The AJJF Board of Professors has elected to revise the mat activity requirement for black belt examinations. Effective immediately, the following healing arts activities have been included and are now accepted as approved mat activities for exam purposes:

Healing arts classes count as mat activities with the following caveats:

  1. Attendance during a DZRSI Module 1 or 2 can count as one mat activity per year of time-in-grade (maximum of one of the three mat activities per year).
  2. Massage Continuing Education and Healing Arts classes taught by Standards Committee Members (or instructor who is approved by the committee) also qualify.

All pertinent areas of the the AJJF website and related forms will be updated soon.


Dominic Beltrami
Chair, AJJF Examinations Committee

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