Jiu-Jitsu is an educational sport by excellence. In Jiu-Jitsu, we always dedicate time and attention to educating and this is one of our main activities.
We created the AJP™ Learning Academy, with the aim of educating coaches, help former athletes continue their path in our sport as coaches. The Academy is an important tool that helps us spread the knowledge and values of Jiu-Jitsu all over the world, including countries with less tradition and experience in our sport, but with great potential and desire to develop Jiu-Jitsu.
Started in 2019, the AJP™ Learning Academy had excellent progress and very good results. One-third of our members are using the courses of the Academy, some countries even organizing their own national courses or teaming up with other countries for regional courses. The current number of graduates is close to 400 and it continues increasing.
With its customized curriculum and state-of-the-art online theory courses, available in more and more languages, the Academy has become a real instrument, a benefit for the AJP™ as well as for the AJP National Organizations and our sport in general. For the financial support of these courses, we partnered up with International Sport Management Investment (IVSM), securing a maximum and optimal participation of all the students.
I would like to urge all the AJP™ Member and associations to continue or start using the AJP™ Learning Academy in order to educate a healthy and high-level generation of coaches, that will contribute later to the development of our sport from grass-roots to an elite level, at a standard and generally accepted, correct level. The AJP™ Learning Academy is one of the most successful AJP™ projects that contribute continuously to the consolidation of the international Jiu-Jitsu Family.