Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) – Events

New AJF Council – This comprises board members Larry Papadopoulos and Roger Quick to administer and promote JJIF events both in Australia, and prepare competitors for international competition.

For members involved in competition, this now opens opportunities to compete and qualify at the international level with the JJIF World Championships, providing a pathway to the World Games being an international multi-sport event comprising sports and sporting disciplines that are not contested in the Olympic Games.

To register your interest in the proposed 2022 AJF / JJIF Competition, complete the form here

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Below a brief description on the five divisions of competition

Fighting System

In Fighting-System two competitors fight against each other in a sportsmanlike competition of Ju-Jitsu.  This is articulated in three-minute combats between athletes from opposing teams. The system is divided in 12 categories according to weight and sex (male categories: -56kg, -62 kg, -69kg, -77kg, -85kg, -94kg, +94kg; female categories -49kg, -55kg, -62kg, -70kg, +70kg).

The actual combat is divided in three parts:

Part I sees the Jutsukas involved in distance combat and controlled attacks with arms and legs. Once a grab has been made, the fight enters …

Part II and hits are no longer allowed. The Jutsukas try to bring one another down with various throwing techniques. Points are given according to how ‘clean’ and effective the actions are judged. Once down on the tatamis (mats), the match enters its …

Part III. Here points are given for immobilization techniques, controlled strangulations or levers on body joints that bring the opponent to yield.

The winner is the Jutsuka who has accumulated the most points during the fight or the one who performed a “perfect technique” in all three parts, winning by Ippon. In this case, the fight will end before the time runs out. This type of competition requires timing, agility, strength and endurance

Part 1: Punches, strikes and kicks (“atemi”) applied with Hiki-te / Hiki-ashi. [ Unblocked 2-points / Partly blocked 1-point]

Part 2: Throws or take downs [perfect technique 2-points / not perfect 1-point], locks and strangulations [with tapping 2-points]

Part 3: Ground techniques: locks and strangulations [with tapping 3-points] [Efficient control announced as Osae-komi [during 15-seconds 2-points / during 10-seconds 1-point]

Jiu-Jitsu Ne-waza (BJJ)

Two competitors fight against each other in a sportsmanlike manner. The objective of the fight is to win by submission; either by lock/choke or to win by outscoring one’s opponent. The competition is composed of:

  • Throws, takedowns, locks and strangulations in standing position, floor techniques, control,
    improvement of positions (guard passes, sweeps), locks and strangulations on the ground.
  • Further restrictions, rules, guidelines, adaptations in organization, format and protocol for
    different event formats, special weight or age categories and different levels of combat capability
    (belt categories) are appended.

Duo Competition

The Duo System is a discipline in which a pair of jutsukas from the same team show possible self-defence techniques against a series of 12 attacks, randomly called by the mat referee to cover the following scenarios:

grip attack (or strangulation), embrace attack (or neck lock), hit attack (punch or kick) and armed attack (stick or knife).

The Duo System has three competition categories: male, female or mixed, and the athletes are judged for their speed, accuracy, control and realism. It is arguably the most spectacular form of ju-jitsu competition and it requires great technical preparation, synchronism and elevated athletic qualities. The jury shall look for and judge the following criteria:

  1. Powerful attack
  2. Reality
  3. Control
  4. Effectiveness
  5. Attitude
  6. Speed
  7. Variability
The scores are given from 0 to 10 (1/2 number interval) by five judges.

Three scores get counted cause highest and the lowest scores are taken away to avoid mistakes.

This competition is even attractive for people not involved in martial arts. Fast and spectacular actions are shown. Precise kicks and punches, dynamic throwing techniques and powerful locks are performed by the contestants.

Show Competition

The JJIF-Show System is aimed at presenting a free choreography of defence actions of one athlete against attacks from another athlete of the same team.

The System will be organized according to the JJIF Organization and Sporting Code.

The team can use objects (max. two (2) items), which support the idea of the show. The objects can be used for attacks and defence (to defend maximum 50% of the attacks).

Even though the choreography can be freely chosen by the team, it shall contain sequences of attacks and defences.

Contact Ju Jitsu

Contact Ju-Jitsu is a dynamic and innovative combination of basic Ju-Jitsu techniques as predominantly used in the Fighting System, Jiu Jitsu/Ne-Waza System and some of the techniques used in the Duo System, permitting non-stop and full contact combination of techniques to secure a victory over an opponent within a defined time limit, with close attention paid to ensure the safety of each athlete and fair play.

Athletes are allowed to use all permissible Contact Ju-jitsu techniques as well as no-contact (simulated or imitation) techniques, to secure victory over an opponent. Ju-Jitsu techniques incorporating the hands, elbows, knees, legs shin and feet are permitted. Punches, Kicks, Elbow Strikes, Knee Strikes, Throws, Sweeps, Locks, Pins, Grappling Maneuvers, Takedowns, Chokes and Submission Holds are permitted.

Pressure point techniques, chokes and strangulation holds, locks, pins and submission techniques may be used as long as they do not target prohibited areas and do not bring about intentional serious injuries to the opponent and are used only as a means to counter a technique or for inducing submission.