"Nothing under the sun is greater than education. By educating one person and sending him into the society of his generation, we make a contribution extending a hundred generations to come."


-- Dr. Jigoro Kano

Judo Founder

Ju-Jitsu Philosophy:


Seiryoku Zenyo


"Concentrated Effort,

Maximum Efficiency"

Sensei Travis Boggs Coaching TEAM USA - JJIF World Championships - Paris, France

Kenukan Academy is an official USA Regional Training Center for the International Ju-Jitsu Federation (JJIF).  Kenukan Academy Owner & Chief Instructor, Sensei Travis Boggs, serves on the USA Team Development & International / National Coaching Committees.  Kenukan Academy is a member of the USA Representative (USJJO) for the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF), which is the world's leading international Ju-Jitsu body. The JJIF is the only Ju-Jitsu organization recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA).  The JJIF provides the opportunity for elite athletes from their National Members & affiliated Dojos (Kenukan Academy) to compete in the World Games, which are organized and governed by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  Including the United States of America, the JJIF has 106 member countries spanning 4 continents.


The JJIF offers three forms of Ju-Jitsu competition: the Fighting System (German), Ne-Waza (Brazilian) and the Duo Self-Defense System (Dutch).


The Ju-Jitsu Fighting is a one-on-one competition divided into three parts.  For part one, the competitor attempts to score with various strikes, punches, and kicks.  Part two begins after one competitor grabs the other and from there they battle for a take-down to the ground.  Part three involves pinning, choking, & joint locks.  The winner is the competitor that accumulated the most points throughout the match.  However, an automatic victory may happen if the competitor received “Ippon” (clean action / full points) in each part.


The Ne-Waza (Brazilian) fight starts in a standing position and the competitors try to gain points by utilizing throws, take-downs, pins, sweeps, and submissions (joint locks and chokes). The fight can ultimately be won by a submission. If a submission does not happen, the fight is won by the competitor that has accumulated the most points throughout the match.


The Duo Self-Defense System is a discipline where teams of two Ju-Jitsu athletes compete against each other. The teams demonstrate possible self-defense maneuvers against a variety of attacks. The attacks include strangulations, striking attacks, embraces, chokeholds, and weapons.


Sensei Travis Boggs - TEAM USA Coach - JJIF World Championships - Wroclaw, Poland

Sensei Travis Boggs, the Owner / Chief Instructor of the Kenukan Mixed Martial Arts Academy (serving the Kansas City area since 1968 - Johnson County's oldest martial arts academy) and member of the USA Team Development and National Coaching Committees, was selected as a TEAM USA Coach for the 2016 International Ju-Jitsu Federation (JJIF) World Championship held in Wroclaw, Poland.


As a USA Regional Training Center, Sensei Boggs and his instructors help develop American athletes for the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) related events held around the world.  For those interressted in interantional Ju-Jitsu competition, please contact Kenukan Acadmey at kenukan@aol.com.  Below are some photos from the World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland:



Paris Open JJIF Grand Slam - Institute de Judo - Paris, France - April 29 - 30, 2017

Caribbean Open - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - April 28 - 30, 2017

European Championships - Banja Luka, Republika Srpska - June 3 - 4, 2017

First European Master Championship - Krakow, Poland - June 17 - 18, 2017

World Beach Ju-Jitsu Tournament - Crete, Greece - June 23 - 25, 2017

World Games - Wroclaw, Poland - July 28 - 29, 2017

Pan-American Championships - Mexico City, Mexico - August 24 - 28, 2017

JJIF World Cup U15 - Montenegro - September 22 - 24, 2017

German Open - October 7 - 8, 2017

JJFJ - 第1回全日本体重別選手権大会 - Budokan - Tokyo, Japan - October 14, 2017

World Beach Ju-Jitsu Tournament - Mauritius, Indian Ocean - October 20 - 22, 2017

USIP World Police Games - Abu Dhabi - November 3 - 10, 2017


For More Information, Visit:

JJIF Website: www.jjif.info

JJIF USA Representative: www.usjjo.org

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