The UKJJF Foundation

The United Kingdom Jiu-Jitsu Federation Foundation (UKJJF Foundation) exists to support individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of Jiu-Jitsu. Funding for programs will be provided by annual grants from the UKJJF and contributions from individuals and organisation. These programs will foster interest in, create opportunities for and provide assistance to the UK Jiu-Jitsu community.

In particular, the Foundation will focus on programs that support individuals and organisations that provide Jiu-Jitsu to less advantaged communities and children, people with disabilities and to organisations that encourage gender equality.

Specifically, under the direction of Jackson Souza, the foundation will help to develop ParaJitsu. Parajitsu is a Jiujitsu competition format involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. The Parajitsu competitions will immediately follow the respective Pro Tour and World Games competitions. All Parajitsu competitions will be governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the United Kingdom Jiu Jitsu Federation (UKJJF).

The UKJJF Foundation Board of Trustees, will be a separate entity from the UKJJF Board of Directors and will manage fundraising and programming that meets the Foundation's objectives.