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The Copa Nova Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships is the preeminent competition for Northern Virginia. There will be Gi and No-Gi divisons for adults and children. This competition is associated with the Valhalla series of Mixed Martial Arts competition on the same evening.  

Weighing in for Copa NOVA

Copa NOVA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships include both gi and no gi divisions.   Within these major divisions, we offer competition for children (up to 12 years old), teens (13 -16 years old) and adults (both male and female).  Beginner, intermediate, advanced and pro divisions are available for you to test your skills. Weighing in is convenient.  [...]

Rules & Regulations

any takedowns, sweeps, positions and submissions are legal throughout each division of Copa Nova.  However, it is important to realize what you can and cannot do.   Please download the PRE-REGISTRATION KIT for a detailed outline of the rules for each division we offer.  We have included an extra attachment to the rules which is a [...]

Schedule of Events

We strive to maintain an accurate and tight schedule of events.  To help us out, please register early so we can add you to the appropriate divisions and setup the brackets with minimal problems.  Typically, we will have weigh-ins, meet with all competitors for a referee meeting, then start divisions as soon as possible.  The [...]

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SPRING 2015 CHAMPIONSHIPS

LOCATION: WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
NIGHT BEFORE WEIGH INS -ENSHIN KARATE (6pm – 8pm)
DAY OF WEIGH INS – WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

ON-LINE PRE-REGISTRATION:  OPEN !

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May 16th  2015 – CHANTILLY, VA

CHILDREN AND TEENS

Children & Teens Must PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. There will be no registrations accepted at the door (day of competition). These are the first divisions to compete, so to stay on track, we now require online pre-registration. This can be done directly through this web site. Click the LEARN MORE button for additional rules and requirements associated with CHILDREN’S AND TEENS DIVISIONS.

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MUST PRE-REGISTER

REGISTERING YOUR TEAM

If you are competing with fellow teammates: Please make sure you provide the exact same team name as each other during registration. This will ensure accuracy when reporting the results of our tournament.

Example: TEAM RELSON, RELSON GRACIE JIU-JITSU, & RELSON TEAM ARE 3 DIFFERENT TEAMS AS FAR AS THE COMPUTER SYSTEM IS CONCERNED.

These errors, caused by the registrant, will affect the outcome of the team results. Copa NoVA staff is not responsible for adjusting these errors caused by registrants.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

We strive to maintain an accurate and tight schedule of events. To help us out, please register early so we can add you to the appropriate divisions and setup the brackets with minimal problems. Typically, we will have weigh-ins, then start divisions as soon as possible. The Schedule of events are as follows:

8:00AM – Final Registrations and begin weigh-ins
10:00AM – Tournament Begins (Children’s Divisions)
10:30 AM: Teen’s No-Gi, followed by Kids/Teen’s BJJ.
TBD: Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner Men and Women No-Gi.

** CHILDREN MUST BE WEIGHED IN BEFORE 9AM (SAME DAY WEIGH INS).

RULES & REGULATIONS

At Copa NOVA BJJ, we take safety serious and consider it priority 1. Referees are responsible with the task of officiating in a dynamic and complex set of circumstances. All this while keeping track of points and following the Copa NOVA rule set. With this in mind, referees have the final word and there is no exception to this policy. Please be respectful to our officials as it directly affects the quality of our tournament.

Many takedowns, sweeps, positions and submissions are legal throughout each division of Copa Nova. However, it is important to realize what you can and cannot do. Like any sport, please read, study, and understand the rules prior to competing. They can be used to your advantage!

