Info for The Revolution 42 - March 14th / Adult Gi & No Gi March 15th / Youth & Jr Gi & No Gi


What's new & exciting for The Revolution in 2020


First please note our NEW LOCATION: Tacoma Armory – 1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

Just 7.5 miles from our previous location, we are excited to expand into a much larger venue.

This new location will allow for us to run 10 Mats on both Saturday & Sunday while continuing to offer a dedicated warm up area

& allow for plenty of spectator space.

*note it is Tacoma Armory's policy for security to check all bags for drugs, alcohol & weapons at the door, so leave those at home.


Another big change coming in 2020, we have been working with Smoothcomp and are excited to have found a way to use their program while still offering a consolation match for athletes who lose their first match, allowing us to continue to offer our 2 match guarantee for each competitor.

Those of you who have used Smoothcomp in the past will easily be able to log in to your account and register. Those of you new to

Smoothcomp will appreciate the ease of which you can create an account to register, change weight, stay up to date on the registered competitor list, see your brackets once cast & even have live schedule updates for you mat the day of the event.




Awesome things that are staying the same in 2020


Continued Ranking for all Adult, Master and Executive competitors.

Details on the website at

Black Belt 50/30/20 Split Brackets *CASH PRIZE* Black belts pay $50 when registering That money is put into a pot that is separated per bracket. 1st place will get 50%, 2nd place will get 30%, and 3rd place will take 20%.

EXAMPLE: For a bracket of 8 it would be $200 to 1st, $120 to 2nd and $80 to 3rd.

100% of the money from Black belt registrations goes to the black belt placers. Weight classes are 145 & below, 165, 185, 205, 230, 230.1 & above. Weight classes are subject to adjustment depending on Black Belt registrations.


Master & Executive Divisions: We encourage all qualified athletes to take advantage of out Master Divisions (for athletes 30 years & over)

 and Executive Divisions (for athletes 40 years & over)

  • How do I qualify? By age. Your age is the only qualifying factor. It has nothing to do with BJJ experience.

  • What’s the difference?

  • You will be bracketed with athletes closer to your age.

  • For Master Black Belts, Brown Belts, Purple Belts, Advanced, and Intermediate matches are 6 Minutes. Master Blue belt, White Belt, and Beginner matches are 5 minutes.

  • All Executive matches are 5 minutes long.

  • If I qualify but don’t sign up as a Master or Executive, will you place me in that bracket?  No. It is the athlete’s responsibility to sign up.


Open Weight Divisions: for placers (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in the Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black belt divisions as well as the Intermediate and Advanced divisions. There will be no extra charge for entering these divisions. Athletes that want to compete will listen for the call overhead after their belt/skill division is completed. Master and Executive division placers will not have a unique Open Weight bracket but will have the option of registering for the belt/skill Open weight that will also have the Adult division placers.

At this time there will not be open weight divisions for youth and junior competitors. 

Competitor Lists: Competitor Lists can be viewed at the registrations tab on the event page.
We advise you to login on the last day of registration and check your details along with the competitor lists to make any necessary changes.

Warm Up Mats & Changing Rooms: Dedicated mats for warm up will be provided both days. There are rooms for changing, male & female. There are no lockers at this location & no showers.

Medical: There will be trained First Aid medics on site.

Crowd Control: Adult Day the only people allowed within the barricades during the tournament are active competitors. Coaches are allowed downstairs, all spectators will have a view of all 10 mats from the balcony.  Youth Day the only people allowed within the barricades during the tournament are active competitors and their coaches. Spectators are welcome to view the event from outside the barricades and the balcony. The balcony has risers with limited back support "camping" or "stadium" chairs are encouraged for comfort. Please be courteous of others with chair placement. 

Photography: You are welcome to take photos and videos from the spectator areas. We have many photographers on staff taking pictures from inside the barricades. Podium Photos are taken of each division. Photos can be found shortly after the event on the 'Past Events' page at

Coaching Credentials: as a reminder Coaches' bands are free. Entrance to the event as a Coach is free, as long as you register.  We do not, have not, and will not sell coaches bands.

However, if your team does not register your coaches, each unregistered coach will be charged the $8 entrance fee before they can receive their band.  The reason behind this is that we have had some issues in the past with parents and over eager "helpers" taking the coaches bands before the coaches have the opportunity to check in.

For this same reason, there will be no exchanging bands during the event without both the band and the Head Coach there for the exchange.


Teams that have multiple locations please make sure to register each location independently. For team awards all points will be combined but for coaching credentials to get your full set of credentials each location must register their own coaches.


The credential tiers are:

1 athlete = 1 coach credential

2 or 3 athletes = 2 credentials

4 to 8 athletes = 4 credentials

9 to 12 athletes = 6 credentials

13 to 16 athletes = 8 credentials

16 to 20 athletes = 9 credentials

21 or more athletes = 10 credentials


Registration: online at

Feb 17th - Registration Opens

      Youth/Juniors: $55 Gi or No-Gi/$75 Gi & No-Gi     Adults: $60 Gi or No-Gi/$90 Gi & No-Gi  

Feb 24th - Free T-Shirt Cut Off Ends at 11:59PM

March 2nd - Early Registration Pricing Ends at 11:59PM 

March 3rd - March 9th:          

     Youth/Juniors: $72 Gi or No-Gi/$92 Gi & No-Gi     Adults: $77 Gi or No-Gi/$107 Gi & No-Gi

March 9th - REGISTRATION ENDS at 11:59PM (No Registrations accepted after 11:59PM. No Exceptions.)




