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UKBJJA partners with Simply Collect

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 14:32 GMT

​The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association today announced a new sponsorship deal with Simply Collect. The deal will allow UKBJJA member clubs discounted access to Simply Collect's Martial Arts membership collection and management solutions - and money raised from the deal will be used to support UK athletes competing on the world stage and UKBJJA's youth development programme.

Teesside kids overcoming hardship thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Teesside kids overcoming hardship thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

News   •   Jun 17, 2017 10:00 BST

​A Teesside charity that helps support disadvantaged kids through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in the running to win a £5000 prize, courtesy of Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

Team UK Athlete Profile: Fiona Middleton

Team UK Athlete Profile: Fiona Middleton

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2017 13:09 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: Fiona Middleton

Team UK Athlete Profile: Balraj Bhatti

Team UK Athlete Profile: Balraj Bhatti

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2017 09:25 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: Balraj Bhatti

Team UK Athlete Profile: Thomas Bracher

Team UK Athlete Profile: Thomas Bracher

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2017 13:15 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: Thomas Bracher

Team UK Athlete Profile: Shay Montague

Team UK Athlete Profile: Shay Montague

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2017 09:30 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: Shay Montague

Team UK Athlete Profile: Ashley Bendle

Team UK Athlete Profile: Ashley Bendle

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2017 13:04 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: Ashley Bendle

Team UK Athlete Profile: Ellis Younger

Team UK Athlete Profile: Ellis Younger

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2017 09:11 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: Ellis Younger

Team UK Athlete Profile: Samantha Cook

Team UK Athlete Profile: Samantha Cook

Blog posts   •   May 27, 2017 13:20 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: Samantha Cook

Team UK Athlete Profile: Reece Doran

Team UK Athlete Profile: Reece Doran

Blog posts   •   May 27, 2017 09:38 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: Reece Doran

Team UK Athlete Profile: Kat Hill

Team UK Athlete Profile: Kat Hill

Blog posts   •   May 26, 2017 13:36 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: Kat Hill

Team UK Athlete Profile: Sean Cotes

Team UK Athlete Profile: Sean Cotes

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

UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) launches major sponsorship drive

UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) launches major sponsorship drive

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.

UKBJJA appoints Msgworks as PR and Marketing Partner

UKBJJA appoints Msgworks as PR and Marketing Partner

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.

High stakes for Lancaster’s Martial Arts Entrepreneurs

High stakes for Lancaster’s Martial Arts Entrepreneurs

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.

UKBJJA members set to raise thousands for charity

UKBJJA members set to raise thousands for charity

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.

Essex school girl honoured by MP for her Jiu Jitsu skills

Essex school girl honoured by MP for her Jiu Jitsu skills

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.

Announcement: Junior Competitions 2017

Announcement: Junior Competitions 2017

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

The amazing growth of women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 11 amazing facts

The amazing growth of women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 11 amazing facts

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.

Top Ranked Athletes 2016

Top Ranked Athletes 2016

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!