About us

The UKBJJA is a non-profit organisation and any surplus funds are to be reserved for investment for development of the sport. The objectives of the UKBJJA are:

  • To preserve and protect the integrity of BJJ as a performance based martial art
  • To promote BJJ and encourage wider participation in all areas of the sport
  • To provide a framework for national recognition of the sport
  • To preserve the integrity of the ranking system
  • To provide a framework for competitions and individual schools to follow to ensure minimum standards of safety and good practice
  • To represent all clubs and members in a democratic and transparent manner

Structure of the UKBJJA

  • Board of up to 12, including at least 25% of whom are independent directors
  • Chairman to be elected every four years by member vote for maximum of two terms
  • Secretary to be elected every four years by member vote for maximum of two terms
  • Treasurer to be elected every four years by member vote for maximum of two terms

Council of 24 Officers responsible for the following areas: England BJJ Development; Wales BJJ Development; Scotland BJJ Development; Northern Ireland BJJ Development; Welfare, Safety and Equality; Competition Structure and Standards; Referees; Outreach and Development; Elite Performance; to be elected every four years by member vote. (NB this list of areas of responsibility is not exhaustive)