AJP NO-GI RANK DEFINITIONS 2023-2024

BEST OF THE NO-GI SEASON

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The Qualification System aims to ensure that the principles of Universality, Performance, Country Representation and Gender Equity, remain the focus for the AJP participation. In addition, a number of other technical principles and rules have been established to provide a basis for the development of the AJP Qualification System.

The ranking is the fairest way of awarding the effort and the talent of each athlete that signs up to one of the AJP tournaments throughout the year. It is also a great incentive for more and more athletes to take part in as many events as they can.

THE AJP NO-GI RANKING PERIOD WILL BE FOR 12 MONTHS, STARTING ON JULY 1st, 2023 AND FINISHING AT JUNE 30TH, 2024.

The Seven (7) best NO-GI  results during next season (12 months’ period) will count + one extra (8th) result from the NO-GI Continental + the final result (9th) of Abu Dhabi NO-GI World Professional Championship 1st Edition. 

The points for each individual tournament will expire as follows:

  • From July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024 the points will count 100%.

NOTE: The ranking period for Season 2023-2024 will be from July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024

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THESE POINTS ARE ADDED TOGETHER TO CREATE THE AJP NO-GI RANK FOR AMATEUR, PROFESSIONAL AND MASTERS AND DIVIDED BY:

  • AJP NO-GI National
  • AJP NO-GI Continental
  • AJP NO-GI Global

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BEST OF CONTINENT / TRAVEL PACKAGES

The top Continental NO-GI Rank fighters of AJP will win seats (Travel Packages) to Abu Dhabi NO-GI  World Pro 2024.

Maximum of 2 fighters per country for each awarded division according the NO-GI Continent Quota.

Example: If there are 4 fighters from the same country in the NO-GI Continental Black Belt Rank, only the top 2 fighters from the same country will be invited (2 fighters will be disregard), followed by the next top 2 fighter from different countries.

NO-GI Ranking Seat Quota (Travel Packages) Terms and Conditions click here >>

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AT THE END OF THE YEAR SEASON, THE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTERS AT THE TOP OF THE RANKINGS WILL BECOME THE BEST OF THE SEASON CHAMPIONS WITH PRIZES

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* Prizes awarded at ABU DHABI WORLD JIU JITSU AWARDS according to the AJP World Rank from July 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2024.

The year-end AJP NO-GI Ranking is based on calculating, the total points respecting the best results quotas (1 Abu Dhabi NO-GI World Pro 2024 result + 1 NO-GI Continental result + 7 NO-GI best results) for each competitor of the ranking period:

  • One (1) Abu Dhabi NO-GI  World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship
  • Six (5) Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Six (6) AJP NO-GI Continental Championships
  • Thirty (30) AJP NO-GI  National Championships
  • Twenty (10) AJP NO-GI Regional Championships
  • Fifty (20) AJP NO-GI International Championships

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DEFINITIONS

1. The AJP NO-GI  Ranking is the mathematical method of ranking men and women on a calendar-year basis.

2. The AJP NO-GI Ranking is the objective merit-based method used for determining qualificationfor fighters' entries and seeding in all championships.

3. The AJP NO-GI Ranking are run approximately 100~150 times per year (only NO-GI championships). *NO GI championships count points for World NO GI Ranking.

4. Every fighter who has earned AJP NO-GI Ranking points in an eligible AJP professional or regional championship during the entry ranking period is included in the AJP Rankings.

5. Fighters may not change team academy during the season, due the Academy Ranking System.

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IMPORTANT:

  • Fighters alone in a bracket will be moved to an upper divisions.

Exception where points will be given:

  • in a case where divisions cannot be merged such Women 95 kilos or Men 120 Kilos, the points will be credited.
  • Special cases will be checked by AJP Committee and points can be credited.
  • Divisions with 2 (two) competitors will run normally, competitors won't be moved to next division. 
  • Open weight light and heavy does not count for nine (9) best results. Points will be disregarded.
  • For the best academy, the ranking points in all Kids divisions (from Kids 1 to Teen, all belt levels) and the white belt divisions (up to Master 4) are worth 50%.
  • Points from Abu Dhabi World Festival (kids and parajiu-jitsu) will not be credited for Best International Fighter Rank, neither Best International Academy.
  • Cases where belts divisions are merged, the points will be credited according to the current fighter's belt.
  • Cases where ages categories are merged, the points will be credited according to the current age registered. If a competitor is moved from Master 1 to Amateur/Professional, the points will be credited to Master 1 Rank.
  • Ranking points will not be transferred from one belt rank to the next one.
  • Ranking points will not be transferred from one age division to another.
  • If a fighter changes nationality, age group or belt division during Season Qualification period he/she loses all points in the AJP Rank and has to start with 0.

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ADDITIONAL RULES:

In case of equality of total NO-GI RANK points, the higher ranking will be decided by:

1. The highest sum of the current points from Abu Dhabi  NO-GI World Pro.

2. The highest sum of the current points from all Abu Dhabi Grand PRIX.

3. The highest sum of the current points from all NO-GI Continental, followed by NO-GI National, NO-GI Regional, and NO-GI International Championships.

4.  The highest current points from one single event, then, if needed, the second highest, and so on.

5. If the competitors are still equal the decision will be taken by the number of matches done by the fighter through the season, followed by the fastest submission(s) or who made more points during the matches in case of Abu Dhabi World Pro Qualification.

6. If a competitor decides to change nationality, upgrade belt or move age group during Season Qualification period he/she loses all points in the AJP NO-GI World Rank and has to start with 0.