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

International Open 2019

The 2019 UKBJJA International Open takes place on 6 October at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, Wales

  • £20,000 prize fund
  • Cash prizes for all coloured belt divisions
  • Gi competition – adults, masters, juniors and juveniles
  • 3* ranked event
  • Maximum 600 competitors – book early!

join the fastest growing Martial Art in the UK!

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


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!


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

UKBJJA working with UK Anti Doping to ensure clean, safe Jiu Jitsu

The UKBJJA is pleased to announce that it is working with UK Anti Doping (UKAD) to introduce a programme of anti-doping testing and education for all BJJ athletes in the UK.

Starting with the UKBJJA International Open Tournament, which takes place at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff on 6 October 2019

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s nominated charity for the UKBJJA International Open Tournament is Tŷ Hafan, a leading Welsh children’s charity. All spectator ticket fees will go to the charity

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UKBJJA in the hunt for Welsh sponsors for the 2019 Cardiff International Open Tournament

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Poland's Adam Wardzinksi on his way to gold at the UKBJJA International Open 2018

World champ ffion davies coaches 2nd UKBJJA Junior development day

On Saturday 6 July 2019, the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff played host to the second UKBJJA Junior Development Day.

This free event brought 100 young athletes from across the UK together to train and learn.

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upcoming events

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

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.



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...