2020 JJFP National Selection Trials

Notice : We regret to inform that the
2020 JJFP National Selection Trials will be postponed due to the current situation.

We hope everyone stays safe and that this turn of events will pass as soon as possible. We will advise everyone immediately when the event will be rescheduled ( expected date is late July ). Competitors who have registered can have their entry refunded or they will be held for the rescheduled comp .

The 2019 SEA Games was the 1st time Jiu Jitsu had been hosted in the SEA Games and showcased the skills of Filipino  Jiu Jitsu Athletes.  The opportunity is here again for players to qualify for the National Team.

The Jiu Jitsu Federation of the Philippines (JJFP) cordially invites Filipino players for the 2020 JJFP National Selection Trials to be held on Sunday April 26 , Ayala Circuit Makati. The 2020 JJFP National Selection Trials are open only eligible players who hold a Philippine passport or Filipino Citizens , can be based here or abroad.

JJFP will be hosting both Gi and No Gi in future JJFP competitions. No Gi for the Trails is not included in the selection for the National Team. But the winners are still recorded.

Some Athletes have qualified from last years high level events such as the Asian Games or World Championships.

Dates and Deadlines :

See www.bjjfp.com for all relevant dates and deadlines
We cannot accept entries or  Corrections after the Deadline

Eligibility to Play: Exclusive to Filipinos

  • Filipino Passport Holders only
  • Filipino citizen / Born in the Philippines
  • Fighters must show:
    • ID (passport, driver’s license etc.)
  • Overseas based Competitors must show a Philippine Passport
  • Philippine based competitors a Birth Certificate or Philippine passport
  • Equipment must be clean and in good shape
    • Short nails / No Hair gel, clean feet (Wear Slippers around the event area)
  • White Gis only

Note : All current National Team members are to compete in the trials . Team members will be seeded.

Team Selection : The National Team comprises of two persons per weight class and 2 more as part of the training pool . Please find the list of the current Team names.

Female : Under 45kg – Kimberly Custodio , Samantha Dela Costa Under 48kg – Margarita Ochoa , Jollrine Co Under 52 kg – Kaila Napolis Under 57kg – Annie Ramirez Male : Under 56kg – Carlo Pena Under 62kg – Gian Dee Under 69kg – Marc Lim Under 77kg – Adrian Guggenheim Under 85kg – Dean Roxas Under 94kg – Luigi Ladera

Every weight classes’ FOUR best fighters receive medals

Weigh in: Athletes will weigh in at Ayala Circuit Makati , Activity Center April 25 after 2pm or on the day of the event April 26 . This is the official weigh in (day before or on the day) you will be disqualified if you do not make weight at an official weigh in . Shorts / Tshirt / rash guard are acceptable.

RULES : JJIF rules apply

Men’s: Weight and Belts Divisions:

  • Adult White Belts divisions only &
  • Adult Blue Belts and Above
  • Under 56 kg (galo)
  • Under 62 kg (pluma)
  • Under 69 kg (pena)
  • Under 77 kg (leve)
  •  Under 85kg (medio)
  •  Under 94kg (meio pesado)
  •  Under 110 kg (super pesado)

Juniors White Belt Under 18 (born 2002 and before)

  • Under 56kg
  • Under 62kg
  • Under 69kg
  • Under 77kg
  • Under 85kg
  • Over 85kg

Women’s: Weight and Belt Divisions

  • Adult White Belts only &
  • Adult Blue Belts and Above
  • Under 45kg (galo )
  • Under 48kg (pena)
  • Under 52kg (pluma)
  • Under 57kg (leve)
  • Under 63kg (medio)
  • Under 70kg (meio Pesado)
  • Over 70kg ( pesado )

What to Wear

Gi – Fighters will wear a White Kimono only: Red or Blue
Belts will be provided
No Gi – Fighters use Tights (Females only) shorts, Rash Guards 10% of the rash guard color should depict you belt color.

Contact JJ
We will be adding Contact JJ to the Nationals this year as part of the development program.

Male Weight Classes are:

  • Under 56 kg (galo)
  • Under 62 kg (pluma)
  • Under 69 kg (pena)
  • Under 77 kg (leve)
  •  Under 85kg (medio)

Match Schedule:
MATCH times will be announced once the brackets are released
All athletes must be at the venue one hour prior to the designated Match time.

Match Duration / Rules:
For White Belts: Normal Rules apply
Blue Belts and Above: Black Belts rules apply.
Match time 6 minutes for Adults. 5 minutes for juniors  

See rules information, copy and paste the link;


Weight classes
Also see registration form at www.bjjfp.com

Other information:

  1. All calls are in English

Mat escape, same position as the fighter were in when they crossed the mat line or referee say, “stop”
The referee will call  “ Fight “ to commence the match
Fighters are called-in two fights before their own, so one pair fighting, next pair waiting behind referee table and third pair in weigh-in check.
Fighters have to give ID to the referee’s table and they will get it back after the fight.
Fighter must first bow to the reff then to each other

  • Belts

Gi Fighters will be issued with a Blue or Red Belt for each match; you remove your original belt.