MATCH LENGTHS

Kids Gi/No Gi (up to 12 years old)
Beginner – 3 MIN
Advanced – 4 MIN

Teen Gi/No Gi (13 to 16 years old)
Beginner – 4 MIN
Advanced – 5 MIN

Adult Men/Women Gi:
White Belt – 4 MIN
Blue Belt – 5 MIN
Purple Belt – 6 MIN
Brown Belt-8 MIN
Black Belt -10 MIN

Master Gi (over 30 years old)
White Belt – 4 MIN
Blue Belt – 5 MIN
Purple Belt – 6 MIN
Brown/Black Belt – 8 MIN

Adult Men/Women No Gi:
Beginner – 4 MIN
Intermediate – 5 MIN
Advanced – 6 MIN

Masters No Gi: (over 30 years old)
Beginner – 5 MIN
Intermediate – 5 MIN
Advanced – 5 MIN

 

Weighing in for Copa NOVA

Weighing in for Copa NOVA

Copa NOVA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships include both gi and no gi divisions.   Within these major divisions, we offer competition for children (up to 12 years old), teens (13 -16 years old) and adults (both male and female).  Beginner, intermediate, advanced and pro divisions are available for you to test your skills.

Weighing in is convenient.  You have the choice of weighing in the night before or at the day of the event.  PLEASE CLICK THE WEIGH IN STATEMENT BELOW.  FEES WILL BE ASSESSED FOR ANY DIVISION CHANGES (I.E., NOT MAKING YOUR ANTICIPATED WEIGHT CLASS)

** Weigh In Statement **

In order to help with tournament progression we are requiring the following registration and weigh in timeframes.

1. Registration:

a. Children & Teens: Must PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. There will be no registrations accepted at the door (day of competition). These are the first divisions to compete, so to stay on track, we now require online pre-registration. This can be done directly through this web site.

b.  Adults: Can register online or the same day of the event. If you register the same day of the event you must be weigh in by 10am.

2. Weigh in:

a. Children & Teens: Weigh ins can be the night before or the day of the competition. Remember, you must pre-register online for the tournament. *WEIGH-INS MUST BE DONE BEFORE 9AM FOR THE CHILDREN’S/TEENS DIVISIONS.

b. Adults:  Weigh in for same day registration must be weighed in by 10am the day of the tournament. If you are pre-registered you follow the weigh in deadlines for weighing in.

i. Adult NoGi: 11:30am

ii. Adult Gi: 1pm Note: If you are competing in both NoGi and Gi you must be weighed in at the exact NoGi weigh in deadline. You also must make your weight class. There is a $15 fee per division change at the day of the tournament.

Bring your registration sheet to the bracketing table whether you are a pre-registered or same day registered competitor to validate your divisions.

Copa Nova BJJ Championships and “night before” weigh ins are held at:

Night Before Weigh Ins:

Time – 6PM – 8PM

Enshin Karate
21770 Beaumeade Circle Unit 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

“Same Day” Weigh Ins and Tournament Location:

Time – 8AM – TBD

Westfield High School
4700 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151

* Women and Children Must Weigh In Before 9AM. 

Men’s Divisions (Registering Day of Event) :  Must Weigh In by 10 AM
Men’s Divisions (Pre-Registered Online):

(NO GI) – 11:30AM
(GI Divisions) – 1PM
(Competing in Both Gi and NO GI): 11:30AM

 

“NIGHT BEFORE” – WEIGH-INS (Enshin Karate – Ashburn, VA)

“SAME DAY” WEIGH-INS & TOURNAMENT LOCATION MAP

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Below are all of the divisions available at Copa NoVa BJJ. 
| Children = Up to 12 Years of Age | Teens = 13-16 Years of Age | Masters = 30+ Years of Age |

No-Gi Divisions (BELOW)

Children's – Beginner


Bantamweight: 49.9 lbs. and below
Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 95–109.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 125 lbs. and over.

Children's – Advanced


Bantamweight: 49.9 lbs. and below
Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 95–109.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 125 lbs. and over.

Teen – Beginner


Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below.
Welterweight: 115–129.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over.

Teen – Advanced


Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below.
Welterweight: 115–129.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over.

