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Coronavirus Covid-19 UPDATE 16 MAY 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 UPDATE 16 MAY 2020

News   •   May 17, 2020 12:38 BST

UKBJJA statement regarding Coronavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic - May 2020. On 12 May, the Government published its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy and announced a limited review of lockdown measures. As of May 2020, our guidance to BJJ clubs/gyms/academies remains unchanged: BJJ gyms/academies continue to remain closed. We hope to re-open as soon as government guidelines permit and it is safe to do so

Announcing new resource to support BJJ clubs during Covid-19 lockdown

Announcing new resource to support BJJ clubs during Covid-19 lockdown

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2020 07:00 BST

​The UKBJJA, in collaboration with Rescue Global and Kernow BJJ announces the launch of BJJ Support Network. This new website provides support and resources to help clubs survive the Coronavirus/Covid-19 lockdown and, crucially, retain their paying members.

Corona Virus / Covid-19 and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UPDATE

Corona Virus / Covid-19 and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UPDATE

News   •   Mar 17, 2020 14:14 GMT

United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) updated advice for individuals: ​Following the prime minister's announcement on 16 March that all non-essential contact be avoided, we advise all of our members to stop training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu until further notice.

Corona Virus / Covid-19 guidance for BJJ practitioners

Corona Virus / Covid-19 guidance for BJJ practitioners

News   •   Mar 11, 2020 15:23 GMT

Official statement from the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) on the Corona Virus / Covid-19 epidemic. This will be regularly updated as the situation develops. LATEST UPDATE: 14 March 2020

Welsh superstar Ffion Davies leads UK medal charge at IBJJF Euros 2020

Welsh superstar Ffion Davies leads UK medal charge at IBJJF Euros 2020

News   •   Feb 02, 2020 00:41 GMT

Welsh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenomenon Ffion Davies has secured a double gold at the 2020 IBJJF European Championships, winning her division and the open weight finals. Her success at the Euros (the largest BJJ competition in the world, by number of entrants) follows a stellar year in 2019 with two world champion titles and victory at the Polaris Grappling Invitational.

The biggest event in UK Jiu Jitsu Comes to Cardiff on 6 October!

The biggest event in UK Jiu Jitsu Comes to Cardiff on 6 October!

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 07:24 BST

On Sunday 6 October, 2019, The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) brings its annual International Open tournament to the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff. The event will see some of the best athletes from around the world take on top local talent to win a share of the £20,000 prize fund. The event is also pleased to be raising money for Ty Hafan Children's Charity

UKBJJA working with UK Anti Doping to ensure clean, safe Jiu Jitsu

UKBJJA working with UK Anti Doping to ensure clean, safe Jiu Jitsu

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2019 21:14 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is pleased to announce that it is working with UK Anti Doping (UKAD) to fully implement UKAD’s anti-doping policies and education for all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes in the UK.

UKBJJA in fundraising drive for Ty Hafan Welsh Children's Hospice

UKBJJA in fundraising drive for Ty Hafan Welsh Children's Hospice

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 07:31 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association has announced that this year's nominated charity for the UKBJJA International Open Tournament is Tŷ Hafan, a leading Welsh children’s charity which provides comfort, care and support to children with life-limiting conditions, along with their families. The UKBJJA International Open Tournament takes place on 6 October 2019 in Cardiff.

“LET’S TAKE IT TO THE MAT” - CARDIFF MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT CHALLENGES WELSH BUSINESSES

“LET’S TAKE IT TO THE MAT” - CARDIFF MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT CHALLENGES WELSH BUSINESSES

Press releases   •   Aug 08, 2019 14:39 BST

UKBJJA in the hunt for Welsh sponsors for the 2019 Cardiff International Open Tournament

Future jiu jitsu stars taught by world champion at 2nd UKBJJA Junior Development Day

Future jiu jitsu stars taught by world champion at 2nd UKBJJA Junior Development Day

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 10:37 BST

​On Saturday 6 July 2019, the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff played host to the second UKBJJA Junior Development Day. This free event brought nearly 100 young athletes from across the UK together to train and learn from black belt coaches, including Wales’s first female world champion, Ffion Davies.

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.