The Jiu Jitsu Factory International Association was created by Cadu Francis and Mathieu Peters in 2019. 

Cadu Francis is a BJJ trainer in San Diego, USA where he runs his own budo gym together with his wife and partner, Gabi. 


Mathieu Peters is headtrainer at the JJF location in Oss, the Netherlands and is the first ever Dutchman to receive his black belt in BJJ. Mathieu has been a practitioner in the sport since the 90’s and in 2019 Cadu and Matthieu combined forces to create the Jiu Jitsu Factory International Association (JJFIA). 

The JJFIA offers an online platform to which budo schools can join and be supported to provide effective BJJ classes and to support members in their BJJ journey. 

The remaining JJF locations worldwide are privately operated by BJJ enthusiasts who follow the system created by Jiu Jitsu Factory Association.  

Read more about the JJFIA here.