Unión Panamericana de Jiu Jitsu – UPJJ – Ju Jitsu Panamerican Union will be conducting a Referee Congress this month in November. For more information, please contact you national representative Sarah Stanton (President USJJO) or Jose Dominguez (UPJJ Head Referee).
The Pan American Championships for Ju-Jitsu (JJIF/ JJPAU Sanction) will be held in the United States this year. This event will be held after the World Games. For more information, please contact USJJO President Sarah Stanton
USA Athletes! Do you want to compete at The World Games in July? Don’t miss the JJIF/USJJO Special Qualifier on March 26th in D.C. for these jiujitsu spots! Winners go to TWG! Men: -69 kg, -77 kg Women: -57 kg, -63 kg. For more information, please contact the USJJO President, Sarah Stanton: firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Games 2022 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in over 25 unique venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from 7-17 July 2022. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Ju-Jitsu will be featured in the World Games 2022. Ju-Jitsu is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat and self-defense. It expresses the philosophy of yielding to an opponent’s force rather than trying to oppose force with force. Manipulating an opponent’s attack using his force and direction allows jutsukas (athletes) to control the balance of their opponent, hence preventing the opponent from resisting the counterattack. There are two disciplines of Ju-Jitsu offered in The World Games: Fighting and Ne-Waza. The USJJO is excited to see Ju-Jitsu in the world stage event.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic, the USJJO BOD is evaluating qualification requirements for the 2021 National Team for international competition this year. Please contact USJJO President Sarah Stanton for more information.
We lost a good friend in Para Jiu-Jitsu and in general…I will miss working with Ronald Mann in our quest to promote and bring PJJ all around the world. I appreciate all I learned from him and all the new friends, athletes, etc. I was able to meet with him along our journey. — Sarah Stanton, USJJO President.