USJJO Designates USA Sports Association, NFP a Regional Training Center

(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

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 You can contact Sarah Stanton, President, at or Scott Long, Secretary, at

For more information about USA Sports Association, NFP please visit

You can contact Ron Hill at