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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.

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.

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.

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

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: 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).