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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 26 DECEMBER 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...

Covid-19 Financial and Business Support

compiled by Lesley Harrisonupdated 19 January 2021 Financial and Business Support During Covid-19 Gym owners and self-employed instructors may be eligible for some support from the government as we head into another national lockdown. Support is limited and there are...

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Covid-19 Financial and Business Support

compiled by Lesley Harrisonupdated 19 January 2021 Financial and Business Support During Covid-19 Gym owners and self-employed instructors may be eligible for some support from the government as we head into another national lockdown. Support is limited and there are...

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UKBJJA elects new Welsh Director

UKBJJA elects new Welsh Director

The United Kingdom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association elected a new Regional Director, Wales at an EGM held on Zoom on Sunday 17 January 2021. Following a tally of all eligible votes submitted electronically and additional votes registered via a show of hands at the EGM,...

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Welsh Director Election January 2021

UPDATE 9 January 2021: BALLOTS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT - If you think you are eligible to vote and have not received yours, please contact ceo @ ukbjja.org We are holding elections for the vacant position of Regional Director, Wales - to be voted on at a virtual EGM...

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Vacancy – Regional Director Wales

We are looking for a new Director to represent Wales on the Board of Directors of the UKBJJA. This is an elected position, with candidates voted on by UKBJJA member clubs at an EGM to be called on in January 2021 (date TBC). The successful candidate will hold the post...

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Jude Samuel

Jude Samuel

Jude Samuel is currently the European Head of Talent Relations for Bellator MMA and 4th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu, earning his BJJ Black Belt in 2005 from Mauricio Gomes along with Prof Marc Walder and Prof Rick Young. As Principal Council Officer, Jude...

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