***Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Philippines -The BJJFP is headed by Stephen Kamphuis and is recognized by the IBJJF. The federations objective as shown on the site:
'We wish to insure the integrity of the sport and recognition to the participants and supporters of BJJ in the Philippines.'
-Ensure we act as a conduit to the International BJJ Federation for the benefit of the members of the sport
-Implimentation of the sanctioned rules as per IBJJF for competitions and other requirements for BJJ participants
-Hosts recognized local Regional, National and International competitions for the benefit of the sport
-Work with the IBJJF in the implementation of the requirements and rules for the sport of BJJ
-Not to interfere with the running of the schools but to ensure that participants and new members have data base of recognized schools and instructors
-Compile a data base of student grades
-Work with other International recognized BJJ Federations
-Provide an information medium for the sport
***Jiu-Jitsu Federation of China
-The JJFC being the newer of the two is recognized by the JJFJ (Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Japan) which is apart from the IBJJF. The JJFJ is in connection with Rickson Gracie and Axis Jiu-Jitsu in Japan. This past week, three BJJ black-belts were in Shanghai to help inaugurate the new federation and it's academy. Marcos Escobar, Chico Mendes and Leo Vieira.
-The most recent news can be found on Marcos Escobar's blog at http://escobarbjj.blogspot.com/. It looks as though Chico Mendes will be staying in Shanghai as head instructor at the new academy.
-While I am still waiting on more details concerning the founding members of this federation and its incorporation of the existing BJJ academies in China, I think it's fair to note the schools/persons that have set the foundation for BJJ in China. This would include:
BEIJING BJJ (10+ years)
BLACK TIGER ACADEMY
Stanley Tam & Ryan Melchiano
Tiago Afonso & Nuno Santos