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UKBJJA announces 2nd International Open BJJ Tournament - 6 October 2019 - Cardiff, Wales

UKBJJA announces 2nd International Open BJJ Tournament - 6 October 2019 - Cardiff, Wales

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.

University League 2019 - Nottingham Trent University

University League 2019 - Nottingham Trent University

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

UKBJJA announces new series of training courses

UKBJJA announces new series of training courses

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

Building the future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 1st UKBJJA Junior Development Camp is huge success

Building the future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 1st UKBJJA Junior Development Camp is huge success

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.

International Women's Day 2019: UKBJJA launches Just Roll With It

International Women's Day 2019: UKBJJA launches Just Roll With It

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).

​UKBJJA praised in Scottish Parliament

​UKBJJA praised in Scottish Parliament

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.

Two World Championships in one year for Welsh athlete Ffion Eira Davies

Two World Championships in one year for Welsh athlete Ffion Eira Davies

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.

Top international athletes battle it out in Motherwell

Top international athletes battle it out in Motherwell

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.

World Class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes to Motherwell

World Class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes to Motherwell

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.

Tatami Fightwear Sponsors UKBJJA International Open Tournament 2018

Tatami Fightwear Sponsors UKBJJA International Open Tournament 2018

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.

UK Women Show Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mastery

UK Women Show Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mastery

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.

UKBJJA announces major new international BJJ tournament with £20,000 Prize Fund

UKBJJA announces major new international BJJ tournament with £20,000 Prize Fund

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).

UK women storm the world championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

UK women storm the world championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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.

Wales has its first ever Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

Wales has its first ever Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

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.

Mental Health Benefits of BJJ highlighted by Anxiety UK

Mental Health Benefits of BJJ highlighted by Anxiety UK

News   •   Feb 20, 2018 16:57 GMT

​A great article on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the March 2018 issue of Anxious Times Magazine, published by Anxiety UK. Probably everybody who trains in BJJ can see and feel the physical benefits. The positive effects on mental health can be harder to quantify, but are just as real.

UKBJJA Athletes Set to Storm European Championships

UKBJJA Athletes Set to Storm European Championships

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 15:24 GMT

The UKBJJA is sponsoring six promising athletes to take on some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors in the world at the European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Lisbon, Portugal this January. The six were chosen from the number one ranked British athletes in 2017 and are sure to bring home medals from what has become the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament outside America.

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