History of the American Sport Jujitsu League
The American Jujitsu League was founded in 2005, as an organization to include a specific competition format based on the techniques of jujitsu, but remains inclusive for participation by practitioners of any and all styles of traditional and non-traditional martial arts; including, but not limited to, the general styles of Traditional Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judō, Karate, Tae Kwon Dō, Kung-Fu, Kickboxing, Sambo, Savate, etc…
The American Jujitsu League (A.J.L.) and the United States Sport Jujitsu Association (U.S.S.J.A.) have worked together for several years. On Friday, February 2nd, 2018, the executive boards of the A.J.L. and the U.S.S.J.A. met and merged the two organizations. We are now the American Sport Jujitsu League….A.S.J.L.
The American Sport Jujitsu League continues to support the teaching, development, and promotion of Ju-jitsu in a competitive sports format, which is open to other disciplines of martial arts, without bias to race, creed, gender, or religion; to provide a forum for members and non-members alike, to meet and participate in competition in a spirit of friendship, and to provide opportunities for ASJL members to participate in qualifying events and/or tryouts to earn a position on a national team to represent the United States in National and International Competition.
Tournament sparring divisions consist of a unique rule set that includes continuous action striking, kicking, throwing, and ground grappling.
This IS NOT a “Mixed Martial Arts” experience, and is NOT a full contact organization. Our events are intended to be a FAMILY Friendly atmosphere!
The rules are designed to blend all ranges of combat sports into one format, which is SAFE FOR ALL AGES and skill levels.
There is an opportunity for the “Little-Dragons” in your school with our 5 and under age class; as well as divisions for the junior competitors up to age 11.
The Cadet divisions are for the teen martial artists to test their skills in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Ages 12 to 17 can also use submission techniques to enhance their skillset and abilities.
The Adult and senior divisions, ages 18 and over, bring the excitement of competition to your martial arts training, and will help you build friendships with other competitors from across the nation!
Sanctioned tournaments must offer the ASJL Continuous action Sport Jujitsu sparring format; However, ASJL tournaments may also offer:
Executive Advisor – Professor Tony “The Bear” Maynard
Technical Advisor – Graciela Casillas
Executive Board of Directors
President – Robert Stines
Co-Vice President – Mickey Heath
Co-Vice President – John DelVecchio
Secretary – Wendy Watkins
Operational Board of Directors