The IBJJF is now offering a chance to earn money at their tournament–and not just the black belts. In a similar format to the BJJ Pro League for the black belts that will be held at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on Oct. 19, the lower belts will now have the opportunity to gain some monetary compensation.
The NY BJJ Pro will be held at the usual NYC venue, the Nat Holman Gymnasium located on the campus of the City College of New York. The one-day event has some different weight categories for black belt males.
They will be confined as follows:
Rooster, light-feather and feather will be combined to a new featherweight with a weight limit of 154.4 lb.
Light and middle will be combined to a new middleweight with a weight limit of 181.5 lb.
Medium-heavy and heavy will be combined to a new heavyweight with a weight limit of 208 lb.
Super-heavy and ultra-heavy will be combined to a new ultra-heavyweight with a weight limit of over 208 lb.
The categories for female adult, and female/male master are the same except the absolutes will be separated as follows:
Female adult blue, purple, brown and black belt will have one absolute for each belt.
Male adult blue, purple and brown belts will have two absolutes, rooster to light, middle to ultra-heavy.
Master male blue, purple, brown and black belts will have one absolute.
Female and male white belts will have no absolute.
Note: All adult black belts, male and female, will need to have at least 20 points in the IBJJF ranking system to qualify for competition.
Black belt adult male weight divisions: $4,000 for gold, $1,000 for silver
Black belt female absolute: $1,500 for gold
Master 1, 2, 3 black belt male: $1,000 for gold
Each brown belt male absolute (2): $800 for gold
Each purple belt male absolute (2): $600 for gold
Each blue belt male absolute (2): $400 for gold
Master 1, 2, 3 male blue, purple, brown belt absolute: $400 for gold
Adult female blue, purple, brown belt absolute: $400 for gold
Note: All athletes must place in their weight divisions to be eligible for open class except for adult female black belts.
To register, head to www.ibjjf.org. Registration period ends on Oct. 17!