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

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

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.

International Women's Day 2019: UKBJJA launches Just Roll With It

International Women's Day 2019: UKBJJA launches Just Roll With It

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).

​UKBJJA praised in Scottish Parliament

​UKBJJA praised in Scottish Parliament

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.

Top international athletes battle it out in Motherwell

Top international athletes battle it out in Motherwell

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.

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Future jiu jitsu stars taught by world champion at 2nd UKBJJA Junior Development Day

Future jiu jitsu stars taught by world champion at 2nd UKBJJA Junior Development Day

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 10:37 BST

​On Saturday 6 July 2019, the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff played host to the second UKBJJA Junior Development Day. This free event brought nearly 100 young athletes from across the UK together to train and learn from black belt coaches, including Wales’s first female world champion, Ffion Davies.

University League 2019 - Nottingham Trent University

University League 2019 - Nottingham Trent University

News   •   Apr 04, 2019 12:23 BST

The second leg of the 2018/19 UKBJJA University League was the biggest university BJJ competition yet, with 150 competitors taking to the mats in gi and no-gi divisions. Running since 2016, the University League is open to students and staff from all UK universities and gives them the chance to compete in a friendly, open competition. Recent innovations include a beginners division for freshers

UKBJJA announces new series of training courses

UKBJJA announces new series of training courses

News   •   Apr 03, 2019 16:47 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) has unveiled a new series of training programmes for its members and instructors, including certified First Aid, Safeguarding, Refereeing and Coaching Skills. The first events are taking place in London, but the intention is to give all members access to the best quality training and development, with courses across the country

Building the future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 1st UKBJJA Junior Development Camp is huge success

Building the future of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 1st UKBJJA Junior Development Camp is huge success

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 13:18 GMT

On March 16, close to 100 junior athletes from across the country gathered at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff for the first UKBJJA Junior Development Day. The event was free to UKBJJA members and was designed to give kids from different teams, backgrounds and regions chance to develop their Jiu Jitsu in a friendly and co-operative environment.

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UK Women Show Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mastery

UK Women Show Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mastery

Blog posts   •   Sep 07, 2018 16:48 BST

A report on the IBJJF World Masters Championships By Jolie Boyle, UKBJJA Women’s Officer This year made history in women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Following a successful petition to get the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation to add Master 2-7 age categories to the World Masters competition in Nevada, a team of UK women athletes flew out and competed with huge success.

Team UK Athlete Profile: Fiona Middleton

Team UK Athlete Profile: Fiona Middleton

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2017 13:09 BST

The World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2017 will be taking place in Long Beach, California from May 31st to June 4th. As always, there will be a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes heading out to win some medals for the UK. In the run up to the competition, we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck! Athlete Profile: Fiona Middleton

Team UK Athlete Profile: Balraj Bhatti

Team UK Athlete Profile: Balraj Bhatti

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2017 09:25 BST

The World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2017 will be taking place in Long Beach, California from May 31st to June 4th. As always, there will be a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes heading out to win some medals for the UK. In the run up to the competition, we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck! Athlete Profile: Balraj Bhatti

Team UK Athlete Profile: Thomas Bracher

Team UK Athlete Profile: Thomas Bracher

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2017 13:15 BST

​The World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2017 will be taking place in Long Beach, California from May 31st to June 4th. As always, there will be a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes heading out to win some medals for the UK. In the run up to the competition, we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck! Athlete Profile: Thomas Bracher

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UKBJJA University BJJ League 2017: Nottingham University

UKBJJA University BJJ League 2017: Nottingham University

Events   •   Jan 15, 2017 14:28 GMT

Join grapplers from universities across the country in the second UKBJJA University BJJ League! Open to all university students and staff (UKBJJA membership required) Men and women's Gi and No-Gi divisions Cost: £20 for 1, or £30 for both Entries now open, including option for Team entries. Contact universitybjj@ukbjja.org for any questions

Mar 11, 09:00 - 17:00 GMT

University of Nottingham Sports Centre (University Park Campus)

EGM of the UKBJJA

EGM of the UKBJJA

Events   •   Sep 21, 2016 23:09 BST

Oct 22, 16:00 - 18:00 BST

Carlson Gracie London 89 Richford Street London W6 7HJ

Unstoppable Girl seminar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Helen Currie in Bradford

Unstoppable Girl seminar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Helen Currie in Bradford

Events   •   Mar 25, 2016 22:23 GMT

On 29 May as part of the UKBJJA's Unstoppable Girl campaign to help promote women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, black belt Helen Currie deliver a seminar for free at Team Fulinkazan in Bradford. Helen Currie was the first female to get her black belt in the UK and alongside husband Darren, runs Combat Base Gym, Pontefract. This event is designed for women and girls who might never have tried BJJ.

May 29, 14:00 - 16:00 BST

Team Fulinkazan, 114 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, BD1 2NE

Unstoppable Girl seminar with UKBJJA CEO Kat Hill in Belfast

Unstoppable Girl seminar with UKBJJA CEO Kat Hill in Belfast

Events   •   Mar 25, 2016 19:12 GMT

Purple belt and CEO of the UKBJJA Kat Hill will be delivering a free women's BJJ seminar at the Valley Leisure Centre in Belfast. Working in communities with social and religious divides, the primary aim of the seminar is to bring in women and girls in Belfast to try BJJ as a positive new experience, as well as bring together women who might already be practising BJJ in Belfast and beyond.

Apr 17, 13:00 - 15:00 BST

The Valley Leisure Centre, 40 Church Rd, Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT36 7LJ

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Ffion Davies coaching kids at Sport Wales Centre, Cardiff

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Welsh BJJ world champion black belt Ffion Davies coaches youngsters at the 2nd UKBJJA Junior Development Day

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UKBJJA International Open 2018 - Samantha Cook

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UK's Samantha Cook on her way to a bronze medal, women's black belt absolute division.

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24 hour GrappleThon at Artemis BJJ in Bristol for charity One25

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English Open BJJ Championships 2015

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Child Protection Policy

Documents   •   Sep 30, 2016 12:21 BST

Notice of an EGM of the UKBJJA

Notice of an EGM of the UKBJJA

Documents   •   Sep 21, 2016 23:06 BST

Strength and Conditioning for BJJ - Field Test Battery

A complete set of field tests compiled by Asaf Sitbon (M. Sc.) ad with the UKBJJA Strength and Conditioning Team. This is free for all to use to test their fitness and improve their Strength and Conditioning regime. Please send queries to the team at sandc@ukbjja.org. If the document will not download, try the direct link http://www.ukbjja.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Field-Battery-Test_2.pdf

Unstoppable Girl Campaign: getting females in the UK trying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and making them unstoppable

Unstoppable Girl is the UKBJJA’s new major campaign called to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Unstoppable Girl involves national women only training events, social media, an education and fundraising campaign to get girls and women involved in the sport. This document provides a complete overview of the campaign and its aims.