About Us

Helping set the standard in Alberta.

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association has many different purposes, not the least of which is to provide leadership and direction in the training of Jiu-Jitsu (jujitsu) for members, instructors, and school owners; it also provides a means to facilitate open and continuous communication within the Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts community in Alberta.

Teaching effective self-defense

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in February 2002 to bring together traditional and modern stand-up Jiu-Jitsu (Ju Jitsu) as well as other styles of Japanese self-defense arts across Alberta; Teaching children, teens and adults practical, effective self-defense.

Gi Grappling

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in 2002, in part to develop amateur and professional athletes of all ages in: Self-Defense; Modern and Traditional Ju Jitsu; Gi grappling and open tournaments. The AJJA is the only recognized society in Alberta hosting annual municipal and provincial Japanese Ju Jitsu tournaments. Check our events section for links and information about upcoming Gi Grappling tournaments.

Incredible benefits and training

Not only does membership with Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association provides insurance for your school and students under our insurance policy, it entitles you to attend all camps, tournaments and technical seminars. Become part of the AJJA and join the ranks of self-defense experts in Western Canada.

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association (AJJA) was founded in February 2002 to bring together traditional and modern Jiu-Jitsu (Ju-Jitsu) and other styles of Japanese (JJJ); Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and self-defense arts across Alberta.

Our mission is to teach children, teens and adults practical effective self-defense to develop and train amateur and professional athletes of all ages in Gi grappling. The AJJA is the only recognized society in Alberta hosting annual municipal and provincial Japanese Ju Jitsu tournaments and Jiu-Jitsu Sport tournaments. We also support all BJJ tournaments who are looking for provincial recognition in their sport.

We are a registered non-profit society which is funded through membership fees, fundraising ventures, casinos, donations, sponsors and possible provincial grants. For more information, or to make a donation, please contact one of our Directors.

Your annual membership fee listed below provides insurance coverage under our insurance policy; entitles you to attend all camps, tournaments and technical seminars; participate in any other events throughout the year, and; bring instruction for Black belts and school owners, and in some cases promotions, as deemed appropriate.

In following with Alberta Jiu-Jitsu’s long term Athlete development plan, the AJJA has the following membership classifications. No belt ranks come with this membership.

  • Black Belt (Yudansha) Membership $45
  • Coach / Official Membership $40
  • Competitive Athlete / Sport Membership $40
  • Adult Regular Membership $35
  • Teen Membership $30
  • Children’s Membership (13 and under) $25

Membership rates for dojo/club/gym

  • New dojo/club $150
  • Renewal for dojo/club $100