Mind Body Spirit Martial Arts

Raincliffe House, Barker Lane, Brampton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1DU.

BJJAGB National Governing Body

The British Ju Jitsu Association GB  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 BJJAGB 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?, alternatively would you allow your child to play football in a team if the Coaches were not fully qualified by the Football Association.

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