Rules, Divisions, Scoring

The BJJ Battle Royale Tournament Management System currently supports the following three types of match formats for both single and double elimination tournament bracket formats.

Gi Matches

For Gi matches IBJJF rules are our standard, you can find them here.

No-Gi Matches

For No-Gi matches we support the following categories and associated rules:

Beginner

  • Anyone training any type of grappling less than a year
  • LEG LOCKS: no knee bars, heel hooks, toe holds - only straight achilles locks are allowed
  • NECK/SPINE - no cervical locks that create pressure directly on the spine (reverse mata leo) or twist the spine (twister/can opener)

Intermediate

  • Anyone training any type of grappling 1 to 3 years
  • LEG LOCKS: Knee Bars straight achilles allowed. NO Heel hook or toe holds
  • NECK/SPINE - no cervical locks that create pressure directly on the spine (reverse mata leo) or twist the spine (twister/can opener)

Advanced

  • Anyone training any type of grappling more than 3 years
  • All submissions are legal

Competitive Divisions

Experience Levels

Ranking System

The BJJ Battle Royale maintains a custom ranking system as described below:

Example A:

For a final score of 10-5, the spread is 5 points - winner credited 5, loser debited 5

Example B:

For a final score of 17-3, the spread is 14 - winner credited 10, loser debited 10 as you cannot receive more than 10 points for a point victory.

Example C:

Match ends 8-8 at the buzzer requiring a referee's decision - winner credited 1, loser debited 1.


All tournament results are viewable by tournament, school, team and competitor down to the match level. Links to match videos will also be available for those tournaments that record and upload them.