Rules & Regulations

SJJIF Rules & Regulation Book

The SJJIF aims to organize the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its federations, establishing one common set of rules that will enable the sport to develop into a recognized Olympic sport.  The SJJIF is aware that Jiu-Jitsu is a constantly evolving sport and its rules & regulations will be updated accordingly to reflect the sport’s development.

SJJIF Rulebook
SJJIF Rules & Regulations Video
SJJIF Additional Rules & Regulations for Pro or Invitational Events
SJJIF Additional Rules & Regulations for Submission Only Events
SJJIF Additional Rules & Regulations for Team Events

SJJIF Additional Rules & Regulations for Adapted Jiu-Jitsu

Adapted Jiu-Jitsu was developed for a better experience and inclusion of all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners with a form of disability and/or impairment.  Its intent is to provide all competitors with an equal opportunity to fair play.  Adapted Jiu-Jitsu is divided into 3 categories: Deaf Jiu-Jitsu, ParaJiu-Jitsu, and Special Jiu-Jitsu and Adapted Jiu-Jitsu competition feature children, juvenile, adult, masters, and senior divisions.

SJJIF Deaf Jiu-Jitsu
SJJIF ParaJiu-Jitsu
SJJIF Special Jiu-Jitsu


SJJIF Uniform Rules - GI
SJJIF Uniform Rules - NO-GI
SJJIF Belt Graduation System
SJJIF Weight & Age Divisions