The Mauritius judo is actually jujitsu, a sport with a federation that organizes a yearly national competition and seminar. In 2011, these events took place at the beginning of December at Port Louis- Dojo Grand Riviere. The seminar had as basics, the rules of the competition in fighting and Brazilian jujitsu called Waza.
In the Mauritius judo competition, the participants compete at the national level, and only the best athletes of each member nation can participate to the local continental championships which are also organized by JJAFU (the Mauritius judo federation). They also can participate to the world competitions, which are organized at every 2 years. To decode who will be on the 4-6 seeded countries at every category it is used a very good determined score system that has the continental and world championship results as bases.
The winning countries can present their winner to compete in the every 4 year held international world games, but, of course, only in the category they are qualified for. There are two types of competitions, world level, contemplated by the international federation of jiujitsu: the fighting system and the duo system. In the fighting system a pair of Jitsukas belonging to the same team demonstrates techniques of self-defending against 12 attacks series, which is called by random from 20 attacks, by the mat referee.
They have to cover the next typologies: strangulation (grip attack), neck block (embrace attack), stick or knife (armed attack) and punch or kick (hit attack). In the Mauritius judo duo system, there are 3 categories of competitions: female, male and mixed, the athletes being judged for realism, control, accuracy and speed. It’s probably the most spectacular type of Mauritius judo, requiring well technical preparation, special athletic qualities and synchronism.
The Mauritius judo fighting system has a different approach, being articulated in a one on one and two round series, with athletes from different teams. There are ten categories in which this system is divided, according to sex and weight: the female category: 55, -62, 70 and +70 kilograms, and the male categories: -62, -69, -77, -85, -94 and +94 kilograms.
The actual combat has 3 parts: in the first part, the Jitsukas are watched involving in the distance combat which are controlled attacks with legs and arms as well as various nature atemis. The part 2 begins when the grab is made and from this moment on the hits are forbidden. The athlete tries to bring another one down through diverse technique of throwing, the points being given based on the effectiveness and the clarity of the action.
The part 3 starts once with mats down. The points are given for technique of immobilization, controlled strangulations or body joints’ levers that put the opponent to the yield. Winner is the one who accumulated the biggest number of points in the fight. The Jitsuka that gets the full points in all 3 parts or outscores the opponent with a difference of score of 14 points by the round one’s end assigns the automatic victory.