The Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation is a non-profit organization with the mission of taking the sport of Jiu-Jitsu to the Olympics.
Today the SJJIF is established in all the continents required by the IOC.
The SJJIF is growing fast in the Jiu-Jitsu community due to its simple and fair rules.
This year the SJJIF hosted a great competitive year with tournaments around the globe that started on January 24th, in California, USA with the All Americas tournament hosted by the North American Federation.
The following tournament was the Rio International Challenge hosted by South American Federation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 7th.
SJJIF was then back to the to United States, in Texas, where the Lone Star State Open was hosted by the North American Federation on March 28th.
Also hosted by the North American Federation, the Grand Canyon State Open followed on April 11th in Arizona, USA.
Back in Brazil, the South American Federation hosted the Brazil
Open on May 23rd and 24th in Rio de Janeiro.
In Japan, the Asian Federation then hosted the Japan Open on June 14th.
On June 27th the European Federation hosted the Portugal Open .
The SJJIF then returned to the United States where the North American Federation hosted the Los Angeles International Open on June 27th and 28th. This tournament was one of the biggest events of the year, hosting over 2000 competitors.
On August 1st the South America Federation hosted the Pan-Americano Open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
On August 9th the Asian Federation hosted the Okinawa Inter
national Open in Okinawa, Japan.
This was then followed by the Campeonato Provincial de Jiu-Jitsu in Lobito, Angola in Africa on August15th that was hosted by the African Federation.
Across the globe the North American Federation hosted the 11th Annual North American Tournament in California USA on August 15th and 16th.
On August 30th the Asian Federation hosted the Asian Open in Aoyama budokan – Handa city Japan.
On September 12th the North American Federation hosted the New Jersey International in New Jersey, USA.
On October 10th the North American Federation hosted the NABJJF Nationals in Las Vegas, USA.
On October 24th the French Polynesian Federation
hosted the Tahiti Open Tournament in Tahiti, this was the first SJJIF sanctioned event in Oceania.
On October 24th the Asian Federation hosted the PhilippineInternational Open in Cebu, Philippine.
On October 31st the Asian Federation hosted the Master Open in Japan.
On November 1st the South American Federation hosted the Sul-Americano Tournament in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
On November 9th the European Federation will host the Open Challenge in Portugal.
All of these tournaments are leading to SJJIF’s final event of the year which will be the SJJIF Worlds Tournament hosted at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA in the United States on November 21st and 22nd of 2015. .
It is at this event that teams and competitors will compete for the title of world champion and the SJJIF Team of the Year award.
This is the third year in which the SJJIF has hosted its annual SJJIF Worlds Tournament. Each event has been a greater success than the previous, growing in numbers of over 2000 national and international competitors.
SJJIF sponsor, Break Point FC recently announced that they will be awarding $5,000 for the Adult Male Black Belt Open Weight Division champion and $2,000 for the Adult Female Black Belt Open Weight Division champion. With over 1800 competitors already registered to compete at the SJJIF Worlds Tournament of 2015 and only 2 registration deadlines left, you do not want to miss the opportunity to b part of this great event.
Check out what some of the top teams have to say about their preparation for this great event!
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