UKBJJA in fundraising drive for Ty Hafan Welsh Children's Hospice

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 07:31 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association has announced that this year's nominated charity for the UKBJJA International Open Tournament is Tŷ Hafan, a leading Welsh children’s charity which provides comfort, care and support to children with life-limiting conditions, along with their families. The UKBJJA International Open Tournament takes place on 6 October 2019 in Cardiff.


Press releases   •   Aug 08, 2019 14:39 BST

UKBJJA in the hunt for Welsh sponsors for the 2019 Cardiff International Open Tournament

Future jiu jitsu stars taught by world champion at 2nd UKBJJA Junior Development Day

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 10:37 BST

​On Saturday 6 July 2019, the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff played host to the second UKBJJA Junior Development Day. This free event brought nearly 100 young athletes from across the UK together to train and learn from black belt coaches, including Wales’s first female world champion, Ffion Davies.

UKBJJA announces 2nd International Open BJJ Tournament - 6 October 2019 - Cardiff, Wales

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 07:05 BST

​The UKBJJA is delighted to present the 2019 UKBJJA International Open Tournament of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), held on 6 October 2019 at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, Wales. The event is one of the most prestigious and lucrative BJJ tournaments in the UK, with a prize fund totalling £20k.

University League 2019 - Nottingham Trent University

News   •   Apr 04, 2019 12:23 BST

The second leg of the 2018/19 UKBJJA University League was the biggest university BJJ competition yet, with 150 competitors taking to the mats in gi and no-gi divisions. Running since 2016, the University League is open to students and staff from all UK universities and gives them the chance to compete in a friendly, open competition. Recent innovations include a beginners division for freshers

UKBJJA announces new series of training courses

News   •   Apr 03, 2019 16:47 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) has unveiled a new series of training programmes for its members and instructors, including certified First Aid, Safeguarding, Refereeing and Coaching Skills. The first events are taking place in London, but the intention is to give all members access to the best quality training and development, with courses across the country

Building the future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 1st UKBJJA Junior Development Camp is huge success

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 13:18 GMT

On March 16, close to 100 junior athletes from across the country gathered at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff for the first UKBJJA Junior Development Day. The event was free to UKBJJA members and was designed to give kids from different teams, backgrounds and regions chance to develop their Jiu Jitsu in a friendly and co-operative environment.

International Women's Day 2019: UKBJJA launches Just Roll With It

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 10:42 GMT

To commemorate International Women's Day 2019, the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is launching a major social media campaign to get more women active in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

​UKBJJA praised in Scottish Parliament

Press releases   •   Dec 31, 2018 00:03 GMT

A motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Clare Adamson MSP has praised the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) for its 1st International Open Tournament held in Motherwell on 16 December 2018.

Two World Championships in one year for Welsh athlete Ffion Eira Davies

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 22:24 GMT

Ffion Eira Davies from Swansea has made it a double world championship year by winning the World IBJJF No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Championship on December 16, 2018 in Anaheim, California. She becomes the first adult Black Belt No Gi World Champion.

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About UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association

The UKBJJA is a not-for profit organisation which aims to provide a governance structure for BJJ and promote the sport at all levels

The UKBJJA is a not-for profit organisation which aims to provide a governance structure for the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that promotes and develops the sport while allowing individual clubs and practitioners the space and freedom to practice the martial art in the way they enjoy. The UKBJJA is currently under assessment to be recognised by Sport England as the governing body for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the UK. The UKBJJA was formed in 2013, and the association’s goal is to foster the development of BJJ at elite, community and grassroots levels, raising the profile of the sport but also providing pathways for development and involvement across communities in the UK.