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High stakes for Lancaster’s Martial Arts Entrepreneurs

High stakes for Lancaster’s Martial Arts Entrepreneurs

News   •   Apr 24, 2017 08:00 BST

A former teenage poker prodigy and award-winning young entrepreneur has turned his hand to martial arts, opening Lancaster's newest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy. He and his colleagues have been shortlisted for the prestigious University Entrepreneurs Challenge.

Essex school girl honoured by MP for her Jiu Jitsu skills

Essex school girl honoured by MP for her Jiu Jitsu skills

News   •   Mar 22, 2017 09:33 GMT

10 year old Lois Marsh of Colchester has been sent a letter of achievement by her MP for her performance as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) athlete. Colchester MP Will Quince wrote to the youngster after reading about her success at the BJJ Junior European Championship, in which Lois won a gold and a silver medal.

From back pain to black belt - Southampton's Graham Day overcomes the odds

From back pain to black belt - Southampton's Graham Day overcomes the odds

News   •   Dec 14, 2016 12:03 GMT

A Southampton man has just been awarded a coveted black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu despite a spinal condition that could have left him crippled. On 4 December, 2016 Graham Day (44) from Southampton was awarded his black belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), despite a debilitating degenerative spinal condition that could have left him in a wheelchair.

East Sheen Youngster brings home European Gold

East Sheen Youngster brings home European Gold

News   •   Nov 24, 2016 09:37 GMT

Billy Hayes (14) from East Sheen in South West London has added to his growing medal collection by taking a hard fought gold medal at the prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Junior European Championship, which took place in Wolverhampton on 20 November, 2016.

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Charity Seminar run by black belt Oli Geddes

Charity Seminar run by black belt Oli Geddes

Events   •   Nov 01, 2015 13:33 GMT

Black belt Oli Geddes has donated his time to a seminar where all proceeds will be given to support BJJ players in the UK that for whatever reason need financial support to attend the big competitions. Oli will be selecting the fighters. The cost is £20, and sign up links can be found on this page.

Nov 29, 11:00 - 14:00 GMT

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Zé Macedo winning the finals of the open weight at the Northwest Open BJJ Tournament

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Kaizen Academy celebrates 1st anniverary (photo: Laura Jenney Photography)

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Kieran O’Brien of Kaizen Academy takes gold at the IBJJF European No-gi Championship in Rome (photo: Laura Jenney Photography)

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Letter of congratulations from Colchester MP Will Quince to Lois Marsh

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Letter of congratulations from Colchester MP Will Quince to Lois Marsh, BJJ Junior European Champion

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