On the 8th of October 2022, Steve Scadden, his members from Revolution MMA and fighters from Great Britain Jujitsu set a new Guinness world record! The record is for the longest Jiu-jitsu class, which was done in 24 hrs and 24 mins!

Revolution MMA is based in Dewsbury, Leeds. At precisely 9 am on the 8th of October 2022, the team began training. Steve took the group of martial artists through various drills throughout the day. All funds raised is going to Children in Need

The BBC and Local news covered the event, in what is now the worlds longest Jiu-Jitsu Class. We asked Steve why he wanted to set it up in the first place…

”We are keen to show our younger generation of sports athletes, that nothing is impossible when you put your mind to it and encourage them to support a great charity, such as Children in Need’…The Team that will be attempting to break the world record are now all in training as they will need to be in top shape and be able to focus for over 24 hours.’

Steve on why he wanted to attempt the world record.

The Rules:

Like any Guinness world record, there are rules!
Here are a few of them:

  • There must be at least 10 people on the mats at any time.
  • The same 10 at the end, must be there at the beginning, you cannot ‘sub’ people out.
  • You are allowed 5 mins of rest for every 1 completed hour of training.
  • The attempt must last AT LEAST 24 hours.
  • There must be a class lesson plan.
  • There must be someone taking the class at all times.
all the martial artists at the beginning of the event

All funds received will be going to Children in Need, a charity that needs no introduction at all. It is a charity that feeds other charities, more than 2500 in fact.

Great Britain Jujitsu Director, Adam Phillips, took part in the mammoth challenge.

”I really want to be part of something, which produces good for the world. This year has been pretty rubbish (again) so if this raises a few smiles and a few £££’s, then I’ll be a very happy bunny! We’ll be streaming the whole event, so there are bound to be silly/stupid moments! Massive thanks to Combat Sports UK for supporting me through everything, it is truly heartfelt and to all those thinking of giving something… it is a tough year, financially, for all of us, so if you can afford just £1, then that will absolutely mean the world.”

Adam on why he wanted to take part in the Guinness World Record

If you would like to give to the GB Squad and Revolution MMA for their efforts, then please click here!

The moment the Guinness world record was set

By adam phillips

Adam is one of the Directors for Great Britain Jujitsu. Winner of several AMA Sports Jujitsu and Grappling National tournaments and has represented the GB Squad 2 times, winning 3 world WCJJO Silver medals and 4 WCJJO Bronze.

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