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For USJJO Athletes, Coaches and Athlete Support Personals – Updates from WADA for 2020

WADA published the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2020 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2020 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2020 Monitoring Program. The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) on 23 September 2019, comes into force on 1 January 2020. All Ju Jitsu athletes, coaches, and support personnel competing for the USA should be aware of the latest requirements.

For more information go to: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/media/news/2019-09/wada-publishes-2020-list-of-prohibited-substances-and-methods

Resources are available for athletes to help in compliance. Go to the US Anti-Doping Agency’s website: https://www.usada.org/

USJJO Designates USA Sports Association, NFP a Regional Training Center

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(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

USJJO Designates M3 Fight a Regional Training Center

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(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/.

 

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

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.

Road To The 2017 World Games

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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

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USJJO President Appointed to the Ju-Jitsu International Federation Board

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USJJO-MedSm(Press Release)March 23, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO) announced today its’ President, Sarah Stanton, was appointed to the board of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) in Madrid, Spain this past weekend.

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.

Sarah Stanton will have a busy 2016 which includes attending the JJIF Extra Ordinary General Assembly Meeting, April 25th, 2016 at the JJIF Head Quarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, coordinating the US Nationals and US Open events which are part of the UFC’s International Fight Week 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada and organizing teams for the Pan-American (Panama), Asian Beach Games (Vietnam) and World (Poland) Championships later this year.

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.

 

USJJO Affiliate Club: Savage MMA and Fitness

SavageMMASavage MMA and Fitness LLC/ Team USA Training Center for Martial Arts, Sports Performance and Fitness exists to leverage the skills of world class martial arts talent to develop fitness level and skills for participants from entry level and rehabilitation clients through Olympic and professional level competitors. The business derives its income from providing classes and one-on-one training.

Savage MMA makes every effort to remove price of service as a barrier, especially for at-risk youth. The vision of Savage MMA and Fitness and its founder Joshua Hillman is to create a self-sustaining business that will allow for community outreach programs that help develop at-risk youth and underprivileged individuals. These outreach programs will be aimed at developing the whole person from successful academics and personal responsibility to fitness, athletics and, of course, martial arts. Savage MMA is a community of like-minded people who want to help people achieve their fullest potential.

Location: 1736 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Phone: 330-780-5383
eMail: savagemmafit@yahoo.com