Youth Competitors:

 Please register your Youth & Junior Competitor at their competition weight. Please be accurate.

  • Gi Competitors can

  • No Gi Competitors

  • Competitors competing in Gi & No Gi  

Youth competitors weighing above their registered weight might be disqualified and NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.


The Youth & Junior brackets will be made based on the submitted weights of registered competitors. Our general rule of thumb is within 10lbs & 2 years. We have found being able to tailor make the brackets allows for better competition/experience for all competitors. Please never have a youth competitor cut weight! If your child is in a bracket that doesn’t fall within our usual standard, you will receive a call and we will work out something that is best for everyone. Sometimes the best thing is a refund.


 Adult Men, Women, Masters & Executives:  IBJJF Weight Classes for Adult Gi & No Gi. Competitors will weigh dressed to compete.

  • Adult Gi Competitors

  • Adult No Gi (not only in undergarment)

  • Competitors competing in Gi & No Gi

Competitors weighing above their registered weight are subject to disqualification and NO REFUND.

Weigh Ins: Take place on the day of the event when your bracket is called. If you are registered for both Gi & NoGi you will weigh twice.  Competitors weighing above their registered weight or failing to show up for scheduled weigh-ins are subject to disqualification


Adult Gi - weigh-in with your full gi, including belt.
Adult NoGi - weigh-in dressed to compete.                 
Youth/Junior Gi - weigh-in in gi pants only.
Youth/Junior NoGi - weigh-in dressed to compete.



Once Registration is closed NO changes are accepted, no exceptions.

Doors Open: 8am | Event Starts: 9amCompetitors must be checked in one hour before their scheduled start time. If you miss the start of your bracket no refunds are given, no exceptions.

**Estimated** schedule of CALL TIMES: (Official schedule will be posted at no later than noon on March 12th)        

Order of divisions March 14th:

Adults Gi and Adults No Gi:

8am Doors Open

9am Adult Gi Black, Brown & Purple will start to be called beginning with Black belts

10:30am Adult Blue Belts

12:30am Adult White Belts


4:30pm Adult No Gi Advanced

5:30pm Adult Intermediate

6:45pm Adult Beginner


Order of divisions March 15th:

Youth and Juniors Gi, Youth and Juniors No-Gi.

We will be starting with the youngest white belts & then making our way up in age & then starting with the youngest grey belts, etc. When gi brackets are completed we will start no gi the same way, with youngest beginners. Then progressing through the beginners and then starting youngest intermediates, etc.


**Estimated** schedule of CALL TIMES: (Official schedule will be posted at no later than noon on March 12th)

8am Doors Open

9am Youth Rules Meeting

9am Youth Gi Matches Begin White Belts (directly after Rules Meeting)

Estimated 10:30am Grey

Estimated 12:15pm Yellow

Estimated 1pm Orange

Estimated 1pm Green & Blue

Youth No-Gi will begin once all Gi Brackets have been called. (Estimated 1:30pm call time)

An announcement will be made prior to the start to allow youth beginners to change & warm up. (*Estimate last awards 3:30)

Spectators: Under 16yrs - Free | 16yrs & older - $8 at the event

Armory Parking: Street parking is available around Tacoma Armory is free but is limited to 2 hour & free after 6 p.m on Saturday

Street parking on Sunday is free.

Paid public parking is available at several nearby sites. Entrance to the tournament will only be through doors on the west side of the building on Yakima Avenue.

There are many lots near the facility. Weekend parking can be found from $2 - $15 for all day spots.

Brackets & Results: Brackets & final placements are live updated and readily available on the results tab of the event page. Podium Photos will be posted on our website after the event.

Free T-Shirts: Competitors registering within the 1st week receive a free event shirt. T-shirts must be picked up during the event. Unclaimed t-shirts will not be mailed or otherwise distributed.

Other: Should the event reach capacity, we reserve the right to close online registration early.
Liberty Events and Promotions reserves our right to refuse service to anyone.

What to do When You Get to the Event:
Enter the building through the green doors on the corner of S 11th St & S Yakima Ave. It is Tacoma Armory's policy to check all bags for drugs, alcohol & weapons, so leave these items at home.

Every competitor will check-in at our front desk when they arrive. Competitors registered in time for their free event shirt can go to the t-shirt booth to pick it up. Competitors can stay up to date with the progress of their mat on screens provided or on their own phones. Warm up mats are provided on the main floor of the Armory. To find the changing rooms walk across the main floor to the doors opposite of the entrance.  When your bracket is called  find your ring coordinator in the weigh-in area to get weighed in.

Competitors should be in the building and dresses to compete 1 hour before their estimated start time which will be available once the brackets are cast the week of the tournament.

Public Parking lot Map