- 2018 - 

  UNITED STATES JU-JITSU ®    

NATIONAL & US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Conducted by United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF)
 
Friday - April 13, 2018  "Mandatory Check-In", Weigh-In, Uniform Inspection, Late Registration, Referee Review Session and Coaching Review Session starting at 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Saturday - April 14, 2018  National Championships Day starting at 8:00 am.

Note: the USA-TKJ is also hosting its National Judo Championships at this venue. This event is also eligible for USJJF Members and can be registered for below.

Sanctioned by the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation

USA Member: World Ju-Jitsu Federation (WJJF) 

Event Schedule:
Friday, April 13, 2018 Check-In Day - (Check-In, Weigh-in, Uniform Inspection & Late Registration)

NOTE: This is a "MANDATORY CHECK-IN for All Competitors and Officials in All Divisions.
Referee Review Session - United States Ju-Jitsu Federation
Coaching Review Session - United States Ju-Jitsu Federation

 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Competition Day - United States Ju-Jitsu National Championships

 SPECTATOR FEE: Adults: $5.00 and Children Ages 5-12: $3.00

Recommended Hotels: Sleep Inn - Exit 47, 776-7711; Comfort Inn - Exit 47, 304-776-8070; Holiday Inn - Exit 56, 304-744-4641; Wingate Inn - Exit 56, 304-744-4444 

(Closest Airport: Yeager Airport - Airport in Charleston, West Virginia)





April 14, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
April 14, 2018 12:00pm [Pacific Time]
Championships Location: St. Albans High School, 2100 Kanawha Terrace, St Albans, WV 25177 USA
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COMPETITION DIVISIONS -

Competition Rules: http://www.usjjf.org/kumite-self-defense--kobudo.html

I. Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense (JJSD) System Divisions – http://www.usjjf.org/
"Cadet” and "Junior” Duo System competition consisting of the following:

a. Novice Level) – One round with Competitor's "free choice” of One (1) Technique from each group of the designated Duo Attacks.

b. Intermediate Level) – Four rounds with Competitor's "free choice” of Two (2) Techniques from each group of the designated Duo Attacks.

c. Advanced Level) – Four rounds with Referee's selection of Three (3) Techniques from each of the designated Duo Attacks.

"Senior” Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense "Duo” System competition consisting of the following:

a. Novice Level) – One round with Competitor's "free choice” of One (1) Technique from each group of the designated Duo Attacks.

b. Intermediate Level) – Four rounds with Competitor's "free choice” of Two (2) Techniques from each group of the designated Duo Attacks.

c. Advanced Level) – Four rounds with Referee's selection of Three (3) Techniques from each of the designated Duo Attacks.

· "Free Form” Single Attacker – Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense System competition consisting of one defender and one attacker. Defender will be empty-handed and demonstrate up to 60 seconds of defenses against attacks. Judging Methods and Standards for USJJF's "Duo” Self Defense Competition will be used. (Separate Youth & Adult Divisions)

· "Free Form” Team Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense System competition consisting of one defender and multiple (limit 4) attackers. Defender will be empty-handed and demonstrate up to 60 seconds of defenses against attacks. Judging Method and Standards for USJJF's "Duo” Self Defense Competition will be used. (Separate Youth & Adult Divisions)

II. Ju-Jitsu Kata Divisions consisting of the following:

(Separate Divisions for Each Kata.)

a. Ne-Waza-Jitsu-Kata

b. E-Bo-No-Kata

III. Ju-Jitsu Kumite (JJK) System Divisions – http://www.usjjf.org/

Note: No Choking or Joint Locks allowed for ages 13 years & under.

The Ju-Jitsu Kumite System includes all "three categories of techniques” (striking, throwing and grappling) in the match.

"Cadet” Ju-Jitsu Kumite (Ages 6 - 14 Years) - USJJF Fighting System using modified JJIF rules for Youth Divisions. Exact ages, skill levels and weight classes will be determined based on entries. Required Safety Equipment include; "Soft Hand Pads (with Fingers & Thumbs exposed) and Shin & Instep Pads. Safety Pads may only be Red or Blue in color. Each competitor is required to have both colors of safety pads.

"Junior” Ju-Jitsu Kumite (Ages 15 - 20 Years) Divisions. Exact ages, skill levels and weight classes will be determined based on entries. Required Safety Equipment include; "Soft Hand Pads (with Fingers & Thumbs exposed for gripping) and Shin & Instep Pads. Note: Safety Pads must be Red or Blue in color.

"Senior” Ju-Jitsu Kumite (Ages 21 Years & Up) Divisions. Exact ages, skill levels and weight classes will be determined based on entries. Required Safety Equipment include; "Soft Hand Pads (with Fingers & Thumbs exposed for gripping) and Shin & Instep Pads. Note: Safety Pads must be Red or Blue in color.

Note: Each Competitor in All Ju-Jitsu Kumite Divisions is required to bring both colors of safety pads. Competitors are required to provide their own "Safety Pads” and "Belts” of "bothRed & Blue color to USJJF Competitive Events.

IV. Ju-Jitsu Grappling (JJG) System "Gi and No-Gi” Divisions –

USJJF-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Competition Rules: http://www.usjjf.org/jiu-jitsu-grappling-bjj.html

Uniform for "Gi” Divisions: An "All-White" Ju-Jitsu Uniform is required for "Gi” Ju-Jitsu Grappling Competition.

Uniform for "No-Gi” Divisions:

1. Each contestant shall wear grappling shorts, biking type shorts, or kick-boxing type shorts.

2. Gi, kimono or shirt is prohibited during competition.

3. Rash Guard (long or short sleeve) must be worn, no skin only.

4. Wrestling/Martial Arts shoes are allowed in the "No-Gi” divisions, but NOT in the "Gi” divisions.

Note: Contestants may not attack using their own or the opponent's clothing.

