To become a USBJJA member, you must:

  1. Be a martial art school owner (any discipline)
  2. Pay USBJJA registration fee and monthly fee
  3. Must have attained at least a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (“BJJ”) from a reputable and verifiable BJJ 3rd-degree black belt or above (If you do not hold the rank of blue belt or are new to BJJ, you must schedule a seminar with Master Paulo Fernando who will teach you the techniques, test and certify you as a blue belt and associate instructor. If you are already a blue belt or higher rank in BJJ, Master Paulo Fernando will train you to the next level.)
  4. Follow the USBJJA student training curriculum and belt system
  5. All instructors and students must wear official USBJJA uniform and patch
  6. Schedule at least one seminar per year with Master Paulo Fernando for continued training and guidance
  7. Abide by the Rules of Etiquette and By-Laws set forth by the USBJJA

If you meet all of these requirements, request association paperwork today!

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