Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a sport that is so many different things to so many different people. However at its core is unique in the fact that it provides benefit to all people, irrespective of age, sex, disability, fitness, body type or goal. BJJ is a truly suitable for everyone.

Most of those that train BJJ report both physical (e.g. strength, speed, conditioning) and psychological (e.g. confidence, reduced anxiety, friendship) benefits that they can carry over to other parts of their lives.

For this very reason it is important that our sport is shared with those who circumstances have meant they are not initially able to participate.

So far the UKBJA has helped young people from areas effected by crime and violence by donating clothing and equipment for them to train with.

Support has been given to help those outside of the UKBJJA that have done amazing work with the UK armed forces to establish Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an ‘armed forces sport’.

The UKBJJA is currently working with University’s to develop a BJJ network ensuring those in full time education can also learn jiu jitsu.

Moving forward the UKBJA is looking to develop some of the work already being done to support those with physical disabilities to get more involved in BJJ.

Possible future work streams include funding instructors to teach in communities where there currently are no BJJ instructors.

If you are interested in supporting the development of BJJ in the UK, have any ideas, or would like some support please contact the UKBJJA direct.

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