ARNOLD’S BJJ FESTIVAL 2020 – HE’S BACK
GET READY FOR A RETURN OF GRAPPLING COMPETITION AT THE ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL
Location – Melbourne convention and exhibition centre
Date – 21-22 March 2020
Schedule – 2 days of BJJ and grappling action
Saturday – MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 (GI)
Sunday – ADCC ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 (NOGI)
We’re excited to announce a joint run event from martial arts Australia , John Donohue MMA and GH promotions. The Arnold’s sports festival will be the biggest its ever been and now include’s two huge day’s of grappling action. On Saturday the 21st takes place the Melbourne International Jiu-Jitsu Championship (gi only) and Sunday the 22nd the ADCC Asia Pacific championship (nogi). Categories available for male , female , juveniles and juniors . Come to participate or spectate because there is so much more happening at this year’s festival and you never know, you may run into Arnie himself.
Melbourne international jiu-jitsu championship – Full IBJJF rules and techniques excluding advantages
ADCC Asia Pacific Championship – ADCC rules
Qualify 1st,2nd,3rd for Absolute divisions
Weigh in’s –
weigh in’s will take place at the weigh in station located inside the arena
if you do both days you still have to way in each day
please give significant time to get weighed in
you can weigh in anytime from when you enter the doors
there is no allowance for gi divisions but there is a 0.9kg allowance for nogi
early bird – Adult $75 – Kids $65
normal – Adult $85 – Kids $75
late – Adult $100 Kids $85
combine both days and receive a discount
registration includes 3 day pass to the festival
passes can be collected at the entrance friday , saturday and sunday at our booth
Spectators – lots more to see and do at this years festival for different options on spectator passes please visit
THE REAL ULTIMATE FIGHTERS
The action-packed combat sport might have been made famous by the Gracie family and popularised by it’s effectiveness in mixed martial arts, but the Arnold Sports Festival Australia puts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu within reach of fans who want to know more about the sport, enjoy the spectacle and perhaps even give it a try themselves!.
This noble martial art focuses on grappling rather than striking and combines throws and takedowns as well as arm and leg locks and submission holds.
Unlike other forms of self-defence, Brazilian jiujitsu enables smaller, weaker fighters to defend himself against heavier, stronger opponents by levering them to the ground.
It is believed this technique started in Japan as it is a direct descendant of judo. The style was developed to be used as a form of weaponless method of defence by Samurai warriors.