Mission Statement

The Ontario Jiu Jitsu Association (OJA) will be the national leader in promoting excellence in the sport of amateur Jiu Jitsu through events, courses, and certification of athletes, coaches, and officials.

Centre of Excellence

OJA is dedicated to the highest level of excellence in the planning, implementation and review of each of its programs and operations. The effort is to build upon any successes and always look for areas of improvement and systems growth.

Focus on Safety and Health

OJA has established the highest safety standards to ensure the well being of all athletes, coaches, and recreational participants involved in amateur Jiu Jitsu.

Industry Leader

OJA strives to be a leader within the sport Jiu Jitsu industry. This goal will be realized through the core objective of meeting the needs of all stakeholders within the industry including school/gym owners, coaches, event coordinators, all levels of athletes, and volunteers.

Fostering Cooperation

OJA will work openly with all individuals and groups committed to the cooperative growth of amateur Jiu Jitsu. A fundamental principle of OJA is to foster a cooperative framework within the sector.

Demonstrating Ethics and Values

OJA is committed to upholding the highest ethical principles in all of its operations and events. All OJA leaders will demonstrate appropriate conduct, positive attitudes, and will always work to create an environment that is respectful, safe, healthy and discrimination and harassment free.

Worldwide Presence

OJA will be internationally known for its provincial operations and development of a long term athlete development program. OJA will network and affiliate itself with individual and groups, committed to the principles and values of the organization.