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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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What are you waiting for? Your BJJ journey starts now!

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

Our Mission

UKBJJA is a non-profit organisation. 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.

What we do

The UKBJJA is democratic, non profit and represents the UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. See some of the projects we are working on.

Courses & Education

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

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

ELECTIONS 2021

Could you lead the UKBJJA?

Elections to Board & Council 2021

Nominations close 17 September 2021

COVID-19

Latest Coronavirus/Covid 19 guidance for individuals and clubs – updates 19 July 2021

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There has never been a better time to get involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Follow the links below and start your journey!

Join the UKBJJA

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

Compete

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!

TRAIN

With over 300 clubs nationwide, there is sure to be one local to you. Click here to view our interactive club finder

EDUCATION RESOURCES & TRAINING COURSES:

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

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UKBJJA Board & Council Elections 2021 – Call for nominations​​

UKBJJA Board & Council Elections 2021 – Call for nominations​​

Could you lead the UKBJJA as it moves into the next stage of growth? We are holding elections for the Board of Directors and the UKBJJA Council. Positions that are up for election include: For the Board of Directors: Chairman Secretary Treasurer Regional Director –...

NOTICE OF AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE UKBJJA

NOTICE OF AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE UKBJJA

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 Date: 23 October 2021 This will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom Free to attend for all UKBJJA members AGENDA: Previous AGM minutes Chairman’s Update CEO’s Update ELECTION TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION TO UKBJJA COUNCIL Other business TBA For any...

Statement regarding Miad Najafi – 30th August 2021

In light of the recent misinformation being disseminated via social media, and with the express consent of Mr Najafi, the UKBJJA makes the following statement. In March 2021, the UKBJJA received a complaint about Mr Najafi, in relation to allegations of serious...

RETURNING TO THE MATS – Stage 4 easing of restrictions in England

RETURNING TO THE MATS – Stage 4 easing of restrictions in England

Today we attended a very positive meeting with the Sport England Return to Play team. Following the meeting (and subject to confirmation by DCMS later this week), we are very pleased to announce that all current restrictions on BJJ (and sports in general) will be...

RETURNING TO THE MATS – Stage 4 easing of restrictions in England

RETURNING TO THE MATS – Stage 4 easing of restrictions in England

Today we attended a very positive meeting with the Sport England Return to Play team. Following the meeting (and subject to confirmation by DCMS later this week), we are very pleased to announce that all current restrictions on BJJ (and sports in general) will be...

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 OFFICIAL GUIDANCE SUMMARY

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 OFFICIAL GUIDANCE SUMMARY

UPDATED 19 JULY 2021 This page lists the most recent guidelines for practising BJJ in the UK. Please check back regularly. Clubs and gyms affected by coronavirus restrictions should check whether they can claim any support funding - we have produced a guide to...

NEW WELSH DIRECTOR

The UKBJJA elected a new Regional Director, Wales at an EGM held on Zoom on Sunday 17 January 2021.

The winning candidate was Mr Greg Creel, who will hold the position until October 2025.

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The return of professional Jiu Jitsu

The UKBJJA is proud to be have played a part in ​the return of professional Jiu Jitsu to TV in the form of Polaris 13 UK Grand Prix. Shown live on UFC Fightpass

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Phased return to the mats

Official statement from the UKBJJA on the UK Government’s plans to re-open indoor gyms and leisure spaces on July 25 2020

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UKBJJA Statement on Racism

UKBJJA Statement on Racism in Sport

The UKBJJA is determined to build an inclusive and open community for our members and the sport as a whole. We are implementing a number of steps to eliminate racism and all forms of discrimination.

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What is BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a performance based martial art and combat sport that was developed in Brazil in the 20th century . With roots in Judo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu it has been developed and refined into a unique grappling art.

 

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is suitable for all ages, men and women, boys and girls. Whether you want to get fit, learn self defence or compete, jiu jitsu is for everyone. With a network of over 300 member clubs across the country, there has never been a better time to train BJJ.

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ABOUT THE UKBJJA...

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 .

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Benefits include liability insurance for clubs and individuals, discounted instructor insurance, national athlete rankings & prize fund, discounted entry to UKBJJA events, training in first aid, safeguarding, refereeing, DBS checks and more...

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