Women's – Beginner


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Women's – Intermediate


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Women's – Advanced


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Men's – Beginner


Super Lightweight: Up to 134.9 lbs
Lightweight: 135 to 149.9
Middleweight: 150-164.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 165-179.9 lbs.
Light-Heavyweight: 180-194.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 195-220 lbs.
Superheavyweight: 220 lbs. and over
Absolute (Open Weight)

Men's – Intermediate


Super Lightweight: Up to 134.9 lbs
Lightweight: 135 to 149.9
Middleweight: 150-164.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 165-179.9 lbs.
Light-Heavyweight: 180-194.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 195-220 lbs.
Superheavyweight: 220 lbs. and over
Absolute (Open Weight)

Men's– Advanced


Super Lightweight: Up to 134.9 lbs
Lightweight: 135 to 149.9
Middleweight: 150-164.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 165-179.9 lbs.
Light-Heavyweight: 180-194.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 195-220 lbs.
Superheavyweight: 220 lbs. and over
Absolute (Open Weight)

Masters – Beginner


Lightweight: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middleweight: 160 – 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 – 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Masters – Intermediate


Lightweight: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middleweight: 160 – 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 – 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Masters – Advanced


Lightweight: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middleweight: 160 – 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 – 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Gi (BJJ) Divisions (BELOW)

Children's BJJ – Beginner


Bantamweight: 49.9 lbs. and below
Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 95–109.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 125 lbs. and over.

Children's BJJ – Advanced


Bantamweight: 49.9 lbs. and below
Flyweight: 50-59.9 lbs.
Featherweight: 60-69.9 lbs.
Lightweight: 70-79.9 lbs.
Welterweight: 80-94.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 95–109.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 110-124.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 125 lbs. and over.

Teen BJJ – Beginner


Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below.
Welterweight: 115–129.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over.

Teen BJJ – Advanced


Lightweight: 114.9 lbs. and below.
Welterweight: 115–129.9 lbs.
Middleweight: 130-149.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 150-169.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over.

Women's White Belt


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Women's Blue Belt


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Women's Purple Belt


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Women's Brown Belt


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Women's Black Belt


Class A: 119.9 lbs. and below
Class B: 120 – 134.9 lbs.
Class C: 135 – 149.9 lbs.
Class D: 150 lbs. and over
Absolute Women (Open Weight)

Men's White Belt


Men’s Super Lightweight: Up to 134.9 lbs
Men’s Lightweight: 135 to 149.9 lbs.
Men’s Middleweight: 150-164.9 lbs.
Men’s Cruiserweight: 165-179.9 lbs.
Men’s Light-Heavyweight: 180-194.9 lbs.
Men’s Heavyweight: 195-220 lbs.
Men’s Superheavyweight: 220 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Men's Blue Belt


Men’s Super Lightweight: Up to 134.9 lbs
Men’s Lightweight: 135 to 149.9 lbs.
Men’s Middleweight: 150-164.9 lbs.
Men’s Cruiserweight: 165-179.9 lbs.
Men’s Light-Heavyweight: 180-194.9 lbs.
Men’s Heavyweight: 195-220 lbs.
Men’s Superheavyweight: 220 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Men's Purple Belt


Men’s Super Lightweight: Up to 134.9 lbs
Men’s Lightweight: 135 to 149.9 lbs.
Men’s Middleweight: 150-164.9 lbs.
Men’s Cruiserweight: 165-179.9 lbs.
Men’s Light-Heavyweight: 180-194.9 lbs.
Men’s Heavyweight: 195-220 lbs.
Men’s Superheavyweight: 220 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Men's Brown Belt


Lightweight: 169.9 lbs. and below
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Men's Black Belt


Light: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middle: 160-179.9 lbs.
Heavy: 180 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Masters White Belt


Lightweight: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middleweight: 160 – 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 – 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Masters Blue Belt


Lightweight: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middleweight: 160 – 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 – 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Masters Purple Belt


Lightweight: 159.9 lbs. and below
Middleweight: 160 – 179.9 lbs.
Cruiserweight: 180 – 199.9 lbs.
Heavyweight: 200 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Masters Brown Belt


Lightweight: 169.9 lbs. and below
Heavyweight: 170 lbs. and over
Absolute Mens (Open Weight)

Copa NOVA Results (October 11th 2014)

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Overall Team results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Children / Teen Team results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Women Team results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Adult Team results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Overall  Summary results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Children Summary results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Women Summary results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Adult Summary results can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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