Divisions

  • NJJF reserves the right to combine and/or separate divisions pending competitor turnout.
  • Female youth competitors 17 years and under are bracketed with male competitors. You can request that your child or student only compete with other female competitors but there is no guarantee that it will be possible. If you elect to make this request then you would do so in the notes section during the registration process.

NUC GI AND NO GI TIME LIMITS TIME
Youth Group 1 (ages 11 and under) Novice / White and Grey w/White 2 Min
Youth Group 1 & 2 (ages 17 and under) Beginner & Intermediate / White, Grey and Yellow 3 Min
Youth Group 1 & 2 (17 and under) Advanced / Orange, Green, Blue and Purple 4 Min
Adult Men & Women (ages 18-29) Beginner / White Belt 4 Min
Executive Men (ages 30-39) Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced / All Belt levels 4 Min
Masters Men (ages 40 +) Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced / All Belt levels 4 Min
Adult Men & Women (ages 18-29) Intermediate / Blue Belt 5 Min
Adult Men & Women (ages 18-29) Advanced / Purple, Brown & Black Belts 6 Min
Absolute Divisions 8 Min


  • In the case of a tie with points and advantages a one minute sudden death overtime round will be set. The winner will be decided by the first competitor to be awarded a point and not an advantage. If after the one minute neither competitor has scored then the winner is decided by the referee.


Youth Group 1 Youth Group 2
4 – 5 years of age 12 – 13 years of age
6 – 7 years of age 14 – 15 years of age
8 – 9 years of age 16 – 17 years of age
10 – 11 years of age


Novice Less than 6 months (No Submissions)
Beginner 0 months – 1 ½ years
Intermediate 1 ½ – 2 ½ years
Advanced 2 ½ years and over
  • No-Gi skill level is determined by the length of time a competitor has been training.
  • Athletes who have extensive training in any grappling arts like Wrestling and Judo should not participate in any beginner divisions and should be in intermediate or advanced divisions.
  • In the Gi divisions competitors compete in their current belt rank.
  • All male and female youth competitors up to 17 years of age are combined in their respective divisions.
  • NJJF reserves the right to combine and/or separate divisions pending competitor turnout.


Men 18 – 29 years of age
Executive 30 – 39 years of age
Masters 40+ years of age


Beginner Less than 1 year
Intermediate 1 year – 2 1/2 years
Advanced 2 1/2 years and over
  • No-Gi skill level is determined by the length of time a competitor has been training. Athletes who have extensive training in any grappling arts like Wrestling and Judo or have fought MMA professionally, can not participate in any beginner divisions and should be in intermediate or advanced divisions.
  • In the Gi divisions competitors compete in their current belt rank.
  • Adult green belt will be placed in the blue belt division.
  • NJJF reserves the right to combine and/or separate divisions pending competitor turnout.


DIVISION AGE WEIGHT CLASS Lbs.
Youth Group 1 4-5 Light Featherweight 30 & under
Featherweight 31-40
Lightweight 41-50
Middleweight 51-60
Cruiserweight 61-70
Heavyweight 71-80
Superweight 81+
6-7 Light Featherweight 45 & under
Featherweight 46-55
Lightweight 56-65
Middleweight 66-75
Cruiserweight 76-85
Heavyweight 86-95
Superweight 96-105
Ultraweight 106+
8-9 Light Featherweight 50 & under
Featherweight 51-60
Lightweight 61-70
Middleweight 71-80
Cruiserweight 81-90
Heavyweight 91-100
Superweight 101-110
Ultraweight 111+
10-11 Roosterweight 65 & under
Light Featherweight 66-75
Featherweight 76-85
Lightweight 86-95
Middleweight 96-105
Cruiserweight 106-115
Heavyweight 116-125
Superweight 126-135
Ultraweight 136+
Youth Group 2 12-13 Roosterweight 75 & under
Light Featherweight 76-85
Featherweight 86-95
Lightweight 96-105
Middleweight 106-115
Cruiserweight 116-125
Heavyweight 126-135
Superweight 136-145
Ultraweight 146+
14-15 Roosterweight 85 & under
Light Featherweight 86-95
Featherweight 96-105
Lightweight 106-115
Middleweight 116-125
Cruiserweight 126-135
Heavyweight 136-145
Superweight 146-155
Ultraweight 156+
16-17 Roosterweight 115 & under
Light Featherweight 116-125
Featherweight 126-135
Lightweight 136-145
Middleweight 146-155
Cruiserweight 156-165
Heavyweight 166-175
Superweight 176-185
Ultraweight 186+
Women 18+ Roosterweight 110 & under
Light Featherweight 111-120
Featherweight 121-130
Lightweight 131-140
Middleweight 141-150
Cruiserweight 151-160
Heavyweight 161-170
Superweight 171-180
Ultraweight 181+
Men 18+ Roosterweight 125 & under
Light Featherweight 126-136
Featherweight 137-147
Lightweight 148-158
Welterweight 159-169
Middleweight 170-180
Cruiserweight 181-191
Light Heavyweight 192-202
Heavyweight 203-213
Superweight 214-224
Ultraweight 225-235
Super Ultraweight 236+