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3 06, 2019

WBJJA competition format in 2020


WBJJA will promote two competition format. One for all academyes, and one just for National Federations or contry reprezentative organisations members. Age category WBJJA is planning to introduce a new age group: “Youth” (18-23) and a new competition format by the year 2020. Weight class: The weight and age classes used in BJJ competitions will remain the same, mentioning the introduction of an intermediate age group, between the Juvenile and Adult categories. The Youth category is for persons between 18 and 23 years old. The Juvenile group will be the only one hosting athletes between the ages of 17 and [...]

WBJJA competition format in 20202019-06-12T13:55:29+00:00
26 09, 2018

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make At A BJJ Tournament


Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments are physically and mentally demanding. Depending on the tournament, competitors can spend all day sitting around waiting for their division to be up. Not knowing when your division will be called is a nerve-racking experience, leaving you unsure when to warm up and when to eat. Some of the larger tournaments offer competitors more structure, with times and schedules assigned a few days before the tournament. But BJJ competitors are still notorious for making some of the same mistakes at every tournament. For every competitor it is important to enter a tournament fully prepared both mentally and [...]

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make At A BJJ Tournament2018-10-11T19:56:24+00:00
26 09, 2018

A 6 weeks programme to prepare for competition


This article was written by Thomas Johannessen for BJJ Scandinavia. Thomas is a Norwegian physiotherapist, personal trainer and BJJ Black belt competitor from Frontline Academy in Oslo (Norway). Some of his latest BJJ achievements include gold at Nice Open 2015, gold at Rome Open 2015 and gold at Nordic Open 2014 and 2015. As a brown belt, Thomas won silver at the Pan Ams 2013, gold at the Abu Dhabi Pro trials in Warsaw in 2013 and gold at the Swedish Open in 2012 and 2013. You can follow him on Instagram @thojohan PREPARING FOR A COMPETITION For beginners, preparing for [...]

A 6 weeks programme to prepare for competition2019-01-14T19:09:30+00:00
26 09, 2018

18 Tips To Help You In BJJ & Grappling Competition (and Why Competitions Are a Good Idea)


by Jason Scully Jason Scully (in the green shirt) is a teacher and competitor with more than 12 years of grappling experience. He is a BJJ brown belt and owns The Grapplers Guide Academy in Central New Jersey and also operates The Grapplers Guide. I try to compete in grappling tournaments as much as I possibly can. Why is that you might ask? Well it’s for many different reasons: The love of competition – The first reason is that I love to test myself and compete. I love the challenge that competitions present and after a good match win or lose I am glad I [...]

18 Tips To Help You In BJJ & Grappling Competition (and Why Competitions Are a Good Idea)2019-01-14T15:31:35+00:00