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.
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
The International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund is ecstatic to announce a new partnership with MMA fighter “Wonder Woman” Linsey Williams. A member the US Army, Linsey is a tenacious grappler and fierce strawweight competitor. She trains at M-Theory Martial Arts, the academy founded by IJEF...read More
The end of 2017 brought some exciting developments for the International Jiu Jitsu Education Fund. First off, a few generous donors ended our year with serious holiday cheer by graciously giving over $1500 to our organization. That money will be used directly to support...read More
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