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USA Team Selection JJIF World Championships

2016JJIFWC-1The USJJO announced today it has started the selection process to field a team to compete at the 2016 Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) World Championships in Worclaw, Poland, November 25 – 27, 2016.

To obtain an application and view the latest regarding Team USA, visit http://usjjo.org/2016-jjif-worldchampionship/

Download the invitation here 2016_worldchampionship_invitation

The JJIF offers three forms of ju-jitsu competition: the Fighting System, Ne-Waza (Brazilian Ju-Jitsu) and the Duo System. Visit http://usjjo.org/competition/

The Ju-Jitsu fighting is a one-on-one competition divided into three parts. For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches and kicks. Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and from there they battle for a take-down to the ground. Part three involves submissions such as strangulations, holding and barring/locking of various body joints. The winner is the competitor that accumulated the most points throughout the match, however an automatic victory may happen if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action/full points) in each part.

 

The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) fight starts in a standing position and the competitors try to gain points with several throwing, take-down, immobilizing techniques, sweeps and submissions. The fight can ultimately be won by a submission. If a submission does not happen, the fight is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points throughout the match.

The Duo System is a discipline where teams of two ju-jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate possible self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks. The attacks include strangulations, hit attacks, embraces, chokeholds and weapons.

The USJJO is the National Governing Body of Ju-Jitsu in the USA and Official Full National Member to the JJIF. The JJIF represents Sports Ju-Jitsu worldwide and is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 106 member countries on 4 continents.

The USA JuJitsu Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org or contact:
Sarah Stanton, President, at
sarah.stanton@usjjo.org
Scott Long, Secretary at scott.long@usjjo.org

 

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US Open and Nationals – UFC IFW 2016 Details

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Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Referee/Volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday at 1:00  in room S214 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.   The easiest way to get to the convention center from your hotel is to take the monorail.

 Weigh-ins will be held on Thursday between 10 am and 4 pm in S205

Friday, July 8th, 2016 and Saturday, July 9th, 2016
US Open and US nationals:  9am – 5pm

Exhibit Hall
South Hall – Hall S4 – level 2 – The Key is you want to get to the South Hall – S4 Entrance – the entrance is off of Swenson Street

Monorail:
Stops at Las Vegas Convention Center
Link to site: http://www.lvmonorail.com/stations/convention-center/

If you are driving – Parking (Note $10.00 a day Parking)
Best Parking Lot to  – Platinum Lot
Brief Directions – From Paradise Road – Turn onto Sierra Vista Drive, drive about 1/2 mile and turn left on Swenson Street lot on right side across from entrance of hall.

2nd Best Parking Lost  – Bronze Lot
From Paradise Road – Turn onto Sierra Vista Drive, drive about 1/4 mile on left side is entrance to parking lot

Map of the convention center: LVCC site map

 

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UFC International Fight Week 2016 Press Release

USJJO-MediumU.S. NATIONALS AND U.S. OPEN JU-JITSU TOURNAMENTS SET FOR 5TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

 Las Vegas, Nevada – May 20, 2016 – The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization today announced that the U.S. Nationals and U.S. Open Sport Ju-Jitsu tournament will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™, which takes place from Tuesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 10. The competitions will be featured as part of the UFC Fan Expo®, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10.

There will be three (3) different forms of ju-jitsu competition during the tournaments, for youth ages 13 years old and up, weight and experience.

The foundation of Ju-Jitsu is based on one-on-one competition divided into three parts. For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches and kicks. Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and they battle for a take-down to the ground. Part three involves submissions such as strangulations, holding and barring / locking of various body joints.  

Winners are determined based on the athlete that accumulated the most points throughout the match; however an automatic victory may occur if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action/full points) during each portion of the contest.  

The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) competitions begin from a standing position and the athletes attempt to secure points with several throwing, take-down, immobilizing techniques, sweeps or submissions. The match can ultimately be won by a submission, but if a submission does not happen, the bout is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points.  

The Duo System is a discipline where teams of two ju-jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate select self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks, including strangulations, hit attacks, embraces, chokeholds and weapons.  

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, July 7 – Weigh-ins
Thursday, July 7 – Referee and volunteer meetings
Friday, July 8 – U.S. Nationals (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Saturday, July 9 – U.S. Nationals and U.S. International Open (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Sunday, July 10 – U.S. International Open (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) (If necessary)

International grand slam points will be earned in any division with more than four countries. Competition rules, tournament and hotel information: http://usjjo.org/2016usjjonationalsopenifw/

Tickets for UFC Fan Expo will be offered in various packages, with three-day passes beginning at $75 online. Two-day passes begin at $65, while one-day passes are $45. Fans can also purchase VIP elite packages for $300 or VIP ultimate packages for $3,000. *Events are subject to change.

