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Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian)


Before registering for your event, please read the Sunflower State Games General Rules, Refund Policy and Frequently Asked Questions.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kansas Expocentre: 1 Expocentre Dr., Topeka, KS 66612.
Kids/Teens Check-in/Weigh-In: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Rules Q & A Meeting: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Kids/Teens (Gi & No-Gi) Competition Begins: 9:00 a.m.
Adult Check-in/Weigh-In: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
All Adult Gi and Gi Absolute followed by No-Gi and No-Gi Absolute Divsions (male and female): 11:45 a.m.

There will also be an Optional weigh-in on Friday, July 12th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Kansas Expocentre. Cutting weight is not recommended as divisions may be combined.
Gi: $35
No-Gi: $35
Both Gi & No-Gi: $45
By registering for this event all participants agree to the Sunflower State Games NO refund policy.
Online registration opens March 1st. For mail-in registration, download and print forms from the right column of this page. Online registration is strongly encouraged.
The deadline to register is Saturday, July 6.  Late entries will ONLY be accepted by contacting the Commissioner directly.  Late registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, July 10th at 11:59 p.m.  These deadlines will be strictly enforced.  All late entries will include a $10 late fee for each division entered.
Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants that register by June 30.
Cody Criqui, 785-640-9311, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gi - White Gi - White/Blue 7 & Under 127 & below
Gi - Gray Gi - Purple/Brown/Black 8-10 years old 128-141
Gi - Yellow No-Gi Beginner 11-12 years old 142-154
Gi - Orange No-Gi Intermediate 13-15 years old 155-167
Gi - Green No-Gi Advanced  16-18 years old 168-181
Gi - Blue No-Gi Pro 19-29 years old 182-194
Gi - Purple/Brown/Black   Masters 30+ 195-207
No-Gi Beginner   Veterans 40+ 208-221
No-Gi Intermediate     Above 221
No-Gi Advanced      
No-Gi Pro      

*Children and Teens Divisions will be bracketed using age, experience and weight on the day before the event. The commissioner and staff will bracket as fairly as possible.

*Absolute Division for White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Blackbelt Division.

*Absolute division for intermediate, advanced, pro No-Gi.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and self defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques; the discipline was designed to teach a smaller, weaker individual to properly defend against a larger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Some of these techniques include the use of joint locks, chokes and sweeps, amongst others. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling have become increasingly popular over the years since its introduction to North America through a competitive setting. The Sunflower State Games welcome all grapplers and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners to participate in this event for only the seventh time in Topeka, Kansas.

  • IBJJF rules will be used for this tournament with one exception for the adult No-Gi intermediate, advanced, and pro divisions listed below. Click here to download and print the official IBJJF Rules. It is the responsibility of ALL participants to understand these rules. A brief Q & A session pertaining to the rules will take place prior to competition.
  • No-Gi will use IBJJF scoring but will open up the submissions in the intermediate, advanced, and pro divisions. Intermediate divisions will allow knee bar. Advanced divisions will allow toe hold, bicep slicers, and calf crushers, and everything of lower belts. Pro division will allow all submissions. Slamming and bending single fingers will still be illegal.
  • Additional Rules: Groin protectors and mouth pieces are optional
  • Event Divisions may be combined or broken down further depending upon the number of competitors in each class; i.e. Purple, Brown and Black belts combined due to lack of competitors in a specific weight class.
  • Juveniles (Kids & Teen): Both Gi and No-Gi divisions will be in accordance with posted rules, but some divisions may be combined depending upon the number of competitors in each class and competitor weight. Male and female juveniles may be combined if competing in similar age and experience divisions.
  • Teens may compete in adult divisions with parents' consent.
  • Masters competitors may also move down in age to the adult category if they desire.
  • Heavier Kids/Teens may be moved up into higher age divisions if they are significantly heavier than those in their age brackets.
  • Participants are allowed to weigh-in without their Gi.
  • NO SANDBAGGING: All competitors must compete within their rank or experience levels to ensure fair competition and promote safety within the event.
  • Male and Female No-Gi by Experience: Beginner is defined as up to two years' experience (does not include experienced wrestlers), Intermediate is defined as 2-4 years' experience or Blue belt, Advanced is defined as 5-8 years' experience or Purple belt, Pro is 5 years or more wanting to compete with all submissions.
  • Medals will be awarded to top three competitors in each age division/weight class.
  • Age determination date is July 12, 2019.
  • An admission fee will be charged to all spectators. Adults (18 and over) - $5, Students (5-17) - $3, Children (4 & under) - free.
  • Please note that outside food and drink are not allowed inside the Kansas Expocentre. Concessions will be sold on site.


There will be team trophies awarded to the top teams of kids/teens, adults, and overall team champion. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded for each category. Scale: Gold = 9 points, Silver = 3 points, Bronze = 1 point.  Please ensure when you register to list your team.  If you fail to register with your team the points you earn will count for indepedent.


The Kansas Expocentre will also be home to the Sunflower State Games first ever Fitness Expo! The Fitness Expo will highlight different organizations in the health and wellness field. Admission to the Fitness Expo is included in admission to the Kansas Expocentre! Click here for more information

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