The Valley Leisure Centre, 40 Church Rd, Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT36 7LJ
On Sunday 7th February the Northern Ireland BJJ open takes place in Country Antrim, a new addition to the UKBJJA ranked competition calendar. Providing a ranking system which recognises the top BJJ players and supports the best run UK competitions is integral to the UKBJJA’s strategy for elite athletes and the growth of the sport.
Leoni Munslow is a brown belt from New School BJJ who is determined to bring home a gold medal from The IBJJF European Championships next week following help from the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association) to get there.
Ashley Amos is a super heavy weight BJJ athlete who took the UK by storm in 2015 to become the top ranked male blue belt as named by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA). Following his victories throughout the year, Ashley was announced as the top ranked male blue belt at the end of 2015.
Jane Kotchkina is a Jiu-Jitsu athlete out of Carlson Gracie London who is on her way to the IBJJF European Championships after being named the top ranked female blue belt by the UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).
Henry Timson is a BJJ white belt who has won a travel package from the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association) to take on the IBJJF European Open Championships next week following a triumphant year in 2015.
Kyra Robinson is an 18-year-old BJJ athlete from South London who is aiming for big results in 2016, beginning with a trip to the IBJJF European Championships thanks to a sponsorship package provided by the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association).
Featherweight BJJ athlete Kat Hill is heading to the IBJJF European Championships this week thanks to her own hard work to be named as the UK’s top ranked female purple belt and a sponsorship package from the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association).