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Benefits include liability insurance for gyms, instructors and individuals, discounted courses, training and competition, UKBJJA ranking points and more!

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UKBJJA ranked events run across the country. £30,000 prize fund for top ranked athletes!

Our Mission

We are the official National Governing Body for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK. Our mission is to preserve and protect the integrity of BJJ as a performance based martial art and to promote and encourage wider participation in all areas of the sport.

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We offer our members discounts on a range of learning opportunities, including

  • referee courses
  • safeguarding training
  • first aid
  • coaching skills

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Join the UKBJJA

We offer membership for individuals, instructors and academies. All memberships include £5m public and member to member liability insurance

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Check out our ranked events. £8000 annual prize fund for top ranked athletes. All UKBJJA ranked events meet the highest standards.

NEW! UKBJJA INTERNATIONAL OPEN competition with £20k prize fund!

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The UKBJJA offers a programme of top quality tournaments and discounted courses for members.

Empire Grappling Joins the UKBJJA Ranked Competition Roster

Empire Grappling Joins the UKBJJA Ranked Competition Roster

Empire Grappling joins a host of other elite competitions and becomes a UKBJJA ranked event. As the UKBJJA remains committed to further growing Jiu-jitsu in the north, it welcomes Empire Grappling, the prestigious BJJ and Submission Grappling Organisation as an...

Excitement Grows Ahead of First UKBJJA Scottish Nationals

Excitement Grows Ahead of First UKBJJA Scottish Nationals

One of the largest UK BJJ competitions is launched, offering athletes a further opportunity to compete at an elite level in the UK. The first-ever UKBJJA Scottish National competition will take place in Lanarkshire this April. The county is no stranger to nurturing...

UKBJJA Appoints Two New Independent Directors

UKBJJA, the official National Governing Body for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK has appointed two new Independent Directors to its Board.   David Hart is a performance lead in elite sport, currently employed by the English Institute of Sport as Head of Performance...

Scotland – training restrictions return 26 December 2021

Scotland – training restrictions return 26 December 2021

Following this afternoons announcement by the First Minister we regret to announce that from Boxing day indoor contact training will have to stop for up to 3 weeks. Non contact training e.g dummy classes & conditioning classes can still take place but gyms must...

Welsh BJJ club first to secure funding via Sports Council Grant

Welsh BJJ club first to secure funding via Sports Council Grant

Valley Academy BJJ, based in Swansea have become the first UKBJJA member club to successfully apply for Sports Council funding since the UKBJJA’s recognition as the official National Governing Body for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK. Valley Academy BJJ owners Ash...