To have our event run in a timely fashion, the Rickson Gracie Cup will be pre-registration only. On September 2nd, when the pre-registration will end and brackets will be made.
We are limiting entry to 800 competitors, between Kid’s & Adults. This way we can insure success with a double elimination system. We plan on reaching the competitor limit before September 2nd. If this happens, pre-registration will be forced to end early. Please, register now at ricksongraciecup.com
(From there, you will be directed to the registration system for sign up)
- One Division (Gi or No-Gi) = $100
- Two Divisions (Gi + No-Gi) = $150
- Rickson Gracie Seminar, September 9th = $50 Members of the JJGF receive a discount on registration (Please inquire about promo code)
- Spectator/Coaches Cost = $10 (Children under 8 are free)
- Albany Student w/ID = $5
Registration payments are being processed through Paypal. After signing up, please be sure to follow registration through with Paypal as directed. If you intend on being a spectator, you can pre-register tickets online or pay CASH ONLY at the door. There will be no spectators allowed at The Rickson Gracie Seminar.
RICKSON GRACIE’S SEMINAR – JIU JITSU for life (EDUCATIONAL SERIES)
Grand Master Rickson’s seminars attract practitioners from all around the world. Those in attendance at this seminar in Albany, NY will be in for a treat! Rickson is on a mission to unify Jiu-Jitsu and spread the important knowledge and wisdom he has gained over his life. He plans on working with EVERYONE in the BJJ community to help create an organized and powerful future for Jiu Jitsu. The seminar will feature technical instruction, but will be more focused on helping individuals understand the most important principles, philosophies, and concepts within Jiu-Jitsu. Also, to help those in attendance understand the deep meaning of Jiu-Jitsu that has the power to help EVERYONE in their lives on & off the mat. As Rickson says:
WEIGH IN SCHEDULE & DETAILS
Weigh ins will take place the NIGHT/DAY BEFORE. Because weigh ins are the night before, competitors will have ONE CHANCE to make weight. If you do not make weight on the first attempt, you will be moved into the next division. This would normally result in a DQ at most tournaments. We do not want that. We also do not want to favor weight cutting and multiple attempts to make a weight class.
- Youth & Teen Weigh Ins: 6:00pm – 8:30pm on FRIDAY, September 8th
- Adult Weigh Ins: 10:00am – 6:00pm on SATURDAY, September 9th
We know how greatly opinions vary regarding when or how weigh ins should be conducted. Our reason for having day before weigh ins is due to our priority to have the most organized, thorough, and competitor friendly event. This will allow competitors to show up on competition day, ready to compete. It will also allow competitors who miss weight to change divisions.
Note: If you cannot make the day before weigh in, please email CEO@FYVIEINC.COM to make arrangements. There will be a 30-minute weigh in window on each day at 8:00 am.
WEIGHT CLASSES & AGE CATEGORIES
All youth divisions, AGES 5-17 will take place on Saturday, September 9th and All adult divisions, 18 & up, will take place on Sunday, September 10th.
Youth weight classes (Ages 5-12 | Girls & Boys)
- 30-38 libras
- 39-46 libras
- 47-53 libras
- 61-68 libras
- 69-75 libras
- 76-83 libras
- 84-90 libras
- 105-150 libras
Teen weight classes (Ages 13-15 | Girls & Boys)
- 65-73 libras
- 81-88 libras
- 89-95 libras
- 126-135 libras
- 136-145 libras
Teen weight classes (Ages 16-17 | Girls & Boys)
- 126-135 libras
- 136-145 libras
- 146-155 libras
- 156-165 libras
- 166-220 libras
Adult Men weight classes (Ages 18 & up)
- 129lbs e abaixo
- 130-140 libras
- 141-155 libras
- 156-170 libras
- 171-185 libras
- 201-220 libras
- 290 libras +
** Divisões de idade incluídas são: Idade 18-30, Idade 30-40, Idade 40+ e Idade 40-50
Adult Female weight classes (Ages 18 & up)
- 120-135 libras
- 136-150 libras
- 151-170 libras
- 200 libras +
** Divisões de idade incluídas são: Idade 18-30, Idade 30-40, Idade 40+, Idade 40-50
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET TO THE EVENT
On competition day, you will see booths set up by alphabetical order. Please check in and have your ID on hand. Coaches and spectators will be directed to the ticket line and will be able to purchase entry into the event. After checking in, you will receive a T-Shirt and be guided into the venue. There will be monitors stationed around the arena that you can check to see what’s happening on each mat. This will also be a great time to browse all of our incredible vendors that will be featuring products, information, and services, that have a direct relationship to the interest of those in the BJJ world.
LODGING ADDRESS OF EVENT
The Renaissance Hotel in Albany, NY has partnered with Rickson Gracie Cup and has offered all competitors at the tournament a discounted rate. This is a new and beautiful hotel in historical Albany.
The Rickson Gracie Cup will take place at The SEFCU Arena in Albany, NY. It is located on The University of Albany Campus. The SEFCU Arena is very easy to find. When you enter the campus from Washington Ave., you will see it on your left next to the Football Field.
The address is: 1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12205
***The nearest airport is Albany International Airport. It is a very good-sized airport with planes traveling there from all locations.
If you are having any difficulties with registration, signing up, or just have some general questions, please feel free to utilize the following contacts for a prompt reply:
CEO@FYVIEINC.COM – 518-560-5034 (FYVIE, INC. HQ)
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