ENTRY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 200 COMPETITORS TO REGISTER
IF NOT ALREADY FULL, ENTRY WILL CLOSE ON
Saturday 8th September 2012 @ 10:00 PM
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
OUR LAST EVENT SOLD OUT WEEKS IN ADVANCE
GET YOUR ENTRY IN EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
The Combat Academy have for several years hosted some of the most well organised competitions in the UK. This is not our opinion, but that of our many 'customers' who return again and again to our events (see comments below).
Following feedback received from competitors and spectators at our previous events, and taking into account feedback regarding other events, we are aim to provide a service that is second to none.
All competitors will get a minimum of two fights
75% of competitors will get a minimum of three fights
The junior categories will be completed and the medals presented by 1.00pm
The senior categories will be completed and the medals presented by 5.00pm
We will provide bleacher seating for 200+ spectators
A warm-up area will be provided for the competitors
The competitors list will be posted online at least 5 days before the event
Results will be posted online within 24 hours of the event.
Hereford Leisure Centre.
Free Parking - Cafe - Changing Rooms & Showers
Warm-up area, bleecher seating and Four 7 x 7 m contest areas.
Premier Inn. 500m from Leisure Centre >here
Men White Belt Adult (16+ years)
Men White Belt Seniors (36+ years)
Ladies White Belt
Juniors (under 16 years).
Juveniles (16-17 years)
Male competitors aged 36 or over can fight in the Senior, or the Adult category, but not in both.
If you are 36 in the year of the event you are eligible to fight in the Senior category.
Juvenile competitors can fight in the Juvenile category or the Adult category, but not in both.
If weight categories have to be combined due to lack of numbers you will be contacted and given the choice of moving weight category and/or age category. If you are not happy with moving you will be given a refund.
-57.5 kg Rooster
-64 kg Super Feather
-70 kg Feather
-76 kg Light
-82.3 kg Middle
-88.3 kg Medium Heavy
-94.3 kg Heavy
-100.5 kg Super Heavy
+100.5 kg Super Super Heavy
-53.5 kg Super Feather
-58.5 kg Feather
-64 kg Light Weight
-69 kg Middle Weight
-74 kg Medium Heavy
+74 kg Heavy
Juniors and Juveniles will be divided by the weight categories shown below.
Where possible they will also be sub-divided into the following age brackets:
4 - 6 years, 7 - 9 years, 10 - 12 years and 13 - 15 years.
It is highly unlikely that the juniors will also be divided into separate belt categories.
The brackets will be e-mailed to all competitors at least 5 days before the event.
If the parents / coach are not happy with the brackets we will issue a refund.
Weigh-in times will be confirmed at least 5 days before the event, details will be posted online and e-mailed to all competitors.
Juniors £15 (+ £1.03 online booking fee)
Seniors £25 (+ £1.28 online booking fee)
Adult Spectators £5 pay on the door
Accompanied -16 Free
Coaches please e-mail the organisers to arrange free entry
For further information please e-mail
Fighter and Coach Comments from the previous Hereford Opens
Esputahlo (posted on Cagewarriors BJJ forum) "By far the best run comp in the uk, great atmosphere and always guaranteed a good few fights for a lower price than most big comps. awesome day"
Sloth Jitsu (posted on the EFN forum) "Hereford open and this comp [English Open] are the best comps i have ever been to, if you are a competitor then dont miss the oportunity to experience how a competition should be run, with the competitors being the priority not profits"
Andy Costello (Project Mayhem - Raphael Dos Santos) "If Carlesberg did BJJ comps they would be like the Hereford Open. My guys all got three fights, it ran like a swiss clock, Dave Coles is great to work with. As professional as a Judo comp but without the 'attitude'. No wonder this comp has such a great rep."
Johnboy1973 (posted on the EFN forum) "Brilliant day, very well run event made even better by my boy picking up silver. I look forward to returning in December."
Chris Rees (Gracie Barra Swansea) 'The competition was superbly run as always and really set the benchmark once again. Organisation, communication and overall professionalism were excellent as I've come to expect from the Hereford comps.'
Lee B (Alliance UK) 'This was our first event and we all had a great time, was good to meet some of the other uk bjj guys and me and the team will certainly be back.
Thanks Dave for a great day and congratulations to all the competitors.'
Mark P (Gracie Barra Mansfield) 'it was the first BJJ comp for our guys and they all really enjoyed it. A nice friendly atmosphere from everybody there, and was also nice to see the coaches from the opponents coming over and congratulating each others fighters no matter what the outcome of the fight and passing on compliments.'
Rob T (Gracie Barra Swansea) 'This was a great event, run to the same high standards as all previous Combat Academy events... I am still to experience one running late (and I've been to a lot).'
Nick Brookes (RGA Mill Hill) 'Once again Dave Coles And the Hereford team have shown how its done, One of the best events I have been to. Efficient in every way.'
Gareth (Straight Blast Gym) 'Awesome day! another well organized comp! well worth the trip up from Plymouth.
Ade (Gracie Barra Swansea) 'great day I really enjoyed myself, coming back in Feb.'
Richard Shore (Tillery Combat) 'Excellent comp. . . . . all my lads had between 3 and 6 fights . . . . . cant wait for the next one'
Mark (Renegades Jiu Jitsu) 'Thankyou for running a great comp, although i didnt win a medal i had a great day. The atmosphere was relaxed and well organized. This was my first comp and i will be returning in febuary!'
Simon (Carlson Gracie Revolution Team) 'It is no surprise that THE HEREFORD OPEN has been so superbly organised by them with results posted as the organisers are still sitting on tables at the event. If this is the future for customers at UKBJJ competitions then the future is bright. The Combat Academy are setting standards of excellence.'
Scuba (Gracie Barra Swansea) 'The guys from the Combat Acadamy put on yet another excellent competition. This was their first full BJJ comp with 3 mats runnning and not only did it all look professional, as per usual it all ran to time.'
Pete O'Shea (Carlson Gracie Revolution Team) 'It was a fantastic competition so well organised and really friendly. I made lots of new friends on the day and the atmosphere was superb. A great expierience and I look forward to coming back in February. Thanks again for a superb day out.'
Matt (Gracie Barra Preston) "I just want to pass on mine and the lads from Preston Gracie Barras thanks for the superb experience you and the team gave us at the Hereford open yesterday. The organisation was superb. Roll on the next one."