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British Ju-Jitsu Association Governing Body

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What is Ju-Jitsu?

A defensive martial art.

Ju-Jitsu is a defensive martial art, which simply described is:

  • A system of defensive techniques, which use an attacker's momentum against them
  • Traditionally based - with spectacular traditional throws
  • Locks, strikes and throws adapted for modern day contexts


  • Improves situational awareness and self-defence skills
  • Improved strength, fitness, co-ordination and posture
  • Self-discipline and improve concentration
  • Confidence and leadership skills


Clubs offer monthly or quarterly payment options, and will sometimes offer a free taster class. It is best to contact clubs directly to ask about fees.


All classes are mixed ability, with beginners and advanced students training together for at least some of the class. Progress is continuous and people learn at their own pace, so there are no classes novices must complete before beginning training. Just turn up and join in. Visit the jitsu foundation website to find a local class.


It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing that you can move around and get a bit hot and sweaty in. Tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt are ideal but as long as clothing isn't too restrictive, it doesn't really matter.

Because Ju Jitsu is a contact sport, for safety reasons you should also remove or secure any jewellery and tie your hair back if it is long.

After a few weeks you might want to buy a white training suit (gi) but this is not essential at first.


Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.


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  • Equality Standard
  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Loughborough University
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicester City Council