News • Jul 10, 2019 10:37 BST
On Saturday 6 July 2019, the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff played host to the second UKBJJA Junior Development Day. This free event brought nearly 100 young athletes from across the UK together to train and learn from black belt coaches, including Wales’s first female world champion, Ffion Davies.
News • Apr 04, 2019 12:23 BST
The second leg of the 2018/19 UKBJJA University League was the biggest university BJJ competition yet, with 150 competitors taking to the mats in gi and no-gi divisions. Running since 2016, the University League is open to students and staff from all UK universities and gives them the chance to compete in a friendly, open competition. Recent innovations include a beginners division for freshers
News • Mar 21, 2019 13:18 GMT
On March 16, close to 100 junior athletes from across the country gathered at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff for the first UKBJJA Junior Development Day. The event was free to UKBJJA members and was designed to give kids from different teams, backgrounds and regions chance to develop their Jiu Jitsu in a friendly and co-operative environment.
News • Dec 18, 2018 22:24 GMT
Ffion Eira Davies from Swansea has made it a double world championship year by winning the World IBJJF No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Championship on December 16, 2018 in Anaheim, California. She becomes the first adult Black Belt No Gi World Champion.
News • Jun 08, 2018 16:22 BST
British women athletes have brought home a stunning haul of six medals, including three golds from the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship. The World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship is the largest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competition in the world, attracting nearly 4,000 competitors from around the globe. It was held in Long Beach, California from 31 May to 3 June, 2018.
News • Jun 07, 2018 22:43 BST
An athlete from Swansea has become the first ever Welsh competitor to win a world championship in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Ffion Eira Davies, who trains at CF24 Jiu Jitsu in Cardiff, flew out to Long Beach, California last weekend to compete in the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship, the largest and most prestigious BJJ competition in the world. It was held from 31 May to 3 June, 2018.
News • Feb 20, 2018 16:57 GMT
A great article on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the March 2018 issue of Anxious Times Magazine, published by Anxiety UK. Probably everybody who trains in BJJ can see and feel the physical benefits. The positive effects on mental health can be harder to quantify, but are just as real.
News • Jan 17, 2018 15:24 GMT
The UKBJJA is sponsoring six promising athletes to take on some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors in the world at the European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Lisbon, Portugal this January. The six were chosen from the number one ranked British athletes in 2017 and are sure to bring home medals from what has become the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament outside America.
News • Apr 24, 2017 08:00 BST
A former teenage poker prodigy and award-winning young entrepreneur has turned his hand to martial arts, opening Lancaster's newest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy. He and his colleagues have been shortlisted for the prestigious University Entrepreneurs Challenge.
News • Mar 23, 2017 09:16 GMT
Bristol, UK. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) students from all over the country will gather together on the 15th April to grapple and spar with each other non-stop over a 24 hour period. The Bristol GrappleThon is now in its sixth consecutive year of running. It has also become a powerful platform for raising funds that support important local charities.
News • Mar 22, 2017 09:33 GMT
10 year old Lois Marsh of Colchester has been sent a letter of achievement by her MP for her performance as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) athlete. Colchester MP Will Quince wrote to the youngster after reading about her success at the BJJ Junior European Championship, in which Lois won a gold and a silver medal.
News • Jan 28, 2017 10:00 GMT
This year, the UKBJJA National Rankings in 2017 will be based on results from the following competitions: The Bristol Open - 20 Feb UK BJJ Junior National Championships - 6 March The Bournemouth Open - 11 June The British Open - 15-16 May The English Open Juniors - 16 October Celtic Open - October date TBA The Nottingham Open - 27 November
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 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 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.