• Dear Jiu Jitsu Fellows,

    Much like Jiu Jitsu, our federation is constantly evolving to better serve our community. With help from our first supporters and the Jiu Jitsu society, we’ve gained insights and feedback that helped us have a greater understanding of the real needs of our community.

    It is with great excitement that we are announcing a new era in the history of Jiu Jitsu, The Age of The Teams. In recognition of our lineage and history, we are partnering directly with the Teams that represent our beloved martial art and embarking on a new era of empowerment.


    This new strategy is designed to overcome the frustrating reality of our industry, while other organized martial arts hold a significant market share in the US, Jiu Jitsu holds only six percent. (IBISWorld, 2014) The real weakness in Jiu Jitsu is the lack of unity, and that is what the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation is here to change, proposing a future that will be written together.

    In the age of the teams, the leadership comes from everyone. All the teams will have major influential power and development of their brands. The academies will have curriculum and management support, along with assistance acquiring new students. And the practitioners will have greater educational programs and competitive events.

    The first step in this new chapter is the identification and certification of the legitimate teams, academies and practitioners that will be showcased in the Official Teams Directory and Certified Academies Global Map, followed by a Jiu Jitsu institutional marketing action to promote our life style and it benefits to new practitioners, the Global Campaign.

    The second step is the formation of Commissions. Formed to serve the Jiu Jitsu community, the Commissions promote the principal objectives of spreading the art to new students, offering competitive events and educational programs, while developing the industry as a whole. Divided into three core branches of education, sports and business, working to further the cause of our Jiu Jitsu union.

    Our mission is to make Jiu Jitsu the biggest martial art in the world. And the only way to do it, is together. JJGF the federation by all, for all.

    Rickson Gracie


    The Jiu Jitsu Global Federation