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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

Get Involved

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

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

Partners

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