Our core values
THE NORTHERN IRELAND JU JITSU ASSOCIATION WAS CONSITUTED IN ITS CURRENT FORM IN 1982. WE SEE OUR ROLE AS A GOVERNING BODY IS TO FOCUS ON THREE STRATEGIC FUNCTIONS:
Ensuring clarity of vision, strong sporting ethos and strategic direction
Our organisation has grown in both technical skill and number from its beginning. Our members have travelled around the World both teaching and learning their art.
We disseminate information from statutory bodies to our member groups to assist them in supporting you and making your time in martial arts both memorable and enjoyable.
To work with all Ju Jitsu groups to support the development of the martial art in Northern Ireland
We are a voluntary body meaning any funds and fees paid to us is used for your benefit. We subsidise courses for coaches in Child protection, First Aid and policy-making to name a few. We are totally committed to the art we teach and to the people we have in our care.
Our member groups have a thriving membership of children who are empowered by them to be the best they can be. We have students as young as 2 yrs old and, as most of the committee are parents, we understand the need for safeguarding. As such we hold regular safeguarding meetings and have a policy of vetting all our registered coaches.
To ensure that our members have the opportunity to train in a safe and controlled environment under the supervision of highly motivated, educated and qualified coaches
We pride ourselves in the long history we have and the quality of our coaches: coaches who are supported by our yearly coaching programme, and updates.
Our committee work for everyone in the organisation to ensure their martial arts experience is to its highest and best.
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Answers to some frequently asked questions
Championing safer, professional Martial Arts training and coaching since 1982.
We aim to promote health, well-being and self-discipline, supporting self-esteem and self confidence.
We are advocates of equality of opportunity for all.
Martial Arts is a largely unregulated industry, with no universally accepted qualifications, formal criteria for instructors or central database for checking clubs credentials in real time.
NIJJA takes away those doubts for parents and students. We want to assure participants in our member clubs that we have your backs!
We’ve set standards for the Martial Art of Ju-Jitsu and its various derivatives, making practice safer, more inclusive and more professional for thousands of students since 1982.