UKBJJA University League

Next Event: Warwick University, 1 December 2019.

The annual UKBJJA University League presents the 1st competition of the 2019/2020 league, hosted by Warwick University.

Open to all current students and staff from UK universities. Gi and No Gi, with medals, prizes for absolute, and a team trophy for the best University.

In addition, there will be a novice category for students who started in the 2019/20 academic year and who have not previously competed. This gives people new to the sport a chance to compete in a safe, friendly environment for their very first competition.

The competition uses IBJJF rules but runs using repechage – so everyone is guaranteed at least two fights!



About the UKBJJA University League:

The UKBJJA runs a university wide competition league for all current student and staff at UK universities. Individuals can compete for their institution at annual events and at the end of the year the university team topping the league will win a prize, as will the top individual male and female athlete in the individual university league rankings.

We currently run two competitions a year in autumn and spring semester, with as many divisions as possible for all belts, gi and no gi. Points are allocated according to the criteria applied in the UKBJJA national rankings here.

Our aim is to make these events as affordable as possible for all students to compete. In order to be eligible to compete individuals do have to be members of the UKBJJA and we would also ask that your university club joins as a club member. Details on joining up can be found on our membership pages. If you are in any doubt or or the only person at your university doing BJJ then get in touch.

The first event took place at the University of Nottingham on March 11, 2017. Since then, we have seen some great jiu jitsu matches at both Nottingham and Warwick Universities. If you are active at a university and would like to host a competition, please get in touch. It’s great for your CV and will give you invaluable experience about the demands of running a BJJ competition.

For details of the next event, check the event page.