Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu is governed by The Jitsu Foundation (TJF) based in the United Kingdom.

TJF has a national and in some cases international responsibility for a variety of Jitsu related activities:

  • Maintaining the quality of the Jiu jitsu that is taught through the continual personal development of the instructors and students.
  • The licensing of students and the mandating of instructors.
  • Organising (inter-)national events and competitions.

For many years TJF was lead by an individual with the support of a group of senior instructors known as the Tertiary Board.  These days the number of senior instructors has grown along with the number of jitsuka studying Jitsu and now TJF is run by a board of instructors with particular instructors taking responsibility for particular areas of development of TJF and Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu.