Blog posts • May 26, 2017 09:31 BST
The World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2017 will be taking place in Long Beach, California from May 31st to June 4th. As always, there will be a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes heading out to win some medals for the UK. In the run up to the competition, we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck! Athlete Profile: Sean Cotes
Press Releases • May 11, 2017 07:30 BST
On 11 May 2017 UKBJJA will unveil a range of commercial rights packages which will be available for sponsorship by brands or companies with an interest in sponsoring the UK’s fast growing martial art. This represents the UKBJJAs first ever major commercial drive to build the brand.
Press Releases • May 10, 2017 08:30 BST
Newcastle based agency Msgworks has been appointed by the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) as their PR and marketing partner. The appointment comes at an important time for the UKBJJA as it moves towards formal Sport England recognition and launches an important new sponsorship drive.
News • Apr 24, 2017 08:00 BST
A former teenage poker prodigy and award-winning young entrepreneur has turned his hand to martial arts, opening Lancaster's newest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy. He and his colleagues have been shortlisted for the prestigious University Entrepreneurs Challenge.
News • Mar 23, 2017 09:16 GMT
Bristol, UK. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) students from all over the country will gather together on the 15th April to grapple and spar with each other non-stop over a 24 hour period. The Bristol GrappleThon is now in its sixth consecutive year of running. It has also become a powerful platform for raising funds that support important local charities.
News • Mar 22, 2017 09:33 GMT
10 year old Lois Marsh of Colchester has been sent a letter of achievement by her MP for her performance as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) athlete. Colchester MP Will Quince wrote to the youngster after reading about her success at the BJJ Junior European Championship, in which Lois won a gold and a silver medal.
News • Jan 28, 2017 10:00 GMT
This year, the UKBJJA National Rankings in 2017 will be based on results from the following competitions: The Bristol Open - 20 Feb UK BJJ Junior National Championships - 6 March The Bournemouth Open - 11 June The British Open - 15-16 May The English Open Juniors - 16 October Celtic Open - October date TBA The Nottingham Open - 27 November
News • Jan 20, 2017 20:11 GMT
The 2017 European Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship is currently underway in Lisbon. Over 4,000 competitors from across the world are competing in the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament this side of the Atlantic. This article highlights 11 amazing facts about the dramatic rise of the women's divisions at the competition.
News • Jan 16, 2017 17:14 GMT
The results are in and we are pleased to announce the top ranked athletes of 2016! The full list is below. In the near future we hope to publish profiles of all these great athletes. Meanwhile, huge congratulations to them all and here's to a very competitive 2017!
News • Jan 16, 2017 12:58 GMT
The second ever UKBJJA University BJJ League is coming to Nottingham on 11th March. We are planning for this to be the biggest and best BJJ event for UK university students and staff. Early registration is now open!
News • Dec 14, 2016 12:03 GMT
A Southampton man has just been awarded a coveted black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu despite a spinal condition that could have left him crippled. On 4 December, 2016 Graham Day (44) from Southampton was awarded his black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), despite a debilitating degenerative spinal condition that could have left him in a wheelchair.
News • Dec 08, 2016 10:24 GMT
On 30 November, members of the British Army Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team sparred for 1000 rounds in 24 hours to raise money for PTSD The British Army BJJ team started their marathon effort in Farnborough, Colchester and Catterick. The event was to raise money for Combat Stress – a military charity that supports service personnel and their families.
News • Nov 24, 2016 09:37 GMT
Billy Hayes (14) from East Sheen in South West London has added to his growing medal collection by taking a hard fought gold medal at the prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Junior European Championship, which took place in Wolverhampton on 20 November, 2016.
News • Nov 17, 2016 12:59 GMT
On November 1st, Pedro Besa BJJ Rhondda hosted a very special visitor for a seminar in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Fernando Augusto “Tererê” is a 7 time world champion in the sport and a legend in his home country of Brazil. He was in Wales to deliver a seminar and raise money for the Tererê Kids’ Project – a charity set up to help poor kids in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro via the sport of BJJ.
News • Oct 27, 2016 14:00 BST
The final of Wales’s largest kids’ martial arts league will be held at the Western Leisure Centre in Cardiff on 13 November 2016. Well over 120 junior athletes are expected to compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) at the Welsh Kids’ BJJ League, which runs alongside the Celtic BJJ Open tournament for adults.
News • Oct 27, 2016 11:19 BST
An Aberdeen man tells about how he lost 13 stone in weight thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Levi Bunyan, 28, a freelance illustrator and designer from Aberdeen, claims he has a new lease of life after dedicating himself to the sport. As well as losing weight and becoming fitter, regular training has helped him overcome anxiety and shyness.
News • Oct 24, 2016 09:00 BST
An athlete from Sheffield has just returned from a unique Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training camp in Tenerife. Maia Holmes was offered a sponsored place to train at the prestigious Bulldog Gym in Tenerife, at a camp run by black belt, Ben Poppleton. She claims that BJJ quite literally saved her life, helping her to overcome debilitating depression and anxiety.
News • Oct 19, 2016 09:00 BST
A new programme designed to get young people active and involved in sports has started at a Newcastle Upon Tyne martial arts studio. Get Rolling is a six week programme backed by Tyne & Wear Sport and Sport England designed to give people between 14 and 25 a taste of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).
News • Oct 18, 2016 19:25 BST
A teenager from East Sheen in South West London has taken an amazing fourth consecutive gold medal at the prestigious English Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Junior and Juvenile Championships, which took place at Dartford Judo Club on October 16, 2016. Billy Hayes is 14 years old and attends Grey Court School in Ham, Surrey.
Press Releases • Oct 17, 2016 11:19 BST
A British Army Major who won a gold medal at the prestigious World Masters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship in August has been nominated for the prestigious British Army Sports Personality of the Year award 2016. Major Donald Macintyre of the Intelligence Corps has helped the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu become the most-practiced martial art within the British forces in just a year.