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SCOTLAND – RETURN TO SPORT UPDATED GUIDANCE 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

UPDATE: The Scottish First Minister has just announced that indoor contact sport for over 12's in Scotland will now NOT resume on 14 September, a new indicative date of 5th of October has been given. We will provide more news as soon as we can. Juniors under the age...

ENGLAND – GUIDANCE ON INDOOR GATHERINGS 9 SEPTEMBER 2020

Sport England have received confirmation from the government that the upcoming ban in England on social gatherings larger than 6 people does NOT apply to gyms and organised sports that have appropriate Covid-19 mitigation measures in place....

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...

SCOTLAND – RETURN TO SPORT UPDATED GUIDANCE 20 AUGUST 2020

We have some potential good news for grapplers in Scotland: on 20 August, the Scottish Government published a Phase 3 update on its "Route Map Through And Out Of The Crisis". In summary: 31 August: indoor gyms may re-open. Juniors (<12 years) may resume full...

A message from the Chairman regarding return to training

A message from the Chairman regarding return to training

I’m writing to you to give you an update on the situation regarding the return to full training for our sport. On 30 July, I was honoured to represent the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community at a meeting of the Combat Sports Panel, which comprised the UKBJJA, the other main...

Covid-19 Local Restrictions Update

On 30 July, the government announced additional, local coronavirus/covid-19 restrictions. Clubs in these areas are advised that no indoor training should take place, until the government or local authority gives the go ahead. The affected areas are (list updated 31...

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UKBJJA COACHING COURSE CANCELLED

UKBJJA COACHING COURSE CANCELLED

Regrettably, due to ongoing Covid-19 Coronavirus restrictions, we have had to cancel our Level 1 Coaching Course on 5 July at UEL Sports Dock. Full refunds will be given. We hope to reschedule for later in the year along with more courses around the country. Please...

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Coronavirus Covid-19 UPDATE 16 MAY 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 UPDATE 16 MAY 2020

Dear UKBJJA members, Here follows our updated guidance regarding the Coronavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic. On 12 May, the Government published its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy and announced a limited review of lockdown measures. The devolved regions (Scotland, Wales and...

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Unstoppable Girl – the Podcast

Unstoppable Girl – the Podcast

In honour of International Women's Day 2020, we bring you the first ever Unstoppable Girl podcast. Brought to you by UKBJJA Women's Committee members, Gemma Kane, Jolie Boyle and Chloe Moore, this first episodes busts some myths about BJJ. If you are just thinking...

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UKBJJA Top Ranked Athletes 2019

These are the UKBJJA top ranked athletes for 2019 Congratulations to all of the winners who fought so hard throughout the year. The winners of the Adult categories each win £500 sponsorship towards competing at the Euros or other high-profile international...

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BJJ Referee Course Scotland – Change of Date!

BJJ Referee Course Scotland – Change of Date!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the next UKBJJA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Referee Course Scotland will now take place on 22 September 2019 (instead of 7 September as originally planned). The venue is Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell and tickets...

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