Follow UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association


Press release   •   Aug 08, 2019 14:39 BST

2019 Cardiff Open competitor, 24 year old Welsh prodigy and World and European Champion, Ffion Davies (credit: © Eejaypea Photography)

On Sunday, 16th September 2019, the city of Cardiff will host the UK Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) International Open at the National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cyncoed, Cardiff. In keeping with the UKBJJA’s desire to work with the local community and businesses, priority for sponsorship opportunities is being offered to companies either from or based in Wales, on a first-come-first-served basis.

So far, the strong international and national field of 600 competitors aged from 6 to 60 already includes; 24-year-old Welsh prodigy and World and European Champion, Ffion Davies along with others from Cardiff and the surrounding areas.

Frankie Lambert who manages sponsorships at the UKBJJA commented: “This is a great opportunity for businesses to support a local event with many local athletes on an international platform. Fans of Jiu-Jitsu and the curious will be more likely to notice and support a local business they see investing in a local event.” He continues, “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a competitive but family-friendly martial art, practised by men and women, girls and boys of all ages.”

Sponsorships start from £1000 and up and will enable your company to co-promote the event as a partner alongside the UKBJJA, with access to tickets, mat-side advertising and more while gaining an association with a healthy and sporty lifestyle event. For one company at the top level, it will really make an impact - The Cardiff Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu International Open sponsored by ‘Company Name.’ For business owners or marketing teams considering sponsorship contact Francis Lambert [] for a no-obligation chat.

The UKBJJA ( 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 in the final stages of submitting a full application for 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 or follow us on  Facebook and Twitter @ukbjja.

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