San Ysidro High School
5353 Airway Rd
San Diego, CA 92154

$3.00 from each Paid Competitor Registration will be donated to the Five Forward Foundation 501(C)3 to provide educational resources and seminars to those needing guidance on how to combat bullying.


Registration is Now Open!

Please Note! We reserve the right to combine weight classes to create competitive weight divisions with sufficient competitors. When registering children, feel free to put them in their respective divisions. This is a Kids, Teens, Adults, Masters (30+), and Seniors (40+) Open Event. This is a GI and NOGI Event.

All Registered Athletes Will Receive The Following

Custom 4 inch medals for all divisions

Important Information

We reserve the right to combine weight classes to create competitive weight divisions with sufficient competitors.


Registration Opens 01.31.20

Registration Price

$49 one division $15 add’l division
Note: Registration Fees are Non-Refundable.
Exemption: Do not hesitate to register early. In the event that we are unable to find you a suitable match, we will issue you a full refund. Athletes who are alone in their bracket are eligible to receive a full refund of the registration fee if they contact info@fivegrappling.com and request to withdraw their name from the competition prior to the end of the appointed event registration check day.

Spectator Entrance Fees

$15 at the event Ages 6+
Kids under 5 years old are free

Important Dates

Registration Deadline Monday April 13, 2020 midnight
Athlete Correction Deadline Tuesday April 14, 2020 5pm
Team Correction by Professor Deadline Tuesday April 14, 2020 5pm
Registration Check Day Tuesday April 14, 2020 5pm

Brackets & Schedule Release Date

Thursday April 16, 2020 – 12NOON PST

Tentative Event Schedule (Day of Event)

Doors Open To Public: 7AM
Rules Meeting: 815AM
Parents/Coaches Competitors Placed and Staged at Mats: 815AM
Rise for National Anthem: 855AM
Event Start Time: 9AM

Order of Bouts

Kids GI
Adult GI
Adult NOGI
Adult GI Absolute
Adult NOGI Absolute

Competitor and Spectators Entrance

There are 2 lines available for check in for the morning rush, please refer to the line the best suits your needs.

Line 1 – Spectator’s tickets available at front door (morning only)
Line 2 – Competitor and Professors

Rule Book

For FIVE GRAPPLING Rules for Open Competitions, please click here  ( RULES )

Kid and Teen Competitors (Very Important)

If you are registering a kid or teen of any age, you need to read this document —> ( WEIGHT CLASSES ), page 2, thoroughly, to limit age confusion. If teen competitors would like to register as an adult, please feel to email us at info@fivegrappling.com and we will move your teen around after completing the registration process in their respective division.

***PLEASE NOTE: Kids and Teens DO NOT have to weigh in with a GI on. We reserve the right to combine weight classes to create competitive weight divisions with sufficient competitors. When registering children, feel free to put them in their respective divisions. In an effort to create adequate and competitive matches, the rule of thumb is as follows; 1. Kids can be matched between 2 years and 10LBs and 2. Teens can be matched between 2 years and 15LBs. Boys and Girls can compete together up to the age of 12 Years Old.

Coaches and Professors (Very Important)

To register as a certified coach with five grappling on the coaches list, you must be a brown or black belt. Please email us info@fivegrappling.com to get on the coaches list. There are no exceptions to this rule. No other belt color will be considered for the coach’s list. In order for you to best utilize smoothcomp as a coach, you will need to create a coaches account for your academy. To do this, please email us at info@fivegrappling.com. After creating an account, coaches will be able to see all athletes that have signed up under their academy. In addition to seeing who has signed up, coaches can also register and pay for their students as well as move them between divisions. For more information on how to best utilize a coaches account, visit support.smoothcomp.com/article/86-how-to-use-your-coach-account

Disclaimer – coaches and professors must provide proof that they are a brown or black belt with a credible traceable lineage or a school owner.

ADDING A NEW SCHOOL FOR COACHES & TEAMS – If your school is not a registered school in the data base:

You can add your school to the database for your athletes to register to your school, please click link here —>( ADD NEW SCHOOL ) and follow the prompts. Upon completion of prompts and registration of school name and association, your students may begin registering.

Team Trophies and Points

Team trophies are awarded by kids/adults GI/NOGI combined scores. There are two separate trophies given in these categories, one for GI and one for NOGI.

Athlete points are tallied as followed

1st place = 9 points
2nd place = 3 points
3rd place = 1 point

Weigh Ins

Day before Weigh-Ins are avail from 8-10AM on SATURDAY 04.18.20 at HONU BJJ 4310 Orange Ave San Diego, CA 92105. Weigh-Ins on the DAY OF THE EVENT are from at 630AM-830AM on SUNDAY 04.19.20 for all KIDS and TEENS DIVISIONS and will open to ADULTS, both GI and NOGI from 830AM ON. ALL KIDS AND TEENS MUST BE WEIGHED IN BY 830AM. All Adults must be weighed in at least one hour prior to their respective division.

Check Ins

Your respective division will be called and staged in the bullpen up to 1 hour prior to start time.
You uniform must be clean and ready for competition. (please see Rules Book for Minimum Requirements). It is important that you watch mat times all day long as they can slow down or speed up and it is your responsibility to be on time for your matches.


All matches are double elimination.
Scheduled Go Times & Mat Assignments:
All athletes must be standing by their mats at assigned times at least 15 minutes prior to their go time. Athletes are responsible to pay attention to the schedule as it is updated in real time all day long the day of the event. The schedule can run faster or longer due to what is happening on the mats at any time. Five Grappling is not responsible if competitors do not show and compete in your bracket.

Black Belts Compete for FREE. Please email us at info@fivegrappling.com for a credit if you are a black belt. Disclaimer- Black Belt athletes must be able to provide proof they are a black belt with a credible traceable lineage.

Absolute Divisions

Absolute Divisions are for ADULTS ONLY and you must register to compete in the Absolute Division.

Travel Accommodations


Registration Cancellation Policy

Registered competitors that are unable to compete due to illness, injury, or bereavement may request credit toward a future tournament up to 5 days prior to the tournament date. Refunds will only be offered if we are not able to find you a suitable match.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@fivegrappling.com or call us via the Five Grappling offices at 619-633-FIVE(3483).