Gracie World Championship Press Release

INTERNATIONAL GRACIE JIU-JITSU FEDERATION PresentsThe Gracie Jiu-Jitsu World ChampionshipAugust 19-20, 2006Los Angeles, California

Since no other jiu-jitsu competitions test all aspects of a competitor’s 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 Organizers ∑ 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 on the official tournament website , and if you have any questions feel free to email me at

Register Early-Train Hard,

Rener GracieTournament Director IGJJF

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