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Get Involved - become a sanctioned event

The Sport Jiu-Jitsu Federation of New Zealand (SJJFNZ) is a nonprofit organisation that together, with its members, are hosting events all over New Zealand with the mission of taking the sport of Jiu-Jitsu to the Olympic games.

Today the SJJFNZ recognizes that Jiu-Jitsu is growing in popularity and many people love the sport, however, our sport lacks unity amongst its many entities. Consequently, federations, event organizers, and the many other members of our sport community often find themselves working against one another and adversely impacting our sport.

The primary goal of the SJJFNZ is to unify and organize the existing Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu bodies, event organizers, and other members of our sport community under one governing body that share the vision of reaching Olympic greatness and international recognition.

In order for Jiu-Jitsu to become an Olympic sport we need to further organize the sport. This includes having all events follow one set of standard rules and guidelines that emphasize fairness, good sportsmanship, and promotes the growth of our sport.

Our vision is that together, we will work diligently to uphold the unifying rules and guidelines of the SJJIF to aid in organizing & structuring tournaments, insure the hiring of qualified staff, referees and instructors, and develop larger organized events that will bring acknowledgement and respect to our sport.

In order to accomplish this, sanctioned event organizer under the SJJFNZ is responsible for hosting competitions that will rank athletes in their respective regions and are organized in accordance with the SJJIF Competition Rules & Regulations.

If you share our vision and want to be part of our mission as a sanctioned event organizer contact us TODAY email

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