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UKBJJA steps up to defend the integrity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK

UKBJJA steps up to defend the integrity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2016 12:00 GMT

The UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association) today made clear its intentions to defend the integrity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a distinct martial art and to challenge the moves by the BJA (British Judo Association) to set up a rival body to govern the sport through a subsidiary organisation, the BJJUKA (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UK Association).

11 year old from Beckenham brings back BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gold from California

11 year old from Beckenham brings back BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gold from California

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 22:38 GMT

A talented youngster from Beckenham, Nia Blackman took home gold this weekend at the IBJJF Kids Pan Ams, the biggest junior BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) tournament for juniors in the world. In the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach California, Nia, who is one of the top junior yellow belts in the sport in the UKBJJA rankings and trains at New School BJJ Battesea, saw off the opposition in style to win.

Pan Ams gold is the best birthday present for BJJ star

Pan Ams gold is the best birthday present for BJJ star

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 23:16 GMT

Dali Hopkins from Hereford, who is a grey belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and who was named as the UKBJJA’s top junior of 2015, defended her title as Pan American champion at the biggest junior competition in the world, winning gold on her birthday.

UK athletes are celebrating success after making their mark at the IBJJF European Open Championship

UK athletes are celebrating success after making their mark at the IBJJF European Open Championship

News   •   Feb 15, 2016 19:13 GMT

UK athletes are celebrating success after making their mark at the IBJJF European Open Championship, including the top ranked UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association) sponsored competitors

UKBJJA's film 'Jiu Jitsu Woman' aims to inspire women to take up martial arts

UKBJJA's film 'Jiu Jitsu Woman' aims to inspire women to take up martial arts

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 18:58 GMT

The UKBJJA's Women's Development Commission tonight released a film entitled 'Jiu Jitsu Woman' designed to promote female involvement and participation in the sport, and encourage more women to take up a martial art which has had such a positive effect on those involved in making the film

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete is on her way to America for the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete is on her way to America for the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2016 22:22 GMT

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete Dali Hopkins is on her way to America to fight her way to the top of the podium in the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. Dali Hopkins became the star of the BJJ kids scene last year, becoming the top ranked UKBJJA junior across all belts, ages and weights and is now on her way to California to compete in the biggest junior BJJ competition in the world.

BJJ Fightwear Company PunchStrong sponsor the UKBJJA University League Competition

BJJ Fightwear Company PunchStrong sponsor the UKBJJA University League Competition

News   •   Feb 03, 2016 18:17 GMT

UK Fightwear brand PunchStrong will be sponsoring the first ever UKBJJA University BJJ League Competition to be held at the University of Nottingham on March 12th 2016. Students and staff will have the chance to compete in a gi and no gi competition representing their university. For this event, PunchStrong are offering free rash guards to all the winners of the open weight divisions

UKBJJA and UK based companies help top ranked UK athletes get to the biggest BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) event of the year

UKBJJA and UK based companies help top ranked UK athletes get to the biggest BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) event of the year

News   •   Jan 19, 2016 19:05 GMT

​Ten of the UK’s top ranked BJJ athletes are currently on their way to fulfilling their dreams in competing at the IBJJF European Championships following sponsorship packages given by the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association) and the support of UK based companies.

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Kat Hill

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Kat Hill

News   •   Jan 18, 2016 21:58 GMT

​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).

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Kyra Robinson

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Kyra Robinson

News   •   Jan 18, 2016 16:43 GMT

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).

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Leoni Munslow

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Leoni Munslow

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2016 15:08 GMT

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.

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Henry Timson

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Henry Timson

News   •   Jan 16, 2016 07:00 GMT

​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.

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Jane Kotchkina

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Jane Kotchkina

News   •   Jan 14, 2016 21:48 GMT

​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).

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Ashley Amos

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Ashley Amos

News   •   Jan 07, 2016 14:04 GMT

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.

Sports Injury Specialist Nicky Best on board to work with the UKBJJA

Sports Injury Specialist Nicky Best on board to work with the UKBJJA

News   •   Dec 07, 2015 17:01 GMT

​The UKBJJA is very happy to announce the addition of Sports Injury Specialist Nicky Best to our team. Nicky will be working with elite athletes to help them prepare for competitions and offering her advice and expertise. She joins an existing team of strength and conditioning, nutrition and BJJ experts, ensuring that the UKBJJA is leading the way in effective training and competition prep.

New Kids BJJ League for North East England in 2016

New Kids BJJ League for North East England in 2016

News   •   Dec 04, 2015 19:33 GMT

New Scottish Kids BJJ League announced for 2016

New Scottish Kids BJJ League announced for 2016

News   •   Dec 04, 2015 19:10 GMT

From February 2016, junior BJJ players in Scotland will have the chance to compete regularly at friendly and well-organised BJJ tournaments as a Scottish Kids BJJ League is announced. Entry fees will be low and affordable making the event regularly accessible to all families.

New Kids BJJ League for 2016 in the East of England

New Kids BJJ League for 2016 in the East of England

News   •   Dec 03, 2015 20:38 GMT

From January 2016, juniors and juvenile in the east of England will have the chance to compete regularly at friendly and well-organised BJJ tournaments as an Eastern England Kids BJJ League is announced. Entry fees will be low and affordable making the event regularly accessible to all families.

JUNIOR SPORTING STAR FROM SHEEN GRABS TOP SPOT IN THE UK BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) RANKINGS

JUNIOR SPORTING STAR FROM SHEEN GRABS TOP SPOT IN THE UK BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) RANKINGS

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 18:22 GMT

A teenager from East Sheen, Billy Hayes, has been named the top junior BJJ athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

ROCHESTER BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) STAR RANKED NUMBER 1 IN THE UK

ROCHESTER BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) STAR RANKED NUMBER 1 IN THE UK

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 17:12 GMT

A twelve year old from Rochester, Cameron Hibbert, has been named the top junior BJJ athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA)