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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, with some great prizes on offer. For this event, PunchStrong are offering free rash guards to all the winners of the open weight gi and no gi divisions. 

This event marks the start of the UKBJJA's university wide competition league for all current student and staff at UK universities. Individuals can compete for their institution at annual events and at the end of the year the university team topping the league will win a prize, as will the top individual male and female athlete in the individual university league rankings. The UKBJJA aims to run two competitions a year in autumn and spring semester, with as many divisions as possible for all belts, gi and no gi. Points will be allocated according to the criteria applied in the UKBJJA national rankings. 

PunchStrong is a UK fightwear and training-wear company, created in 2014, specialising in BJJ clothing. The brand was started with a mission: to create functional training gear with a unique contemporary style; to provide training gear and designs for the individual fighter; to create a brand fighters are proud to wear. Owners Alex Johnson and Neil Jones said, “We are proud to support the UKBJJA in its pursuit to build and improve BJJ in the UK. We have witnessed tremendous talent across all age groups, male and female, on the UK scene right now and we are excited for the future!”

PunchStrong's sponsorship promises to complete a great package on offer for the open weight class champions. As well as the rashguards, division winners will get other prizes in their goodie bags, designed by SaiKo Graphics and Apparel, including t shirts and patches from our other partners, SaiKo and Rainha Fightwear, and tea samples from specialist nutrition company Saviour Tea, as well as healthy food from Sulston's Kitchen. The UKBJJA is proud to be working with these great UK brands.