Jiu Jitsu (Newaza)
Known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well.
Ne-Waza (ground technique) is one of the main Jujitsu (and Judo) basis. Its important technical heritage measures up to its big efficiency and its educational value. In the official JJIF competition program Jiu-Jitsu (Ne-Waza) is a fairly new discipline. It was included in 2010, and established in the World Games 2013 in two initial categories (men -85kg and women -70kg).
The fight of two opponents starts standing. Punches and Kicks are not allowed. After starting the fight, the referee only interrupts during critical moments. Normally, the main part of the fight takes place on the ground. The goal is to win by submission with a lock on the joints or strangulation, or by points. During the time of six minutes, it is possible to gain points for throws, take downs, controlling positions and certain actions that give you an advantage in the fight.
The Jiu-Jitsu (Ne-Waza) is extremely tactical and sometimes described as the chess game of martial arts.
From 2014 the competition is held in 10 weight devisions:
Male: -56kg, -62 kg, -69kg, -77kg, -85kg, -94kg, +94kg
Female: -49kg, -55kg, -62kg, -70kg, +70kg
2019 the number of female categories was increased:
Female: -45kg; -48kg; -52kg; -57kg; -63kg; -70kg; +70kg