AJJF Statement on COVID-19 (coronavirus)


Dear AJJF Yudansha 

As the country begins to re-open, the AJJF continues to urge you to follow CDC and local guidelines.  

Under this updated sanction policy: 

  • Events can be sanctioned now, with the caveat that at the time of the event CDC and local requirements will be followed.
  • The BOP and BOD have budgeted the same regional funds for events that have been allotted in previous years.
  • The AJJF will continue to sanction virtual events, under the current interim process. 

We wholeheartedly support your efforts to get back on the mat with your students, while adhering to local regulations.

 We understand there have been questions and concerns about examinations and event attendance or membership requirements. As we return to business in a post-pandemic world, rest assured that more information is coming about exam requirements that consider the disruptions in scheduling events caused by the pandemic.

 Please keep in mind the following:

  • AJJF insurance continues to provide coverage for Jujitsu related injuries and explicitly will not cover COVID-19 related medical claims.
  • You must remain an active dojo for you and your students to be covered by the AJJF insurance during these regularly scheduled classes.
  • To be an active Dojo all members must be registered with the AJJF. 

We look forward to seeing our Ohana back on the mat!

In the spirit of ‘ohana and kokua, 
The AJJF COVID Response Team
Prof. Geoff Lane, President
Prof. Robert Hudson, Vice President
Prof.  Robert Hodgkin, Internal Relations
Sensei Pete St. Pierre, OPSCOM Chair