Progress Jiu Jitsu have been a massive sponsor and support to Empire Grappling Events Ltd. They are becoming one of the biggest Jiu Jitsu/MMA clothing and accessory brands in the world of BJJ and MMA. Headed by James and Sam, these guys have a wealth of business knowledge and both train in BJJ. They supply some of the best competition and training BJJ Gi's around and some of the smartest looking BJJ/MMA branded clothing on the market!
Who is Progress?
Progress was born in the Northern English city of Manchester. The brand grew from a love of Jiu Jitsu. Representing the lifestyle and ethos of the sport from it's origins in the shadow of 'Cristo Redentor' to the modern day mecca of Southern California. Progress stands for development. They support emerging talent within sport Jiu Jitsu around the world. Check them out...
Contact: 0161 914 5969
UK Fighting Championships is headed by Rob Freedman, Ste Nightingale & Jake Cross, Rob & Ste are two of the most highly respected coaches and fighters in the North West of England. Rob is now retired but Ste is now a 6-2 Professional (as of March 2017) and climbing the Bantamweight & Flyweight ranks to become the best in Europe. Jake is the President of UKFC and the Owner of Empire Grappling.
UK Fighting Championships is the newest and freshest Mixed Martial Arts organisation in Britain. Bringing you the best and most exciting Amateur and Professional MMA contests in the UK along with K-1 and Boxing bouts.
We are proud to be affliated with such a brilliantly setup and professionally run event.
They hold their events out of the amazing Guild Hall in Preston. With a 2,000 tiered seater venue, with every seat from the floor to right at the back still being the best seat in the house. No photograph or video does it justice and you have to experience the venue first hand.
Idee Pure is one of the original sponsors of Grapple Nation. Run by John Dang whose family has been at the heart of martial arts in Manchester for over 25 years. Idee Pure is a soap making company and their first product, the anti-bacterial, Athlete Bar was designed specifically for grapplers and BJJ practitioners.
Idee Pure is based in Manchester, UK. They make high quality soap for BJJ, MMA and contact sports. All their soap is handmade with care and produced in small batches. Their products have been assessed by a certified chemist and comply with E.U. Cosmetic Safety Regulations. They are 100% against animal testing.
Their soaps are SLS free and vegan friendly. They do not believe in using artificial colours or scents. The red in their Warrior soap comes from beetroot and the Athlete bar takes its green from Spirulina powder. High quality pure essential oils are used to provide the cleansing power, skin enriching goodness and invigorating natural scent.
Mountain Video are one of our personal videographers run by the very talented Joseph Connor.
Joe has acquired a wealth of knowledge through the last couple of years through school and college in media and has taken this to the next level in working with the biggest combat sports events in the UK in Empire Grappling and UK Fighting Championships. Check some of his work out at...