Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock (Beginners level straight foot lock only)

Slamming can be used only in order to prevent a submission. Otherwise is considered as illegal. (Except for beginners)

Illegal Techniques:

Cervical and Neck Cranks

Striking of any kind

Eye gouging or fish hooking

Grabbing the ears

Hair pulling

Small joint manipulation

Scratching and pinching


Touching groin area

Hands, knees or elbows on face


Match decisions shall be issued in the following forms:




Loss of consciousness


Referee decision

Submission: When an athlete taps twice with his/her hand on the opponent, ground, or his/herself in a clear and apparent manner. When the athlete taps the ground twice with his/her foot, when arms are trapped by opponent. When the athlete verbally withdraws, requesting the match be stopped. When the athlete screams or emits noise expressing pain while trapped in a submission hold.

Stoppage: When one of the athletes alleges to be suffering from cramps, the opponent shall be declared winner of the match. When the referee perceives that a hold in place may expose the athlete to serious physical injury. When the doctor deems one of the athletes to be unable to continue a match due to injury rendered by the opponent using a legal hold. When an athlete presents bleeding that cannot be contained after being treated by the doctor on 2 (two) occasions, to which each athlete has the right for each injury and should be provided upon the referee’s request. When an athlete vomits or loses control of basic bodily functions, with involuntary urination or bowel incontinence.

Disqualification: When one or both athletes commit fouls.

Loss of Consciousness: The athlete shall be declared to have lost the match upon losing consciousness due to a legal hold applied by the opponent or due to an accident not stemming from an illegal maneuver by the opponent. Note: Athletes who lose consciousness because of head trauma should not be allowed to compete again in the same tournament and should be directed to undergo treatment from medical staff.

Scoring: The athlete with the most points shall be declared winner when the match has reached regulation time or in the event of the match being stopped due to both athletes suffering injuries.

Point System

1 point - submission attempt (near tap), takedown (no control), going from bottom guard to top after a poor submission attempt by the opponent.

2 points - takedown(3 seconds control), sweep and knee on belly

3 points - guard pass

4 points - mount and back control

No advantages

Attire: Shorts or pants made of elastic fabric (should hug the body) should contain no pockets (or have them completely sewn shut), no buttons, no snaps nor any plastic or metal piece that presents risk of injury to the opponent. The length should be longer than mid thigh but no lower than the knee. Shirts must be elastic (should hug the body) and long enough to cover the waistline of the shorts.

*For fouls and code of conduct refer to IBJJF guidelines and rules book.


Baruch College
55 Lexington AvenueNew York, NY 10010 »
Timezone: America/New_York


  • Female Gi 85 USD
    16 years and above
  • Female No Gi 85 USD
  • Male Gi 85 USD
    16 years and above
  • Male No Gi 85 USD