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Two World Championships in one year for Welsh athlete Ffion Eira Davies

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 22:24 GMT

Ffion Eira Davies, world no-gi champion (photo © IBJJF)

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For more information, contact Mike Williams, CEO on 07748620235 or newsdesk@ukbjja.org

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Two World Championships in One Year for Welsh Athlete Ffion Davies

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

Back in June 2018, Ffion made history by becoming the first ever Welsh women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) champion in the Brown Belt division. This time, just a few weeks after being promoted to Black Belt, she once again took on the best in the world to become the UK’s first adult Black Belt No Gi World Champion. She won her first two fights by submission and beat her final opponent, Brazilian athlete Amanda Monteiro, by 7 points to 0 in the final.

Speaking about her victory, Ffion Eira Davies, said:“It feels amazing, to have worked so hard to round out my game and to become more versatile, seeing the progress I had made was the most special part. Now I’m excited for the new year; starting with the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and European Championships, that’s the plan anyway!”

Although relatively new to the UK, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing sports with over 40,000 people (adults and juniors) regularly training in gyms across the country. It is a combat sport that focuses on grappling on the ground. It is suitable for all ages, both male and female. The governing body is the UKBJJA (http://www.ukbjja.org), which offers insurance, a club directory and a national ranking system for both adult and junior athletes. A key aim is to increase participation from female athletes, through an initiative called Unstoppable Girl and community and schools outreach programmes.

A full list of results, as well as video of the gold medal matches, can be found at the following link: https://www.flograppling.com/events/6180148-2018-world-ibjjf-jiu-jitsu-no-gi-championship/videos?playing=6291613&limit=60

More info on Ffion Eira Davies: https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/ffion-davies

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About the UKBJJA:

The UKBJJA (www.ukbjja.org) is a not-for profit organisation which aims to provide a governance structure for the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that promotes and develops the sport while allowing individual clubs and practitioners the space and freedom to practice the martial art in the way they enjoy. The UKBJJA is currently under assessment to be recognised by Sport England as the governing body for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK.

The UKBJJA was formed in 2013, and the association’s goal is to foster the development of BJJ at elite, community and grassroots levels, raising the profile of the sport but also providing pathways for development and involvement across communities in the UK. Visit UKBJJA at www.ukbjja.org or follow us on Twitter @ukbjja.

Contact Details:

For more information, contact Mike Williams, CEO on 07748620235 or newsdesk@ukbjja.org

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