Articles Sport Jujitsu
Author: Jonathan Thomson
Date: 23 January 2016
Sport Jujitsu was developed for students to compete in a controlled environment and test their skills against another opponent.
Currently we have a few different rule sets. They all however do have the following similarities:
- Self Defence
- A display of self-defence techniques with limited resistance from the opponent. This is purely a demonstration of the Jujitsu techniques the student has learnt over the years.
- The divisions are divided into belt and age categories.
- Kumite / Sparring
- All competitors are to wear safety equipment for protection.
- Light to medium contact is allowed to legal target areas.
- The divisions for kumite are weight groups and in some international levels they are divided into belt groups as well.
- Grappling / Ground fighting
- The grappling competitions are tested on their skills to gain dominant positions, escaping submission techniques and applying submission techniques.
- Submission techniques include: strangulations, arm locks and leg locks. Some tournaments rules are limited to the submission techniques.
- The divisions for grappling are weight groups and in some international levels they are divided into belt groups as well.