The Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association was founded in 1963 by Professor Ronald Forrester. It became recognized by Industry Canada as a not for profit Canadian Corporation in 1968.
The goal of the CJA is to represent Jiu Jitsu in Canada as the National Sporting Organization.
As the NSO we will govern all aspects of jiu jitsu in Canada, including:
-manage our high performance programs
-select and manage our national team
-sanction national level competitions and tournaments
-provide professional development for coaches and officials in jiu jitsu
-propose and support bids for international competition in Canada
-provide standards for member promotions to higher ranks of shodan and above
CANADIAN JIU JITSU ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association (CJA) will be the national leader in promoting excellence in the sport of amateur Jiu Jitsu through events, courses, and certification of athletes, coaches, and officials.
Center of Excellence
CJA is dedicated to the highest level of excellence in the planning, implementation and review of each of its programs and operations. The effort is to build upon any successes and always look for areas of improvement and systems growth.
Focus on Safety and Health
CJA has established the highest safety standards to ensure the well being of all athletes, coaches, and recreational participants involved in amateur Jiu Jitsu.
CJA strives to be a leader within the Jiu Jitsu industry. This goal will be realized through the core objective of meeting the needs of all stakeholders within the industry including school/gym owners, coaches, event coordinators, all levels of athletes, and volunteers.
CJA will work openly with all individuals and groups committed to the cooperative growth of amateur Jiu Jitsu. A fundamental principle of CJA is to foster a cooperative framework within the sector.
Demonstrating Ethics and Values
CJA is committed to upholding the highest ethical principles in all of its operations and events. All CJA leaders will demonstrate appropriate conduct, positive attitudes, and will always work to create an environment that is respectful, safe, healthy, and discrimination and harassment free.
CJA will be internationally known for its national operations and development of a long term athlete development program. CJA will network and affiliate itself with individual and groups, committed to the principles and values of the organization
NE WAZA (BJJ) TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
David Tony Issacs
FIGHTING STYLE AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Ontario Jiu Jitsu Association Representatives
Douglas Knispel, President
Gary Pilon, Treasurer
"All athletes competing in JJIF international tournaments must comply with the WADA rules regarding anti-doping and a clean sport.
International-level athletes are the athletes ranked 1-10 in the JJIF Ranking list and all athletes participating in a Continental or World Championship.
JJIF automatically recognizes TUE's (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) granted by National Anti-Doping Organizations."