Ju Jitsu

Ju Jitsu is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed opponent in which one uses a short weapon, or no weapon at all. ‘Ju’ can be translated as gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding. ‘Jitsu’ can be translated as an art or technique and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force.

Ju Jitsu allows competitors to combine striking, grappling and submissions under rules that emphasise safety. Many of the potentially dangerous techniques such as scissor takedowns, neck locks and choking are prohibited.

Ju Jitsu can be traced back to 15th century Japan. The Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) was founded in 1998 following the successful expansion of the European Ju Jitsu Federation (EJJF).
It has been a part of the World Games programme since 1997.

At Ashgabat 2017
Athletes will compete in three events Ne-Waza, Duo Show and Full Ju Jitsu.
There will be 21 medal events contested over three days at the Martial Arts Arena on the 16 and 18–19 September.

-56kg, -62kg, -69kg, -77kg, -85kg, -94kg, +94kg, Open Weight
Full Contact Ju Jitsu
-62kg, -69kg, -77kg, -85kg
Duo Show

-49kg, -55kg, -62kg, -70kg, +70kg, Open Weight
Duo Show
Duo Show

Competition Format 
The type of competition system to be applied will depend on the number of entries as follows.
• Less than four entries – no contest, division will be cancelled.
• Four entries (four different countries) – round robin, pool of four.
• Five entries (four different countries) – round robin, pool of five.
• Six entries (four different countries) – two pools of round robin, each with three players. Top two players from each pool progress to the semi-finals with the winner of Pool A fighting the runner-up from Pool B and winner of Pool B playing the runner-up of Pool A.
• Seven entries and above (four different countries) – double elimination with eight finals repechage. The athletes defeated in the eighth finals will fight for third place.

Quick Facts

  • In June 1973, Ju Jitsu was legally recognized as a sport.
  • The use of safety equipment i.e. approved sparring gloves, sparring shoes, mouth guard, and a groin protector are mandatory.

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