Correct me if i'm wrong, but competitors have to register three (3) times as follows:1. Register your academy (if not done yet);2. Register yourself with WPJJ; and3. Register yourself with the event organizer (no details yet on this, it seems).Can someone please confirm this? I understand the process was much more simpler for the 2011 trials, or for the 2012 Macau trials as well. Thanks in anticipation.
I'm getting confirmation on a contact person/team for registration now. Will post as soon as I can.
You do not need to register 3 times. The only registration process will be with the local organizers, just like any other comp. You will pay a fee. I understand the confusion, but I have received confirmation from UAEJJ that participants need not register with them. An event page will be up on Facebook soon (within this week) with all the details including how to register,cost of registration, rules, weight divisions and prizes.So, to reiterate, you do not need to register your academy (but you MUST represent a BJJ academy), and you do not need to register with UAEJJ. You will only be required to register with the organizers of the local pro trials.I sincerely hope this addresses the confusion and I thank you for the support!Best regards,Aaron http://www.facebook.com/leverage.combat.academy
Thanks to Aaron and the team of people working to make this happen in KL. Well done and looking forward to the event.
According to the official website only individuals that are from the region are eligible to register and compete at the trials in Malaysia. However, I've heard that foreigners are eligible to compete "unofficially." Does anyone know whether or not this is true?
From my experience with the trials in Macau and Shanghai, this is entirely dependent on whether the organizers are financially sponsoring the event and it's winners. In the case of Macau, all winners regardless of their nationality were allowed. If sponsorship is coming directly from UAE, there may be different set of restrictions according to nationality.From a conversation with one of the head figures organizing the trials in KL, this event will be a 100% open tournament.
Luke is spot on. UAEJJ will be sponsoring a total of 4 prizes to the winners of the following categories:1. 1st place for Absolute White Belt2. 1st place for Absolute Blue Belt3. 1st place for Absolute Purple Belt4. 1st place for Absolute White and Blue Female combinedWinners will receive an all expense paid trip to compete in Abu Dhabi in April. Flights, accommodation and food will be taken care of by UAEJJ.Hence, certain restrictions do apply. For now, these are the countries who can register and compete at the KL trials:AfghanistanJapanBangladeshBhutanBruneiBurma (Myanmar)BosniaCambodiaChinaEast TimorIndiaIndonesiaKazakhstanKorea (north)Korea (south)KyrgyzstanLaosMalaysiaMaldivesMongoliaNepalPakistanPhilippinesQatarSingaporeSri LankaTajikistanThailandTurkmenistanUzbekistanVietnamAustraliaFijiKiribatiMarshall IslandsMicronesiaNauruPalauPapua New GuineaSamoaSolomon IslandsTongaTuvaluVanuatuBrazilians, Europeans and Americans are strictly not allowed.
Thanks Aaron and Luke!
Hi AllI am a European national but I live in Singapore with a long term work visa. In my case, I will not be able to take part in any European or other trials as I am resident in Singapore. As such, am I eligible to compete in the KL trials?Many thanks!
Hello Anonymous,If you are a Singaporean resident, you are allowed to compete.
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