Winter Cup 2023 results and photos are now available on our website. Summer Cup registrations are now open. Don't forget to register early to get the early-bird discount.
Registrations are open for the NSW BJJ Federation Cup. Registrations close on Monday 15 May at 11:59pm
Mid North Coast Open
Registrations are now open for the inaugural Mid North Coast Open. This even will be held on Sunday 20 November in beautiful Coffs Harbour on the Mid North Coast of NSW. This landmark event will see the NSW BJJ Federation host its first regional event. Bring your friends and family and make a weekend of it! There is so much to do around Coffs Harbour.
Have a look at the Visit NSW page for more information.
Formed in 2021, the NSWBJJF is Australia's largest and most respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. The Federation aims to bring BJJ to everyone, regardless of the location. More events are planned for 2023.
Registration is now open though Smooth Comp: https://afbjj.smoothcomp.com/en/event/8834
Autumn Cup Registrations are Open
We have opened the registrations for the Autumn Cup. Please go to SmoothComp to register. We are looking forward to having everyone back on the mats this year.
Start time and Location
22nd May 2022 - The event starts at 9:00 am at Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness
After Two Years of Waiting, We are back on for Comps in NSW
The NSW BJJ League is back, bigger, better, and with more competitions to keep you busy. So, mark the dates in your calendar, and keep your eyes open for registration dates and early bird discounts. This year, we have a range of competitions up and down the coast and an Australian Open Grand Prix in June.
NSWBJJF Cancelled Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Restrictions
The NSW BJJ Federation Summer Cup had been cancelled. Unfortunately, the extension of the NSW Government COVID-19 Restrictions meant that not all of our community could attend the event. The Federation is based on the inclusion and support of all of our gyms, instructors, competitors, and their families. As such we, have made the difficult decision to cancel the event. We thank all of the gyms and competitors for your ongoing support of BJJ in NSW. We will be back bigger, stronger, and united in 2022.
Saturday 11 December 2021
The NSW BJJ Federation Summer Cup will be held on Saturday December 11.
This is usually our biggest competition for the year, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the mats after a long hiatus.
This year, we are hosting the competition at the Dee Why PCYC. Dee Why Beach is about 500 metres away. So, grab your friends and family and make a day of it.
Registration via SmoothComp https://afbjj.smoothcomp.com/en/event/5112
AFBJJ Membership Required
All competitors are required to have current AFBJJ membership to compete in all AFBJJ national events. In order to complete the online registration process, competitors must authenticate using their AFBJJ membership. If you have any further membership related queries or assistance, please email email@example.com.
Start time and Location
Saturday 11 December 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm
PCYC Dee Why
40 Kingsway, Dee Why NSW 2099
Keeping Fit and Setting Goals During Lockdown
For many of us, being in lockdown means that the days seem to roll in to one. For those of us that own gyms, work at gyms, or set our internal clocks to training BJJ, everything can seem a bit out of kilter. For some of us, there is the uncertainty of what the future will hold, for others, the separation from family members can be stressful, and, for others, the lure of the Olympics can mean that we are glued to our couches.
So how do we stay motivated during this lockdown?
One of the NSW BJJ Federation founders, Professor Paulo Guimaraes, shares his views about keeping fit and setting goals during lockdown.
How Has COVID-19 Affected You?
All of the fitness industry was hit hard by the lockdown in 2020 and everyone working from home. No one has really returned to the Sydney CBD, so a lot of gyms in the city have really struggled to stay open. Most gym owners, whether BJJ or otherwise, are in the same boat, but there is a lot of support in the BJJ community, so we are all looking out for each other. However, what was great to see was that everyone was quick to return to the suburban gyms as soon as they were allowed to get back on the mats.
At the Federation, we saw a massive growth across the State in new gyms opening under legitimate black-belts and accredited affiliations. This has been awesome as we are maintaining the high standard of BJJ across the State. We have noticed that at all of the suburban and regional gyms, both kids and adults were back in force and were keen to enter into competitions and to develop their skills. Our Autumn Cup had a record number of entrants, and the level of community support in maintaining social distancing meant that we had a great and safe competition.
So how are you keeping fit this lockdown?
I surf and do sit ups and stretch everyday. I grew up surfing in Rio, Brazil, and surfing is the best way for me to keep fit when I can't train BJJ. I was surfing in Lombok just before COVID-19 lockdown last year, and since then, I have spent the last two lockdowns surfing every day at my local beaches in Sydney. I haven't spent this much time in the water since I was a kid.
And Setting Goals?
Moving somewhere warmer would be great! However, for quite a few years now the Federation has been wanting to offer more support for our rural and remote gyms. We tend to focus on the city gyms, but it would be great to grow the entire NSW BJJ community. So, I have been spending a lot of time planning how we can grow the Federation. This year, it is our 20th Anniversary. We have come so far from small competitions with only a few competitors, now we have a massive competition circuit and seeing how many kids are training BJJ is awesome.
For those in lockdown, keep training at home if you can and keep exercising even if it is just doing sit ups and push ups at home. Get outside and get some fresh air, if possible. Watch fights and instructional videos online, learn about the history of BJJ, and use this time to learn more about the sport. Rest and recover your injuries, if you have any, so that you are ready to roll when the gyms open again in Sydney. For everyone else in the State, keep training hard! And we will see you soon at the comps!
Get Ready for Action
Checkout the highlights of the NSW BJJ Federation Autumn Cup. Celebrating two decades of BJJ Competitions in NSW.
Welcome Back to the Competition Mats
On Sunday 23 May, we held our annual NSW BJJ federation Autumn Cup, and what an event it was. Under COVID-19 restrictions, we had over 1300 registrations. It was great to see our kids and adults back on the mats. It was also great to see a lot of our smaller BJJ gyms make it to the event. Keep an eye on our socials and our website as we post some photos of the day.
If you want to see the results, you can view them on our website. Or you can view them on the Smooth Comp website https://smoothcomp.com/en/events/past. Well done to Gracie Barra, ROOTS BJJ, Gracie Humaita Australia, and SJJA Team on bringing home overall winner trophies.
A big thank you to all of our competitors and their families for coming along, and thank you for your patience with the limited numbers allowed on the gym floor. Thank you also to Amazon Power, Hyperfly, Rhino Mouthguards, and Tatami for your ongoing sponsorship of the NSWBJJ Federation. Thanks also to our amazing team who make these events possible.