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Thursday, August 20, 2009

What is the AJJA?


The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in February 2002 to bring together traditional and modern stand-up Jiu-Jitsu (Ju Jitsu) as well as other styles of Japanese self-defense arts across Alberta; Teaching children, teens and adults practical, effective self-defense.

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in part to develop amateur and professional athletes of all ages in Gi and no-Gi grappling and open tournaments. The AJJA is the only recognized society in Alberta hosting annual municipal and provincial Japanese Ju Jitsu tournaments. Check our events section for links and information about upcoming tournaments in both Gi and no-Gi Grappling.  

Not only does membership with Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association provides insurance for your school and students under our insurance policy, it entitles you to attend all camps, tournaments and technical seminars. Become part of the AJJA and join the ranks of self-defense experts in Western Canada.

Helping set the standard in Alberta.

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association has many different purposes, not the least of which is to provide leadership and direction in the training of Jiu-Jitsu (jujitsu) for members, instructors, and school owners; it also provides a means to facilitate open and continuous communication within the Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts community in Alberta.

About AJJA


Thank you to Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation for the grant to assist us in the purchase of new mats!
The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) is the governing body for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu (JuJitsu) and standards of Japanese JuJitsu in the province of Alberta. The AJJA was founded in February 2002 to bring together traditional and modern stand-up Jiu-Jitsu (Ju-Jitsu) and other styles of Japanese self-defense arts across Alberta. To provide leadership and direction for: dojo's (schools); instructor's (Sensei); and students (Jujitsuka). To
Our mission is to teach children, teens and adults practical effective self-defense to develop and train amateur and professional athletes of all ages in JuJitsu grappling and self-defense. The AJJA is the only recognized society in Alberta hosting annual municipal and provincial Japanese JuJitsu tournaments.
We are a registered non-profit society which is funded through membership fees, fundraising ventures, casinos, donations, sponsors and possible provincial grants. For more information, or to make a donation, please contact one of our Directors.
Your annual membership fee listed below provides insurance coverage under our insurance policy; entitles you to attend all camps, tournaments and technical seminars; participate in any other events throughout the year, and; bring instruction for Black belts and school owners, and in some cases promotions, as deemed appropriate.
In following with Alberta Jiu-Jitsu’s long term Athlete development plan, the AJJA has the following membership classifications. No belt ranks come with this membership.
  • Black Belt (Yudansha) Membership $45
  • Coach / Official Membership $40
  • Competitive Athlete / Sport Membership $40
  • Adult Regular Membership $35
  • Teen Membership $30
  • Children’s Membership (13 and under) $25
Membership rates for dojo/club/gym
  • New dojo/club $150
  • Renewal for dojo/club $100

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