USA National Team Gears Up to Compete at the 2017 ADWPJJC

The 2017 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu championship, this April 18-22, in Abu Dhabi, will have an interesting novelty for Jiu-Jitsu fans.

For the first time, selected athletes of four countries will also be part of national teams. Brazil, Japan, the UAE and the USA will also compete as nations for the first time at the 2017 ADWPJJC.

The American team will be formed by the champions of divisions in all belt rankings both at the New York International Pro and the USA National Pro, as well as ranking leaders. The list includes names such as Keenan Cornelius, Isaac Doederlein, Gianni Grippo, Edwin Najmi, Tammi Musumeci, among many others.

The team will have the support in Abi Dhabi from the United States Jiu-Jitsu Association (USJJA) and Storm Kimonos has announced its support to the first ever US National Team.

You can still register to compete at the 2017 ADWPJJC until the deadline of April 12. Click here for more info.

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  • Bruce R. Bethers, President, United States Ju-Jitsu Federation,
    17 September 2017 at 8:30 am
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    Reference another group (created by Mr. Clark) that is Violating USJJF’s Registered Trademark – using the name United States Jiu-Jitsu Association (USJJA). This group applied with the USPTO to trademark register both the names of “US Jiu-Jitsu” and “United States Jiu-Jitsu Association (USJJA)”. On Feb 28, 2017, the USJJF sent a Cease & Desist Letter to the USJJA informing them of their violation in using USJJF’s registered trademark – UNITED STATES JU-JITSU ®. . I am pleased to inform you that the USPTO, on 10/2/2016, refused their application and, on 4/25/2017, the USPTO again upheld the refusal and also suspended their application on both requested names due to likely consumer confusion with USJJF’s registered trademark.

    On behalf of our members, USJJF will always Protect its Registered Trademark and its Good Name as well as take appropriate legal action against any violators.


    Bruce R. Bethers
    President, United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF)

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