To purchase tickets, please visit UFCTICKETS.

For additional information, please visit UFC.com and follow UFC Fight Week on Twitter @UFCFightWeek.

About The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO)
The USJJO is recognized by the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) as the National Ju-Jitsu Member of the USA and as the recognized Governing Body for Ju-Jitsu in the United States of America. USJJO members have the opportunity to take part in seminars, courses and competitive events offered by the USJJO, as well as the JJIF, and other affiliated organizations. The JJIF is the recognized Ju-Jitsu Organization for the SportAccord Combat Games, an Olympic World Event. The JJIF represents Sports Ju-Jitsu worldwide and is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The JJIF has 106 member countries on five continents. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org.

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 156 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 29 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

Contacts:
Sarah Stanton
USJJO
Sarah.stanton@usjjo.org

Brian Smith
UFC
bsmith@ufc.com

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U.S. NATIONALS AND U.S. OPEN JU-JITSU TOURNAMENTS SET FOR 5TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

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USJJO Designates USA Sports Association, NFP a Regional Training Center

USASportsAssociationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Press Release) April 14th, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO) announced today that USA Sports Association, NFP is an official USJJO Regional Training Center.

USA SPORTS ASSOCIATION exists for the purpose of serving as the national governing body for select martial art sports in the United States, and creating platforms for United States athlete development. The mission of USASA is to promote the development of United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive distinction in domestic and international amateur martial arts competition, and to promote the growth of martial art sports participation in the United States.

Foster national and international amateur martial arts competition. Foster domestic athlete development for participation in national and international martial arts competition. Serve as the US National Governing Body for select international martial arts sport federations. Educate community youth in life skills through martial ar ts, and provide cultural education opportunities.

The USASA was started by the Hill Brothers, Prof. Ron and Prof. James Hill. The Hill Brothers have a combined almost 70 years in the martial ar ts and almost 50 years combined instruction. Together they have coach 6 USA National teams. They have been all over the world representing the USA as coaches for various martial arts and combat sports.

Professors Ron and James Hill own SUDA INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER and USA COMBAT GRAPPLING ALLIANCE and they promote martial arts competition across the nation and outside of the US as well.

The USJJO is the National Governing Body of Ju-Jitsu in the USA and Official Full National Member to the JJIF. The JJIF represents Sports Ju-Jitsu worldwide and is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 106 member countries on 4 continents.

The JJIF offers three forms of ju-jitsu competition: the Fighting System, Ne-Waza (Brazilian Ju-Jitsu) and the Duo System. See http://usjjo.org/competition/

The Ju-Jitsu fighting is a one-on-one competition divided into three parts. For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches and kicks. Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and from there they battle for a take-down to the ground. Part three involves submissions such as strangulations, holding and barring/locking of various body joints. The winner is the competitor that accumulated the most points throughout the match, however an automatic victory may happen if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action/full points) in each part.

The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) fight starts in a standing position and the competitors try to gain points with several throwing, take-down, immobilizing techniques, sweeps and submissions. The fight can ultimately be won by a submission. If a submission does not happen, the fight is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points throughout the match.

The Duo System is a discipline where teams of two ju-jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate possible self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks. The attacks include strangulations, hit attacks, embraces, chokeholds and weapons.

The USJJO is committed to developing both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu. Many opportunities for seminars, courses and competitive events focusing on both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu are offered by the USJJO, JJIF and affiliated members. In addition to the competitive training, some of these courses have included personal protection; weapons take away from an attacker, enhancing self-confidence in dangerous situations and course quarter combatives for your personal safety. The USJJO always encourages and welcomes requests for new seminar topics.

The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization is a non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org. You can contact Sarah Stanton, President, at sarah.stanton@usjjo.org or Scott Long, Secretary, at scott.long@usjjo.org.

For more information about USA Sports Association, NFP please visit https://www.facebook.com/TEAMUSAMAD. http://sudamma.com/ http://usacombatgrappling.com/

You can contact Ron Hill at professortashi@gmail.com

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USJJO Designates M3 Fight a Regional Training Center

M3FightFitnessFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Press Release)April 14th, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO) announced today that M3 Fight is an official USJJO Regional Training Center. M3 Fight of Montrose, California has been appointed to the USA Team Development committee of the USJJO and his school has been named an official Regional Training Center. Their instructors will be developing athletes for USJJO related events held around the world, including at the UFC’s International Fight Week 2016, 2016 Pan American Championships in Panama and the 2016 JJIF World Championships in Poland.

