An Overview of American Ju-Jitsu Association
The American Ju-Jitsu Association (or AJA) is comprised of a wide range of different ryu (styles) of ju (or jiu, gentle or flexible) jitsu (art) JujitsuChar. To see how wide their net is cast, just scroll through the Directory page on their website. Each ryu brings its own unique character, and each contributes a positive influence to the martial arts community as a whole. Ju-jitsu (which is also transliterated as Jujitsu, Jujutsu, and Jiu-Jitsu) is the most ancient martial art, with evidence of its existence found as far back as 2,000 years ago. It encompasses most elements of more recent break-off arts such as Karate, Judo, and Aikido, among others. Ju-jitsu is a superset of all of these and much more.
Thre association is comprised of a wide range of different ryu, styles of ju (or Jiu, Gentle or Flexible) jitsu (Art). Each ryu brings its own unique character that contributes a positive influence to the martial arts community.
How to Join American Ju-Jitsu Association
Free membership for new dojos (schools). AJA will waive the membership fee for new dojos for the first year. After that, the annual membership fee is $25; each year an official AJA dojo membership certificate will be sent to you.
Individual student memberships are $20 per year and include limited insurance coverage.
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