A: If you need to contact us regarding a NABJJF tournament, the fastest and most efficient way is to send a detailed email to
. You can also reach us on our phone line at 310-421-4971, however, due to call volume we cannot answer tournament inquiries over the phone on the week of a tournament. If you need to contact us on the week of the tournament, email us and we will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. If you are making updates to your registration the only option is via email, send your changes to
A: We keep this information updated on our tournament page at http://www.nabjjf.com/index.php/tournament/calendar. We post the tournament schedule and the brackets the week of the tournament. The competitor list is usually posted after the first registration deadline. Kids brackets are not posted since they are subject to change. We post tournament results the week after the tournament. As soon as they are posted, we notify competitors that they are up via email.
A: Yes, there is a $10 fee for spectator entry. However, SJJIF/NABJJF members get in to all tournaments for free with their current membership ID cards and may bypass the line for people paying to enter the tournament. Spectator fee may change depending on the facility the tournament is being held.
A: Shirts will be available at the NABJJF tournament booth usually next to one of our sponsor booths on tournament day. You will need your ID to pick up a shirt. Your t-shirt must be picked up at the tournament. We will not ship any shirts out to competitors that forgot to get their shirts at the tournament.
A: Registration Insurance cannot be purchased when using a credit.
A: When all registrations are in, we examine the age and weight of all registered kids and create brackets where all kids are matched closely in age and weight. Please weigh your child before registering and sign them up for the correct age, weight and skill division. Even if they are the only one in their division on the competitor list we may still find them an appropriate match. We will contact you in the rare event that we cannot find them a fair match. If you are a competitor juvenile and older, you are responsible to move or make changes by the check date if you are by yourself.
A: Kids are one of our top priorities for every tournament. We spend hours reviewing each child’s registration and their place in the brackets to ensure they get very fair matches and as many fair matches as possible. We match children based on age, weight, gender, and belt division. The bracket coordinator reserves the right to make any changes to the brackets where deemed necessary. Rest assured that we do everything we can to give your child a positive competitive experience.
A: Competitors will need to check in at the front desk to be given their stamp to enter the tournament. The NABJJF posts the schedule for tournaments in advance. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to when your division is scheduled to begin. We will call your weight division to the weigh in area and you will be checked in as you are weighed for your division. No check-in is required prior to your weigh-in.
A: You may change your weight division at any point up to the check date listed in the registration. This is typically set 7 days out from the tournament. After the said check date and once brackets are posted, no changes can be made to weight or any other category. Absolutely no changes will be made on the day of the tournament. All changes must be requested in writing and sent to
A: We will not disqualify any kids for not making weight. Instead, we will move them up in weight category. However, if the weight category above them is already weighed in, they may be moved up two or three weight categories or up in age category. Make sure your child is signed up for a division where they can make weight rather than risk being moved.
A: Weighing in and making weight is only about weighing under a maximum specified amount. While our weight classes may specify a range, it is only necessary to weigh less than the maximum weight to compete in a given weight class.