[I] The new functional classification aims to universalize the categories of ParaJiu-Jitsu worldwide. [II] All new categories present numbered subclasses where subcategory 1 (one) refers to the most severe form of the disability contemplated in that category. [III] Categories where there are no subdivisions are also designated with the numeral 1 (one). In this way, future updates should be included in the sequence (2, 3, 4, etc). [IV] Letters of the alphabet that have not been used in this version are reserved in the sequence for possible future updates. [V] During the transition period to the new functional classification, two pieces of information must be shared with users for educational purposes: "Phonetic Analogy" refers to the English phoneme used for association with the new nomenclature, such as Amputee for Class A and Blind for Class B. "Former Class" refers to the nomenclature used until 2021 to designate the functional classification of the category in question.
PREVIOUS CLASS: D
Upper limb amputation. Includes above-elbow amputees and bi-amputees.
PREVIOUS CLASS: E
Upper limb amputation. Includes arm amputees and bi-amputees below the elbow.
PREVIOUS CLASS: C
Lower limb amputation. Includes above-the-knee amputees and bi-amputees.
PREVIOUS CLASS: A
Lower limb amputation. Includes amputees and bi-amputees below the knee.
PREVIOUS CLASS: B1
Total visual impairment. It includes individuals with no perception to light in both eyes with an inability to recognize the shape of a hand at any distance or direction. Parathletes in this category compete with the aid of an audio description of the score and the minutes throughout the fight.
PREVIOUS CLASS: B2
Partial visual impairment. It includes individuals who have figure perception, with the ability to recognize the shape of a hand up to a visual acuity of 2/60 or a visual field of less than five degrees. Parathletes in this category compete with the aid of an audio description of the score and minutes throughout the fight.
PREVIOUS CLASS: B3
Subnormal visual impairment. It includes individuals who can define images with a visual acuity of 2/60 to 6/60 or a visual field between 5 and 20 degrees. Also includes monocular. Parathletes in this category compete with the aid of an audio description of the score and minutes throughout the fight.
PREVIOUS CLASS: O
Clinical diagnoses of cognitive impairments that include, but are not limited to, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
PREVIOUS CLASS: F
Bilateral total hearing loss. Includes individuals with total hearing loss. Para-athletes in this category struggle without the use of a hearing aid.
PREVIOUS CLASS: L
Complications of Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) or Encephalic Vascular Accident (EVA). Individuals with stroke sequelae that compromise limb mobility in any configuration and are able to remain upright in a sitting position without assistance.
PREVIOUS CLASS: N
Congenital or other non-traumatic encephalopathies. Individuals with impaired cognition and/or mobility due to neurological diseases of different origins. They include cerebral palsy of any origin.CLASS K4
CLASSE ANTERIOR: K1
Lumbar spinal cord injury. Individuals with lesions in the lumbar segments (L1 to L5), which are related to the movements and sensitivity of the lower limbs.
CLASSE ANTERIOR: N
It includes individuals with motor disabilities not included in the previous classes. Classification subject to analysis by the FBJJP Functional Classification Department.
CLASSE ANTERIOR: M
Nanism or dwarfism. It includes individuals with short stature derived from skeletal dysplasia such as achondroplasia, hypochondroplasia or any other congenital disorder that impairs growth.
CLASSE ANTERIOR: H
Total brachial plexus injury. Includes individuals with brachial plexus nerves damaged by stretching, pressure, or cutting, in whom arm mobility, uni or bilaterally, is totally compromised.
CLASSE ANTERIOR: G
Partial brachial plexus injury. Includes individuals with brachial plexus nerves damaged by stretching, pressure, or cutting, in whom arm mobility, uni or bilaterally, is partially compromised.