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.
News • Aug 31, 2016 09:00 BST
British summer medal success has continued with a remarkable performance by British athletes competing in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). The IBJJF World Masters Championship 2016 was held on August 25th to August 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada. British athletes came home with an astonishing total of 21 medals: 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze.
News • Aug 17, 2016 15:52 BST
14 August 2016 Saw the official opening of Stoke on Trent's newest martial arts club, “Bedlam BJJ – Raspberry Ape Team”. Run by Greg Cook and Mark Little, both experienced competitors in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Press releases • Aug 16, 2016 16:39 BST
The UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA), has published new guidelines for clubs and tournament organisers working with kids and young people. The junior and juvenile policy can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ukbjja.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/UKBJJA-Junior-Policy1.pdf
News • Aug 01, 2016 15:06 BST
A local businessman has helped a young girl take the next step on her sporting career Shannon Williams (aged 9) from Sutton in Ashfield was recently given the surprise of her life when a businessman decided to sponsor her with £250 towards her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Neil Lack of Alfreton Insurance Services made the gesture because he could see the future potential of the young star.
Press releases • Jul 22, 2016 10:00 BST
The UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) has strengthened its position as the national governing body for the sport of BJJ in the UK. Thanks to a formal request by the UKBJJA, an organisation set up by members of the British Judo Association in an attempt to claim jurisdiction over the sport has had to change its name from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UK Association to the BJJ UK Council (BJJUKC).
News • Apr 23, 2016 19:54 BST
Test your fitness for BJJ with this complete set of field tests put together by Asaf Sitbon (M. Sc.) and under the direction of the UKBJJA Strength and Conditioning team. This is free for anyone to use to test their fitness and improve their Strength and Conditioning regime. The field test battery is especially tailored for fighters. Please send queries to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press releases • Mar 27, 2016 21:39 BST
At a gym in Bristol a group of grapplers spent 24 hours of their Easter weekend on the mats doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the name of charity. Artemis BJJ, a member club of the UKBJJA, hosted a GrappleThon and raised £3000 for local charity One25, which supports vulnerable women, helping them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.
Press releases • Mar 11, 2016 12:26 GMT
Tomorrow the University of Nottingham will play host to a landmark event in university sports, the first UKBJJA University BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) League Competition. Around 100 competitors, male and female, will be travelling from universities across the UK to compete in gi and no gi divisions. The UKBJJA has pledged to promote the sport at university level with the aim of BUCS recognition.
Martial arts, myths and the military: British Army BJJ makes good on century-old claims of the ‘World Jiu Jitsu Champion’
News • Mar 10, 2016 23:33 GMT
On Saturday 12 March men and women from the British armed forces will be competing at the Army Martial Arts BJJ Championships in Aldershot. BJJ is the newest official addition to the roster of martial arts in the British military. But the display of BJJ at the weekend continues a century-old tradition of Jiu Jitsu in the armed forces dating back to an officer and showman Captain Leopold McLaglen.