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​From the Favelas to the Valleys: Welsh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club gets a visit from Rio

​From the Favelas to the Valleys: Welsh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club gets a visit from Rio

News   •   Nov 17, 2016 12:59 GMT

On November 1st, Pedro Besa BJJ Rhondda hosted a very special visitor for a seminar in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Fernando Augusto “Tererê” is a 7 time world champion in the sport and a legend in his home country of Brazil. He was in Wales to deliver a seminar and raise money for the Tererê Kids’ Project – a charity set up to help poor kids in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro via the sport of BJJ.

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

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

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 14:00 BST

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.

Need to lose weight? Get grappling!

Need to lose weight? Get grappling!

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 11:19 BST

An Aberdeen man tells about how he lost 13 stone in weight thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Levi Bunyan, 28, a freelance illustrator and designer from Aberdeen, claims he has a new lease of life after dedicating himself to the sport. As well as losing weight and becoming fitter, regular training has helped him overcome anxiety and shyness.

How a Brazilian martial art became a lifeline for one Sheffield woman.

How a Brazilian martial art became a lifeline for one Sheffield woman.

News   •   Oct 24, 2016 09:00 BST

​An athlete from Sheffield has just returned from a unique Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training camp in Tenerife. Maia Holmes was offered a sponsored place to train at the prestigious Bulldog Gym in Tenerife, at a camp run by black belt, Ben Poppleton. She claims that BJJ quite literally saved her life, helping her to overcome debilitating depression and anxiety.

New martial arts programme gets Newcastle youngsters rolling

New martial arts programme gets Newcastle youngsters rolling

News   •   Oct 19, 2016 09:00 BST

​A new programme designed to get young people active and involved in sports has started at a Newcastle Upon Tyne martial arts studio. Get Rolling is a six week programme backed by Tyne & Wear Sport and Sport England designed to give people between 14 and 25 a taste of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

London youngster takes 4th gold medal

London youngster takes 4th gold medal

News   •   Oct 18, 2016 19:25 BST

​A teenager from East Sheen in South West London has taken an amazing fourth consecutive gold medal at the prestigious English Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Junior and Juvenile Championships, which took place at Dartford Judo Club on October 16, 2016. Billy Hayes is 14 years old and attends Grey Court School in Ham, Surrey.

Hot on the heels of the Olympics, Brits still bringing home medals

Hot on the heels of the Olympics, Brits still bringing home medals

News   •   Aug 31, 2016 09:00 BST

British summer medal success has continued with a remarkable performance by British athletes competing in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). The IBJJF World Masters Championship 2016 was held on August 25th to August 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada. British athletes came home with an astonishing total of 21 medals: 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze.

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).