Welcome to the International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund! Here at IJEF, we believe in the power of jiu-jitsu to change lives. Just a few months of training can have incredible effects on a person, providing discipline, self-confidence, respect, integrity, and dignity.
We’d like to see more jiu-jitsu happening across the planet. To that end, we train and sponsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors in places that lack access to the art we love – places with no martial arts academies, no gym mats, and no uniforms.
The coaches we support, who we call our “Roll Models,” are tasked with training as many children as possible, absolutely free. A simple idea with amazing results: in less than a year, nearly 200 kids have started their journey in jiu-jitsu practice at no cost!
If you believe, like us, that jiu-jitsu is a powerful tool for individual and community-driven change, donate or send us a message of support. Whether you’ve never practiced a martial art or you’ve been training for years, we’d love for you to join us in rolling toward a better world.
I'm Coach Bryan, Roll Model for the Ecuador Project!
I'm Coach Fabián, Roll Model for the Chile Project!
I'm Coach Felipe, Roll Model for the Brazil Project!
I'm Coach Oswaldo, Roll Model for the Guatemala Project!
I'm Coach Alex, Roll Model for the Los Angeles Project!
Join us for the one year anniversary of IJEF! The International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund is celebrating one year of providing free jiu-jitsu to children around the world. What a year it has been. In 12 months, we’ve founded 5 projects — Guatemala, Brazil, Chile,...read More
Thanks to M-Theory Martial Arts and The Academy! Saturday June 10th marked the first fundraiser with IJEF-affiliated academies M-Theory Martial Arts and The Academy. These two schools helped The International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund raise over $1900 for the IJEF mission!!! As our staff is...read More
Calling all BJJers in the Minneapolis area! Here at The International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund, we’re honored to have the support of martial artists and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies across the world. One of our most committed supporting academies — M-Theory Martial Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota — is showing...read More