The Membership Development Project will provide the OJA with effective marketing, communication, training and competition tools to enhance benefits and services for potential members.
It will provide new training and competition opportunities for officials to be trained and certified as well as for participants to learn new skills through training clinics.
In 2008, to better reflect their connection with the Ministry of Health Promotion and their responsibilities as PSO in Ontario, they underwent a name change to the “Ontario Jiu Jitsu Association” (OJA).
More than 1,000 polyamorous couples have descended on New Orleans for the world's largest swinging convention.
The annual Naughty in N'awlins event, held in the world famous city in Louisiana, includes a massive Sexual Freedom Parade.
The OJA has recognized the need to increase awareness of its activities and that of Sport Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, create a more comprehensive membership package of benefits and services as well as a more effective means for communication and promotion with existing and prospective members.
The current membership package of benefits and services needs to be expanded to include new training and competition opportunities for officials and participants outside of the GTA, marketing and promotion resources for clubs and their members as well as enhanced online capabilities for membership and event registration and payment.
John & Jackie Melfi, bloggers from Open Love101.com, were also granted the honor of 'marshaling' the event.
Bob Hannaford, organizer of the annual Naughty in N'awlins convention, said it was an honor 'to have such a diverse and inspiring list of leaders' coming together to support the parade.
Samurai warriors originally used Jiu Jitsu's empty-hand techniques for combat and today it is a recreational activity that is enjoyed by man men, women and children of all ages and abilities throughout Ontario.
The benefits of participation in Sport Jiu Jitsu or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu include fitness, health, fun, enhanced self-esteem, coordination, confidence and self-defense.
Formerly known as the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association (CJA), it was founded in 1963 and in 1968 was incorporated as a not for profit association.
The CJA became a “Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) in the mid 70’s and was recognized during this time by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, & Recreation of Ontario.
Though tickets for the New Orleans are no longer on sale, entry to the Los Angeles parade and event costs as muc as 9 a couple.