The Australian Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu represent the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu within Australia. This federation organising and regulating Australian BJJ competitions and standards to meet an international level. The AFBJJ also works in accordance to the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), to ensure that BJJ practitioners uphold international standards.
The AFBJJ manages high quality BJJ tournaments, including the Pan Pacific Championships, one of the most renowned tournaments in Australia. In order to compete in any BJJ tournaments or competitions you must be a member of the AFBJJ. The National Competition Circuit is another major tournament developed by the AFBJJ with state championships being held in each State/Territory of an annual basis. Medalists then quality for the Australian Champions Cup.
For more information about AFBJJ, head to their website.
The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundation was created by Carlos Gracie, Jr and is where you will find important information about major international BJJ tournaments and rules.
The IBJJF hosts a number of major BJJ tournaments including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
It is directly connected to Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (The Brazilian Federation of Olympic Jiu-Jitsu) and shares the same system of rules and regulations.
The IBJJF is where you will find all information on any international BJJ tournaments. For more information visit IBJJF’s website.
The Queensland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Circuit is Queensland’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament circuit. In order to be eligible to compete you must be registered with the ABJJF. Those who do compete at QBJJC events gain points for National ABJJF rankings during the season.
The competitive season runs all year, from January 1st to December 31st. There are multiple regional championships including Queensland, Brisbane, Central and South East Queensland Championship competitions.
The QBJJC will also keep you up-to date with BJJ news and regulations. For more information visit QBJCC.
The United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation is the official authority of Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE and plays a significant role in supporting and developing Jiu-Jitsu at a local and international level. The UAEJJF collaborates with various partners, institutions and government organisations in implementing policies that develop Jiu-Jitsu further as a sport.
The UAEJJF focuses on promoting 6 values through Jiu-Jitsu; excellence, courage, discipline, teamwork, social responsibility and sportsmanship.
For more information about UAEJJF head to their website.