BOARD OF DIRECTORS

K.D. LINTOTT, CJJC PRESIDENT ALBERTA REPRESENTATIVE

TREVOR TESSIER, CJJC VICE PRESIDENT ALBERTA REPRESENTATIVE

BRUCE BETHERS,
BOARD MEMBER & INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CHRIS BISSETT, BOARD MEMBER & ONTARIO REPRESENTATIVE.

RAY MARTIN, BOARD MEMBER & SASKATCHEWAN REPRESENTATIVE

ADRIEN BRETON, BOARD MEMBER & QUEBEC REPRESENTATIVE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


A Working Partnership -

The special contributions of both the National Directors/Board Members and the Federation’s Members are essential ingredients to make a "Working Partnership" of the CJJC Leadership Team.

NATL. DIRECTORS / BOARD AND REGIONAL LEADERS & MEMBERS BRING -

1.     Special abilities, skills, & insights which are needed by the Federation.

1.     Knowledge of traditions & ideals of various Ju-Jitsu styles and systems.

1.     Legal foundation of CJJC, knowledge, continuity, & identification of needs & interests of people in the martial arts community and the general public.

2.     Technical skill in Ju-Jitsu or related arts.

3.     Awareness of potential financial support from the amateur sports and/or corporate community based on interests and concerns.

4.     Ability to discern interest and needs of Ju-Jitsuka & knowledge of resources which can increase the scope of services to meet the needs.

5.     Credibility & confidence to the CJJC & its work in the martial arts community.

6.     Awareness of current & future changes in Ju-Jitsu styles and systems, ability to make decisions which are responsive to these conditions.

A "Working Partnership" of the CJJC National Directors / Board Members and its Members will thrive on open & honest communications, a shared sense of responsibility, and a climate of mutual support.

Organizational Goals -

The Programs of the Canadian Ju-Jitsu Confederation (CJJC) are based on the following statement of purpose:

1.     As stated by the Articles of Incorporation of the CJJC:

"THE MISSION OF THE CJJC IS TO UNIFY CANADIAN JU-JITSUKA WITH A FOUNDATION OF MUTUAL RESPECT FOR ALL STYLES OR SYSTEMS OF JU-JITSU AND TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND GUIDANCE TO FOSTER TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE, FELLOWSHIP AND HUMAN CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT."

Objectives developed to achieve this purpose, helping its members to:

1.     Develop the various styles and systems of Ju-Jitsu into a unit working together for a common goal.

2.     Develop self-confidence and self-respect and an appreciation of their worth as individuals.

3.     Grow as responsible members within their respective Ju-Jitsu System(s) and be positive citizens within their communities.

4.     Appreciate that health of mind and body is a sacred gift and that physical fitness and mental well-being are conditions to be achieved and maintained.

5.     Recognize the worth of all persons, and work for interracial and inter-group understanding through Ju-Jitsu.

6.     Develop a sense of world-mindedness, and work for world-wide understanding through Ju-Jitsu.

7.     Develop their capacities for leadership and help them to use this responsibility in their own Ju-Jitsu System(s) and in community life.

Program Goals -

IN GIVING EFFECT TO THE PURPOSE AND GOALS OF THE CONFEDERATION, THE CJJC CHOOSES TO, AND WILL:

Excellence in Ju-Jitsu

Demonstrate its commitment to the further technical development of Ju-Jitsu & service to its Members through its National Directors / Board Members, Volunteers, Staff, Programs and Activities.

International Understanding and Unity in Ju-Jitsu

Join with others locally, nationally, and around the world to recognize the unique qualities of all Ju-Jitsuka and provide the fairest (politics free) promotion system in American Ju-Jitsu.

Building Character & Interpersonal Relationships

Provide programs and activities that build a sense of personal self-worth, strengthen family and develop an appreciation of interpersonal relationships through the study & participation in Ju-Jitsu.

Physical and Mental Well Being

Provide motivation and opportunity for achievement of physical and mental well being through Ju-Jitsu Programs or recreation, skill training, self-defense, conditioning and competition activities.

Human Resources

Recruit and develop volunteer and paid personnel to assure growth and productivity in the achievement of CJJC's program goals.

Planning and Financial Resources

Institute and maintain a corporate planning and financial development process for the achievement of CJJC's program goals.

Core Programs -
 
 PROVIDING:

1.     Technical, Philosophical and Leadership Development in Ju-Jitsu.

2.     A National and International Network of Ju-Jitsuka.

3.     National & International Ju-Jitsu Rank Certification for the CJJC Membership.

4.     Written CJJC Rank Requirements available to all CJJC Members.

5.     A "Non-Political" Promotion System for all CANADIAN Ju-Jitsuka.

6.     High Quality Training Materials (including Posters, Videos & Books) on Ju-Jitsu.

7.     Internationally Standardized Competition Rules for both "Free Fighting" and Self-Defense Style" Competition.

8.     National & International Referee Training and Certification.

9.     The Finest Website for all Ju-Jitsuka.

10.  Instructor / Examiner Certification.

11.  Coaching Training and Certification.

12.  The development of the CANADIAN National Ju-Jitsu Institute and National Ju-Jitsu Training Centers for expert training in both Traditional and Competitive Ju-Jitsu.

13.  Local, Regional, National and International Competition Programs and Events for all members of CJJC.

14.  International Exchange Programs and Services with other National Ju-Jitsu Federations of the CJJC.

Dividing the Work -

Policies are principles, selected from available alternatives, which provide a course of action. They are stated broadly enough to encompass the full range of anticipated actions and narrowly enough to provide definite guidance. They are guides to the National Directors / Board Members who set specific rules and regulations to provide direction in the development of American Ju-Jitsu and the CJJC.

THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTORS / BOARD MEMBERS AND THE REGIONAL LEADERS IS:

1.     POLICY DETERMINATION – POLICY DETERMINATION – is the responsibility of the NATIONAL DIRECTORS / BOARD MEMBERS as defined in the Bylaws of the CJJC. This responsibility is derived from their legal status and their relationship to both the martial arts community and the general public. Their action establishes policy.

2.     POLICY FORMULATION – is the task of "BOTH" the NATIONAL DIRECTORS / BOARD MEMBERS and the REGIONAL LEADERS. In this they cooperate, each bringing their special insights, experience, and skills to bear on the concerns or opportunities involved. is the task of "BOTH" the NATIONAL DIRECTORS / BOARD MEMBERS and the REGIONAL LEADERS. In this they cooperate, each bringing their special insights, experience, and skills to bear on the concerns or opportunities involved. POLICY FORMULATION – is the task of "BOTH" the NATIONAL DIRECTORS / BOARD MEMBERS and the REGIONAL LEADERS. In this they cooperate, each bringing their special insights, experience, and skills to bear on the concerns or opportunities involved.

3.     POLICY EXECUTION – is the responsibility of the OFFICERS and the – is the responsibility of the OFFICERS and the – is the responsibility of the OFFICERS and the REGIONAL LEADERS in the CJJC Regional Ju-Jitsu Organizations. Once policies are established, it is the task of the Regional Ju-Jitsu Leaders to see that the policies are carried out. CJJC Members may participate in this, but the Regional Leaders are ultimately responsible to see that policies are placed into action, regardless of who engages in the tasks involved.

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