(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:
Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling
Jeet Kune Do
June Fan Kickboxing
Close Quarter Combatives (Hand, Stick, Knife, Gun)
Pacific Archipelago Combatives
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Long, Secretary, at email@example.com.
You can visit Primal Gym, NJ at www.primalgymnj.com. You can contact David Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-584-8500.