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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
Press releases • Dec 18, 2018 21:13 GMT
On 16 December 2018, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell hosted some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitors in the world at the 1st UKBJJA International Open Tournament. Ticket sales and a generous donation of prize money by Black Belt Masters gold medallist and UKBJJA Chairman Richard Martin, meant that the event raised £882 for Cash4Kids Mission Christmas.
Press releases • Dec 13, 2018 07:30 GMT
On 16 December, 2018 the town of Motherwell will play host to some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitors in the world at the 1st UKBJJA International Open Tournament. Held at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility the event is the most prestigious BJJ event ever to be held in Scotland, with a total prize fund of £20,000.
Press releases • Oct 05, 2018 07:00 BST
The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is proud to announce that Tatami Fightwear will be sponsoring the first UKBJJA International Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament to be held in Motherwell, Scotland on 16 December, 2018.
Blog posts • Sep 07, 2018 16:48 BST
A report on the IBJJF World Masters Championships By Jolie Boyle, UKBJJA Women’s Officer This year made history in women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Following a successful petition to get the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation to add Master 2-7 age categories to the World Masters competition in Nevada, a team of UK women athletes flew out and competed with huge success.
Press releases • Jul 27, 2018 11:30 BST
The first UKBJJA International Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament will take place on 16 December at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The tournament features a minimum guaranteed prize fund of £20,000 with top prizes of £2000 going to the winners of the black belt divisions (male and female).
News • Jun 08, 2018 16:22 BST
British women athletes have brought home a stunning haul of six medals, including three golds from the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship. The World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship is the largest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competition in the world, attracting nearly 4,000 competitors from around the globe. It was held in Long Beach, California from 31 May to 3 June, 2018.
News • Jun 07, 2018 22:43 BST
An athlete from Swansea has become the first ever Welsh competitor to win a world championship in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Ffion Eira Davies, who trains at CF24 Jiu Jitsu in Cardiff, flew out to Long Beach, California last weekend to compete in the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship, the largest and most prestigious BJJ competition in the world. It was held from 31 May to 3 June, 2018.
Blog posts • May 29, 2018 22:49 BST
Francesca Renda was the UKBJJA no.1 ranked female athlete at white belt in 2017. All top ranked athletes win sponsorship to travel to the Europeans in January. Unfortunately, Francesca was unable to travel in January and so we agreed she could defer her sponsorship to the next major international championship - which happened to be the Worlds! Good luck Francesca!