About Us

Being competitors ourselves we are very familiar with the frustration of wanting to compete more but having to drive long distances and spend the majority of our paychecks to shoot our shot. That’s why we decided to bring more competitions to our home, make them as affordable as possible and far more readily available to Louisiana competitors. Thus Bayou Jiu Jitsu League was born. As kids coaches, we have seen the incredible talent of students from our area and we know future Jiu Jitsu world champions are being made in the South.

Our greatest desire is to help build the Jiu Jitsu community here, and we hope you will come along with us on this journey to make Louisiana home to the greatest martial art and sport in the world!

We could not have done it without the amazing support we’ve received from our teammates, coaches, friends and our sponsors. You are making this possible and we’re excited to see what the future holds for our league!

For a Jiu Jitsu Louisiana,

– Sarah and Kandace



Kandace Landreneau

Kandace’s experience is in running events. She has produced 9 major events, in Louisiana and Washington D.C. that hosted between 600 to over 1500 students at each event. She’s produced youth camps and conferences for the last 10 years that hosted between 100-400 people at each event. She’s helped coach kid’s Jiu Jitsu at her academy and tournaments for the last 6 months. She brings 10 years of experience when it comes to event production and promotion. 


Sarah Torregrossa

Sarah’s experience in running Jiu Jitsu tournaments. In addition to being a full time competitor, she’s coached kids Jiu Jitsu for the last 3 years and has worked international Jiu Jitsu tournaments for the last 4 years. Tournaments that have hosted over 800 participants each, doing multiple jobs required at a Jiu Jitsu tournament. She’s entirely familiar with the way a tournament should run from set up to tear down, and the flow of the event. She brings the most experience when it comes to competition as an athlete, and producing Jiu Jitsu tournaments.

Both of us have competed in every major Jiu Jitsu tournament league, and we know what the competitor experience should be and we desire to make our tournaments the best possible competition experience.


Our programs are developed by experienced jiu-jitsu competitors, refs and coaches.  All athletes can choose to participate in Gi and No Gi. The divisions are then split by age, weight and rank.


Rules for each division are consistent with nationwide tournaments. Email bayoujiujitsuleauge@gmail.com for clarifications. 


Each participant will register at their true age, weight and rank and will be able to indicate if they would be willing to move up in weight, age or rank to a division where opponents are available.

Weight chart

Athletes will weigh in the day of competition and are not required to wear the uniform when weighing in. There will be a 1lb weight allowance and division changes will not be allowed the day of the tournament.

Register early & save!

  • Early Registration: $60 (one division) + $20 per additional division. 

  • Regular Registration: $70 + $20 per additional division. 

  • Late Registration: $80 + $20 per additional division

  • Spectator Entrance Fee: $10 per person 13yo and up. Children 5yo-12yo $5. Children 4yo and under are free.