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BJJAGB Clean Sport – Anti-Doping Strategy


The British Ju-Jitsu Association (BJJAGB)is the National Governing Body (NGB) of Ju-Jitsu in Great Britain and is responsible for the promotion, development and regulation of Ju-Jitsu.

It is a membership organisation, providing individual membership for participants at Member Clubs.

The BJJAGB is committed to promoting and supporting doping free Ju-Jitsu within Great Britain.

The BJJAGB is bound by the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) regulations, ensuring compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, the principle of which is to protect the right of athletes to compete in doping-free sport.

The purpose of this strategy is to ensure we continue to progress knowledge in our Ju-Jitsu Community through appropriate Education and Communication, to protect the performances of our athletes and the reputation of our sport.


Our Vision at the BJJAGB is to create a generation of athletes who have confidence in their ability to succeed in Ju-Jitsu without resorting to committing an ADRV or doping decision.

To create a generation of support personnel who understand that the athletes they work with can achieve their goals without resorting to committing an ADRV and who embrace their obligations within the “100% me” principles.

To create a generation of Ju-Jitsu supporters who are sensitive to issues of doping in sport in an effort to increase their receptivity to prevention messages so that they can play their part in fostering clean competition.


The BJJAGB values the contribution that sport can make to health, self-development, social development and national pride when fostered within a strong ethical environment.

The BJJAGB identifies integrity, fairness, equality and respect as values essential to meaningful success in sport. Fundamental to sport being enjoyed by all is sporting conduct and the way sport is played.

The BJJAGB commits to playing their part, along with our partners, in ensuring that standards are set for fair play and drug-free sport and then promoted through the provision of effective education and information.

The basic principle of the BJJAGB’s anti-doping education and information programme shall be to protect the spirit of sport from being undermined by doping and to establish an environment which promotes and reinforces doping-free behaviour among participants, supporting athletes who wish to compete free from doping. While a comprehensive testing programme plays a fundamental part as a deterrent and preventative measure against doping, the BJJAGB acknowledges that it has a duty to provide athletes and support personnel with the information and technical advice they need to make informed and responsible choices.

We are committed to working in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), in ensuring that all possible support is provided to fully prepare athletes and support personnel, particularly in the lead up to major events.

All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean.

The BJJAGB believe in clean Ju-Jitsu and work in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)  to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.

The anti-doping rules of the BJJAGB are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping.

If you are a member of the BJJAGB then the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at.

The use of performance-enhancing substances and other doping behaviour severely damages the legitimacy of sport and undermines the integrity of clean athletes.

All members of the BJJAGB are encouraged to visit the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)  website to make themselves familiar with the latest information around anti-doping.

BJJAGB can be contacted regarding any complaints, concerns regarding anti-doping via any of the email addresses listed below.

Our Current Position

The BJJAGB has a Clean Sport Team:

Michael Holden, Director of Clean Sport, NGB Educator

Katherine Cooke, NGB Educator

Introduction to Clean Sport Advisors
Peter Cheshire

For further information please contact BJJAGB Director of Clean Sport  or follow the links below:


UK National Anti-Doping Policy 2021

UKAD (BJJAGB) Anti-Doping Rules 2021

World Anti-Doping Code 2021

WADA Prohibited List 2023

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