Jiu Jitsu Federation training seminar to end December 7

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Some recruited athletes of the sport in action
Some recruited athletes of the sport in action

The Ghana Jiu Jitsu Federation (GJJF) is scheduled to organise training and seminar sessions at the Accra Sports Stadium for athletes and coaches as they look to popularise the sport in the country.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the GJJF, Evans Berne Johnson, European champions, Frank Agyemang and Bola Omoyele will lead stakeholders through the training and seminar sessions which is expected to end on December 7.

Jiu Jitsu sport, which is a martial art sport similar to judo, first started at a battlefield at Sumarai in Japan, and has now spread across the world.

It has different categories which include Adapted Jiu-Jitsu eligibility which determines an athlete’s disability before partaking in the sport.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports Online, Mr Johnson explained that the training was aimed at providing in-depth knowledge about the sport to practitioners as well as creates awareness.

He added that his outfit’s decision to organise the training and seminar sessions for athletes and coaches was to improve on their technical know-how.

“We decided to put together the training and seminar sessions as means of improving the technical capabilities of athletes and coaches of the sport.

“The federation believe the knowledge acquired after the training would help provide in-depth knowledge of the sport to both the coaches and athletes,” he noted.