According to a note posted on their Facebook page by the Western Australian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (AFBJJ) , the IBJJF will no longer have kids No Gi Jiu-Jitsu competition. Read the note: below
Dear Instructors and athletes,
Please read the important note regarding Kids No Gi Events.
In line with the accepted International governing body, the IBJJF, the AFBJJ wishes to follow and not allow No Gi categories for Juniors.
The IBJJF believes and the AFBJJ agrees that No Gi at Junior levels is a poor foundation for Jiu Jitsu.
Further after consultation with peak insurance bodies, it was established that liability may be evident in Junior No Gi categories, as the International body does not promote them.
The AFBJJ wishes to fall in line with the IBJJF and not offer nor support No Gi categories for Juniors.
It can be noted that Juvenile categories (they are those for athletes that turn either 16 or 17 in the said competition year) are allowed.
We trust that you understand that this is in the best interests of the children’s development and safety.
Have a fantastic day.