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Des Moines Submission Challenge

Submission Challenge returns to Des Monies, with our Submission Only Jiujitsu Tournament for kids, teens, and adults. This is a Gi and No-Gi Submission Only jiujitsu tournament open to all Kids, Teens and Adults of all skill levels. This is an ISOF Ranked event offering International, National, and statewide rankings for winning athletes. Please review new updated tournament format. Discounts for ISOF Athletes and Early Bird Registration. Pro Divisions with Championship Belts.

When: 11/11/17
Where: Valley Community Center
4444 Fuller Rd
Des Moines, Iowa  50265
United States
Presenter: Submission Challenge
Contact: Submission Challenge

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Brackets - Event Schedule and Weigh Ins - Results



Regular Divisions: $40 per division 

Absolute Divisions: $60 per division 


Early Bird Discount Code 25% Off: Ends Sunday Midnight October 22nd 2017. USE PROMO CODE: iowa25 


Deadlines: Registration closes Midnight November 5th 2017.



About the Submission Challenge


Submission Challenge is a Submission Only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament offering gi and no-gi divisions for competitors of al ages, all weight classes, and all skill levels. The tournament is an open invite tournament for competitor from any affiliation or school and open to the public to watch.


Registration Deadlines:





Age Divisions





· Youth Ages 4-6yrs

· Youth Ages 7-8yrs

· Youth Ages 9-10yrs

· Youth Ages 11-12yrs

· Teens 13-15yrs

· Teens 16-17yrs

· Adults 18yrs +

· Masters 1: 30-34yrs

· Masters 2: 35-39yrs

· Directors 1: 40-44yrs

· Directors 2: 45-49yrs

· Executive 1: 50-54yrs

· Executive 2: 55yrs +



Weight Classes


Adults(Men and Women)




· 115lbs and under

· 116-125lbs

· 126-135lbs

· 136-145lbs

· 146-155lbs

· 156-170lbs

· 171-185lbs

· 186-195lbs

· 196-205lbs

· 206-235lbs

· 236lbs+


· 115lbs and under

· 116-125lbs

· 126-135lbs

· 136-145lbs

· 146-155lbs

· 156-170lbs

· 171-185lbs

· 186-205lbs

· 206-265lbs

· 265.1 lbs+


· 39lbs and under

· 40-49lbs

· 50-59lbs

· 60-69lbs

· 70-79lbs

· 80-89lbs

· 90-99lbs

· 100-115lbs

· 115lbs+


The Submission Challenge utilizes the traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu belt system as the guide for students skill levels. In the event you have not been awarded official rank or do not train at an official academy that awards rank, use the unofficial skill level guide as an equivalent to what belt level you need to select at registration.  


Youth/Teen Official Belt:

Youth/Teen Unofficial Skill level:

Adult Official Belt:

Adult Unofficial Skill level:

White Belt

UnofficialWhite: under 1 year of experience


White Belt



· Unofficial White Belt: 0 - 4 years of experience

Gray Belt

UnofficialGray: Under 18 months of experience

Blue Belt


· UnofficialBlue Belt: 4 - 7 years of experience

Yellow Belt

UnofficialYellow: 18 months - 3 years of experience

Purple Belt


· UnofficialPurple Belt: 8 - 11 years experience

Orange Belt

UnofficialOrange: 3 - 5 years of experience

Brown Belt


· UnofficialBrown Belt: 12 - 15 years experience

Green Belt

UnofficialGreen: 5+ years of experience

Black Belt

UnofficialBlack Belt: 16 years + experience



Competitive Divisions:

The Submission Challenge offers a variety of gi and no-gi divisions for our competitors to enjoy. Our regular gi and no-gi divisions are broken down by skill level, weight class, and age group. Our Absolute divisions (for adults) are broken down into each individual belt level with all weight classes combined. Finally, our Pro Divisions. Our pro divisions are open to any skill level at a specific weight class. The winner receives the Submission Challenge Pro Championship Belt.

Available Divisions to Compete In

   Regular Divisions based on age, weight class, and skill level



   Absolute Divisions

       All weight classes, all ages, same skill level

   Pro Divisions (Championship Belt)

       Any age, any skill level, same weight class.



Weigh In schedule.

8am: Weigh ins open for Youth and Teens Students at 8am.

8-9AM: Bracket Adjustments and Requests:

9am: Weigh ins open for adults at 9am.


9am Youth and Teens No-Gi

10am Youth and Teens Gi

11am White Belt No-Gi Absolute Last

Noon Blue Belt No-Gi Absolute Last

1pm Purple and Above No-Gi Absolutes Last

1:30pm White Belt Gi Absolute Last

2:30pm Blue Belt Gi Absolute Last

3:30pm Purple and Above Gi Absolute Last




Ph: 402-612-3007 (Text or Call)



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