News • Jan 16, 2017 12:58 GMT
The second ever UKBJJA University BJJ League is coming to Nottingham on 11th March. We are planning for this to be the biggest and best BJJ event for UK university students and staff. Early registration is now open!
News • Dec 14, 2016 12:03 GMT
A Southampton man has just been awarded a coveted black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu despite a spinal condition that could have left him crippled. On 4 December, 2016 Graham Day (44) from Southampton was awarded his black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), despite a debilitating degenerative spinal condition that could have left him in a wheelchair.
News • Dec 08, 2016 10:24 GMT
On 30 November, members of the British Army Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team sparred for 1000 rounds in 24 hours to raise money for PTSD The British Army BJJ team started their marathon effort in Farnborough, Colchester and Catterick. The event was to raise money for Combat Stress – a military charity that supports service personnel and their families.
News • Nov 24, 2016 09:37 GMT
Billy Hayes (14) from East Sheen in South West London has added to his growing medal collection by taking a hard fought gold medal at the prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Junior European Championship, which took place in Wolverhampton on 20 November, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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)
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.
News • Apr 23, 2016 19:54 BST
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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.
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.
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
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
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.