Early bird registrations
20 Jul - 01 Mar 00:00
Normal registration
01 Mar - 30 Apr 23:59
Late registrations
30 Apr - 18 May 23:59
Event dates 20 May - 21 May

ADCC German Open Championships 2023

+++Attention+++After the tremendous success of last year ADCC Germany has decided to host the ADCC German Open Championship over two days to guarantee a smooth and professional experience for all athletes. Capacity is limited to 600 fighters for two days.+++Attention+++

Information on ADCC World Federation website. (Link will follow soon)

Door open: 09.00 a.m. in the morning. Fighters who compete in divisions starting at 10.00 a.m. have to successfully weight-in not later than 09.45 a.m.! 

Competition starts on all mats at 10.00 a.m. in the morning. All mats will have a  livestream on www.sportdeutschland.tv and all fights will be recorded. 

Rules: Official ADCC competition rules

What is ADCC?

Registration here on Smoothcomp is simple, fast and very secure. You can see immediately if your registration has been sent successfully and if you are entered in the competition.

We welcome fighters of the following levels:

Beginners (2 years or less experience in Judo, Sambo, Luta Livre, BJJ, Wrestling or similar Martial Arts)

Intermediate (2 years or more experience)

Professionals (Professional level athletes, such as Blackbelts, professional MMA fighters etc.)

We welcome Boys and Girls from 7 to 17 years, Women and Men over 18 years and the male Masters in two categories (+35 years and +45 years). We are open to competitors of all levels, styles and organizations.

Only 1 Coach per Team will be allowed to enter the venue.

Official ADCC Germany Medals for Places 1-3. Championbelts for the winners in all Professional Adults (18-35 years) divisions. Additional Championship Rings for the winners in all Professional divisions. No Championbelts and Championship Rings will be awarded to fighters who haven't had a match for the 1st Place.

Big Trophy for the "Best Team"!

1.000 Euro Pricemoney for the Professional Absolute Adult Male Champion!

+++Schedule of Divisions+++

We were forced to expand the ADCC German Open Championships into a two-day-event to handle the amount of registrations and to guarantee a smooth and professional organization for all competitors. We have decided to hold the tournament under the following schedule:

Saturday, May 20th 2023:

- Competition for ALL Beginners in every weight- and ageclass for both male and female. We will also have ALL Intermediate Kids-, Women- and Master Classes on Saturday. Athletes, who register for any of those divisions will fight on Saturday and can weight in on Friday night from 8.00 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. Weight-in only for those classes start on Saturday at 09.00 a.m. again until noon.

Sunday, May 21st 2023:

Competition for ALL adult Intermediate (18-35 years) and ALL Professional divisions.Athletes who will fight in those divisions can weight in on Saturday night from 8.00 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. or on Sunday morning, starting at 09.00 a.m. until noon.


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  1. All competitors have to follow this procedure to weight-in successfully for the Championships.  Please bring  a valid ID (Passport, ID Card) to the weight-ins. Weight-in must be done barefeet in Fight-Clothes (Shorts/Spats and eventual Rashguard). Fighters who weight-in topless must fight topless in competiton. Female fighters MUST wear a Rashguard or Sportsbra.
  2. Fighters, who haven't done the weight-in on Friday are asked to come to the weight-in on Saturday,  starting at 9 a.m. All fighters must have their weight checked and cleared at least 15 minutes their division starts but not later than 12 p.m. (noon) this day.
  3. We will have three scales and weight-in points ready on both days.
  4. After successful weight-in all competitors will be given a wristband they have to wear all day until their first match. Before the first match the wristband will be taken off only by the Referee on each mat. You will not be allowed to fight if you don't wear your wristband when you enter the mat for your first match.


  1. Only 1 Coach per Team is allowed to enter the venue! No exceptions. Every coach will get a wristband she/he has to wear all day during the stay in the venue.
  2. Boys and Girls under the age of 14 are allowed to have one parent with them for competition. Wristbands will be given to them at the weight-in. The parent has to accompany their kids to the weight-in to get that wristband.
  3. No spectators or other companions are allowed to the event. This is a non-public event. We will provide a free Livestream of all fights on all four mats via Sportdeutschland.TV, so all your friends and family can watch your fights live and free.


