Jiu Jitsu

WELCOME TO JIU JITSU!



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ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WELCOME! 

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 your 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 over 35 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.


 

 

 

Get A Life!

Yes it’s not all about the training, jitsu is a very social club.  Nights out, cinema trips, post Jitsu pub visits, comedy club visits, BBQs and anything else people fancy arranging.

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 2020/21

Club Membership is £30
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 £30
Only available for full time students attending BUCS events.

Judo Gi is £20
Includes jacket, trousers, belt and badge.

Extra Jitsu Badge is £3.50

UWE Jitsu Challenge coin is £5

Training Fees 2020/21

2020. Term 1 Training is for FREE!
We decided that given the current situation due to COVID, that we will NOT charge for Term 1 Training!
*Please note that the Club Membership fee is still required to become a Jiu Jitsu sport member in order to cover your insurance.


Term 2:
TBD

 

Where & when are the Classes?

We are going to have 2 classes a week open to all members and beginners. These all take place in CFS (Centre For Sports) Building.

Training begins: 20/10/2020

Tuesdays: 16:30-18:00

Thursdays: 16:15-17:45

 

What do I wear?  Any exercise clothing is fine, just no buckles, sharp zips etc. Please note that there are currently no changing facilities in the Centre For Sports.

 

Your Instructor:

Paddy Gouk

Your Committee:

President - Ali
Vice President - Inez
Treasurer - Coen
Participation and Equality Officer - Annabel
Safety and Equipment Officer - Lily

Feel free to approach us at any time. There are no stupid questions, only unanswered ones.

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

2020/21 EVENTS

Freshers Fair    Virtual Freshers' Fair: 12:00-17:00, Friday 9 October
Training sessions begin    20th October, Centre For Sport, Frenchay
Regional Courses

TBD

National BUCS Atemi Competition TBD -
Grading


Spring TBD -

Christmas Meal TBD, location TBD
Randoori National Competition TBD ,

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More Info / Any questions

Email: UWEJitsu@hotmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6655701812/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwejitsu/

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.