Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) – Events

Brief Description on Divisions of Competition

for complete rules follow the link below – JJIF Competition Rules

Fighting Competition

In Fighting-System two competitors fight against each other in a sportsmanlike competition of Ju-Jitsu.
The objective of the fight is to win by full-ippon (scoring a perfect technique in Part 1, 2 & 3) or to win
by outscoring one’s opponent. The JJIF’s Fighting-System is composed of three Parts:

Part 1: Punches, strikes and kicks (“atemis”)
Part 2: Throws and take downs (“takedowns”), locks and strangulations
Part 3: Ground techniques, locks and strangulations

Jiu-Jitsu (Ne-waza)

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.

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.

Duo Competition

The JJIF-Duo System is aimed at presenting the defence of one contestant against a number of predetermined attacks from a contestant of the same team. The attacks, given in Section 0, are divided into 3 series of 4 attacks each:

A. Gripping attacks, embracing and neck lock attacks.
B. Punches, strikes and kicking attacks.
C. Weapon attacks.

Every attack must be prepared by one pre-attack, such as pushing, atemi, pulling or a

Every attack can be carried out right-handed or left-handed, at the free choice of the team.

The defence is completely at the defender’s choice, as well the respective roles or the change of the roles as attacker and defender, as well as the respective position of the feet.

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.