The NZJJF was created in 2003 and is recognised as the governing body for all styles of Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, MMA and Pankration in New Zealand by;


The NZJJF vision is to elevate ju-jitsu in the minds of New Zealanders as a leader in the martial arts and to provide a shining example of how openness, understanding and collaboration leads to unity. We will achieve our vision by listening to the needs of the ju-jitsu community, valuing their opinions and offering innovative solutions that are progressive, informative and relevant.


Our mission is to support and open lines of communication that continue to strengthen the ju-jitsu community and the art of ju-jitsu in New Zealand. We will respect the diversity of ju-jitsu and seek to preserve its rich traditions while also encouraging its leaders to employ the latest coaching practices in support of the development of their members and themselves.


The art of Ju-Jitsu draws its spirit, vitality and character from the increasingly diverse mix of people who train, coach and compete in our Ju-Jitsu community. The New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation recognises that the future strength of our clubs and our community rests firmly on its commitment to value, respect and embracing the richness of a diverse coach and student body.

The New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation wants to do its part to ensure that no person is excluded from Ju-Jitsu because of ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, marital status, resident immigration status, and philosophy/religion, or any other discriminatory reason.

Therefore, as a condition of NZJJF Membership, all members must acknowledge our inclusion policies and practices, and our aim to intentionally increase inclusive practices.

Please browse throughout the site to get a feel for our organisation and our relationship to the wider ju-jitsu community.

Thanks to the BJJA(GB) and to Safeguarding Children Initiative for allowing access to their coaching modules and Child Protection Course. Thanks to Fuji Mae NZ for their sponsorship of the 2017 NZJJF Ju Jitsu Team competing at the WCJJO World Championships. Thanks to Sensei Peter Jones of Kajuen Ryu for his help and guidance on Injury Management, Risk Management and Health and Safety Policy.