Jujutsu, also known as jujitsu or jiu-jitsu, is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an opponent in which one uses either a short weapon or none.
Jujutsu first began during the Sengoku period of the Muromachi period combining various Japanese martial arts which were used on the battlefield for close combat in situations where weapons were ineffective. In contrast to the neighboring nations of China and Okinawa whose martial arts were centered around striking techniques, Japanese hand-to-hand combat forms focused heavily upon throwing, immobilizing, joint locks and choking as striking techniques were ineffective towards someone wearing armor on the battlefield. The original forms of jujutsu such as Takenouchi-ryū also extensively taught parrying and counterattacking long weapons such as swords or spears via a dagger or other small weapons.
Due to surveys and observations at tournaments and at various dojos the following rules have been changed:
KICKS TO THE LEGS (thigh area only) by Juniors are now allowed, (the same as for Adults).
STRIKING TO THE FACIAL AREA (adults only) is now allowed, but with light contact only
ROUND TIME The round time for ALL adults (including Black Belts) will be 1 & ½ min (90 seconds).
Ground time for ALL adults, including Black Belts will be 30 seconds, for Juniors the rounds remain 1 minute with ground time remaining 15 seconds.
- Bags& Holdalls.
- Groin Guards.
- Head Guards.
- Mouth Guards.
- Pads& Shields.
UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF)