The United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) ® is the oldest & largest National "JJ" Organization in the United States of America and has been serving the American Ju-Jitsu Community since 1971. USJJF's National Programs include Traditional Jujutsu, Sport Ju-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are many benefits to joining the USJJF ®, and you will see each of those benefits listed here with much more to come. Read the information below to learn about our member benefits and services.
Mission Statement The Mission of the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) ® is to unify American Ju-Jitsuka with a foundation of mutual respect for all systems of Ju-Jitsu, as well as provide services and guidance to foster Technical Excellence, Fellowship and Human Character Development. As the USA National Governing Body for Ju-Jitsu,UNITED STATES JU-JITSU® selects, prepares and sends the Official USA TEAMS to Continental, International & World Level Competitions.
Values Statement The United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) ® is committed to effective communication and continuous improvement to foster technical excellence, an environment of trust and teamwork which promotes personal and organizational growth and achievement of clearly prioritized goals.
Benefits of Membership: · National and International Programs for Technical, Philosophical and Leadership Development in Ju-Jitsu. · A National and International Network of Ju-Jitsuka. · "Highest Quality" Ju-Jitsu Rank and Membership Certificates for the USJJF Members. · Written US JU-JITSU® Training Curriculum & Dan Grade Requirements for all USJJF members. · A Proper & Non-Political Promotion System for all US Ju-Jitsuka. · Technical, Administrative & Communication Assistance for Students and Instructors in Ju-Jitsu. · High Quality Training Books and Videos in Ju-Jitsu. · Internationally Standardized Ju-Jitsu Competition Rules for the Ju-Jitsu "Kumite", "Self-Defense", “Kata”, “Kobudo” & Grappling Systems of Competition. · National & International Ju-Jitsu Referee Training and Certification. · A Professional Website for all Ju-Jitsuka. · Ju-Jitsu Instructor / Examiner Certification. · Coaching Training and Certification. · A National Headquarters with "decentralized" Ju-Jitsu Programs and Leadership. · The development of a National Institute for Ju-Jitsu for research and development, as well as State, Regional & National Training Centers for expert training in both Traditional & Competitive Ju-Jitsu. · Local, Regional, National and International Competition Programs and Events for all members of USJJF. · International Exchange Programs and Services with other National Federations of the WJJF-WJJKO such as World Ju-Jitsu Federation-Ireland, German Ju-Jitsu Federation, the French Judo & Ju-Jitsu Federation and the All Japan Ju-Jitsu Federation & other National Organizations.
Membership Fees:(On-Line Registration) · Annual Adult Membership: $40.00 per year
Black Belt: National Rank Certification, Validation and Promotion Fees for Black Belt Ranks: · 1st Degree - $150.00 USD
· 2nd Degree - $175.00 USD
· 3rd Degree - $200.00 USD
· 4th Degree - $225.00 USD
· 5th Degree - $250.00 USD
· 6th Degree - $300.00 USD
· 7th Degree - $350.00 USD
· 8th Degree - $400.00 USD
· 9th Degree - $450.00 USD
· 10th Degree - $500.00 USD
Note:Life Members lock-in a “flat” discounted fee of $150.00 for any Dan Grade Level.
Below Black Belt: USJJF ® now issues Kyu or Class Level ("below" Black Belt) Certificates to its Member Certified Instructor / Examiners!
The Fee for these Blank Certificates is $12.00 USD (or $15.00 USD for "Customized" certificates with Instructor's Name, System, Date, Rank & Title included).
Note: Minimum order of 5 Certificates.
· United States Ju-Jitsu ® "Associate" Instructor / Examiner (1st - 3rd Dan)**: $50.00
· United States Ju-Jitsu ® "Senior" Instructor / Examiner (4th - 6th Dan)**: $75.00
· United States Ju-Jitsu ® "Master" Instructor / Examiner (7th - 10th Dan)**: $100.00
· United States Ju-Jitsu ® "Grand Master" Inst / Examiner 9th - 10th Dan)**: $100.00
· Annual School Registration: $65.00 Annual (Optional: One Year = $65.00, Two Years = $95.00, Three Years = $120.00, Four Years = $160.00, Five Years = $195.00)
*Dan level certification fees may be waived for new member instructors who register and certify the ranks of five black belts or twenty-five non-black belt students.
**Must hold current rank in the United States Ju-Jitsu® National System to receive Instructor/Examiner Certification.
Membership Fees for Individuals belonging to a Partner or Affiliate Martial Arts Organization:
Current LIFE MEMBERS of aPartner Martial Arts Organization:
· Annual Membership: $30.00 per year
· Rank Certification for Ranks under Black Belt: $20.00 flat fee
· Rank Certification for Black Belt Ranks: $150.00 flat fee
Current LIFE MEMBERS of an Affiliate Martial Arts Organization:
· Annual Membership (Adult Members): $30.00
· Rank Certification for Black Belt Ranks:
1st - 3rd Degree - $150.00*
4th - 6th Degree - $200.00*
7th - 10th Degree - $250.00*
A copy, of your current annual or life membership card or certificate from a partner or affiliate organization is required to receive the USJJF member discount
If you are a Ju-Jitsu practitioner and would like to have your rank certified by the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation, please read the information contained here. Note, these are the general guideline for rank promotions and certification / homologation:
All USJJF recommendations for Dan Grade promotions require (as a minimum) the following:
1. A completed (readable) Membership / "Promotion Recommendation" Form or a submitted On-Line Rank Registration Application.
2. Completed training history of the recommended member.
3. The appropriate promotion fee AND your photo (in coat and tie) to be included on the certificate.
4. A copy of the dojo or system certificate, or a letter from the instructor, or at least, the signature of the instructor recommending the promotion on the back of the form.
Note: For 3rd Kyu & above (& all Dan Grades) ranks, a copy of the dojo or system certificate or a letter from the sensei is required. When Rank Certification (Homologation) is requested, a copy of at least all dan grade certificates is required.
5. Recommended individual must be a current USJJF Member.
For National US JU-JITSU Dan Grade Validations or Promotions, the Sensei must to be a US JU-JITSU Certified Instructor / Examiner of at least two grades above the recommended individual. Please review the Rank Certification / Validation Procedures.
And finally, Candidates for WJJF-WJJKO International Dan Grade Certification is available. However, members must first hold dan grade in the USJJF.