UFC International Fight Week 2015 Sport Ju-Jitsu Tournament

UFC-IFW2015 (Press Release)May 19, 2015   – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  The United States Ju-Jitsu Organization has announced a US Nationals and US Open Sport Ju-Jitsu tournament will be held during the popular UFC® International Fight Week in Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week™ has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and includes diverse events around town providing something for everyone.

There will be three (3) different forms of ju-jitsu competition, for all ages, weight and experience: 1) 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.

2) 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.

3) 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 Ju-Jitsu competitions will take place in the Harrah’s main ballroom from July 8th through July 10th, 2015.
Weigh In – Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
US Nationals – Thursday, July 9th, 2015
US JJIF Open Tournament* – Friday, July 10th, 2015
*International grand slam points will be earned in any division with more than four countries

Competition rules, tournament and hotel information: www.usjjo.org/2015-ufc-ifw-las-vegas/

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About the United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO), which is a non-profit organization. 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). Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 81 member countries. For more information, please visit www.usjjo.org or contact Sarah Stanton, President, at sarah.stanton@usjjo.org