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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.

Bristol martial arts gym raises £3000 for charity with 24 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling

Bristol martial arts gym raises £3000 for charity with 24 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling

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.

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Two World Championships in one year for Welsh athlete Ffion Eira Davies

Two World Championships in one year for Welsh athlete Ffion Eira Davies

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 22:24 GMT

Ffion Eira Davies from Swansea has made it a double world championship year by winning the World IBJJF No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Championship on December 16, 2018 in Anaheim, California. She becomes the first adult Black Belt No Gi World Champion.

UK women storm the world championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

UK women storm the world championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

News   •   Jun 08, 2018 16:22 BST

British women athletes have brought home a stunning haul of six medals, including three golds from the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship. The World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship is the largest and most prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competition in the world, attracting nearly 4,000 competitors from around the globe. It was held in Long Beach, California from 31 May to 3 June, 2018.

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.

The amazing growth of women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 11 amazing facts

The amazing growth of women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - 11 amazing facts

News   •   Jan 20, 2017 20:11 GMT

The 2017 European Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship is currently underway in Lisbon. Over 4,000 competitors from across the world are competing in the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament this side of the Atlantic. This article highlights 11 amazing facts about the dramatic rise of the women's divisions at the competition.

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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.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Student at City University Maria Rybak

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Student at City University Maria Rybak

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 19:09 GMT

The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt and a Master's student, Maria Rybak.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt , full time mother and PhD student Amanda Ward

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt , full time mother and PhD student Amanda Ward

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 11:30 GMT

​The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt, full time mother and PhD student, and Unstoppable Girl, Amanda Ward.

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Chemistry Teacher Marina Mavrou

Unstoppable Girl....BJJ White Belt and Chemistry Teacher Marina Mavrou

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2016 09:13 GMT

The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Meet female BJJ athlete, white belt, chemistry teacher and Unstoppable Girl, Marina Mavrou.

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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

24-Hour GrappleThon at Artemis BJJ on 26 March in conjunction with UKBJJA's Unstoppable Girl campaign

24-Hour GrappleThon at Artemis BJJ on 26 March in conjunction with UKBJJA's Unstoppable Girl campaign

Events   •   Mar 23, 2016 17:50 GMT

On 26 and 27 March Artemis BJJ in Bristol will be hosting a 24 hour Charity BJJ GrappleThon in support of One25 which works to help vulnerable women, and run in partnership with the UKBJJA's Unstoppable Girl campaign to get more women into BJJ. Any women who are interested in trying out BJJ, are welcome to come in. There will be loads of women from various clubs around the country in attendance.

Mar 26 - Mar 27

MYGYM Bristol, Unit B Dean Street, Bristol, BS2 8SF

Unstoppable Girl open BJJ session at the 150th Anniversary Open Day at Croydon Fire Station

Unstoppable Girl open BJJ session at the 150th Anniversary Open Day at Croydon Fire Station

Events   •   Mar 23, 2016 17:34 GMT

On Sunday 1 May female Firefighters, and members of the Met Police and London Ambulance Service will have the chance to try out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the 150th Anniversary Open Day at Croydon Fire Station. The event is part of the Unstoppable Girl campaign aimed at getting more women into BJJ, hosted by 3 Unstoppable Girl Ambassadors and Firefighters, Nakita Ross, Tracy Doyle and Leoni Munslow.

May 01 00:00 BST

Croydon Fire Station, 90 Old Town, Croydon, CR0 1AR

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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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BJJ World Champion Ffion Davies coaches the kids 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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UKBJJA International Open 2018 Adam Wardzinksi

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Poland's Adam Wardzinksi on his way to a gold medal, adult male black belt absolute division

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24 hour GrappleThon at Artemis BJJ in Bristol for charity One25

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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.