The Honduras Sports Jiu-Jitsu Federation (Federación Hundureña de Jiu Jitsu Brasileño) is now part of our family and the most important SJJIF represent in Central America. Through the efforts of its president, Mr. Jovany Varela, the FENAHBJJ is now the official and only recognized federation to represent BJJ in Honduras.
During the 2017 SJJIF General Assembly Varela received the welcoming salutations from the hands of the SJJIF president, João Silva.
“After more than 2 long years going back and forth we were able to establish the federation and we are very happy now to officially be part of the SJJIF”, said Varela anticipating their slogan for 2018 to be “Jiu-Jitsu for everyone, everywhere”.
That gives us an idea of how Varela wants to spread Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu throughout every corner of his country and believes that Jiu-Jitsu is an open door to social inclusion. Varela shared with us the following, “We want to help our athletes to open BJJ academies, host free seminars and tournaments. Beside that, we have an existing Social Project in Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, and we hope to open more social projects in other cities”.
President of the FENAHBJJ, Mr. Jovany Varela believes that the founding of the Honduras federation is going to be the first step to a bigger project in Central America, the founding of the Central American Sports Jiu-Jitsu Federation. With representatives from other countries, he expects that this goal will be reached soon, stating “I'm currently working with great people in Honduras, like Jorge Miselem and Elvin Cruz, in Nicaragua with Jeff Rojas and Mario Estrada, in El Salvador with Javier Alvarez, in Panama with Manuel Alba, and many others and we all have the same goal in mind, to create national federations for each Central American country and finally all be under the Central American Sport Jiu-Jitsu Federation and be recognized and accepted by the SJJIF”.