Jiu Jitsu

Jitsu Badge

 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WELCOME!     First Class FREE

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese Martial Art taught in a modern context.  The techniques focus on self-defence not sport or sparring.

We are a mixed club, in fact men and women take part on a completely equal basis.  We welcome all levels of ability and experience.  We have total beginners starting all through the year.

You don’t need a high standard of fitness, although you will find that fitness, strength, coordination and social life will all improve through Jitsu training.

We don’t insist that you attend every class and it’s OK if you cannot train regularly.

Jiu Jitsu has a very wide syllabus; it’s not just punching and kicking in white pyjamas.

Jiu Jitsu is most commonly translated as the “gentle art”, Indicating that the emphasis is not on strength.  It re-directs the aggressors force against the attacker using strikes, nerve points, joint locks, throws and ground fighting to create an adaptable system for self-protection suitable for men and women.  Due to this, size, strength and gender are unimportant.  Jiu Jitsu is an effective method of self defence against a single or multiple assailants, armed or un-armed.

Is it anything like Olympic Judo or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?

Yes and No.  Our style has the same original roots as Judo and the more modern BJJ, but our training and techniques are focussed on self-defence rather than scoring points as a competitive sport.

What Makes Jiu Jitsu different from any other Martial Art?

Jitsu is a combat “team” sport because you can only improve by working together with the other club members, but it is an individual activity because you progress and development is individual to you.

Established in 1984 (at the then Bristol Poly) we are one of the oldest sports clubs at UWE and we are one of very few sports where men and women take part on a totally equal footing.

Training is carried out in a safe, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  All techniques are learnt with a partner, making it more realistic.  Everyone progresses at their own pace; it’s all about the individual pushing themselves as much or as little as they want.  Everyone you see at training started off by coming along to a free taster session and enjoyed it so much they forgot to leave. 

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The club has been running for 31 years not just because it’s a fun and exciting sport, but also because it’s about the social life, the new friends and having fun.

A good session should finish with you smiling and ready to go to the pub for drink.

Since opening, the club has trained over a thousand UWE students in Jiu Jitsu.  Some have simply enjoyed the training, and made some good friends.  Others have kept training beyond University and now teach their own clubs in the UK and abroad.

The club has taken part in Jitsu events, not only across the UK from Edinburgh to Plymouth, but also International events in Europe, USA and South Africa.

Felicity Walker –“My love for Jitsu does not spring from its ability to show me how to break an arm, but from everything else it teaches me; Discipline, control, strength of mind and body, comradery.  It strips away all the categories that the world puts me in and allows me to be simply human and trying”.

Club Nite Out 2011

Get A Life!

Yes it’s not all about the training, jitsu is a very social club.  Nights out, cinema trips, Pub O’Clock, comedy club visits BBQs and anything else people fancy arranging.  Start working on your Halloween costume now.

Everyone Welcome!

And it’s not just club events, there are regional and national Jitsu events that even brand new beginners can attend, and it’s not a Jitsu get together without a party afterwards

Membership 2017/18 (Tickets will get updated in September)

Recreational Membership is £25                                                                                                     Includes membership of UWE club, membership of The Jitsu Foundation and insurance that allows training at any TJJF club or event nationally.

BUCS Squad membership is £65                                                                                                     Only available for full time students attending BUCS events. Includes recreational membership + entry to the BUCS Atemi competition.

Judo Gi is £25
Includes jacket, trousers, belt and badge.

Extra Jitsu Badge is £3.50

UWE Jitsu Challenge coin is £5

Training Fees 2017/18

You can either ‘pay as you train’ at £2 per 2 hour class   - what else can you get for £1 an hour?

OR

You can purchase “Term Training” for £50 giving you up to 3 session a week for the whole first term.

How do I progress, are there belts and things?

Yes we have a grading system with belts.  When your instructor is satisfied you are ready you will be entered into the next regional grading (every 3 months).  Grading is done by the Governing body, you don’t have to grade but it’s a good measure of progress.

We are a member of The Jiu Jitsu Foundation with over 100 clubs nationally plus associations in

USA, Canada, Argentina, Austria, S.Africa, New Zealand, and Australia

Where are the Classes?

Good question –

We normally have 3 classes a week open to all members and beginners.

Monday 7-9pm SU building activities room

Wednesday 6-8pm SU building activities room

Friday 5:30-7:30pm SU building activities room

What do I wear?  Any exercise clothing is fine, just no buckles, sharp zips etc.

Your Instructors:

- Ian Purnell
- Lorna Purnell
- Paddy Gouk

2017/18 EVENTS

Freshers Fair    Thursday 21th Sept Frenchay Campus
Training sessions begin    Fri 22th Sept SU building activities room
Regional Courses TBD
Halloween Fancy Dress Social    Mon 31st October   Bristol
National BUCS Atemi Competition November / Date TBD
Grading Dec / Date TBD - Bath University  £18
Christmas Meal Dec / Date TBD

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More Info / Any questions

Email: UWEJitsu@hotmail.com

Facebook:      UWE Jitsu Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/6655701812/

Twitter:            UWE JIU JITSU https://twitter.com/UWEJiuJitsu?lang=en-gb

National Association website:  www.Jitsufoundation.org

The Jiu Jitsu Foundation youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJitsuFoundation

Since opening in 1984 the club has trained over a thousand UWE students in Jiu Jitsu.  Some have simply enjoyed the training, and made some good friends.  Others have kept training beyond University and now teach their own clubs.

The club has taken part in Jitsu events, not only across the UK from Edinburgh to Plymouth, but also International events in Europe, USA and South Africa.