Ju-Jitsu covers a wide range of techniques. Students will be expected to try all aspects of the art, but are given time to concentrate on the areas that most interest them.
Classes will vary, but as a general rule, may follow the following format:
Rei (bow) on. Short warm up
Breakfalls (learning to fall safely)Simple balance / coordination exercises
Basic techniques – practice / drill work
Lesson – learning/ improving technique
Free time – for syllabus work, or other practice
Cool down, finish and Rei off
Social after club! Come for a drink and a chat with your Ju Jitsu friends!
Areas of Study
Our style of Jikishin Ju-Jitsu is a very well-rounded martial art which focusses on a broad spectrum of training areas and techniques. Some students wish to specialise or concentrate on certain areas, and we allow the time and flexibility for them to do so. Training with us will give you the opportunity to learn the following:
Punches, kicks and strikes
Choke-holds and strangles
Kata (pre-set sequences of movements performed individually or with others)
Competition forms, including light continuous sparring, ground-fighting, kata and pairs demo.
Some of our students enjoy entering competitions and we regularly take successful teams to a variety of competitions, including the BJJA GB National Championships.
Is it for me?
You do not have to be fit or flexible to do Ju-Jitsu, though you should find your fitness levels starting to increase with regular training. We welcome males and females of all ages into our clubs, so why not come along to any of our classes and take part, or just sit and watch a lesson and ask us questions, if you prefer!
Please take a look at our Class Schedule to find out where and when our classes run. Or view our Clubs page for full details of our training venues (dojos).