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Final of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids’ League comes to Cardiff, 13 November 2016

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 14:00 BST

Welsh Kids’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League. Photo: © Dan Minto

Final of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids’ League comes to Cardiff, 13 November 2016

The final of Wales’s largest kids’ martial arts league will be held at the Western Leisure Centre in Cardiff on 13 November 2016. Well over 120 junior athletes are expected to compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) at the Welsh Kids’ BJJ League, which runs alongside the Celtic BJJ Open tournament for adults.

Organiser Neil Williams said: “2016 has been a fantastic year for the kids league. We have the biggest monthly kids and junior league in the country held in Sport Wales institute national dojo, where the Welsh national judo and wrestling teams train. For the final, we made the decision to hold the kids league at the Celtic Open to give the kids a feel for big events.” In addition to competing for medals, the young athletes will also be fighting for their place in the UK rankings, administered by the sport’s governing body, the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (

The Celtic Open is offering some really big prizes for competitors in the white, blue, purple and brown belt divisions, including £250 cash prizes, a month’s training in Rio, a trip to the IBJJF European Championships and many other great prizes from our sponsors RVCA, Tatami, Fokai, Ideepure, OC industry and Connection Rio.

In addition, the event hopes to raise money to support disadvantaged and impoverished kids in the Favela de Cantagolo in Rio de Janeiro, via the Fernando Terere Kids’ Project.

For more information about the Celtic BJJ Open and Welsh Kids’ League, visit the Facebook page here:

Welsh Kids’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League. Photo: © Dan Minto

Welsh Kids’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League. Photo: © Dan Minto


About the UKBJJA:

The UKBJJA ( is a not-for profit organisation which aims to provide a governance structure for the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that promotes and develops the sport while allowing individual clubs and practitioners the space and freedom to practice the martial art in the way they enjoy. The UKBJJA is currently under assessment to be recognised by Sport England as the governing body for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK.

The UKBJJA was formed in 2013, and the association’s goal is to foster the development of BJJ at elite, community and grassroots levels, raising the profile of the sport but also providing pathways for development and involvement across communities in the UK. Visit UKBJJA at or follow us on Twitter @ukbjja.

Additional Info:

Celtic BJJ Open and Welsh Kids’ League:

Fernando Terere Kids’ Project:

Contact Details:

For more information, contact Mike Williams, Press Officer on 07748620235 or

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