American Jujitsu Association

The association was founded in 1972 for the purpose of bringing different ryu of the art together in an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and respect.

Low-cost, comprehensive liability/accident insurance

The non-profit amateur athletic association

Founded by Black Belt magazine's 2007 Instructor of the Year

Began in 1972 (promoting the art for five decades)

Wide range of traditional jujitsu styles represented

Provides rank certificates to qualified members

Serving The Jujitsu

Community For Over 50 Years

The American Ju-Jitsu Association (AJA) is a non-profit community association, comprised of affiliated dojos, which promotes and supports the art of Jujitsu.

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Jujitsu is an ancient martial art, with evidence of its existence found as far back as 2000 years ago. It encompasses most elements of more recent break-off arts such as Karate, Judo, and Aikido. Our association is comprised of a wide range of different ryu, styles of ju (or Jiu, Gentle or Flexible) jitsu (Art). Each ryu brings its own unique character that contributes a positive influence to the martial arts community.