The USJJO is the National Governing Body of Ju-Jitsu in the USA and Official Full National Member to the JJIF. The JJIF represents Sports Ju-Jitsu worldwide and is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 106 member countries on 4 continents.

The JJIF offers three forms of ju-jitsu competition: the Fighting System, Ne-Waza (Brazilian Ju-Jitsu) and the Duo System. See http://usjjo.org/competition/

The Ju-Jitsu fighting is a one-on-one competition divided into three parts. For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches and kicks. Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and from there they battle for a take-down to the ground. Part three involves submissions such as strangulations, holding and barring/locking of various body joints. The winner is the competitor that accumulated the most points throughout the match, however an automatic victory may happen if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action/full points) in each part.

The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) fight starts in a standing position and the competitors try to gain points with several throwing, take-down, immobilizing techniques, sweeps and submissions. The fight can ultimately be won by a submission. If a submission does not happen, the fight is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points throughout the match.

The Duo System is a discipline where teams of two ju-jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate possible self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks. The attacks include strangulations, hit attacks, embraces, chokeholds and weapons.

The USJJO is committed to developing both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu. Many opportunities for seminars, courses and competitive events focusing on both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu are offered by the USJJO, JJIF and affiliated members. In addition to the competitive training, some of these courses have included personal protection; weapons take away from an attacker, enhancing self-confidence in dangerous situations and course quarter combatives for your personal safety. The USJJO always encourages and welcomes requests for new seminar topics.

The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization is a non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org. You can contact Sarah Stanton, President, at sarah.stanton@usjjo.org or Scott Long, Secretary, at scott.long@usjjo.org.

For more information about M3 Fight, please visit http://m3fight.com/.

 

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USJJO Designates Kenukan Mixed Martial Arts Academy a Regional Training Center

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(Press Release)April 1, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO) announced today that the Kenukan Mixed Martial Arts Academy is an official USJJO Regional Training Center. Travis Boggs, the Owner / Chief Instructor of the Kenukan Mixed Martial Arts Academy (serving the Kansas City area since 1968 – Johnson County’s oldest martial arts academy), has been a member of the USA Team Development Committee of the USJJO and now his academy has been selected as an official Regional Training Center. Travis and his instructors will be developing athletes for USJJO related events held around the world, including at the UFC’s International Fight Week 2016, 2016 Pan American Championships in Panama, and the 2016 JJIF World Championships in Poland.

Travis Boggs made National Headlines several years ago when he appeared on MSNBC’s “Ashleigh Banfield Live” TV Show as a Flight Self-Defense Expert after training the two airline personnel that took down the “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid in December of 2001.  Boggs is a Certified Flight Self-Defense Instructor with the America In Defense Program, founded by Bob Wall and Chuck Norris.

In 2008, Travis Boggs was named as one of his home town’s top 150 athletes during its Sesquicentennial Celebration (Olathe’s 150th year anniversary).  Boggs’ highlights as a competitor were: Team USA Ju-Jitsu & Karate Goodwill Games Gold Medalist, St. Petersburg, Russia; Team USA Ju-Jitsu & Karate Mediterranean Games Gold Medalist, Athens, Greece; 5-Time Kansas AAU Karate Champion; 3-Time AAU Regional Karate Champion.  Deciding to turn his focus towards coaching, Boggs was selected by the USJJO to serve as a TEAM USA Coach at the 2014 JJIF World Ju-Jitsu Championships held in Paris, France.

Besides competing and coaching, Boggs is known for his instruction to Delta, Ranger, Green Beret, and Special Forces Team Members, as well as Law-Enforcement Officers.  Travis Boggs was personally invited to assist world renowned self-defense expert Jim Harrison (Founder of Bushidokan and Ronin Jutsu Street Combat Systems) at the 2004 Arnold’s Health & Fitness Expo, an Arnold Schwarzenegger Event held every year in Columbus, Ohio.  In 2000, Boggs Co-Directed the 1st Kansas City Grappling Symposium (featuring world rated original MMA Fighters Ken Shamrock, Bart Vale, Keith Hackney, and Walt Lysak).

United States Ju-Jitsu Organization The USJJO is the National Governing Body of Ju-Jitsu in the USA and Official Full National Member to the JJIF. The JJIF represents Sports Ju-Jitsu worldwide and is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 106 member countries on 4 continents.

