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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.

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s future world Champion

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s future world Champion

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.

Bristol martial arts gym raises £3000 for charity with 24 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling

Bristol martial arts gym raises £3000 for charity with 24 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling

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.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Student at City University Maria Rybak

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Student at City University Maria Rybak

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 19:09 GMT

The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt and a Master's student, Maria Rybak.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt,  Accountant and Mother of 4 Marianette Violeta

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt, Accountant and Mother of 4 Marianette Violeta

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 11:45 GMT

The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, accountant and mother of 4, Marianette Violeta.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt , full time mother and PhD student Amanda Ward

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt , full time mother and PhD student Amanda Ward

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 11:30 GMT

​The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt, full time mother and PhD student, and Unstoppable Girl, Amanda Ward.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Chemistry Teacher Marina Mavrou

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Chemistry Teacher Marina Mavrou

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 09:13 GMT

The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt, chemistry teacher and Unstoppable Girl, Marina Mavrou.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ Blue Belt and Firefighter Tracy Doyle

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ Blue Belt and Firefighter Tracy Doyle

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 08:53 GMT

The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, blue belt, Firefighter and Unstoppable Girl, Tracy Doyle.

UKBJJA launches major sporting outreach campaign to make girls and women in the UK Unstoppable

UKBJJA launches major sporting outreach campaign to make girls and women in the UK Unstoppable

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2016 13:39 GMT

Today, to celebrate International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8th March) the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association), is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The launch coincides with the release of a short film Jiu Jitsu Woman. The event takes place at Carlson Gracie London, 89 Richford Street, London, W6.

Bristol BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gym hosts a 24 hour 'GrappleThon' to raise funds for charity

Bristol BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gym hosts a 24 hour 'GrappleThon' to raise funds for charity

News   •   Mar 02, 2016 18:37 GMT

One of the UKBJJA's member clubs, Bristol-based Artemis BJJ, will be hosting a great event on March 26 and March 27 to support charity, using BJJ to help the community. Artemis are holding a 24 hour GrappleThon to raise funds for a great organisation, One25, who support vulnerable women. Individuals will be coming from around the country to take part in this project and grapple the night away.

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.

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.