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.