Federation in New Zealand

The latest story is that a NZ Federation is trying to attract the BJJ community to join their Federation.

While, I like some of the standards that they have created for their federation.

I can see some problems lurking in the future.

All the dodgy BJJ instructors will gladly join them as long as their new membership makes them look legit.

Also, they will be certifying black belts as well!!

That could possibly open the flood gates of trouble in such small communities.

Good thing, I am certified by the IBJJF and just renewed my annual membership card.


Your instructor needs to certified and member of the IBJJF if you want to compete in IBJJF events and also being a member of the IBJJF.

Otherwise, IBJJF would not recognise any other federations.


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