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11 year old from Beckenham brings back BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gold from California

11 year old from Beckenham brings back BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) gold from California

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 22:38 GMT

A talented youngster from Beckenham, Nia Blackman took home gold this weekend at the IBJJF Kids Pan Ams, the biggest junior BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) tournament for juniors in the world. In the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach California, Nia, who is one of the top junior yellow belts in the sport in the UKBJJA rankings and trains at New School BJJ Battesea, saw off the opposition in style to win.

Pan Ams gold is the best birthday present for BJJ star

Pan Ams gold is the best birthday present for BJJ star

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 23:16 GMT

Dali Hopkins from Hereford, who is a grey belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and who was named as the UKBJJA’s top junior of 2015, defended her title as Pan American champion at the biggest junior competition in the world, winning gold on her birthday.

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete is on her way to America for the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete is on her way to America for the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2016 22:22 GMT

Top ranked UKBJJA junior athlete Dali Hopkins is on her way to America to fight her way to the top of the podium in the Pan Kids Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship. Dali Hopkins became the star of the BJJ kids scene last year, becoming the top ranked UKBJJA junior across all belts, ages and weights and is now on her way to California to compete in the biggest junior BJJ competition in the world.

JUNIOR SPORTING STAR FROM SHEEN GRABS TOP SPOT IN THE UK BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) RANKINGS

JUNIOR SPORTING STAR FROM SHEEN GRABS TOP SPOT IN THE UK BJJ (BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU) RANKINGS

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 18:22 GMT

A teenager from East Sheen, Billy Hayes, has been named the top junior BJJ athlete in the UK by the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (UKBJJA).

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London youngster takes 4th gold medal

London youngster takes 4th gold medal

News   •   Oct 18, 2016 19:25 BST

​A teenager from East Sheen in South West London has taken an amazing fourth consecutive gold medal at the prestigious English Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Junior and Juvenile Championships, which took place at Dartford Judo Club on October 16, 2016. Billy Hayes is 14 years old and attends Grey Court School in Ham, Surrey.

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s future world Champion

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s future world Champion

News   •   Aug 01, 2016 15:06 BST

A local businessman has helped a young girl take the next step on her sporting career Shannon Williams (aged 9) from Sutton in Ashfield was recently given the surprise of her life when a businessman decided to sponsor her with £250 towards her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Neil Lack of Alfreton Insurance Services made the gesture because he could see the future potential of the young star.

Top junior BJJ yellow belt on BBC Radio Kent

Top junior BJJ yellow belt on BBC Radio Kent

News   •   Mar 01, 2016 11:17 GMT

One of the UK's top junior BJJ competitors and the top yellow belt of 2015 in the UKBJJA rankings, Cameron Hibbert, was interviewed by BBC Radio Kent's Joe Pocock this morning.

New Kids BJJ League for North East England in 2016

New Kids BJJ League for North East England in 2016

News   •   Dec 04, 2015 19:33 GMT

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First ever Scottish Kids BJJ League on Sunday 28th February

First ever Scottish Kids BJJ League on Sunday 28th February

Events   •   Feb 05, 2016 09:32 GMT

The first ever Scottish Kids BJJ League takes place on Sunday 28th February. It is a new addition to the Kids and Junior League competitions held across the UK under the auspices of the UKBJJA. The competitions create a springboard for Juniors and Juveniles to compete regularly to prepare for bigger competitions, allowing them to enter tournaments with a relaxed, friendly environment.

Feb 28 00:00 GMT

The Griphouse, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G4 9SY

First North East England Kids BJJ League on Sunday 14th February

First North East England Kids BJJ League on Sunday 14th February

Events   •   Feb 04, 2016 22:19 GMT

The first ever North East England Kids BJJ League takes place on Sunday 14th February. It is a new addition to the Kids and Junior League competitions held across the UK under the auspices of the UKBJJA. The competitions create a springboard for Juniors and Juveniles to compete regularly to prepare for bigger competitions, allowing them to enter tournaments with a relaxed, friendly environment.

Feb 14 00:00 GMT

Off Pottery Lane Arch 3 King Edward Bridge Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3TQ GB

First Welsh Kids BJJ League of 2016 on February 7th

First Welsh Kids BJJ League of 2016 on February 7th

Events   •   Feb 03, 2016 18:47 GMT

The amazing Welsh Kids and Juniors BJJ League returns on Sunday February 7th. It is part of the Kids and Junior League competitions held across the UK under the auspices of the UKBJJA. The competitions create a springboard for Juniors and Juveniles to compete regularly to prepare for bigger competitions, allowing them to enter tournament with a relaxed and friendly environment.

Feb 07 - Feb 03

Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Close, Cardiff, C11 9SW

Eastern England Kids BJJ League January 2016

Eastern England Kids BJJ League January 2016

Events   •   Dec 03, 2015 20:56 GMT

The first event in the new Eastern England Kids BJJ League will take place on 10th January. These local competitions create a springboard for Juniors and Juveniles to compete regularly to prepare for bigger competitions, allowing them to enter tournament with a relaxed and friendly environment.

Jan 10 00:00 GMT

The Essex Dojo, Unit 16 Eckersley Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SL.

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One of the UK's top junior BJJ competitors Cameron Hibbert interviewed by BBC Radio Kent's Joe Pocock

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