The United Kingdom Jiu Jitsu Federation is the UK member of the Jiu Jitsu International Federation. It is a not-for-profit organisation. The UKJJF was founded in 2016 in order to establish and develop a national team that will compete and represent its nation at major national and international games.
The UKJJF believes in the potential of Jiu Jitsu to be a positive force in UK society and will seek to illustrate this through its interaction with community leaders, political parties and businesses. It will strive to demonstrate the many virtues of Jiu Jitsu and the positive impact it can have on society at large.
Jiu Jitsu already has a passionate and committed following in the UK, the number of academies, teams, businesses and associated brands has grown exponentially since the inception of Jiu Jitsu in the UK. The UKJJF believes in supporting these preexisting businesses and brands and will look to do this by creating a professional standardization of events, regulations and qualifications. Further allowing UKJJF supported events be they amateur or grass roots competitions such as with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation, professional competitions such as with the UAE Jiujitsu Federation or IOC sanctioned games and events which fall under the Jiujitsu International Federations domain, to contribute to a national points system in order to create a clear, concise and definitive ranking of each individual athlete.
Furthermore, the UKJJF will establish and support an infrastructure for the development of individuals within the sport in areas of their life beyond the academy. Providing training and education for Jiu Jitsu practitioners to pursue their chosen career from within the industry surrounding the sport, ultimately creating dedicted educational centres across the United Kingdom.