This webpage is presented courtesy of information and
verifiable documentation presented by the International JuJitsu Federation* and
European JuJitsu Union** whose internationally recognized logos are presented
International JuJitsu Federation was founded by Alfred Hasemeier and Vernon
C.F. Bell in 1968, with the assistance of Hanshi Suzuki Masafumi. The IJJF
selected the American Ju-Jitsu Association, a non-profit national amateur
athletic association, to be its sole representative of both the North &
South American continents in 1982, as one of the six branches of which the IJJF
consists. It's European arm, the European JuJitsu Union, also founded by
Hasemeier and Bell, considers the AJA to be its representative as well. The
International JuJitsu Federation is recognized as an international governing
body for Ju-jitsu by the International Council of Sports Science and Physical
Education [ICSSPE] and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
According to the Yearbook of International
Organizations, the IJJF functions "as the world parent organization of all
styles of Japanese martial art of jujitsu, provide training of the original
ancient styles of Japanese jujitsu, including self-defense without weapons,
cultivate the mental values of Japan, including the Buddhist background; carry
out scientific investigations of the physical and spiritual aspects of
1968: EJJU formally founded on
December 15, 1968 by Alfred Hasemeier and Vernon C.F. Bell.
Nippon Seibukan, Kyoto, Japan, founded August 4, 1968 by Suzuki
Suzuki was also the founder/president of the
IJJF established as the Nippon Seibukan department
1968: IJJF formally founded by Alfred
Hasemeier and Vernon C.F. Bell in association with the European EJJU and Nippon
Seibukan, Kyoto, Japan, with Hanshi Masafumi as one of several vice-presidents
of the newly formed IJJF.
1973: IJJF formally established under
the Nippon Seibukan Academy, Kyoto, Japan, as the International Jujitsu
Federation - All Japan Budo Federation.
1981: IJJF applies for
UNESCO/ICSSPE membership on November 18, 1981.
UNESCO: United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
ICSSPE: International Council of Sports Science and
1984: IJJF secures ICSSPE membership and
UNESCO recognition as a Class-B Member.
EJJU recognition is included by
reference as a part of the IJJF's request
establishes presence in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
International JuJitsu Federation [IJJF] is not to be confused with the Ju-Jitsu
International Federation, founded in 1987, which is represented by the United
States Ju-Jitsu Federation in the United States. It was originally called the
International Ju-Jitsu Federation until 1998. The International JuJitsu
Federation [IJJF] may be contacted at email@example.com
European JuJitsu Union [EJJU] is not to be confused with the European Ju-Jitsu
Union, founded in 1977, which is represented by the United States Ju-Jitsu
Federation in the United States. It was originally called the European Ju-Jitsu
Federation until 1987. The European JuJitsu Union [EJJU] may be contacted at