We had record-breaking numbers of competitors and fans again, on April 30, 2016 in Columbus this year! We were proud to co-host the event with Olentangy Orange High School's wrestling team and athletic boosters in Lewis Center. Stay tuned for announcements about the next great KidJitsu event!


GUARANTEED 4 MATCHES: To ensure a positive experience for all children, we guarantee 4 matches with kids of similar age, size, and skill level.

Teens are now competing for the titles in our Submission Only State Championship. Please be sure to register them for the popular Submission Addiction afternoon competition where there are "No Points, No Advantages & No Excuses"

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BRING YOUR WHOLE FAN CLUB! It's only $5 spectator fee (CASH ONLY) at the door for each of your fans. Fans younger than 2 and our senior fans (ages 65+) are welcome to attend for FREE.

*Please note that this is a fun competition, where many kids are still learning about good sportsmanship. We insist upon good sportsmanship from our student & competitors, and also expect it from coaches, parents and other spectators.*

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Children ages 5-10 will compete in a points-based rule system with no submissions allowed. Many young children do not recognize when to tap until it is too late, and for this safety reason we do not allow submissions in younger divisions.

Competitors ages 11 & 12 will be allowed to do submissions in this points-based competition.

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Brought to you by Team Chitwood Martial Arts & Fitness, the Ohio Kid-Jitsu Tournament is the largest kids competition of its kind. NOTE: TEENS (ages 13+) NOW COMPETE IN THE AFTERNOON SUBMISSION ADDICTION TOURNAMENT. Competitors are matched to opponents of the same size and capability, and are guaranteed 4 matches to test their skills, practice their sportsmanship, and gain confidence in their abilities.

April 30, 2016, Olentangy Orange High School, Lewis Center, Ohio.