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IGJJF Tournament Coming up August 19-20

    Fri, 2006-03-24 16:04 — Rener Gracie

    The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Championship 2006

    Date: August 19-20, 2006*

    Location: El Camino College-Main Auditorium (Torrance, CA.)*

    Team Registration: Team Organizers get CASH BONUSES from the IGJJF for each of the registered competitors from there school. See "Team Registration Form".

    Tickets: Adults — $10.00/day, Children (Ages 3-12) — $5.00/day

    Registration: Pre-register before July 31, 2006 to get a Free Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Championship "Fighter" T-shirt (a $22 value) and save up to $30 on the registration fee. Visit "How to enroll" page for more info.

    Weigh-In: Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Gracie Academy OR at the tournament location shortly before your division is scheduled to compete. Visit "Weigh-ins" page for more info.

    Since no other competition tests all aspects of a competitors game like those of the International Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Federation, those who prevail in 2006 will rightfully be crowned as the First Ever Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World Champions!

    After many years of rigorous testing by thousands of jiu-jitsu competitors, the Official Competition Rules of the IGJJF have proven to be the most effective way to measure a Jiu-Jitsu fighter's level of technique in a sportive competition. In most jiu-jitsu tournaments the competitors can manipulate the complicated point system and the short time limit to win a match and as a result, many times the winner is not the better fighter. Under the IGJJF rules however, a jiu-jitsu practitioner will not be rewarded for his or her ability to stall until the time runs out, but instead, for his or her courage, technical knowledge, combat strategy, and endurance.

    What makes the IGJJF competitions so unique and favorable amongst the competitors, is our set of rules which eliminate stalling altogether and encourage victory by submission-the ultimate goal of any jiu-jitsu practitioner. As a result, the IGJJF competitions have the highest submission ratios of any jiu-jitsu tournaments in history. Competitor satisfaction at IGJJF competitions is extremely high and to ensure this does not change, we have decided to make some organizational changes.

    Here's what's new:

    * FREE Registration for all Black Belt Competitors
    * CASH Bonus for Team Registration
    * Competition Day Weigh-In
    * Competition Day Registration
    * Women's Open Weight Division
    * Internet Registration and Payment Option
    * Additional Children Divisions (Over 100 child competitors in 2005!)


    As a token of our appreciation for the participating teams and the dedicated organizers, the will IGJJF be giving the head organizer of each team, consisting of 5 or more competitors, a Cash Bonus of up to 25% of the registration fee for each of the competitors in their team. See the "Team Registration Form" for details.

    All details including travel accommodations and competition rules are discussed in this competitor packet, and if you have any questions feel free to email me at or call in the USA (888) 472-2430 and international inquiries may call (310) 782-5946.


    Rener Gracie
    Tournament Director, IGJJF

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