Comprehensive insurance package that covers your dojo and your students.
Your dojo will be listed on the AJJA website.
Greater student retention for your dojo through participation in AJJA events.
Media coverage of events & individuals, as well as support in getting exposure for your dojo (Punch Magazine & events).
Open and continuous communication within the Alberta Jiu Jitsu community.
Province-wide referral service for member clubs.
Opportunities to foster the growth and promotion of Jiu Jitsu in Alberta.
The criterion for membership in the Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association is as follows:
Good Jiu Jitsu (Jujutsu) skills and/or self-defense techniques.
Honorable people with good spirit (no criminals) criminal record check may be required.
Members that will participate, fundraise, and support AJJA events. Members must also be willing to sit on the Board of Directors or volunteer time.
Provide contact information for three references, and send us information on your dojo and martial arts style.A club visitation will then be scheduled.
Final approval of an affiliate school is given in conjunction with a satisfactory review by the Board of Directors. This involves an evaluation of documentation provided, in addition to the club visitation. The conditions and conferral of the membership are ratified by the Board of Directors. All decisions final.
Membership is open to the public from all walks of life.
Head instructors who will be hosting events or teaching at AJJA events must send us a copy of their current Black Belt certification.
If you currently need a Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu) instructor we can help, we also have a Black Belt grading board available for these circumstances. Ask for grading criteria to be mailed to you.
Members must submit articles for quarterly newsletter and notify us when you would like to have a student promotion listed.
All students of the affiliate school must be AJJA members in order to have your affiliate school listed on the AJJA web site and to have a copy of the insurance policy.
All member schools are expected to host a technical seminar; they will be assisted by other AJJA instructors and dojo owners. Technical seminars are currently held quarterly throughout the year.
The AJJA Provides Technical Support through instruction for students and Instructors. The AJJA is the leading organization for Jiu-Jitsu in Alberta and the only Provincially recognized Jiu-Jitsu organization in the Province. See this link for various news on the AJJA.
The AJJA Provides Technical Support through the following:
Alberta Children's Martial Arts Program Our Little Samurai Program is a step-by-step danger awareness program, Our Goal for your Child
Learn: Respect and Discipline; Confidence; Self-Defense; Fitness; and Re-activate: Respect; Focus and Motivation.
What will my child learn? Your child will be learning 1 belt level each Semester, both in the dojo and at home. The skills taught in the dojo will be initialed by the instructor teaching your child when they are first taught the skill. A second initial will be given by one of our Instructors when your child is able to perform the skill with little or no prompting.
Skills to be learned at home are indicated with a spot for you to initial. These are skills that cannot be taught in the dojo or require additional parental involvement. When an instructor sees that you have initialed a skill, they will ask your child to explain it back to them from time to time, at which point they will add their initials as well.
Martial arts for life will make your child more focused. They will have increased concentration through traditional ranking system of earning belts and stripes, they will learn they have the ability of setting achievable goal. These goal will follow them through life and improve their academics at school.
Children will learn Dojo Skills and Drills with our all new obstacle course. The obstacle course will improve confidence, agility and martial arts skills.
At the beginning and end of each class there is quiet time before the children bow in and out of class much like the traditional way of bowing in Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Will my child get to have fun? All of kids programs will include Dojo Games. Some of the games are Ju-Jitsu Dodge Ball; Little Samurai Run and Freeze Shadow Boxing.
What happens when the semester ends? At the end of each semester every child in our program will be promoted to the next level, when all the skills are signed off. The last few classes are spent reviewing these skills under the observation of a Black Belt instructor, and end with a celebration and presentation of their new belts.
Sensei Malcolm Bale is the Head Instructors for the Calgary and Sensei Kevin D. Lintott is the Instructor for Grande Prairie Little Samurai program, and will be signing the skills listed in your child’s book.
Assisting Instructors will vary from class to class, but both our Black Belt and Colour Belt instructors have been educated in the teaching of our program and ensure that your child’s safety is at the forefront.
GMA Black Belt System for Success
* Set a Goal * Take Action * Pay Attention to Detail * Change what is Not working * Practice, Practice, Practice * Leeds to Mastery of Martial Arts and Life