Missoula has seen a huge boom in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From black belts to beginners we have a lot of BJJ practitioners, and now they can put their skills to the test.

Turn the clocks back about 10-15 years ago in Missoula. There were only one or two places that taught Brazilian Jui Jitsu, and if I remember correctly, they were more focused on the Mixed Martial Arts aspect. Fast forward to the present day, and the martial art has exploded. It's such an amazing discipline, and I've never come across a gym where everyone wasn't welcome. From kids to adults. In or out of shape. Men, women, children. It's so great for exercise, mental health, and of course, self-defense.

Now it's time to put what you've learned to the test, Missoula. A huge Brazilian Jui Jitsu tournament is coming to town.

The American Grappling Federation wants you!


2023 Missoula BJJ Championships - April 29, 2023 (Doors open at 7:30 am/Weigh in at 7:30 am)

Location: Hellgate High School

Early registration goes through April 10th with a $75 registration fee that includes a free shirt. (1 Division)

Regular registration goes through April 17th with a $95 registration fee (1 Division)

Late registration goes through April 24th with a $115 registration fee (1 Divison)

Tiny Kids (4-5) compete for half price, and Black belts compete for free at this tournament.

Any addition division will be $20.

Spectator tickets are $10 before the event and $15 the day of the event.

I'm sure you will have plenty more questions. The event webpage lines out everything pretty well. So get in those last few matt rolls and start stretching. This is looking like a great local event.


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