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Ju-Jitsu

British Ju-Jitsu Association Governing Body

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
bjjagb@icloud.com
Contact Telephone
03333 2020 39

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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

Benefits

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

Costs

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.

Involvement

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.

Equipment

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
    County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    NWL LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
    H&B LSA

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England