MLJJ is holding a simultaneous kids/teens/adults round robin tournament, as well as an 8 team, team v. team dual meet tournament of the best teams in Florida!
Adult Team Tournament Invitational and Accompanying Kids/Teens/Adults Individual Tournament open to all academies, ages, weights, and skill levels (2 divisions per registration). Age is determined by participants age on 12/31/18.
MLJJ will be holding a traditional kids/teens/adult round robin tournament at the same time as an all new academy v. academy 8 team dual meet tournament of the best teams in Florida. Spectators will be able to watch both the kids/teens/adults compete as well as their coaches at the same time on different mats, making for an extremely exciting and engaging day. Scroll below to find information regarding the 8 Team, Academy v. Academy Tournament.
$89.00 for 2 Divisions for kids, teens, adults Amateur Round Robin Tournament until September 6th!
Late Registration on September 7th is $99.00 and Late Registration at Coral Springs Gymnasium the day of the event is $109.00, ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 9:00 A.M. or competitors risk not being able to compete. Registrations on September 8th will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and will stop sharply at 9:00 a.m.
***For competitors in the same immediate family, please email [email protected] for a coupon code to use during registration for $10 off each additional registration***
Your academy may have a coupon code available for a $10.00 coupon code to use at registration. Ask your instructor or gym owner for a coupon code, and if they do not have a coupon code, please email [email protected] for more information. ALL coupon codes will expire on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
Competitors may weigh-in the day before beginning at 6:00 p.m. either by FaceTime or in person at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. See Weigh-In information below for more details.
The Top 3 finishers in each division will receive an MLJJ Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal!
Divisions may be combined at MLJJ's discretion in order to accommodate divisions without enough registrations.
Competitors for both the Amateur Round Robin Tournament and the Professional Team Tournament have 3 weigh-in options for the tournament, ALL COMPETITORS MUST BE WEIGHED IN BY 9 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 8TH:
1. Virtual weigh-in beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 via FaceTime by calling (305) 778-5153. Competitors must be within 5% of their competition weight on September 8th. For example, if competitor virtually weighs-in at 160 pounds, they may not weigh more than 168 pounds on competition day.
2. Weigh-in beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Coral Springs Gymnasium.
3. Weigh-in between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the day of the competition at the Coral Springs Gymnasium.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST BE WEIGHED IN VIA ONE OF THE ABOVE 3 METHODS BY 9:00 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 8TH OR RISK BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM COMPETITION
SCHEDULE FOR TEAM TOURNAMENT AND AMATEUR ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT
Registrations at the door from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Quarterfinals of the Team Tournament begin at 9 a.m.
All children and teens should report to the gymnasium by 9:00 a.m. Kids/Teens/Adult Round Robin tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. Adults who have per-registered for the amateur tournament should report by 11:00 a.m. with adult competition expected to begin at 12:00 a.m.
A more detailed schedule for each age, weight, and skill division will be listed on this website Friday, September 7th, and all competitors should check in to this website for the most up-to-date scheduling information. Competitors who register prior to the day of the competition do not need to report until 1 hour prior to their scheduled start time which will be listed on Smoothcomp the day before the event.
Once the brackets and schedule are posted on Smoothcomp, competitors will be able to access specific match information on the Smoothcomp website and on their smart phones, including during the event. These fight times are dynamic and may change depending on the number of same day registrations.
Semi-finals of team tournament to immediately follow the quarterfinals
Finals for the team tournament to being at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Any scheduling inquiries can be emailed to [email protected]
8 TEAM, ACADEMY V. ACADEMY TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Team v. Team Dual Meet Style Format. Winning team advances from quarterfinals to semi-finals, then semi-finals to the Team Championships.
The 8 teams included in the dual meet tournament are as follows:
1. Fight Sports Miami
2. Schlosser BJJ
3. Matt Arroyo's Gracie Tampa South MMA
4. Moncaio Brothers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
5. American Top Team Weston
6. Renato Tavares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
7. Daniel Perez Jiu Jitsu Academy
8. Vagner Rocha Martial Arts
Eight, 5-grappler teams will compete (10 grapplers total can be entered on a roster, but only 5 will compete in each team match). Extra roster spots are substitutes for injury or for strategy. Teams may use a different lineup each match and do not need to declare which grapplers will compete in each weight class until immediately before each individual match.
5 weight classes a follows:
• Lightweight (155 lb.)
• Welterweight (170 lb.)
• Middleweight (185 lb.)
• Light-Heavyweight (205 lb.)
• Heavyweight (265 lb.)
2 Brown Belts maximum may compete in the 5 matches, Unlimited Purple and Blue Belts. No Black Belts.
TEAM V. TEAM TOURNAMENT Format
There will be 5 matches in each Team v. Team match, 1 match in each weight class, starting at Lightweight and finishing with Heavyweight. The winner of the match will receive points for his team based upon method of victory; the loser will not receive any points for his team. The team with the most points after all 5 matches will be declared the winner.
Points from individual matches will be awarded to the team as follows:
• 3 points for decision by 8 points or less;
• 4 points for decision by 9 points or more;
• 6 points for submission; and
• 6 points for injury default, disqualification, or forfeit.
Team Scoring Example:
Blue Team v. Red Team
• 155- Sam (Blue) Dec. Fred (Red) 6-2. Team score- Blue 3, Red 0
• 170- Miguel (Blue) Sub Carlos (Red). Team score- Blue 9, Red 0
• 185- Brad (Red) Sub Peter (Blue). Team score- Blue 9, Red 6
• 205- Alex (Red) Dec. Shawn (Blue) 14-3. Team score- Blue 9, Red 10
• 265- Chris (Blue) Sub David (Red). Team score- Blue 15, Red 10
If team score is tied after all 5 matches, the tie-breaker is the team with the most submissions, the 2nd tie-breaker is the team with most wins.
Grappler Match Assignments and declaration of Gi or No-Gi Match
A coin flip will determine which team will send out the first grappler and choose whether that individual match is Gi or No-Gi. After the first grappler checks in as the competitor for that weight class, the 2nd team will send out its grappler. After the first grappler checks in, there is no changing of grappler by the first team. The process is alternated between each team, each individual match.
Competitors must be an active member at the gym location. Grapplers who occasionally visit may not compete for that team (no super teams).
Kids Under 18 Adult Beginners Adult Interm Adult Advanced
STRAIGHT ARM LOCK YES YES YES YES
CHOKES W/KIMONO YES YES YES YES
KIMURA/AMERICANA YES YES YES YES
REAR NAKED CHOKE YES YES YES YES
ARM TRIANGLE YES YES YES YES
GUILLOTINE CHOKE(on ground)
YES YES YES YES
EZEQUIEL CHOKE YES YES YES YES
OMOPLATA YES YES YES YES
TRIANGLE(Pulling Head) YES YES YES YES
GROIN STRETCH NO YES YES YES
STRAIGHT FOOT LOCK NO YES YES YES
GUILLOTINE CHOKE(standing) NO YES YES YES
WRIST LOCK NO YES YES YES
JUMPING FULL CLOSED GAURD NO NO YES YES
KNEE BAR NO NO YES YES
TOE HOLD(inside/outside) NO NO YES YES
KNEE REAP NO NO YES YES
BICEP/CALF SLICER NO NO YES YES
NECK CRANK NO NO NO YES
TWISTER NO NO NO YES
SCISSOR TAKEDOWN NO NO NO NO-GI ONLY
HEEL HOOK NO NO NO NO-GI ONLY
SLAM NO NO NO NO
ADVANTAGES NO NO NO NO