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 just less than a year months, 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 Fabián, Roll Model for the Chile Project!
I'm Coach Bryan, Roll Model for the Ecuador Project!
I'm Coach Oswaldo, Roll Model for the Guatemala Project!
I'm Coach Felipe, Roll Model for the Brazil Project!
I'm Coach Alex, Roll Model for the Los Angeles Project!
friendship.💙 this picture describes Saturday’s competition, completely. Caring, support and friendship was felt by all! On Saturday, April 22nd 2017 the first ever IJEF Benefit Tournament was held at Pacific Top Team, Corona hosted by Jiu Jitsu Connection and many supportive academies in Southern...read More
Come to the Jiu Jitsu Connection IJEF Benefit Tournament, Saturday April 22nd! This weekend’s Jiu Jitsu Connection IJEF Benefit Tournament will be the first in-house tournament held by Jiu Jitsu Connection — we are so excited to have the support of this California-based Jiu Jitsu...read More
Congratulations to Coach Bryan Tamayo, Pacific Top Team Ecuador and Team Viejo Luchador! They hosted the first ever IJEF Ecuador Kids Tournament! We also want to congratulation all of the kids on an outstanding job! Coach Bryan and his staff in Porto Viejo, Ecuador...read More