World Class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes to Motherwell

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 07:30 GMT

On 16 December, 2018 the town of Motherwell will play host to some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitors in the world at the 1st UKBJJA International Open Tournament. Held at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility the event is the most prestigious BJJ event ever to be held in Scotland, with a total prize fund of £20,000.

Tatami Fightwear Sponsors UKBJJA International Open Tournament 2018

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2018 07:00 BST

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA) is proud to announce that Tatami Fightwear will be sponsoring the first UKBJJA International Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament to be held in Motherwell, Scotland on 16 December, 2018.

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.

UKBJJA announces major new international BJJ tournament with £20,000 Prize Fund

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 11:30 BST

The first UKBJJA International Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament will take place on 16 December at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The tournament features a minimum guaranteed prize fund of £20,000 with top prizes of £2000 going to the winners of the black belt divisions (male and female).

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.

Wales has its first ever Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

News   •   Jun 07, 2018 22:43 BST

An athlete from Swansea has become the first ever Welsh competitor to win a world championship in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Ffion Eira Davies, who trains at CF24 Jiu Jitsu in Cardiff, flew out to Long Beach, California last weekend to compete in the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship, the largest and most prestigious BJJ competition in the world. It was held from 31 May to 3 June, 2018.

Team Uk Athlete Profile: Francesca Renda

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2018 22:49 BST

Francesca Renda was the UKBJJA no.1 ranked female athlete at white belt in 2017. All top ranked athletes win sponsorship to travel to the Europeans in January. Unfortunately, Francesca was unable to travel in January and so we agreed she could defer her sponsorship to the next major international championship - which happened to be the Worlds! Good luck Francesca!

Mental Health Benefits of BJJ highlighted by Anxiety UK

News   •   Feb 20, 2018 16:57 GMT

​A great article on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the March 2018 issue of Anxious Times Magazine, published by Anxiety UK. Probably everybody who trains in BJJ can see and feel the physical benefits. The positive effects on mental health can be harder to quantify, but are just as real.

Team UK Athlete Profile: Kate Jackson (2018 IBJJF European Gold Medallist!)

Blog posts   •   Jan 22, 2018 12:05 GMT

​The European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 are currently taking place in Lisbon, Portugal . As always, there is a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes out to win some medals for the UK. Here we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck! Athlete Profile: Kate Jackson

Team UK Athlete Profile: Sean Coates

Blog posts   •   Jan 19, 2018 21:48 GMT

​The European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 are currently taking place in Lisbon, Portugal . As always, there is a good contingent of UKBJJA athletes out to win some medals for the UK. Here we will be profiling some of these athletes. Wish them luck! Athlete Profile: Sean Coates

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About UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association

The UKBJJA is a not-for profit organisation which aims to provide a governance structure for BJJ and promote the sport at all levels

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 under 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.

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