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UKBJJA announces 2nd International Open BJJ Tournament - 6 October 2019 - Cardiff, Wales

Press release   •   Apr 18, 2019 07:05 BST

UKBJJA International Open Tournament of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2019 - 6 October 2019 - Cardiff, Wales

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, including top prizes of £2000 for the winners of the black belt absolute divisions, equal prize money for male and female competitors and cash prizes for the winners of all blue, purple, brown and black belt divisions.

This competition follows on from the success of the first International Open held in Scotland in December last year that saw some of the world's best black belts fight it out against top UK athletes. It raised £882 for charity and was praised in the Scottish Parliament.

The 2019 tournament will be significantly bigger and offers male and female, adult, masters, junior and juvenile divisions for all belt levels from white to black. It is a 3* ranked UKBJJA competition.

Registration opens 1 May 2019 -

Questions about the event should be directed to Mike Williams, UKBJJA CEO -

Interested sponsors should get in touch with Francis Lambert, Sponsorship Director -

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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