An intraclub competition is also held annually for anyone who wants to compete. This is usually held at Becontree Leisure Centre. As with the national competition there are numerous disciplines you can compete in. Click the button bellow for the Ryushin Jujitsu club annual competition results.
In the competitions there are various events which you can compete in from Kata to Weapons to Sparring. You can compete in as many or as few as you like and we are sure you will find the event for you. You can read below about each event in detail.
Unfortunately not all events will be at every competition.
Sparring is an exciting event where competitors go head to head using all of their standing skills; punches, kicks and throws. This discipline allows the student to practice attacking and defending against a fully resisting opponent. Sparring is usually an "open event" which means all belts will compete together in weight categories to ensure competitors are matched fairly and safely.
Ground fighting is where competitors use their grappling skills without any strikes to submit or gain control over the opponent. To do this the competitors can use joint locks, strangles and chokes as well as using body positioning to control the body of the opponent. Ground fighting is also an open event meaning competitors fight based on weight class rather than belt ranking.
Random Attacks simulates a self defense scenario where the defender has to defend against an attacker using a number of potential attacks. This event is graded on the effectiveness and suitability of the defense. The possible attacks are predetermined and vary depending on belt, for example, white belt random attacks has 8 different possible attacks where black belt has over 40 including knives, batons and gun attacks. This event is usually held in grade banding such as White - Yellow belt random attacks.
Kata is a training technique similar in philosophy to shadow boxing. Techniques are practiced without and opponent to develop muscle memory along with other benefits. In competition the Kata is performed in front of a panel of judges who each score your performance based on a number of factors including accuracy and commitment. This is usually an open event where all grades and weights compete together. There is separate events for Seniors and Juniors however. In the Kata discipline there are sub categories including weapons, open hand and pairs Kata.
Demonstrations are similar to Kata but allow for more creativity as any series of moves can be competed in order to demonstrate your Jujitsu skills. Pairs demonstration is usually an event in most competitions where team demonstration uses a team of 7 members and is only usually held at international level. Demonstrations are open to any competitor of any grade or weight.
Sport fighting is meant to replicate a real fight scenario as closely as possible. This is the newest addition to Jujitsu competitions, and varies in rule sets. The main 2 variants are the event which is 3 minutes is split into 1 minute intervals with no rest. The first minute is solely strikes, the second minute is take down and throwing attempts and the third minute is ground fighting to submit or dominate the opponent. The other main variant is a combination of sparring and ground fighting however once a grip is made on the Gi, strikes are no longer allowed. As with the other contact events, this is an open event using weight but not belt when deciding the categories.