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Please Support the UKBJJA

Origin BJJ is now a member of the UKBJJA, which is an established not-for-profit, democratically run organization that has been working with Sport England for a long time to become the officially recognized governing body for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK. The organization offers several benefits for clubs and members, including public liability insurance for clubs, member-to-member insurance for individual members, ranked tournaments, and more.

Earlier this year, the UKBJJA sent the highest ranked athletes from each weight class to the IBJJF European Open. They have plans to offer more support to more athletes, of all ages, in the future.

The UKBJJA are doing great work, and we recommend that anyone who plans to compete on a regular basis, or anyone who wants to support British competitors, becomes a member of the association. Membership costs just £10 a year, which is a great deal compared to NGB membership in many other sports, and you can sign up online.

Registration is not compulsory, and you can continue to train and compete without it, however we encourage those who are able to do so to support this association and the work they are doing.

Get £5 Off Custom Mouthguards at Gumz

After a gi, a gumshield is probably the most important purchase for anyone who does a lot of BJJ. Boil in the bag mouthgards are rubbish. Even the expensive ones don’t fit that well and just get in the way.

You might think that you can get away with training without using a gumshield because you’re not getting punched in the face, but accidental kicks and knees are a hazard of the sport and after ten years of grinding your teeth together during headlocks they will get worn down and damaged. The rest of your body will heal up, but your teeth won’t.

Gumz.co.uk do a line of custom gum shields, and are offering a £5 discount with the code FBCOM. The cheapest variant is £15 after the discount. That’s for a gum shield with the Gumz branding. You can get clear gumshields or single colour ones for a little more, or spend extra for custom designs.

It’s a good idea to get a new custom gumshield made every couple of years because your teeth move around naturally. You may not notice it at first, but when you get a new custom fit one you will be able to feel the difference.

Holiday Timetable

I hope everyone had a good Christmas!

The timetable for the week leading up to the New Year is:

Monday: BJJ – 7pm

Tuesday: No Sessions

Wednesday: BJJ – 12:00 – No Evening Session

Thursday: No Sessions

Friday: BJJ – 6pm | Nogi/MMA – 7pm

Saturday: BJJ – 1pm

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Best of luck to everyone with their goals for 2015, both on and off the mats.

Christmas Timetable

Happy holidays everyone!

The revised timetable for December is:

Monday: BJJ – 7pm

Tuesday: No Sessions Over Christmas and New Year

Wednesday: BJJ – 12:00 – No Evening Session

Thursday: No Sessions Over Christmas and New Year

Friday: BJJ – 6pm | Nogi/MMA – 7pm

Saturday: BJJ – 1pm

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