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Sensei Travis Boggs Coaching TEAM USA Ju-Jitsu - JJIF World Championships - Paris, France
Kenukan Academy is an official United States Ju-Jitsu Organization (USJJO) Regional Training Center. Kenukan Academy Owner & Chief Instructor, Sensei Travis Boggs, serves on the USJJO's Team Development & International / National Coaching Committees. The USJJO is a member of 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 (USJJO) & 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, Ne-Waza (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and the Duo Self-Defense System.
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 Named TEAM USA Coach - 2016 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 USJJO's Team Development and National Coaching Committees, has been selected as a TEAM USA Coach for the 2016 International Ju-Jitsu Federation (JJIF) World Championship to be held in Wroclaw, Poland. For those that would like to donate to Sensei Boggs' Travel Fund, or help support martial artists across the country, please visit the Martial Arts Education Fund, Inc. website at www.maeducationfund.org (not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization).
As a Regional Training Center, Sensei Boggs and his instructors will be developing athletes for USJJO related events held around the world, including at the UFC’s International Fight Week 2016, 2016 Pan American Championships in Panama, and the 2016 JJIF World Championships in Poland.
Exclusive News: United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Fedration & The International Ju-Jitsu Federation Join Forces To Work Towards Bringing BJJ To The Olympics
The Abu Dhabi’s UAEJJ Federation (Which organizes the World Pro) has teamed up with The Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF which is the internationally recognized federation for sports Ju Jitsu) in the goal to work towards bringing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the Olympic games.
UAEJJ and JJIF have met this weekend in Abu Dhabi and have laid out an action plan. They will start the drive towards the ultimate dream of including Jiu Jitsu in the Summer Olympic Games, starting with Asia and the Asian Games.
Jiu-Jitsu To Be Included In Asian Games: 2nd Biggest Multi- Sport Event After Olympics
Last year Abu Dhabi’s UAEJJ Federation (Which organizes the World Pro) teamed up with The Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF which is the internationally recognized federation for sports Ju Jitsu) in the goal to work towards bringing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the Olympic games.
The UAEJJ and JJIF then laid out an action plan with a goal to push the drive towards the ultimate dream of including Jiu-Jitsu in the Summer Olympic Games, starting with Asia and the Asian Games.
Ju-Jitsu International Federation Meets With
International Olympic Committee
JJIF President Dr. Panagiotis Theodoropoulos and JJIF Director for International Relation Dr. Jaffer Al Muthafer met IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach. The meeting took place during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon / South Korea. At the reception of Japan Olympic Committee the group had a intensive exchange about the activities and future of Ju-Jitsu in the Olympic movement.
The actual development and the engagement of JJIF and the associated Unions are positively noticed in IOC. Thomas Bach motivated the JJIF delegates to continue in this way.
UAEJJ & JJIF Join Forces
Ju-Jitsu Part of 2018
JJIF Meets With IOC
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
USA Nationals International Open - UFC Fight Week - Las Vegas, NV, USA - July 7 - 10, 2016
Ju-Jitsu Summer Camp - Germany - August 22 - 26, 2016
JJIF Pan American Championships - Panama City, Panama - August 26 - 29, 2016
JJIF World Championships - Wroclaw, Poland - November 25 - 27, 2016
Combat Camp - Sweden - January 6 - 8, 2017
World Games - Wroclaw, Poland - July 28 - 29, 2017
For More Information, Visit:
USJJO Website: www.usjjo.org
JJIF Website: www.jjif.info
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