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UK women storm the world championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

UK women storm the world championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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.

Wales has its first ever Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

Wales has its first ever Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

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.

Mental Health Benefits of BJJ highlighted by Anxiety UK

Mental Health Benefits of BJJ highlighted by Anxiety UK

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.

UKBJJA Athletes Set to Storm European Championships

UKBJJA Athletes Set to Storm European Championships

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.

Teesside kids overcoming hardship thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Teesside kids overcoming hardship thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

News   •   Jun 17, 2017 10:00 BST

​A Teesside charity that helps support disadvantaged kids through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in the running to win a £5000 prize, courtesy of Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

High stakes for Lancaster’s Martial Arts Entrepreneurs

High stakes for Lancaster’s Martial Arts Entrepreneurs

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.

UKBJJA members set to raise thousands for charity

UKBJJA members set to raise thousands for charity

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.

Essex school girl honoured by MP for her Jiu Jitsu skills

Essex school girl honoured by MP for her Jiu Jitsu skills

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.

Announcement: Junior Competitions 2017

Announcement: Junior Competitions 2017

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

The amazing growth of women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 11 amazing facts

The amazing growth of women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 11 amazing facts

News   •   Jan 20, 2017 20:11 GMT

The 2017 European Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship is currently underway in Lisbon. Over 4,000 competitors from across the world are competing in the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament this side of the Atlantic. This article highlights 11 amazing facts about the dramatic rise of the women's divisions at the competition.

Top Ranked Athletes 2016

Top Ranked Athletes 2016

News   •   Jan 16, 2017 17:14 GMT

The results are in and we are pleased to announce the top ranked athletes of 2016! The full list is below. In the near future we hope to publish profiles of all these great athletes. Meanwhile, huge congratulations to them all and here's to a very competitive 2017!

Second University Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League - Nottingham, 11th March 2017

Second University Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League - Nottingham, 11th March 2017

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!

From back pain to black belt - Southampton's Graham Day overcomes the odds

From back pain to black belt - Southampton's Graham Day overcomes the odds

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.

1000 rounds of sparring for PTSD Charity

1000 rounds of sparring for PTSD Charity

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.

East Sheen Youngster brings home European Gold

East Sheen Youngster brings home European Gold

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.

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.

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.

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.