The JU JITSU INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION hereinafter called “JJIF” is a permanent organization founded in 1987.
In 1977, following a joint initiative from Germany, Italy and Sweden, the EUROPEAN JUJITSU FEDERATION (EJJF) was founded. Ten years later in 1987, when all the main European Countries were already members of EJJF, the scope of the initiative was expanded to the worldwide scenario.
In fact in 1987 the International Assembly founded the INTERNATIONAL JU-JITSU FEDERATION (IJJF) whilst EJJF continued its activity becoming one of Continental Unions within IJJF, as EJJU. After the recognition received by the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in 1993 and by International World Games Association (IWGA) in 1994, the IJJF participated for the first time to the worldwide multi-sport event World Games (WG) in 1997.
In 1998 the Ju-Jitsu International General Assembly, in order to meet some public relations requirements towards further expansion and recognitions, decided to change the name from International Ju-Jitsu Federation (IJJF) to Ju-Jitsu International Federation (J.J.I.F. or, more frequently, JJIF). The name and initials will be copyrighted.
The Members who compose the JJIF are the affiliated National Federations (or other form of National Organizations) governing the sport of ju-jitsu on the basis of one federation per country.
The JJIF is the controlling organization of the sport of Ju-Jitsu, worldwide.
Beyond competition, Ju-Jitsu involves the development of the spirit, mind and body through the development of technical and moral skills, building leadership and rounding characters