Resignation of Meggie Ochoa from the JJIF board
Meggie Ochoa, a board member of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF), has resigned after serving for over four years. In a statement, Ochoa said she is grateful for the opportunity that JJIF has brought to her life, adding that she has learned a lot and met many different kinds of people through the organization.
“As some of you may know, I have been a competitive athlete in ju-jitsu for many years now. This year is unlike any other, with the SEAGAMES, Asian Games and AIMAG all happening in one year. Because of this, I have decided to focus on my athletic career and let go of my commitments to the JJIF board.”
Ochoa also thanked JJIF for its support of her social responsibility initiative, Fight to Protect. She said many children have benefited from the JJIF’s support.
“I want to thank each and every one of you for your support over the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the JJIF board, and I will always cherish the relationships that I have built with all of you.”
The complete JJIF family would like to thank Meggie Ochoa for her contributions over the past few years. We are sad to see her go, but we understand that she has decided to focus on her opportunities as athlete. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Meggie has been a valuable member of our team and we are grateful for all she has done for us. She has inspired the JJIF community with her positive and empathic personality and we will always be thankful for that. We know that she will continue to be successful and we wish her nothing but the best.
IOC certified Safeguarding Officer Meggie Ochoa has stated that she is willing to continue her work in safeguarding sport, but cannot commit to doing so for the 2023 period. If someone can take her place in safeguarding, she is willing to step down, but if no one is able to replace her, she will continue her work in safeguarding sport into 2024. This shows a great level of responsibility and motivation from Meggie Ochoa, who clearly cares deeply about the issue of safeguarding athletes from harm.
Christian Horvath will continue the work in the field social responsibility "Ju-Jitsu4good"
Christian Horvath is the new board member handling Ju-Jitsu 4 good, and he is continuing the work of Meggie Ochoa. Christian has been part of the JJ4good team for a long time, and he is passionate about social responsibility. He is excited to take on this new role and continue the great work that Meggie started. Christian believes that through Ju-Jitsu, we can make a difference in the world and build a better future for all.
In various recent events he worked as a commentator for Fighting, Duo, Show and Contact Ju-Jitsu.
As a World A Referee with many years of experience and continuous contact to the athletes community, Christian is qualified to provide accurate and insightful commentary on these events. Years of experience in the martial arts make him an invaluable asset to
any event, and his knowledge of the athletes and the sport is second to none.