Welcome to the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation

The primary goal of the Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation is to organize the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its federations, establishing one common set of rules that will allow the sport to become an event of the Olympic Games. The SJJIF also strives towards hosting tournaments that are enjoyable, fair, and rewarding for all participants. The goal of this document is the delineation of rules to create equitable guidelines which guide coaches, athletes, patrons, and spectators in areas of physical, aesthetic, psychological and ethical standards as well as style. With broadly accepted rules we can control the evolution and cohesion of our sport. We can also work in unison to promote our sport from a martial art into a spectator sport that embodies the Olympic spirit.