Message from Michael Antonides - Co-Chair, United States Coalition of Sports Jujitsu Organizations
The First "Unified National Sports Ju Jitsu Championship" took place in Sparks Nevada on June 19th 2016. This important event took place at the Nugget Casino, in conjunction with the prestigious Danzan Ryu "Ohana" event.
Competitors from many different organizations competed, with well over 150 competitors at the Championship with the majority being Sports Ju Jitsu, as well as Ju Jitsu Kata and Self-Defense Demonstrations. The Ohana event drew over 550 participants. Along with the competition, numerous high level seminars and clinics were held throughout the weekend.
Competitors ranged in ages from 5 to 60 with beginners to world class competitors. Competitors were represented from coast to coast from New York to Hawaii.
Congratulations to all the competitors for making the effort to travel and compete at the very First "Unified National Championship". All these individual competitor’s efforts will be recognized and recorded in the halls of history forever.
The goal of the "United States Coalition of Sports Juj Jitsu Organizations" is to bring together competitions in Sports Ju Jitsu in an effort to build and unite all competitors and Sport Ju Jitsu Organizations in the USA for the betterment of the sport. It is our hope that more and more sports Ju Jitsu enthusiasts will begin competing at regional and national tournaments sponsored and supported by the Coalition.
Currently there are over 10 national organizations within this Coalition that are exclusively focused on Sports Ju Jitsu, or is a major component of their organizational activities. Many of these organizations train their competitors for international competitions.
The second "Unified National Sports Ju Jitsu Championship" will be held at the "Ju Jitsu America National Convention" in Orlando, Florida, this important event will be held at the International Palms Resort Hotel on October 7-9th 2016.
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United States Coalition of Sports Ju Jitsu Organizations
Jujitsu America Annual Convention 2016
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