Official ADCC North American Trials

Open to Professionals and Amateurs

Featuring Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions


The Official North American Trials for the professionals


About The ADCC

Abu Dhabi Combat Club has been in existence since 1998 and is considered the Olympics of Submission Grappling. Competitors representing 48 countries and covering five continents compete all over the world in hopes of making it to the ADCC World Championship, which takes place biannually.

The World Championships have been held in Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Spain, England, China, and more.  Do not miss your chance to qualify for the worlds!

See past winners and places for the world champiosnhips here

This Tournament is Open to Pros and Amateurs and Will Have Gi & No Gi


Professional Trial Information

This is the ONLY East Coast Qualifier and the ONLY qualifier this year

How do you compete in the Trials and what is considered a professional?

The Trials are only no-gi.  Technically, if you compete in the advanced division at any no gi tournament that is considered the professional division.  So if you want to challenge yourself, step-up to the advanced/professional division and see if you can qualify for the world championship by winning your division.

All winners automatically qualify for the world championships in your division and you will represent North America.  Therefore, you must have a valid passport when you compete or you cannot enter the trials (this does not include amateurs).

Professionals are also welcome to stay and compete in their respective gi divisions for free

What are the weight classes and rules for the professional trials

Professional Trials are No Gi Only

Adult Men Advanced Weight Class (Professional)

145.2 & Below 145.3 lbs. to 169.5 lbs. 169.6 lbs. to 193.7 lbs. 193.8 lbs. to 218 lbs. 218.1 lbs. and above

Adult Women Advanced (Professional)

***Adult women will NOT qualify at this tournament.  They still want to see you compete but this is not the automatic bid for professional females, just males

132.2 lbs. & Under 132.3 & Over

Date: 12/13/14 (Pro only) 12/14/14 (amateur only)

Cost: Professional: $100 if you pre-register and $125 if you don’t (pre-registration ends 12/12/14)
Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level (Click Here)

Pre-Register Now and Receive a Limited Edition FREE T-Shirt

The limited edition shirts will not last long, so register now to receive yours!

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ADCC Gi & No Gi (For Professional Grappers)

All professional grapplers will compete on 12/13/14.  This is the ADULT ADVANCED divisions AND Brown and Black Belts. There will be children’s, teens, women’s, masters, and men’s divisions for both gi and no gi for the amateurs on 12/14/14

  • Date: Pro: 12/13/14 Amateur: 12/14/14

  • Time: Amateur: Adult ADCC Qualifier Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 9:30am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.  Doors will open at 8am and we will work from the most advanced divisions on down.  The no-gi Qualifiers will start and will be followed by the brown and black belt divisions.

  • Cost: Professional: $100 if you pre-register and $125 if you don’t (pre-registration ends 12/12/14)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level (Click Here)

  • Location: Nitro High School, 1300 Park Ave, Nitro, WV 25143

Amateur No Gi Information

Please click this link to see all of the amateur tournament info:

Official ADCC Rules

Click Here for Professional & Amatuer Rules

Pre-registration Links

Don’t forget to pre-register for an additional discount and a FREE t-shirt!!!


Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles


At the Door Registration:

Amateur: 85$ at the event, 70$ for women and children under 12 – price includes all events (gi and no gi)

Professional: $125 at the door



Saturday from 8am – 10:30am.  Pro division should expect to hit the mat by 11am, so come early!


Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

Saturday:  ADCC Qualifiers start at 11am, followed by the brown and black belt divisions

After Party



Hotel Info

The ADCC will be receiving the amazing rate of just $69/night.

In order to receive this discounted rate you must call and say you are with the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament and state the code cgbjj

Best Western Charleston Plaza Hotel

1010 Washington St E

Charleston, WV 25301

P: 304-345-9779



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