Announcing new resource to support BJJ clubs during Covid-19 lockdown

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2020 07:00 BST

​The UKBJJA, in collaboration with Rescue Global and Kernow BJJ announces the launch of BJJ Support Network. This new website provides support and resources to help clubs survive the Coronavirus/Covid-19 lockdown and, crucially, retain their paying members.

Corona Virus / Covid-19 and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UPDATE

News   •   Mar 17, 2020 14:14 GMT

United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) updated advice for individuals: ​Following the prime minister's announcement on 16 March that all non-essential contact be avoided, we advise all of our members to stop training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu until further notice.

Corona Virus / Covid-19 guidance for BJJ practitioners

News   •   Mar 11, 2020 15:23 GMT

Official statement from the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) on the Corona Virus / Covid-19 epidemic. This will be regularly updated as the situation develops. LATEST UPDATE: 14 March 2020

Welsh superstar Ffion Davies leads UK medal charge at IBJJF Euros 2020

News   •   Feb 02, 2020 00:41 GMT

Welsh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenomenon Ffion Davies has secured a double gold at the 2020 IBJJF European Championships, winning her division and the open weight finals. Her success at the Euros (the largest BJJ competition in the world, by number of entrants) follows a stellar year in 2019 with two world champion titles and victory at the Polaris Grappling Invitational.

The biggest event in UK Jiu Jitsu Comes to Cardiff on 6 October!

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 07:24 BST

On Sunday 6 October, 2019, The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) brings its annual International Open tournament to the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff. The event will see some of the best athletes from around the world take on top local talent to win a share of the £20,000 prize fund. The event is also pleased to be raising money for Ty Hafan Children's Charity

UKBJJA working with UK Anti Doping to ensure clean, safe Jiu Jitsu

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2019 21:14 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is pleased to announce that it is working with UK Anti Doping (UKAD) to fully implement UKAD’s anti-doping policies and education for all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes in the UK.

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.

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About United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA - is the governing body for the sport and martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in the UK. It is a not-for profit organisation which aims to provide a governance structure for BJJ, that promotes and develops the sport while allowing individual clubs and practitioners the space and freedom to practice the sport in the way they enjoy. The UKBJJA is currently in the final stages of assessment for full Sport England accreditation.

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.