Ju-Jitsu is a system of unarmed combat, developed in Japan many years ago. It uses an attacker's own strength and aggression against them. This means with sufficient skill and practice you can defend yourself against someone bigger and stronger, so it is an ideal method of self defence for anyone. Jikishin Ju-Jitsu uses blocks, parries, strikes, throws, joint locks and pressure points, as well as special tactical measures to maximise your success in a self-defence situation. The Jikishin Ju-Jitsu syllabus is checked and tested by the technical committee to ensure it is up to date and relevant for today’s world.


In a typical class you will have a short period of free practice we then do a warm up designed to prepare you for the training session ahead, you don’t have to be fit to start but your fitness will improve with regular training. We then do breakfalls as a class, new beginners will watch the class do these, and then practice at their own speed under supervision of the Sensei (coach)


Once the breakfalls have been done there is usually about an hour of learning new techniques and practicing the ones you already know, beginners will do this gently to start with but will be encouraged to practice harder and faster as their abilities improve - the junior class runs in much the same way except the whole class lasts an hour which is usually enough for the younger ones, we generally finish the junior class with some skill building games


For people who like to compete we have competitions and competition training but this is entirely optional


Once you progress to the higher grades weapons training and kata becomes part of the system. These help to improve stance balance accuracy and co-ordination, as well as giving you a knowledge of weapon defence.


Video of pairs demo practice showing variety of Ju-Jitsu techniques Bo to Bo, Bo to unarmed and unarmed to unarmed