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UKBJJA partners with Simply Collect

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 14:32 GMT

​The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association today announced a new sponsorship deal with Simply Collect. The deal will allow UKBJJA member clubs discounted access to Simply Collect's Martial Arts membership collection and management solutions - and money raised from the deal will be used to support UK athletes competing on the world stage and UKBJJA's youth development programme.

UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) launches major sponsorship drive

UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) launches major sponsorship drive

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 07:30 BST

On 11 May 2017 UKBJJA will unveil a range of commercial rights packages which will be available for sponsorship by brands or companies with an interest in sponsoring the UK’s fast growing martial art. This represents the UKBJJAs first ever major commercial drive to build the brand.

UKBJJA appoints Msgworks as PR and Marketing Partner

UKBJJA appoints Msgworks as PR and Marketing Partner

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2017 08:30 BST

Newcastle based agency Msgworks has been appointed by the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) as their PR and marketing partner. The appointment comes at an important time for the UKBJJA as it moves towards formal Sport England recognition and launches an important new sponsorship drive.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athlete nominated for Army Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athlete nominated for Army Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 11:19 BST

A British Army Major who won a gold medal at the prestigious World Masters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship in August has been nominated for the prestigious British Army Sports Personality of the Year award 2016. ​ Major Donald Macintyre of the Intelligence Corps has helped the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu become the most-practiced martial art within the British forces in just a year.

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​New policy for junior & juvenile Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2016 16:39 BST

The UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA), has published new guidelines for clubs and tournament organisers working with kids and young people. The junior and juvenile policy can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ukbjja.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/UKBJJA-Junior-Policy1.pdf

UKBJJA sees off British Judo challenge

UKBJJA sees off British Judo challenge

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2016 10:00 BST

The UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) has strengthened its position as the national governing body for the sport of BJJ in the UK. Thanks to a formal request by the UKBJJA, an organisation set up by members of the British Judo Association in an attempt to claim jurisdiction over the sport has had to change its name from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UK Association to the BJJ UK Council (BJJUKC).

Bristol martial arts gym raises £3000 for charity with 24 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling

Bristol martial arts gym raises £3000 for charity with 24 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2016 21:39 BST

At a gym in Bristol a group of grapplers spent 24 hours of their Easter weekend on the mats doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the name of charity. Artemis BJJ, a member club of the UKBJJA, hosted a GrappleThon and raised £3000 for local charity One25, which supports vulnerable women, helping them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

Nottingham University hosts the first ever UKBJJA University Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League Competition

Nottingham University hosts the first ever UKBJJA University Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League Competition

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2016 12:26 GMT

Tomorrow the University of Nottingham will play host to a landmark event in university sports, the first UKBJJA University BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) League Competition. Around 100 competitors, male and female, will be travelling from universities across the UK to compete in gi and no gi divisions. The UKBJJA has pledged to promote the sport at university level with the aim of BUCS recognition.

UKBJJA launches major sporting outreach campaign to make girls and women in the UK Unstoppable

UKBJJA launches major sporting outreach campaign to make girls and women in the UK Unstoppable

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2016 13:39 GMT

Today, to celebrate International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8th March) the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association), is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The launch coincides with the release of a short film Jiu Jitsu Woman. The event takes place at Carlson Gracie London, 89 Richford Street, London, W6.

UKBJJA steps up to defend the integrity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK

UKBJJA steps up to defend the integrity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2016 12:00 GMT

The UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association) today made clear its intentions to defend the integrity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a distinct martial art and to challenge the moves by the BJA (British Judo Association) to set up a rival body to govern the sport through a subsidiary organisation, the BJJUKA (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu UK Association).

11 year old from Beckenham brings back BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gold from California

11 year old from Beckenham brings back BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gold from California

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 22:38 GMT

A talented youngster from Beckenham, Nia Blackman took home gold this weekend at the IBJJF Kids Pan Ams, the biggest junior BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) tournament for juniors in the world. In the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach California, Nia, who is one of the top junior yellow belts in the sport in the UKBJJA rankings and trains at New School BJJ Battesea, saw off the opposition in style to win.

Pan Ams gold is the best birthday present for BJJ star

Pan Ams gold is the best birthday present for BJJ star

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 23:16 GMT

Dali Hopkins from Hereford, who is a grey belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and who was named as the UKBJJA’s top junior of 2015, defended her title as Pan American champion at the biggest junior competition in the world, winning gold on her birthday.

UKBJJA's film 'Jiu Jitsu Woman' aims to inspire women to take up martial arts

UKBJJA's film 'Jiu Jitsu Woman' aims to inspire women to take up martial arts

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 18:58 GMT

The UKBJJA's Women's Development Commission tonight released a film entitled 'Jiu Jitsu Woman' designed to promote female involvement and participation in the sport, and encourage more women to take up a martial art which has had such a positive effect on those involved in making the film

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete is on her way to America for the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete is on her way to America for the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2016 22:22 GMT

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete Dali Hopkins is on her way to America to fight her way to the top of the podium in the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. Dali Hopkins became the star of the BJJ kids scene last year, becoming the top ranked UKBJJA junior across all belts, ages and weights and is now on her way to California to compete in the biggest junior BJJ competition in the world.

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Leoni Munslow

Road to the IBJJF Euros 2016....Fighter Profile: Leoni Munslow

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2016 15:08 GMT

Leoni Munslow is a brown belt from New School BJJ who is determined to bring home a gold medal from The IBJJF European Championships next week following help from the UKBJJA (UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association) to get there.

JUNIOR SPORTING STAR FROM SHEEN GRABS TOP SPOT IN THE UK BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) RANKINGS

JUNIOR SPORTING STAR FROM SHEEN GRABS TOP SPOT IN THE UK BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) RANKINGS

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 18:22 GMT

A teenager from East Sheen, Billy Hayes, has been named the top junior BJJ athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

ROCHESTER BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) STAR RANKED NUMBER 1 IN THE UK

ROCHESTER BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) STAR RANKED NUMBER 1 IN THE UK

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 17:12 GMT

A twelve year old from Rochester, Cameron Hibbert, has been named the top junior BJJ athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA)

HEREFORD JUNIOR SPORTS STAR TOP IN THE UK FOR BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU)

HEREFORD JUNIOR SPORTS STAR TOP IN THE UK FOR BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU)

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 16:08 GMT

An eleven year old girl from Hereford, Dali Hopkins, has been named the top junior BJJ athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

FIVE YEAR OLD FROM ABERTILLERY TOP IN THE UK FOR JUNIOR BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU)

FIVE YEAR OLD FROM ABERTILLERY TOP IN THE UK FOR JUNIOR BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU)

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 11:36 GMT

A five year old boy from Abertillery, Roman Creel, has been named the top junior BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THE SOUTHERN ENGLAND KIDS BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) LEAGUE

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THE SOUTHERN ENGLAND KIDS BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) LEAGUE

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2015 10:28 GMT

Basingstoke School of Martial Arts hosted the final Southern England Kids BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) League event on Sunday 29 November, sponsored by BJJ fight-wear company Faixa Rua, at which the Southern England BJJ Champions were announced.