Since 2018, the Ju-Jitsu International Federation has included Para ju-jitsu in its major world events, including the World Championships.

Two disciplines are conducted in Para ju-jitsu, including ne-waza which is also known as Brazilian ju-jitsu.

Athletes fight in different classifications and age and gender divisions.

However, athletes often compete across classifications as part of ju-jitsu's reputation as a "flexible art".

The sport is known for giving people of all abilities and sizes the skills to overcome any opponent - meaning weaker fighters can defeat stronger rivals with the correct technique.

Para athletes can also compete in the able-bodied categories.

Blind and visually impaired athletes grab each other to start fights, while other bouts will start from the ground.

Ne-waza in Para ju-jitsu was accepted for the sports programme for the 2023 World Combat Games in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

A tournament in Brazil prepared athletes for Riyadh, with more than 100 taking part.

The duo system is also practiced in Para ju-jitsu.

An athlete is "attacked" and then has to present a self defence move against the attacker, which is marked by judges.

Duo system has been approved for the sports programme at the 2025 World Games in Chengdu in China.

A demonstration took part at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham in Alabama.

Austria, Germany, Greece, Romania, Brazil and the United States are among the countries to significantly promote Para ju-jitsu.