The new sports project “Jiu Jitsu Ukraine League” was opened in Ukraine recently. The primary target of the league is the formation of professional fighters, who will be able to compete in the top divisions on the international BJJ sports arena. The main goal of the project is to bring up the world champions of the IBJJF in the black belts category, “adult”.
At the moment, the key participants of the “Jiu Jitsu Ukraine League” are three powerful teams from Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankovsk and Kropyvnytskyi cities. In total, the league consists of more than 800 children and juniors specializing in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, including athletes with world-class achievements and international experience.
The league will host championships in Khmelnytskyi (25.03.2019), Ivano-Frankovsk (14.04.2019), Kropyvnytskyi (25.05.2019), and the final stage will be held in autumn 2019 (the host city will be known soon).
A key feature of the “Jiu Jitsu Ukraine League” championships will be dividing sportsmen into the belt divisions. It means that experienced athletes will compete with equals, and newcomers will have a chance to win a medal.
One more important aspect is that only Brazilian jiu-jitsu teams will be allowed to participate in the championships. All fights will be held under the “smoothcomp” system.
The league was organized by Rostislav Rybak, Marina Rybak, Vitalii Stasiv and Ievgen Skyrda.
Last modified: January 31, 2019