IBJJF Weight Classes

A lot of people get confused when it comes to IBJJF weight classes, especially since there are a few things you need to remember when weighing in. But have no fear, we’re here to help get that figured out for you!

Weighing in

If you’re competing gi, or no-gi there are a few differences when you come to weigh in, mostly your gi is also added to your total weight, so that’s an important thing to note when you’re weighing in.

Gi Tournament

According to the IBJJF website a competitor must check his or her weight before their first fight, and there will be only opportunity to do this. If a fighter does not make weight then they are automatically disqualified, so please ensure you are the correct weight before competing. While in local competition you maybe able to go up a weight class, in IBJJF you will not and you will not be able to get a refund. The IBJJF are very strict with this so please ensure you are on weight.

No-Gi Tournament

The deal with No-Gi is pretty similar to the Gi weigh in. All competitors will weigh in with their no-gi uniform and there will be no refunds, no re-classifications and immediate disqualification if weight is not made on the day

IBJJF Weight Classes

The IBJJF have decided upon a number of weight classes, which varies from Adults, Masters and Juveniles, they also differ between male and females for the Adults, Masters and Juveniles.

Adults and Masters IBJJF Weight Classes

Adult and Masters IBJJF Male Weight Classes

Below are the official IBJJF weight classes for Adult and Masters Male competitors

  • Rooster – 57.5 kg (126.5 lbs)
  • Light Feather – 64 kg (141 lbs)
  • Feather – 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Light – 76 kg (167.5 lbs)
  • Middle – 82.3 kg (181 lbs)
  • Medium Heavy88.3 kg (194.5 lbs)
  • Heavy – 94.3 kg (207.5 lbs)
  • Super-Heavy – 100.5 kg (221.0 lbs)
  • Ultra Heavy – No Maximum Weight

Adult and Masters IBJJF Female Weight Classes

Below are the official IBJJF weight classes for Adult and Masters Female competitors

  • Light Feather – 53.5 kg (118 lbs)
  • Feather – 58.5 kg (129 lbs)
  • Light – 64 kg (141 lbs)
  • Middle – 69 kg (152 lbs)
  • Medium Heavy – 74 kg (163 lbs)
  • Heavy – No Maximum Weight

Juvenile IBJJF Weight Classes

Juvenile IBJJF Male Weight Classes

Below are the official IBJJF weight classes for Juvenile Male competitors

  • Rooster – 53.5 kg (118 lbs)
  • Light Feather – 58.5 kg (129 lbs)
  • Feather – 64 kg (141 lbs)
  • Light – 69 kg (152 lbs)
  • Middle – 74 kg (163 lbs)
  • Medium Heavy – 79.3 kg (174.5 lbs)
  • Heavy – 84.3 kg (185.5 lbs)
  • Super-Heavy – 89.3 kg (196.5 lbs)
  • Ultra Heavy – No Maximum Weight

Juvenile IBJJF Female Weight Classes

Below are the official IBJJF weight classes for Juvenile Female competitors

  • Light Feather – 48.3 kg (106.5 lbs)
  • Feather – 52.5 kg (116 lbs)
  • Light – 56.5 kg (125 lbs)
  • Middle – 60.5 kg (133.5 lbs)
  • Medium Heavy – 65 kg (144 lbs)
  • Heavy – No Maximum Weight

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