Holland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Network “HBN” organizes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling tournaments in Holland since 2006, with competitors from around the world.
We organize 3 main competitions a year, each in one of the 3 major cities in Holland;
Amsterdam Open BJJ & Grappling
Rotterdam Open BJJ & Grappling
Den Haag Open BJJ & Grappling
Medalling in these events will earn you points for the year ranking, which can make you champion of the year and win some nice gear.
You can compete in both the BJJ as the Grappling tournament on the same day.
2 fights minimum per category guaranteed.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments follow the IBJJF rules.
Weight categories for white and blue belts are: -64,-70,-76,-82.3,-88.3,-94.3,-100.5,+100.5 kg
Weigh-ins are with the gi/kimono on, so the weight of your gi is included.
You must be on weight for each category. Being overweight will result in a DQ and you will not be able to move to a higher weight category.
Fight time for White belts = 5 minutes
Fight time for Blue belts = 6 minutes
Fight time for Purple belts = 7 minutes
Fight time for Brown/Black belts = 8 minutes
Grappling tournaments follow the IBJJF point system, but without advantages.
At Grappling tournaments all locks and chokes (including knee reaping) are allowed for beginners and advanced, of course slams are not allowed.
Grappling tournaments are divided in 2 different levels:
Beginner: up to 2 years of training
Advanced: more than 2 years of training
Fight time for all Grappling categories = 5 minutes
What if I don’t make weight ?
If you do not make weight, you will be disqualified and no refund is possible.
It is also not possible to be transferred to a higher weight category.
Can I wear a rashguard underneath my gi?
In BJJ, men are not allowed to wear a rashguard or shirt. Also no cup or earguards. Women do fight with rashguard on.
Can I fight without a shirt in Grappling?
No, you need to wear a rashguard or shirt. Also no cup or earguards. Make sure your nails are cut.