Olympic Council of Asia recognized AJJBWF as an official governing body in Asia for ju-jitsu and belt wrestling sports during its 50th OCA Executive Board Meeting at Altmaty-Kazakhstan-2007.
Ju-Jitsu has been officially incorporated as regular sports during the 1st Asian martial arts games-2009, whereas, belt wrestling has been given status of demonstration sports during the 3rd Asian indoor Games, Hanoi-Vietnam-2009.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the apex sporting body which controls all the sports in Asia. It is one of the five continental associations recognized by the IOC.
The OCA was formed in 1982 and has its permanent headquarters in Kuwait. The main objective of the OCA is to develop sport, culture and education of Asian youth as well as to promote international respect, friendship, goodwill & peace through sports.
The Olympic Council of Asia control a variety of Games, these include the Asian Games which are the largest of them all, the different Games haves different concepts or themes. The Asian Games include all traditional and popular sports. However, there are other sports which are still developing and becoming increasingly popular which means that many are not yet incorporated into the main program. Therefore the OCA established ideas to incorporate other non traditional games for example E- sports and extreme sports. In turn this then led to the development of various categories such as Winter Games and Beach Games.
Although some sports will be duplicated from the Asian Games it allows recognition and competition for skills in other areas of sport which are not included elsewhere.
The Asian Martial Arts Games is a multi sport event developed by the OCA to create the opportunity for athletes to compete in various disciplines of martial arts.
This is a new concept as the Olympics and other games do not recognize the increasingly popular variations which are practiced around the world.
50th OCA Executive Board 28-05-2007
The 50th OCA Executive Board meeting was held in Almaty on 28th of May 2007 under the chairmanship of HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah, President OCA. During the course of the meeting the members also had the opportunity visit the various venues in Almaty which will be used for the 7th Asian Winter Games to be held in 2011.
The DECISIONS taken during the Executive Board meeting were:
1. The unanimous nomination of the members of the OCA Standing Committees for the term 2007 – 2011.
2. Approved the amended logo for the 1st Asian Beach Games.
3. Thanked the NOC of Qatar and Thailand for their offer to be the replacement NOCs for hosting the Asian Games should the City allotted to host the Asian Games is unable to do so due to unavoidable circumstances.
4. Approved to grant the NOC of Palestine a grant-in-aid of US $ 10,000 to rebuild the sports venues devastated by war.
5. Approved to have the WADA office in the OCA premises in Kuwait under the umbrella of the regional WADA office in Tokyo.
6. To appoint Dr. Reza Gharkhanlou to conduct the requisite academic research and prepare the working paper and documents for the OCA Congress to be held during the inauguration of the OCA headquarters in 2008.
7. Grant recognition to Asian Jujitsu and Belt Wrestling Federation
8. Grant recognition to WAKO Asia as the body in charge of Kickboxing in Asia and include kickboxing as a demonstration sports during the 2nd Asian Indoor Games in Macau.
9. Include Cricket and Roller Skating in the sports programme of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games
10. Maintain Chess and Weiqi to be included as a discipline of Chess in the 2010 Asian Games Programme.
11. Soft Tennis to be included as a discipline of Tennis in the 2010 Asian Games programme.