29 Jul
Normal registration
01 Jun - 18 Jul
Late registration
19 Jul - 26 Jul

Copa Arlington

Copa Arlington is a high-quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament that is based in the Washington DC metro area.

Are you tired of overpriced BJJ tournaments that run hours late every time? Copa Arlington is the tournament for you!

Copa Arlington will be running Gi, No Gi, Male, and Female divisions.

All participants need to be 18 years of age or older to participate.

The Gi part of the event will be under IBJJF rules and weight divisions (please note that athletes need to make weight with their Gi on). Depending on athlete turnout, Copa Arlington reserves the right to combine weight divisions. Adult and Master divisions will be combined. Time limits for all matches will be based on Adult IBJJF matches per colored belt. There will be absolute (open weight) divisions per colored belt. To sign up for the absolute Gi division you will need to be registered in a Gi weight class division first.                                      

IBJJF Gi Weight Divisions

Rooster: Men - up to 127 lbs; Women - up to 107 lbs

Light Feather: Men - up to 141.5 lbs; Women - up to 118 lbs

Feather: Men - up to 154.5 lbs; Women – up to 129 lbs

Light: Men - up to 168 lbs; Women - up to 141.5 lbs

Middle: Men - up to 181.5 lbs; Women - up to 152.5 lbs

Medium Heavy: Men - up to 195 lbs; Women - up to 163.5 lbs

Heavy: Men - up to 208 lbs; Women - up to 175 lbs

Super Heavy: Men - up to 222 lbs; Women - No maximum weight

Ultra Heavy: Men - No maximum weight

There will be an Advanced No Gi division only. There will be no Novice/Beginner or Intermediate level No Gi divisions. Advanced No Gi matches will be under IBJJF No Gi weight divisions and rules with the following exceptions: a) all leg locks will be allowed (including heel hooks/knee reaping), b) scissor take-downs will be allowed, and c) neck/face cranks and spine manipulations will be allowed as well. Due to the rule set we recommend participants with multi-year experience in submission grappling (senior blue belts and above). However, no official IBJJF ranking (i.e. having been awarded a colored belt) is required to participate, as long as the athlete has the necessary experience stated above. Depending on athlete turnout, Copa Arlington reserves the right to combine weight divisions. Adult and Master divisions will be combined. To sign up for the Advanced No Gi absolute division you will need to be registered in an Advanced No Gi weight division first. Time limits for all advanced No Gi matches will be 7 minutes.  

IBJJF No Gi Weight Divisions

Rooster: Men - up to 122.5 lbs; Women - up to 103 lbs

Light Feather: Men - up to 136 lbs; Women - up to 114 lbs

Feather: Men - up to 149 lbs; Women – up to 125 lbs

Light: Men - up to 162.5 lbs; Women - up to 136 lbs

Middle: Men - up to 175.5 lbs; Women - up to 147 lbs

Medium Heavy: Men - up to 188.5 lbs; Women - up to 158 lbs

Heavy: Men - up to 202 lbs; Women - up to 169 lbs

Super Heavy: Men - up to 215 lbs; Women - No maximum weight

Ultra Heavy: Men - No maximum weight

You do not need to sign up for the Gi division if you only wish to compete in Advanced No Gi and vice versa.

Please note that all athletes registered for Gi divisions will be weighed with their Gi on before their first match (per IBJJF rules and regulations). All athletes registered for the No Gi divisions will be weighed in before their first match as well.

Regular registration: $50 per (Go or No Gi) weight division; additional $10 to enter absolute, additional $30 to enter a second weight division (i.e. Gi and Advanced No Gi).

Late registration: $60 per weight division; additional $15 to enter absolute, additional $40 to enter a second weight division (i.e. Gi and Advanced No Gi).

There will be a brief rules seminar (and a Q & A) at the beginning of the event (1pm).




Location

Entries

  • Gi Male 50 USD
    18 years and above
  • Advanced No Gi Male 50 USD
    18 years and above
  • Gi Female 50 USD
    18 years and above
  • Gi Male Absolute 10 USD
    To sign up for the Absolute you need to be registered in a weight division
  • Advanced No Gi Male Absolute 10 USD
    To sign up for the Absolute you need to be registered in a No Gi weight division
  • Gi Female Absolute 10 USD
    To sign up for the Absolute you need to be registered in a Gi weight division