No Gi Fighters will wear a Red or Blue ankle band.

Please return the belt after your match.

  • All Fighters must wear shoes around the competition area; failure to do so may mean disqualification.
  • All competitors must enter the mat area when called from the weigh in area regardless if you weighed in the day before, climbing over the barricades or entry from another part of the enclosure will lead to disqualification.
  • All winners must ensure they leave their contact details at the Podium Table


1.Competitors : please leave the competition area after your match to avoid congestion in the area. BE AT THE EVENT AREA ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR MATCH SCHEDULE.

2.Attire : Undergarments must be worn, Men no Tshirts rash guard allowed under the Gi , Ladies Rash guard is allowed no Sports Bra. Check your Gi for the correct position of the patches and the quality of your Belt it should not be frayed and reach the length as prescribed by IBJJF .

3. Not Allowed : Competitors are not allowed to wear groin cups.. Knee braces should not contain metal or plastic material. Gi & No Gi no slippery creams or oils allowed on the body or hair.

4. Coaching : No Coaching within the Mat Area, except one Coach is allowed for Children’s or Novice matches, or for hearing impaired athletes. Please sit at the table side chairs and leave the area after the match.

5. Photographers / Videographers please ask for a Media Badge , no one is allowed in the competition area without a badge.

6. Footwear : All competitors wear slippers , thongs , flip flops , sandals or shoes around the Venue. Do not walk barefoot the dirt transfers to the mat.

7. Weigh in : If you do not make weight during the official weigh in you can be disqualified.

8. Absolute registration :register at the same time you register for your weight class. A penalty will apply if you register after you have registered for your weight class.

9 .Change room / Toilet :Situated behind the stage down the stairs , wear your Gi or rash guard when in the mall do not walk around with out a shirt.

10. Discipline : Please Observe the commands given by the Guards and the Event staff

11. Awarding : You must receive your medal on the Podium, dressed in Competition attire. One person only to accompany the winners on the stage to receive their medals. No awarding will be made if there are more than one accompanying the medalist. This is for safety reasons on the stage.

12. Gi & Rash Guard Checking : Your Gi will be checked prior to the match , pre check your Gi and Belt that it matches the IBJJF requirements. You have one minute to change your Gi if it does not meet the specifications. Short sleeve Rash guards should be body fitting and contain not less than 10 % of your belt colour . Tops or shirts that are not body fitting are not allowed you will be required to change.

13 . Ayala Mall : We are very grateful for the use of the Mall , Respect the Mall and its patrons , follow the instruction given by the Guards and Comp Officials , please keep your area clean and be courteous to others , no swearing or bad language is tolerated. PICK UP YOUR TRASH.

14. Eligibility : Black Belts Adult competitors in Judo and National Team Wrestlers – Register as Blue Belts in the Adult Divisions or if you Qualify as a Master in the Purple Masters Divisions in both Gi and No Gi .

Download the invitation letter for more information.

Registration / Correction Deadline:

Venue & Date :
Activity Area
Ayala Circuit Makati

Registration links Gi http://www.grapplingcontests.com/register_luzon.php?event=225

No Gi http://www.grapplingcontests.com/register_luzon_nogi.php?event=226

Competitor List : Click Link http://www.grapplingcontests.com/asiacompetitors.php

Registration Fees and Deadlines: April 20
Ne Waza / Combat JJ

Early Registration before March 29  – P1595 add P795 No Gi, Absolute P250
Late registration after March 29 – P1995 add P995 No Gi
Absolute add P300

  • No Corrections or Entries after the deadline
  • Match Schedule / Brackets released Wednesday before the competition.
  • Check your entry on the competitor list after registration

Competitor list : Please check your entry here, Name , Team, Division . http://www.grapplingcontests.com/asiacompetitors.php

Competition payment:
Payment has to be made online or to the account specified.
Team payment made directly to the bank account must include the fighter’s name, team and category and a copy of the receipt.

Enquiries / Corrections; info@bjjphilippines.com
Corrections can be made anytime before the Payment deadline NOT AFTER THE DEADLINE. Please use the email address above, no texts , phone calls or facebook messages.

Payment Methods
Registrations are processed only after payment has been received.

1. Online registration – click the registration links

For your registration to be processed you must pay at the same time that you register, follow the links after registration.

Philippine-based competitors

2. Direct deposit – for multiple or Team entries only
You must email your deposit slip with your entries at the same time.
ECD Events Concepts and Designs
Bank of Commerce,
Petron Station
ACCT 111 – 00 – 0027533
Email deposit slip and entries to; info@bjjphilippines.com

3.Direct payment
Pay at KMA
Tordesillas St Makati or
Wack Wack Gym Mandaluyong

Contact details; Tel Joshua (02) 8551 -4449
Email to Mike; info@bjjphilippines.com