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The Warriors Journey
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November 16th, 2024

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Tournament Information

Note to Competitors, Parents and Supporters

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Veterans Breakthrough BJJ Tournament Fundraiser is right around the corner!! We want to ensure that everyone is fully prepared and informed for this exciting event!  As you know this is our first event and we are looking forward to growing this to become better every year.  Your Feedback is greatly appreciated. 

The Veterans Breakthrough BJJ Tournament Fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the challenges Veterans face when transitioning from military service, particularly addressing the stigmas surrounding PTSD and the broader mental health crisis. Through various modalities, including BJJ, we strive to assist Veterans in rediscovering their purpose and direction in life. As an organization operated primarily by volunteers, many of whom are Veterans themselves and have overcome similar challenges, we are committed to paying it forward and supporting fellow Veterans on their journey to healing and success.


Below, you will find all the essential details for our event:

Important Deadlines:

Early Registration: Ends August 15, 2024

Normal Registration: Ends Oct 8, 2024

Final Registration: Ends November 8, 2024

Event Date and Time: The tournament will take place on November 16, 2024, with registration starting at 8:00 am and matches commencing at 09:00 am Please note that specific start and end times for different age groups or events will be communicated closer to the date.


Location: Mesa Hangars LLC, located at 4517 E Mallory Cir, Hangar 109, Mesa, AZ 85215. Ample parking is available onsite for free.  You can park in any parking lot or along Mallory Circle


Map link:

Tournament Categories: Participants will compete in various categories based on age groups, belt levels, and weight classes. 
NOTE:  Categories may be mixed for Youth Divisions – This is standard practice for all our tournaments and will allow for more matches and more equitable divisions based on age/weight/belt.  


Registration Details: If you have not completed your registration for the tournament, please visit  

NOTE: Registration is not done through Smoothcomp however we need the email you use for smoothcomp to be able to pull your competitor profile for the tournament.   

Rules and Regulations: Please familiarize yourself with the IBJJF rules and regulations, including scoring, prohibited techniques, and specific guidelines.  


Attire and Equipment: Participants are required to wear a BJJ gi and bring any necessary equipment, such as mouthguards. Color of Gi’s can be any color and rash guards can be worn under Gi’s.


Preparation Tips: Start preparing for the tournament by practicing specific techniques, staying hydrated, and ensuring you get enough rest leading up to the event. We want all participants to feel confident and ready to showcase their skills!


Awards and Prizes:  Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.  By raising funds for our organization you are eligible to earn free gear.  More information to come.  Start raising funds by setting up your donation page here:

Event Purpose and Goal: The Veterans Breakthrough BJJ Tournament Fundraiser focus is to provide scholarships to veterans that have never trained Jiu Jitsu before all while helping them get back on track in their journey post service. 


Safety Measures: Rest assured, safety is our top priority at the tournament. Qualified referees and medical personnel will be onsite to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.


Spectator Information: Parents and family are welcome to attend the tournament as spectators. Entry to the tournament is by donation (suggested donation $10).  


Volunteer Opportunities: We encourage parents to volunteer at the tournament if possible. Tasks include setup, registration, concessions, and more. To sign up for volunteer opportunities, please


Supporting Veterans: By participating in this fundraiser, you are directly supporting veterans in need. The funds raised will be used to impact the lives of veterans through scholarships in Jiu Jitsu as well as our retreats.


Questions: Please direct all questions you have to and will do our best to respond within 48 hours.

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