A BRIEF HISTORY

Australian Jujitsu Federation (AJF) … was established by members of the Australian Society of Ju-Jitsuans (ASJJ) on 31st July 2000 as a federation of member schools or organisations to include jujitsu and related martial arts; both modern (Gendai budo) and traditional (Koryū), sporting and non-sporting.

The objectives of the AJF include:

a common bond of sharing of knowledge and activities between member schools,

a commitment to a quality standard of teaching and coaching jujitsu both by satisfying criteria as a member school, and through participation in the National Coaching Accreditation Program (NCAP) of the AJF that includes a code of ethics approved by the Australian Sports Commission.

The common bond encourages participation in a unified approach to Inter-School; State; National; and International; events and activities. while schools maintain their own identity, style and grading authority.

Following the transference of the NCAS (NCAP) from the Australian Coaching Council to the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) the AJF on 8th June 2005 gained formal recognition from the Australian Government as the peak body in Australia. This through the ASC and now Sport Australia.

In 2008 members amended the AJF constitution to further reinforce the membership provision for related martial arts, and in 2009 the ASC approved the administration of the NCAS accreditation program be expanded to include: aikido, aiki jujitsu, hapkido, and kenpo jujitsu, in addition to jujitsu and Brazilian jiu jitsu. In 2010 the ASC further expanded this approval to include the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) for Sport Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Grappling.

AJF OBJECTIVES

Members

To provide inter-school, state and national forums for members to:

Participate in the sharing and development of their martial arts knowledge and skills

Participate (if they choose) in competition, in a spirit of friendship together with the opportunity to represent Australia at World Titles.

Coaches / Instructors

To provide:

Opportunities for coaches / instructors / teachers, to further develop their knowledge and skills in: martial arts, appropriate sport sciences and coaching

Access to both the ‘National Coaching Accreditation Program’ and the ‘National Officiating Accreditation Program’

A ‘Code of Behaviour’ approved by the Australian Sports Commission.

The World Of Jujitsu

To provide or support opportunities for interaction between members of the AJF and overseas schools and masters.

Recognition

To provide recognition for individual achievement; while member schools retain their independent grading authority.

Representation

Recognised by the  Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission and Sport Australia, our role and objectives include the promotion and representation of jujitsu and related martial arts both within the world of martial arts and with Australian government and non-government authorities involved with: the martial arts, budo, and/or the development of sport.

General Community

To strive to provide the community with a standard of quality in the teaching and coaching of martial arts within schools satisfying the criteria of becoming a ‘Member School’ of the AJF, which includes achieving National Coaching Accreditation under the National Coaching Development Program of the AJF.