USJJO Team is travelling to Sweden!

Good Luck to the USJJO Team representing the USA in the JJIF World Championship 2018 in Malmo, Sweden. We’re proud of the athletes, coaches, and officials attending this prestigious event!

If you are interested in watching the event, the event organizers will be streaming this event.



2018 JJIF Ju-Jitsu World Championships – Malmo, Sweden

The USJJO is sending a Ju-Jitsu Team to Sweden to represent the USA in the JJIF World Championships. The event will be held at Baltiska Hallen, Malmö, Sweden between Thursday 22th and Sunday 25th November 2018. This is a unique opportunity for our country men and women to represent the United States at the highest level of competitive Jujitsu/JiuJitsu. Not only will we be sending athletes to compete in Jujitsu (Fighting) and Newaza (JiuJitsu), but, we will also be sending a team of Para JiuJitsu competitors!
We are looking to raise money to help offset some of the travel expenses for our competitors and coaches. Please consider donating to our cause to help our athletes represent the United States at the highest level of competition in our sport.

Please donate through our GoFundMe Site

For more information about the event, please check out the following links:

Facebook – 2018 JuJutsu Championship
Website – 2018 JuJutsu Championship

Ju-Jitsu Seminar: Cleveland, Ohio

USJJOJuJitsuSeminar0317Instructor: Iman Hajihashemi

JJIF 3-Part Fighting and Ne-Waza
Gi is optional

When: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Fight Fit Ohio
17820 Englewood Dr #5
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Seminar Fee $35   Register Here

Seminar Topics
– Techniques and tactics to improve your skills
– Learn three proven techniques in Part-1 (Standing), Part-2 (In the Grasp) and Part-3 (Ground)
– Chaining these techniques together to quickly end a fight  (full ippon in competition)
– Learn how to easily modify these techniques for self-defense

The following videos are of Iman in action:
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USJJO Affiliate Club: Staten Island Judo JuJitsu Dojo

StatenIslandJudoJiuJitsuDojoTheir mission is to create a martial arts program which empowers students to expand their minds, condition their bodies, and energize their spirit in the most fun and efficient way possible. The environment and the practice of Judo and Jujitsu is a mutual beneficial process which is strongly based on morals and ethics. Our students are able to live with the core values of self respect, humility, compassion and discipline while pursuing self perfection and improving society.

Judo Fitness
JuJitsu Self Defense
Kids Judo

Location: 3485 Richmond Road, Staten Islan, New York  10306
Phone:  718-717-2143    email:

2017 Northcoast Karate and Ju-Jitsu Championships

2017nclogoWhen: April 30th, 2017
Where: Medina High School, Medina, Ohio, USA
Time: 9am – 3pm

Events: Kata, Kumite, Kobudo, Iaido, Ju-Jitsu

Flyers, Additional Information and Waivers

The Ju-Jitsu events will be run according to JJIF rules. The events will be 3-Part Fighting, NeWaza and Duo. See the competition page on our website to get the rules and additional information.



2016 Ju-Jitsu World Championship

2016JJIFWC-1Compete for the USA at the Ju-Jitsu International Federation World Championships

When: November 24th-28th, 2016
Where: Sports Hall “Orbita”
54-239 Wroclaw, ul. Wejherowska 34 Worclaw, Poland

View the invitation and additional information at this link:


2016 JJIF World Championships – USA: Larry Dupler, Jr

2016 Ju-Jitsu International Federation World Championships
USA Competitor Larry Dupler Jr.

larrydupler1The USJJO announced today that Larry Dupler Jr will be representing the United States at the 2016 Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) World Championships in Worclaw, Poland, November 25 – 27, 2016.

Larry Dupler Jr will be competing in the under 77kg Fighting System for the USA. Larry recently represented the USA at the Pan-American JuJitsu Championships in Panama City, Panama. He trains at Annarino’s Martial Arts under Grand Master George Annarino in Newark, Ohio.

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

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 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 5 continents.

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


USJJO Affiliate Club: Annarino’s Martial Arts

AnnarinosMAOver 7000 students have improved their self-esteem, coordination and balance at Annarino’s Martial Arts School, LLC since GrandMaster George Annarino, 10th degree Black Belt, began teaching at the Rockwell Union Hall in 1962 prior to opening the current 21st Street location in February 1983. Grandmaster Annarino’s interest in Karate started in the 1960’s with his instructors Bud Carlson and Don Madden.

Annarino’s Martial Arts, LLC is the oldest and most comprehensive Karate school in Licking County. Grandmaster Annarino lives by the philosophy of “Be humble, treat others the way you would want to be treated”. What he loves the most about teaching is the way Martial Arts can change peoples lives.

Address: 174 South 21st Street, Newark, OH 43055
Phone:(740) 344-1854