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It's Bedlam for Stoke's newest martial arts club

It's Bedlam for Stoke's newest martial arts club

News   •   Aug 17, 2016 15:52 BST

14 August 2016 Saw the official opening of Stoke on Trent's newest martial arts club, “Bedlam BJJ – Raspberry Ape Team”. Run by Greg Cook and Mark Little, both experienced competitors in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

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.

Strength and Conditioning Tests for BJJ

Strength and Conditioning Tests for BJJ

News   •   Apr 23, 2016 19:54 BST

Test your fitness for BJJ with this complete set of field tests put together by Asaf Sitbon (M. Sc.) and under the direction of the UKBJJA Strength and Conditioning team. This is free for anyone to use to test their fitness and improve their Strength and Conditioning regime. The field test battery is especially tailored for fighters. Please send queries to the team at sandc@ukbjja.org.

Martial arts, myths and the military: British Army BJJ makes good on century-old claims of the ‘World Jiu Jitsu Champion’

Martial arts, myths and the military: British Army BJJ makes good on century-old claims of the ‘World Jiu Jitsu Champion’

News   •   Mar 10, 2016 23:33 GMT

​On Saturday 12 March men and women from the British armed forces will be competing at the Army Martial Arts BJJ Championships in Aldershot. BJJ is the newest official addition to the roster of martial arts in the British military. But the display of BJJ at the weekend continues a century-old tradition of Jiu Jitsu in the armed forces dating back to an officer and showman Captain Leopold McLaglen.

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.

Top junior BJJ yellow belt on BBC Radio Kent

Top junior BJJ yellow belt on BBC Radio Kent

News   •   Mar 01, 2016 11:17 GMT

One of the UK's top junior BJJ competitors and the top yellow belt of 2015 in the UKBJJA rankings, Cameron Hibbert, was interviewed by BBC Radio Kent's Joe Pocock this morning.

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

BJJ Fightwear Company PunchStrong sponsor the UKBJJA University League Competition

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. For this event, PunchStrong are offering free rash guards to all the winners of the open weight divisions

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: Henry Timson

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Henry Timson

News   •   Jan 16, 2016 07:00 GMT

​Henry Timson is a BJJ white belt who has won a travel package from the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association) to take on the IBJJF European Open Championships next week following a triumphant year in 2015.

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Jane Kotchkina

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Jane Kotchkina

News   •   Jan 14, 2016 21:48 GMT

​Jane Kotchkina is a Jiu-Jitsu athlete out of Carlson Gracie London who is on her way to the IBJJF European Championships after being named the top ranked female blue belt by the UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Ashley Amos

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Ashley Amos

News   •   Jan 07, 2016 14:04 GMT

Ashley Amos is a super heavy weight BJJ athlete who took the UK by storm in 2015 to become the top ranked male blue belt as named by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA). Following his victories throughout the year, Ashley was announced as the top ranked male blue belt at the end of 2015.

Sports Injury Specialist Nicky Best on board to work with the UKBJJA

Sports Injury Specialist Nicky Best on board to work with the UKBJJA

News   •   Dec 07, 2015 17:01 GMT

​The UKBJJA is very happy to announce the addition of Sports Injury Specialist Nicky Best to our team. Nicky will be working with elite athletes to help them prepare for competitions and offering her advice and expertise. She joins an existing team of strength and conditioning, nutrition and BJJ experts, ensuring that the UKBJJA is leading the way in effective training and competition prep.

New Kids BJJ League for North East England in 2016

New Kids BJJ League for North East England in 2016

News   •   Dec 04, 2015 19:33 GMT

New Scottish Kids BJJ League announced for 2016

New Scottish Kids BJJ League announced for 2016

News   •   Dec 04, 2015 19:10 GMT

From February 2016, junior BJJ players in Scotland will have the chance to compete regularly at friendly and well-organised BJJ tournaments as a Scottish Kids BJJ League is announced. Entry fees will be low and affordable making the event regularly accessible to all families.

New Kids BJJ League for 2016 in the East of England

New Kids BJJ League for 2016 in the East of England

News   •   Dec 03, 2015 20:38 GMT

From January 2016, juniors and juvenile in the east of England will have the chance to compete regularly at friendly and well-organised BJJ tournaments as an Eastern England Kids BJJ League is announced. Entry fees will be low and affordable making the event regularly accessible to all families.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Businesses with the UKBJJA for the 2016 European Championships

Sponsorship Opportunities for Businesses with the UKBJJA for the 2016 European Championships

News   •   Nov 28, 2015 11:28 GMT

The UKBJJA are sending a team of the top ranked adult BJJ athletes to the IBJJF Europeans in Lisbon, Portugal in January 2016. We are giving businesses and companies an opportunity to advertise on the athlete's gis which will give broad exposure for your products.

UKBJJA Top Ranked Adult Athlete Profiles

UKBJJA Top Ranked Adult Athlete Profiles

News   •   Nov 19, 2015 23:40 GMT

The profile pages for the top-ranked male and female athletes have been updated after the final ranking event of the year, the English Open BJJ Championships.