BJJAGB National Governing Body

The British Ju Jitsu Association GB is the only Ju-Jitsu Governing Body that is recognised by SPORT ENGLAND . The BJJAGB has many affiliated clubs and associations around the U.K. and it is only by joining such a club, and an association like Mind Body Spirit that you can become a member.

The National Governing Body,  promotes, controls, regulates and  improves standards of practice for the student and safety of the general public.

The BJJAGB should be used as a first point of reference when looking for a good Ju Jitsu club and high calibre coaches. All our participants train with a high level of safety whilst learning in a productive, positive & fun environment. In addition our academy and its coaches are covered by public liability, professional indemnity and member to member insurance to protect the student & coaches while training.

We would recommend that anyone looking to learn Ju-Jitsu, only trains with a school that is a member of the BJJAGB National Governing Body.  Please remember that achieving the rank of Black Belt alone is not a qualification to coach.

BJJAGBTo those who are looking for a reputable Martial Arts School

Make enquiries into the background of the school and its coaches.

Ask the following questions:

  • Do they possess a NGB coaching qualifications?
  • Is there a registered 1st Aider?
  • Do they have a Child Protection Policy in place?
  • Are all coaches who work with children CRB/DBS checked?
  • Do they possess adequate insurances?
  • Do they teach from a NGB approved Syllabus?
  • Is the venue suitable for the activity?
  • Are coaching, courses and competition regulated?

Would you send a child to a school where the teachers do not hold accredited teaching qualifications from a certified governing body?  Does holding a degree in a subject such as Maths or English qualify a person to teach?

Achieving the rank of Black Belt alone does not qualify you to coach Martial Arts!