Ju Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that originated in about the 8th Century. The name translates roughly as “yielding techniques” and the art encompasses a huge body of knowledge ranging from throwing techniques to locking techniques to studies of pressure points. The disciplines of Aikido and Judo both came from Ju Jitsu.
Our style of Ju Jitsu emphasises fast, smooth defences with practical applications. It does not rely on strength but directs the aggressors’ force against themselves meaning it can be used by anyone regardless of height, weight or sex.
Is it for me?
Our school of Ju Jitsu really challenges the popular image of the martial artist. You don’t need to be fit, you don’t need to be strong, and you don’t need to be tough. You just need to be willing to challenge yourself and approach seemingly scary things with a sense of humour. They’re never as scary as you think they’ll be!
What will I learn?
You’ll start with the simplest techniques such as defences against someone grabbing you or punching you (the most common attacks seen on the street). As you progress you’ll learn defences against weapons and multiple attackers.
You’ll also learn how to protect yourself when you fall and eventually be able to do some quite spectacular gymnastics!
Got a video?
Well, yes we do! We videoed one of our introductory sessions recently. Why not have a look and see what kind of things you can try.