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 Kanzen Martial Arts 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 Club and its coaches are covered by public liability, professional indemnity and students by member to member insurance to protect the student & coaches while training. Students member to member insurance is included in our monthly subscriptions.
We recommend that anyone looking to learn Ju-Jitsu, trains with a school that is a member of the BJJAGB National Governing Body.
If you are looking for a reputable Martial Arts School for yourself or your child we suggest you:
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 qualified 1st Aider?
• Do they have Safeguarding policies in place?
• Are all coaches 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?
Please remember that achieving the rank of Black Belt alone is not a qualification to coach. For example, holding a degree in a subject such as Maths or English does not qualify a person to teach those subjects. Teachers now need additional accredited teaching qualifications. It is, or should be, the same with all martial arts, unfortunately, it always the case. Simarly, achieving the rank of Black Belt is not a qualification to coach Martial Arts! In todays world coaching qualifications are essential.