"Cadet” Ju-Jitsu Grappling (Ages 6 - 14 Years) – using USJJF's JJG Competition Rules. Exact ages, skill levels and weight classes will be determined based on entries.

"Junior” Ju-Jitsu Grappling (Ages 15 - 20 Years) using USJJF's JJG Competition Rules. Exact ages, skill levels and weight classes will be determined based on entries.

"Senior” Ju-Jitsu Grappling (Ages 21 Years & Up) using USJJF's JJG Competition Rules. Exact ages, skill levels and weight classes will be determined based on entries.

Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense (DUO)
Ju-Jitsu Self-Defense (Free Form)
Ju-Jitsu Kata
Ju-Jitsu Kumite
Ju-Jitsu Grappling (BJJ) Gi
Ju-Jitsu Grappling (BJJ) No Gi
Ju-Jitsu Kobudo
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
NOTE:  Registering for the USA-TKJ at the same time as registering for the USJJF National Championships will give a $20 credit on entry fees. This portion of the entry fee will be forwarded to the USA-TKJ.
SHIAI
KATA
JUDO SELF- DEFENSE


- Competitor & Official USJJF Membership -
Note: All Competitors and Officials must be "current members” of the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation or an Affiliate National Organization.

2016 USJJF Membership will be available at the "check-In” table on Friday, April 8th at the USA Martial Arts Center.
 
"UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS” for the UNITED STATES JU-JITSU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Note Grappling Uniform Requirements above.)

Section 1 - At US JU-JITSU sanctioned events, all competitors must wear an ALL WHITE Ju-Jitsu Gi (at a minimum) 12 oz. weight. The uniform cannot be so tight or so loose as to give an "unfair advantage” to the wearer of the gi. The sleeves of the competitor's uniform must extend past the elbow to approximately center between the elbow and the wrist, but shall not cover the wrist. The pants of the competitor's uniform must extend below the knee covering most of the shin, but must be at least one inch above the mat. Sleeves or pants shall not be rolled-up or cuffed-up on the competitor's uniform during a match. Competitors should bring at least two uniforms to all USJJF Competitive Events (for safety - in case any bleeding on the gi occurs). If bleeding does occur, the match will be stopped and gi (s) with blood will be exchanged with the competitor's extra (clean) gi. Competitors are required to provide their "own” red and blue belts to all USJJF competitions. The competitor will be instructed as to which color belt to wear prior to each match by the referee.

Section 2 – At The US JU-JITSU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, there can be no more than two (2) patches, logos, or adornments of any type (except for brand insignia & shoulder stripes on the jacket) on the Gi that a competitor wears in the UNITED STATES JU-JITSU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.


Waiver and Release of Liability

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the United States Ju-Jitsu National Championships and/or  USA Traditional Kodokan Judo National Championships, a US Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) and/or USA Traditional Kodokan Judo (USA-TKJ) athletics/sports program, and related events and activities, the undersigned:

I agree that prior to participating, they will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if the athlete believes anything is unsafe, he or she will immediately advise their coach or supervisor or USJJF (or USA-TKJ) personnel of such condition(s) and refuses to participate.

I acknowledge and fully understand  that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result not only from their own actions, inactions or negligence but the actions, inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used. Further, that there may be other risks not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.

I assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages following such injury,permanent disability or death.

I release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF), USA Traditional Kodokan Judo (USA-TKJ), and United States Martial Arts Federation (USMAF) their affiliated clubs, regional sports organizations,their respective administrators, directors, agents, consultants, coaches, and other employees of the organization, other participants, sponsoring agencies,sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the event, all of which are hereinafter referred to as"releasees" from any and all liability to each of the undersigned,his or her heirs and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of injury including death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence.

I authorize, and agree to hold harmless, whatever medical personnel that may be present at the tournament to take any action necessary, should I become injured.

I further understand that tickets will be sold to spectators to watch the tournament; that news media and others might cover the tournament and that it may also be videotaped or otherwise shown to audiences around the world. I hereby consent to having my likeness shown, publicized, commented and/or reported on; and I do not expect to, and in fact waive any compensation I might otherwise be entitled to as a result thereof.

I represent that I am in good health; that I am not presently, nor will I participate while under the influence of any drug or medication; that no one affiliated with this tournament has encouraged me to enter or made any representations regarding my fitness or ability to participate; that I have read and understood every provision of this release; and that I am legally competent to and freely enter into this waiver, release and assumption of risk agreement.

Furthermore, if the competitor is a minor, I hereby certify that I am Parent or legal guardian of the above named minor; that I have read and understood every provision of this release; and that I am legally competent to and freely enter into this waiver, release and assumption of risk agreement on behalf of the minor and myself.

US Ju-Jitsu Federation and/or USA Traditional Kodokan Judo (hereinafter 'Organizers') hereby expressly reserves the right to change, modify or otherwise edit information contained upon the competitor's registration form, including but not limited to: the competitor's school's name and affiliation and/or the competitor's name and/or nickname. Organizers likewise expressly reserves the right to add or remove a competitor from a division for any reason whatsoever with or without cause. The head coach of a school's competition team shall be granted the right to change a competitor's registration information up until one (1) day prior to the deadline for registration. Such changes are limited to:competitor's name/nickname, school affiliation and those members of the school that will be competing in the competition divisions. Absolutely no changes, regardless of the reason requested therefore shall be permitted beyond the time period stated in this paragraph.

 






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