The JJIF offers three forms of ju-jitsu competition: the Fighting System, Ne-Waza (Brazilian Ju-Jitsu) and the Duo System. See http://usjjo.org/competition/

The Ju-Jitsu fighting is a one-on-one competition divided into three parts. For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches and kicks. Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and from there they battle for a take-down to the ground. Part three involves submissions such as strangulations, holding and barring/locking of various body joints. The winner is the competitor that accumulated the most points throughout the match, however an automatic victory may happen if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action/full points) in each part.

The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) fight starts in a standing position and the competitors try to gain points with several throwing, take-down, immobilizing techniques, sweeps and submissions. The fight can ultimately be won by a submission. If a submission does not happen, the fight is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points throughout the match.

The Duo System is a discipline where teams of two ju-jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate possible self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks. The attacks include strangulations, hit attacks, embraces, chokeholds and weapons.

The USJJO is committed to developing both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu. Many opportunities for seminars, courses and competitive events focusing on both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu are offered by the USJJO, JJIF and affiliated members. In addition to the competitive training, some of these courses have included personal protection; weapons take away from an attacker, enhancing self-confidence in dangerous situations and course quarter combatives for your personal safety. The USJJO always encourages and welcomes requests for new seminar topics.

The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization is a non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org. You can contact Sarah Stanton, President, at sarah.stanton@usjjo.org or Scott Long, Secretary, at scott.long@usjjo.org.

You can visit Kenukan Mixed Martial Arts Academy at www.kenukan.com. You can contact Travis Boggs, Chief Instructor, at kenukan@aol.com or call 913-782-5425

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USJJO Designates Primal Gym, NJ a Regional Training Center

(Press Release)March 30, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO) announced today that Primal Gym, NJ is an official USJJO Regional Training Center. David Elias has been a Team USA World Competitor, Member of the USA Team Development committee of the USJJO and now his school has been named an official Regional Training Center.

David Elias, Jim McCann along with other Primal Gym instructors will be developing athletes for USJJO related events held around the world at the:
UFC’s International Fight Week 2016
2016 Pan American Championships in Panama
2016 JJIF World Championships in Poland.

PRIMAL GYM is the premier training facility in Central New Jersey offering training in:
MMA
Boxing
Kickboxing
Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling
Shingitai JuJitsu
Warrior Fit
Jeet Kune Do
June Fan Kickboxing
Close Quarter Combatives (Hand, Stick, Knife, Gun)
Pacific Archipelago Combatives
Kajukenbo
Never Surrender Women’s Self Defense

The USJJO is the National Governing Body of Ju-Jitsu in the USA and Official Full National Member to the JJIF. The JJIF represents Sports Ju-Jitsu worldwide and is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA). The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 106 member countries on 4 continents.

The JJIF offers three forms of ju-jitsu competition: the Fighting System, Ne-Waza (Brazilian Ju-Jitsu) and the Duo System. See http://usjjo.org/competition/

The Ju-Jitsu fighting is a one-on-one competition divided into three parts. For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches and kicks. Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and from there they battle for a take-down to the ground. Part three involves submissions such as strangulations, holding and barring/locking of various body joints. The winner is the competitor that accumulated the most points throughout the match, however an automatic victory may happen if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action/full points) in each part.

The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) fight starts in a standing position and the competitors try to gain points with several throwing, take-down, immobilizing techniques, sweeps and submissions. The fight can ultimately be won by a submission. If a submission does not happen, the fight is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points throughout the match.

The Duo System is a discipline where teams of two ju-jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate possible self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks. The attacks include strangulations, hit attacks, embraces, chokeholds and weapons.

The USJJO is committed to developing both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu. Many opportunities for seminars, courses and competitive events focusing on both self-defense and sports ju-jitsu are offered by the USJJO, JJIF and affiliated members. In addition to the competitive training, some of these courses have included personal protection; weapons take away from an attacker, enhancing self-confidence in dangerous situations and course quarter combatives for your personal safety. The USJJO always encourages and welcomes requests for new seminar topics.

The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization is a non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org. You can contact Sarah Stanton, President, at sarah.stanton@usjjo.org or Scott Long, Secretary, at scott.long@usjjo.org.

You can visit Primal Gym, NJ at www.primalgymnj.com. You can contact David Elias at dave@primalgymnj.com or call 609-584-8500.

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Road To The 2017 World Games

RoadToTheWorldGames2017

Coaches and competitors need to start competing in events here in 2016 to start accumulating points to get invited to the 2017 International World Games in Poland.

Review the competition rules and contact the USJJO for any questions and to apply as a competitor to the upcoming events in the USA, Panama and Poland here in 2016.

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USJJO Competition Pages

JJIF Competition Page Reference

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