Sport Ju-Jutsu is a modern style of Ju-Jutsu that was formed in 1997 by Ingemar Sköld and Ricard Carneborn from Nacka Dojo. The system is composed in a book called Sport Ju-Jutsu and consists of illustrated techniques in the system for kids and adults. Sport Ju-Jutsu is a sport within the Dynamix Fighting Sports concepts.
The choice of techniques and the training concept came out of Ingemars background as a successful competitor (5 European titles) and all his years as one of Scandinavias most engaged instructors. Ingemars background and the need for a system that focused on the sport aspects of Ju-Jutsu more than the self defense part was a perfect platform for a successful system. In 1997 Ingemar sat down with his best student Ricard Carneborn (4 bronze medals at the World championships, 10 times Swedish champion) and they created the first layout of the system and very fast different clubs showed their interest. The first clubs to change from traditional Ju-Jutsu to Sport Ju-Jutsu was Herrljunga with former World Champion Johan Blomdahl and Kraftverket JJA with Anna Dimberg (World Champion 1994 and 1996). During the years the system have developed with input from all the member clubs and their practitioners.
The Sport Ju-Jutsu system for kids is designed to stimulate movement and to encourage the kids natural joy of moving their bodies. The kids train all exercises from Sport Ju-Jutsu but many academys leave out punches and kicks for their youngest athlethes. All training is combined with big parts of fun games. For every childs development it is very important to learn basic moves at an early age and Sport Ju-Jutsu is the perfect way to do this. The kids both learn and develop new skills at the same time as they learn to never give up and to use their full potential.
For juveniles the sparring parts enhances and juveniles train all the different areas that Sport Ju-Jutsu consist of; punches and kicks, throws and take downs and ground fighting. When they have learned the basics techniques everything is put together in combinations and counters. Some train to prepare them self for competition, some just for the great physical aspects of the sport. Many of our juvenile fighters compete in both JJIF Fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Submission Wrestling.
The Sport Ju-Jutsu system for adults is designed to give good and fun physical training in a modern form of martial art. The system is designed to prepare those athletes that want to compete according to the JJIF fighting rules and all techniques have been tested during a lot of years by all the successful fighters within the organization. Even if many Sport Ju-Jutsu practitioners compete, the majority just train for fun without any goals to compete, more than against them self.
Most of the techniques in Sport Ju-Jutsu are based on the competition system for JJIF Fighting. JJIF (Ju-Jitsu International Federation) is the largest Ju-Jutsu organization in the world and are represented on all five contenents. JJIF arrange World Championships and continental championships every year and every forth year, JJIF Fighting and Duo is a part of the World Games. Being one of the sports at the World Games is the first step to become an Olympic Sport and JJIF have worked hard for that for many years and hopefully one day it will happend.
It is important to emphasize that the Sport Ju-Jutsu system is much more than just the techniques in the book. The techniques in the book is just the base to reach a new grade but it is all the other training, the sparring and the curiosity to other martial arts that continuously develops and renews our fighters skills.