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What is the JJAFU?

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The JJAFU is the African Continental forum for Jiu-Jitsu (Ju Jitsu) where the National Official Sport Authorities can debate issues related to the practice of Jiu-Jitsu in order to establish continental Programmes and activities, and in order to elect the institutions, which will implement them.

JJAFU is the only highest representative and governing body for JJIF in Africa, officially recognized and member of SCSA (Supreme Council of Sports in Africa) and AASC (African Association of Sports Confederations). JJIF is Full Member of GAISF (General Assembly of International Sports Federations) and IWGA (International World Games Association).

Following the successful creation of the Asian federation in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September 2005, have now followed up the creation of the JJIF continental African federation.

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What are the purposes of JJAFU?

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JJAFU's formal scope is to gather Jitsukas from all Countries, and to develop a spirit of friendship and internal assistance among those African countries.
JJAFU coordinates continental activities of Jiu-Jitsu, leads African countries to follow JJIF's technical and organisational rules, organises and controls continental events, represents Jiu-Jitsu in Africa area and makes decisions on possible controversial matters.

When was the JJAFU established?

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In January 2006, following the request of the JJIF's president and a joint initiative from Cameroon, Mauritius and South Africa, the JIU-JITSU AFRICAN UNION (JJAFU) was founded.
Following the successful creation of the Asian federation in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September 2005, have now followed up the creation of the JJIF continental African federation.
In the morning of 7 th January 2006 the Jiu-Jitsu African Union (JJAFU) was formally founded at Johannesburg, South Africa, by the present JJIF African member countries. The JJIF president, Dr. Paul Höglund had the honour and the pleasure of leading this historic meeting, which was conducted in a very positive atmosphere. From now the African Union will play a very important and active role in the development of the JJIF together with the other existing continental unions.

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