Sport Jiu-jitsu International Federation

2022 world special jiu-jitsu championship


Event Date
Start: July 09, 2022
End: July 09, 2022
Registration Date
Start: April 15, 2022 12:00 AM
End: June 21, 2022 11:59 PM
Division Change Deadline
June 23, 2022 11:59 PM

General Info

The SJJIF is proud to announce the 2022 World Special Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Held at the Long Beach Grand Ballroom. In Long Beach California USA.

On July 9th 2022


Participation in the 2022 World Special Jiu-Jitsu Championship competition is restricted to athletes that meet the Special Jiu-Jitsu Classifications 
Intellectual disability (ID) is a term used to describe a person with certain limitations in cognitive functioning and other skills, including communication and self-care. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently. Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disability.
The Special Jiu-Jitsu offers sport opportunities for athletes that have an intellectual disability that belongs to one of the following types identified below: 

1. Fragile X Syndrome: Fragile X is a genetic condition that affects a person’s development, especially behavior and the ability to learn. In addition, Fragile X can affect communication skills, physical appearance and sensitivity to noise, light, or similar stimulus. Fragile X is the most common form of inherited intellectual and developmental disability.

2. Down Syndrome: Down syndrome describes a set of cognitive and physical symptoms that result from having an extra copy or part of a copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome is the most frequent chromosomal cause of mild to moderate intellectual disability, and occurs in all ethnic and economic groups.

3. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism Spectrum Disorder (known as ASD or, more generally, autism) is a complex neurological and developmental condition that affects how a person learns, communicates and interacts with others. Different people with autism can have different symptoms, which is why it's known as a "spectrum" disorder. Autism affects the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. 

4. Other Intellectual Disabilities: There are many other types of intellectual disabilities - - some have known causes, while others remain unknown. Some happen before birth, such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Apert Syndrome; others happen as a baby is being born or soon after birth. Other causes of intellectual disability occur when a child is older; these might include serious head injury, stroke, or certain infections. Source: 

This event will run under the SJJIF Rules & Regulations as well as the SJJIF Adapted Special Jiu-Jitsu Rules 


Black belts that have an active SJJIF membership have complimentary (free) registration until May 26th, after May 26th the current full registration price will apply in order to register.



SJJIF reserves the right to close registration when full capacity is reached or on June 21st, whichever comes first. Make sure to register early and secure your spot.


Registration fees are non-refundable, no exceptions**


The SJJIF has strict Uniform policies which will be enforced at the SJJIF World Championship, make sure to review the policy. 


**Important Information for Coaches**


Free spectator admission will be awarded to all active SJJIF Members including coaches.  


Free Tournament T-shirt


All competitors registered by the May 26th deadline will receive a free tournament shirt.


Shirts are to be picked up the day of the event at the SJJIF booth inside the venue, which will be located near the entrance by the SJJIF membership booth.

Important Info

World Special Jiu-Jitsu Championship Important Information

 ​Black belts that have an active SJJIF membership register for free until May 26th, after May 26th full registration price will apply.

The SJJIF has strict Uniform policies which will be enforced at the SJJIF World Championship, make sure to review the policy. 


Spectator Fee ages 7 and up—$12 pre-sale on-line at SJJIF website or $20 at the door (Cash Only)
$15 per car, per entry - Long Beach Arena Parking Fee 
$12 per car, per entry - 8-12 min walk to the venue (111 West Ocean Blvd)
$5.75 per car, per entry - 12-15 min walk to the venue (123 West First Street)

*No Pets allowed in the venue*

*Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the Long Beach Arena*

Changes to Registration

To make any changes to your registration you will need to login to your SJJIF account. Go to the “Competition History” tab and click on the “Change Division” button next to the tournament you’d like to update. All registration changes must be completed by the division change deadline. We will not accommodate any change after the deadline. If you run into any issues or have questions about changes email Be sure to include the tournament name, your name, and the changes to be made in the email. The deadline for all changes is Friday, June 22nd. No changes will be made after the deadline or the day of the tournament.



Long Beach Arena-Pacific Ballroom
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach California

Zip/Postal Code: 90802

Registration Fees

Adult Prices  Not Yet Member SJJIF Member Prices
Sign Up Dates  Gi / NoGi / Both  Gi / NoGi / Both
Until April 29th $45 / $45 / $80 + $30.00 Membership $45 / $45 / $80
Until May 12th   $55 / $55 / $95 + $30.00 Membership $55 / $55 / $95
Until May 26th   $65 / $65 / $110 + $30.00 Membership $65 / $65 / $110
Until June 8th  $75 / $75 / $125 + $30.00 Membership $75 / $75 / $125
Until June 21st $85 / $85 / $140 + $30.00 Membership $85 / $85 / $140



Age Period
Gender Age Belt Weight
Gender Age Belt Weight

Weight Table

Weight Table


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This event is hosted by: Sport Jiu-jitsu International Federation
Any problems, question, credit or refunds should be emailed to Sport Jiu-jitsu International Federation, Email: