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GG Frequently Asked Questions

What Division Should I Register For?

You'll notice that divisions are not organized by belt because we welcome submission grapplers from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, et al. Review our rules page and pay careful attention to the allowed submissions in each division. Pick the division that you're most comfortable challenging yourself in.

Is This A Submission-only Tournament?

While you're welcome to treat it as such, we do have a very specific way of calculating points which is not the same IBJJF, NAGA, Fuji, etc. Our Rules page outlines the details. Basically, our rules are designed to allow grapplers to test themselves competition without compromising on their street and combat readiness.

Is The Tournament Gi or No-Gi?

Each tournament date is different. We intend to visit each location on our circuit 3x per year. One or two will be Gi, and one or two will be No Gi. Visit our Upcoming Events page to see tournament dates, locations, and types.

Are there Cash Prizes?

There are cash prizes for Men's Absolute, Women's Absolute, and for the Top-Scoring Academy. The prizes are calculated on a sliding scale based on total even registrations. Prizes for each of the three mention start at $500 and cap at $3,000 EACH. For more info, click below to see how it works.

Do Coaches Have To Pay Admission?

In order for coaches to enter an event without paying admission, each coach will need to register in advance to ensure that he/she is on the will-call list to get free admission. It does not cost coaches to register for this benefit, but you MUST register and have your registration approved 1 week prior to the event. Registered coaches will also qualify for our complimentary coaches' lounge access with free refreshments.

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Guardian Competitors Say...

Wow! What a nicely run tournament. Monte and his crew were super kind and efficient. Our team is really looking forward to getting back Guardian's mats! So much fun...

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We had so much fun at this tournament. The event was smooth and the kids had a blast. We will definitely be back!

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Thank you for hosting a great tournament. It was very well organized and ran properly. It was amazing experience for me and my students. Looking forward for the future ones.

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