2011 Chicago Jiu Jitsu Tournaments
Chicago Jiu Jitsu Tournament Center
Every year there are several organizations that consistently hold jiu jitsu and grappling tournaments in Chicago, IL. Each organization has their own calendar of events which can make organizing a competition schedule very time consuming. This is an up-to-date, all in one, calendar of jiu jitsu tournaments in the Chicago area.
I update this frequently so I recommend you bookmark this page if you are a Chicagoland competitor. Here you will find upcoming tournaments, information, reviews, and other tournament resources.
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Chicago Winter Open IBJJF Championship
February 26, 2011
This is the debut of the Chicago Winter Open IBJJF Championship! The IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) is still a new presence to the Chicagoland area, but this organization brings much needed professionalism to the Midwest tournament scene.
Congratulations to GRACIE BARRA for taking 1st place for overall team.
For Chicago Winter Open results, Click Here
US Grappling Chicago
April 9th 2011
US Grappling returns to Chicago again in 2011!
For US Grappling Results, Click Here
April 30th - May 1st 2011
NAGA returns in 2011 with 3 tournaments in Chicago; the first is NAGA Chicago.
NAGA Chicago has become a 2-day event after last year's disastrous event which was completely unprepared for the mass of competitors that were in attendance. The tournament was unorganized and behind schedule. I arrived at 10am and did not fight until 7pm that night! NAGA assures its competitors that they have reorganized and staffed up to handle the Chicago crowd.
For NAGA Chicago results, Click Here
Chicago Open International IBJJF Championship
The IBJJF brought this tournament to Chicago for the first time in 2010, and now they are bringing it back for 2011. I competed in the Chicago International Open in 2010 and am planning on competing again in 2011. The IBJJF is a smooth, professional tournament with very professional officials.
For IBJJF results, Click Here
“If you attend only one or two tournaments a year I would highly recommend that you attend an IBJJF tournament. I have never experienced the same professionalism, knowledge, and superior officiating at any other tournament.”
NAGA Midwest Championship
August 27-28th 2011
NAGA Midwest will be a 2-day event like NAGA Chicago. NAGA assures its competitors that they have reorganized and staffed up to handle the Chicago crowd.
For NAGA Midwest results, Click Here
US Grappling Chicago
October 15th 2011
US Grappling returns to Chicago again in 2011! If you are not able to compete in April at the US Grappling Chicago tournament you will have a second chance to add this tournament to your 2011 resume. US Grappling returns to Chicago in October for a second tournament.
For tournament results, Click Here
November 5-6th 2011
NAGA Illinois will be a 2-day event like NAGA Chicago and NAGA Midwest. NAGA assures its competitors that they have reorganized and staffed up to handle the Chicago crowd.
DATES HAVE CHANGED to November 5-6th
More information to come as tournament approaches.
To learn more about NAGA Click Here
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More Tournaments Near Chicago
- 2011 Arnolds Classic in Columbus, Ohio
The 2011 Arnold Fitness EXPO will host the annual grappling tournament. Click link for more details.
- C3 (Corral's Combat Classic) Tournaments
Saturday, October 8th 2011 C3 BJJ / Submission Grappling Tournament Calumet High School 3900 Calhoun Street Gary, IN 46408 *Click above link for more details*