Press releases • Apr 18, 2019 07:05 BST
The UKBJJA is delighted to present the 2019 UKBJJA International Open Tournament of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), held on 6 October 2019 at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, Wales. The event is one of the most prestigious and lucrative BJJ tournaments in the UK, with a prize fund totalling £20k.
Press releases • Mar 07, 2019 10:42 GMT
To commemorate International Women's Day 2019, the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is launching a major social media campaign to get more women active in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).
Press releases • Dec 31, 2018 00:03 GMT
A motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Clare Adamson MSP has praised the United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) for its 1st International Open Tournament held in Motherwell on 16 December 2018.
Press releases • Dec 18, 2018 21:13 GMT
On 16 December 2018, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell hosted some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitors in the world at the 1st UKBJJA International Open Tournament. Ticket sales and a generous donation of prize money by Black Belt Masters gold medallist and UKBJJA Chairman Richard Martin, meant that the event raised £882 for Cash4Kids Mission Christmas.
Press releases • Dec 13, 2018 07:30 GMT
On 16 December, 2018 the town of Motherwell will play host to some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitors in the world at the 1st UKBJJA International Open Tournament. Held at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility the event is the most prestigious BJJ event ever to be held in Scotland, with a total prize fund of £20,000.
Press releases • Oct 05, 2018 07:00 BST
The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is proud to announce that Tatami Fightwear will be sponsoring the first UKBJJA International Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament to be held in Motherwell, Scotland on 16 December, 2018.
Press releases • Jul 27, 2018 11:30 BST
The first UKBJJA International Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament will take place on 16 December at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The tournament features a minimum guaranteed prize fund of £20,000 with top prizes of £2000 going to the winners of the black belt divisions (male and female).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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