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Monday, January 26, 2009

Membership to the AJJA

Membership to the Alberta Jiu-JItsu Association

Why become an affiliate school of the AJJA?

  • 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.

Membership Requirements

  • 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.

Addendum

  1. Membership is open to the public from all walks of life.
  2. Head instructors who will be hosting events or teaching at AJJA events must send us a copy of their current Black Belt certification.
  3. 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.
  4. Members must submit articles for quarterly newsletter and notify us when you would like to have a student promotion listed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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