Welcome to the IJEF, International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund! We believe in the power of jiu-jitsu to change lives through discipline, self-confidence, respect, integrity, and dignity.
That’s why our mission is to train and sponsor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors in places that lack access to the art we love. The coaches we support, our “Roll Models,” are tasked with training as many children as possible, absolutely free. From Brazil to Cambodia, over 200 kids have started their journey in jiu-jitsu practice at no cost!
If you believe jiu-jitsu is a powerful tool for 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.
This past weekend, black belt and International Jiu Jitsu Education Fund Vice-President Ishmael Bentley held a fundraising seminar at his Minneapolis-based academy, M-Theory Martial Arts. We’re so proud and excited to see the amazing turnout from jiu jitsu practitioners across the Twin Cities area....read More
Linsey “Wonder Woman” Williams mixes martial arts, business, and charity to spread jiu jitsu across the globe For most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners, the beginning of their BJJ journey is to put on a uniform and tie up their belt for the first time....read More
IJEF is pleased to announce the launch of its very first academy in Asia — Cambodia to be exact. IJEF Vice President Ishmael Bentley worked diligently with Vivaddhana “Vi” Khaou of Phnom Penh, Cambodia to establish an IJEF program at Coach Vi’s outstanding H/Art...read More
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