CJJC Senior Council (Rōju)

Several senior councilors made all major policy decisions in the Tokugawa shōgunate. This council of elders was called the Rōju. Within Canadian Ju-Jitsu Confederation, the Rōju (senior council) is composed of regional representatives. The members of the Rōju serve as advisors to the director regarding major policy decisions and general oversight of the organization.

The senior council members are responsible for general administration within their respective regions. The senior council members review and approve individual school affiliations as well as rank promotions and position appointments of dojo instructors within their respective regions.  The senior council members also coordinate sanctioned training seminars involving more than one dojo.

Senior council members hold rank minimum rank of Godan (4th-Degree Black Belt). They have authority to grade members to the higher ranks and make appointments to the CJJC. The Rōju is also responsible for final resolution of any concerns or grievances should the CJJC be unable to reach a consensus.

Rōju Members

CHRIS BISSETT, Shihan Hanshi, BOARD MEMBER & ONTARIO REPRESENTATIVE., Technical Advisor
9th Degree Black Belt Jishin-Do Jiu-Jitsu, 9th Degree Black Belt Jishin-Ryu Tai-Jitsu, and 7th Degree Black Belt Sanuces-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu.

K.D. LINTOTT, Shihan Kyoshi, CJJC PRESIDENT & ALBERTA REPRESENTATIVE
7th Degree Black Belt Goshinkan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu; 6th Degree Black Belt Kan-Ryu Ju-Jitsu; 6th Degree Canadian Ju-Jitsu; 5th Degree Black Belt Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu; 4th Degree Black Belt Jishin-Do Jiu-Jitsu; 1st Degree Black Belt Jishin-Ryu Tai-Jitsu.

TREVOR TESSIER, SHIHAN, CJJC VICE PRESIDENT & ALBERTA REPRESENTATIVE
6th Degree Black Belt Ketto-Ryu Ju-Jutsu; 6th Degree Canadian Ju-Jitsu

RAY MARTIN, SHIHAN, BOARD MEMBER & SASKATCHEWAN REPRESENTATIVE
6th Degree Black Belt Shindo-Ryu Judo & Ju-Jitsu; 6th Degree Canadian Ju-Jitsu; 1st Degree Black Belt Kodokan Judo

ADRIEN BRETON, SENSEI, BOARD MEMBER & QUEBEC REPRESENTATIVE
5th Degree Black Belt Bouei-Michi-Ryu Ju-Jitsu; 5th Degree Canadian Ju-Jitsu; 3rd Degree Black Belt Kenpo Karate; 1st Degree Black Belt Judo.