Our Programs

The Alberta Jiu-Jitsu Association works with the best martial artists from around the corner to around the world, bringing our members the best events, tournaments and technical seminars available anywhere.

What are Technical Seminars? The AJJA puts on several technical seminars throughout the year on a cost recovery basis. The member dojo’s take turns hosting the seminar and we draw on the instructors from each dojo to take turns teaching their style or technical information to help students try various arts.  This also provides an opportunity to help improve junior instructors’ teaching abilities.

Duration The seminars vary from one to two days. The start time is generally 10AM – 5PM the first day and 11AM – 3PM the second day, with lunch breaks provided on each day. There are photo opportunities at the end of each training day.

Certificates & Promotions Certificates are given out for participants at each seminar.  If there were any recent promotions at member dojo’s, the instructors have the opportunity to acknowledge their student and give out their own certificates if desired.

Annual Tournament Every year the AJJA hosts a Tournament: there are Duo’s categories (self-defense with a partner); weapons categories; empty hand versus weapons; and a sparring tournament. The categories have placements for: beginner; intermediate and advanced. Medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing in each of the categories.

Award Nominations Throughout the year students can be nominated for female and male student of the year. The student must be nominated by another member and seconded by any AJJA instructor. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Newsletter Page. They can be scanned and e-mailed back to AJJA or faxed.