How to Get a Hold Of Us

1. Chat - Chat is open Monday - Friday (11 Hours)

7am - 6 pm Pacific Time

9am - 8 pm Central Time

10am - 9 pm Eastern Time

How do I change my weight for an event? 

You can change your weight by going to the event that you are registered for. Logging in and editing registration

As a secondary option you can go to this link below.

 Change Weight/Division  (You must change your weight by the Friday, 8 days before the tournament.) Deadline is subject to change.

How do I register for an event?

Go to register - find the event you would like to compete in - click youth or adults - fill out the form or login to your Jiu Jitsu World League online account. 

Do I need to create a JJWL profile if I already competed with JJWL in the past?

Every competitor must have their own JJWL account. This is due to us tracking their points, wins, submissions, medals, match videos, etc. Once you have created a JJWL account, you will not need to create another one for future events. Simply log into your already existing account and register to another event. . 

Is a competitors list available?

Yes, go to Click the event you are attending and press the "Competitors" tab near the top of the page.

Do we weigh in with gi or no gi?

For all gi tournaments, you will weigh in with your gi on. For all no gi tournaments weigh ins take place with no gi.

How early should I arrive at the arena?

Be at least an hour and a half early.  

When can I weigh in?

Unless you are part of a scheduled weight in class, you can weigh in up to one hour before your first scheduled match. 

When will I receive my medal?

When your bracket finishes the winners will go directly to the podium. 

What if I don't make weight?

You will be disqualified if you don't make your weight class. We give you until the Sunday before the event to change your weight class. If you think you might not be able to make weight, it is smarter for you to move up one weight class. Change your weight class at Change Weight/Division.

What type of brackets does Jiu Jitsu World League use? 

Our tournaments use double elimination brackets for brackets 4 or above, so if you lose before the finals you can compete again for 3rd place. 

Adults/Masters: In the case of a 16 man gi/nogi bracket or higher - we will make sub division brackets. 1st place winners of each sub brackets will move onto a single elimination final bracket, where semi finals fight for 3rd place. 

In the case of a 4 - 15 man bracket, double elimination is employed. After your first loss (if not in the finals) you can still compete for third place. 

In the case of a 3 man bracket, a round robin system is used.

In the case of a 2 man bracket, the winner is determined by 2 wins out of 3 matches. (If they end both matches in a tie a 3rd match will take place.)

If a fighter is a no show the bracket will continue and consider the no show fighter as disqualified. 

Youth: In the case of 8 or more competitors for youth, we may split the bracket to provide the best experience for the kids. Otherwise, a single bracket can last up to two hours. This way there are more medals awarded and a better experience for the group of kids. The split is done down the middle by Date of Birth. 

                                                                                                 Can I compete in the opposite gender category?

Competitors are only allowed to compete in the same gender classification assigned at birth, provided that JJWL will at all times comply with applicable state and federal law.

Can I wear a rash guard under my gi?

You are allowed to wear a rash guard under your gi.

If a competitor is put to sleep they are no longer allowed to participate in the tournament. This is non-negotiable due to health reasons.


What if my child doesn't have a match?

If your child doesn't have a match we give three options:

1. Move up a weight class/age division/belt.

2. Credit to another tournament. 

The competitor has until Monday before the tournament to decide what they want to do. We will contact you by email in such an event.

Are parents allowed in the competition area?

Parents Are Not allowed in the competition area. You can watch all matches from the spectator's area. 

Brackets will be released 2-3 days before the tournament.

How can JJWL combine brackets for youth?

- We never combine male and female in ranked matches

- We never combine white belt with any other belt in ranked matches

- If needed we can combine grey/yellow belts for ranked matches pending approval from the parents.

- If needed we can combine yellow/orange belts for ranked matches pending approval from the parents.

- If needed we can combine orange/green belts for ranked matches pending approval from the parents.


- Registration closes on Sunday one week before the event. 

- Last day to make changes is Monday at 5:00 before the event.

- Brackets and schedules are released Thursday before the event. 


You may receive a refund within 72 hours of your registration payment (except registrations made within fourteen days of the event date). All requests for refunds must be made through our online chat service. There will be $10 processing fee for any refund requests. If it impossible for you to compete in an event, we offer you the option to transfer to another event (one time only per event - no free rash guard) for free.  

  1. All refund requests must be submitted via chat within 72 hours of your registration payment.
  2. In the event of a date change for any event, registered competitors will receive notification of such date change and may receive a refund by requesting a refund in writing within 24 hours from the time such notification was sent. Each competitor must make their own individual request.
  3. If you don't have someone in your division.  You will receive a txt message asking to come online to discuss your options; move up or credit for a future tournament.
  4. If you are a "no-show" at the tournament, no refund or credit for another tournament will be issued. 
  5. The last day to remove yourself from the event with a credit is the Monday before the event.
  6. Brackets are subjective to change at the tournament in rare circumstances.
  7. If there is a no show in your bracket and you get 1 match, your bracket is considered completed. 
  8. If there is a no show in your bracket and you get 0 matches, you qualify for a tournament credit. 







In the event of a tie, the tiebreakers are as follows:

1. Most Submission

2. Most Golds

3. Most Silver

4. Most Bronze

5. Most Wins

(Example: Winning a match by points results in 1pt. towards your standings. Winning a match through submission results in 3pts. towards your standings)

*If there is a no show in the bracket you get 1 point for a win. You cannot collect 12 points for a first place match "no-show". 


The points in the world championship are worth twice as much. 




*You cannot earn a first place without a match. 


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