  1. We organize our event with Smoothcomp and we ask all coaches and fighters to check their times in the event schedule and mat schedule on Smoothcomp. When you are not weighed-in 15 minutes prior to your class starts the weight-in will be closed and you will be automatically disqualified.
  2. If you want to cancel your registration for any reason please feel free to do so on your Smoothcomp Account. You will be automatically granted a refund via the Payment Gateway you have choosen for registration. We grant an automatic refund of 80% of the competition fee until February 28th 2023 and a 50% refund until May 13th at 3.00 p.m. After May 13th 2023, 3:00 p.m., you cannot cancel your registration with a refund of competition fee. You have to cancel your registration by yourself and no e-mail or messages on Social Networks will be considered regarding your cancellation.
  3. When the schedule shows a sign "Go to Bull Penn" for your match you should move to the warm-up area right next to the fighting area.
  4. When the schedule shows a sign "Be ready in Bull Penn" you must be in the warm-up area ready to step on the mat for your fight. You will be called only once to come to the mat for your fight and when you don't show up immediately you will be declared the looser of the match.
  5. We will post a schedule of the event on Smoothcomp 2 days prior to the competition with all brackets released. We ask all fighters to come to the venue only for the weight-ins and to 30 minutes prior their Age- and Level- Classes start. We will have all Beginners and most of the Intermediate Kids, Women and Masters fight on Saturday, followed by all Professionals and the adult Intermediate on Sunday. 

Merging of Classes/Only one Competitor in a class

  1. You can follow all registrations easily on Smoothcomp. When you have no opponent in your division you are free to move your registration to another class or age group until May 14th 11:59 p.m. Registrations closes when we reach 600 competitors or on May13th 03:00 p.m. After the registration is closed you can change your weightclass until May 14th 11:59 p.m to find an opponent.
  2. If you are alone in your age- and weight-class in your division we will move your registration on May 15thth by either one weight-class up/down or by one age group down (Masters adults only). If this is not possible you will stay in this weight-class and you will be awarded the Gold Medal in this group.
  3. You have to weight-in in time within the limits of this weight-class. When you are over the weight-limit of this class you will be disqualified and will not get the Gold Medal in this class.
  4. After having successfully weighed in in your weight-class and you are the only competitor you will receive the Gold Medal during the Award Ceremony on May 21st noon when the first Award Ceremonies will be done after the Kids and Masters II divisions have fought.
  5. For competitors, who have got the Gold Medal without fighting no points for the "Best Team" Scoring will be given.

Best Team

The big Trophy for "Best Team" will be given by ADCC Germany to the Team/Affiliation, who scored the most points with its athletes during competition. Points are automatically calculated by the Smoothcomp Software regarding the following:

  1. Any 1st Place scores 5 Points
  2. Any 2nd Place scores 3 Points
  3. Any 3rd Place scores 1 Points
  4. Goldmedals for competitors with only one fighter in a division do not score points

The results for "Best Team" will be automatically calculated after the last Award Ceremony in the evening after the end of competition and we will give also Gold-, Silver- and Bronce Medals to the Team Representatives of the winning Teams additionally.

MatGuerilla Booth

Our sponsor MatGuerilla has a big booth next to the competition area, where you can buy NoGi Fightwear like Fightshorts and Rashguards. An official ADCC Germany Rashguard will be available in very limited quantity. MatGuerilla accepts cash and credit card payments on the event day. If you want to order some gear before the competition please make sure to visit the official Brand Store of MatGuerilla where you can order your gear and you can select to pick-up your order on the event day at the MatGuerilla Booth.

Any news or updates to this event will be published here on Kakutogi in english language, as this is an international event.


  • Men +18 years 80 EUR
  • Men +18 Absolute Class 40 EUR
  • Women +18 yr 80 EUR
  • Boys 7-10 years 55 EUR
  • Girls 7-10 years 55 EUR
  • Boys 11-14 years 55 EUR
  • Girls 11-14 years 55 EUR
  • Boys 15-17 years 70 EUR
  • Girls 15-17 years 70 EUR

Cancel/Refund policy