The ASJL is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and was founded in 2005, as a sport league 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 Karate, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Dō, Judō, Kung-Fu, Kickboxing, Sambo, Savate, etc.. The ASJL is a member of the World Council of Jujitsu Organizations (WCJJO), works in conjunction with The American Karate and Jujitsu Union (AKJU), and supports the USA Sport Jujitsu coalition. This coalition includes all major sport jujitsu organizations in the U.S. and is working to have sport Jujitsu recognized as an official Olympic sport.
Mission of the ASJL:
We support the teaching, development, and promotion of Ju-jitsu in a competitive sport format, which is open to other disciplines of martial arts, without bias to race, creed, gender or religion; We provide a forum for members and non-members alike, to meet and participate in competition in a spirit of friendship; We also provide opportunities for ASJL members to participate in qualifying events to earn a position on a national team to represent the United States in National and International Competition. Through qualifying competitions and team tryouts, the A.S.J.L. creates two separate international teams. Team USA is comprised of Black Belts to compete in the WCJJO world jujitsu Championships. Team America is comprised of junior competitors, under black belts, and black belt members to compete in the Irish Cup in Dublin Ireland along with the AKJU Team America.
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