Welcome Freshers!

We are back on the mat and running taster sessions for new people during early October — the first session is Monday 2 October at Hugh Cubitt Centre from 8 – 10 pm.  Come along to any session — Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 – 10 in Hugh Cubitt and Fridays from 7.30 – 9.45 in the Bloomsbury Fitness Centre.

Our focus is on practical self-defence that works, for people of any size, shape and level of fitness.  We teach Japanese jiu jitsu — striking, locking, throwing, and ground fighting, and  we blend in to our introductory sessions violence awareness and personal safety techniques.

Your first session is free, and the club is open to anyone willing to work hard.  Just wear something lose and comfortable.  Everyone is welcome to join us for a drink in the pub after.  Any questions, find the UCLU Jitsu Club on Facebook.

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Summer Training Times

Dudes, until term starts up again we are very pleased to confirm that Summer training is on!

Mondays & Fridays 8-10pm in Mandela Hall, Bloomsbury Fitness Centre, Gordon Street,  until Sep 1st.

Students/Non-students: £3 per session or £50 for a 12 week pass.

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New Training Times!

ateminationalsimageFrom 1 October we’re training on Monday and Thursdays from 8 – 10 pm at Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier St, London N1 9QZ, a short walk from King’s Cross, and on Friday nights from 8 – 9.45 in the dojo, Bloomsbury Fitness Centre, 15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AY.

It’s Fresher’s week, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the next generation on the mat!  Your first session is free, so come along and try jiu jitsu.

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September Training

We’re training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 – 10 pm at Somers Town Community Sports Centre, 134 Chalton St, London NW1 1RX. All welcome.

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Easter training

The club is half closed over the Easter break — just BFC sessions on Fridays.  When we’re back in operation, I’ll let you know here and on Facebook.

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Thursdays now at LSE

New training times as from now and for all term:

Tuesdays, 8 – 10, Astor College Gym, 99 Charlotte Street

Thursdays, 8 – 10, The Old Gym, LSE, Houghton Street

Fridays 8 – 9.45, Multipurpose Room, Bloomsbury Fitness Centre, Gordon Street

Three chances to train each week — excellent.

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Want to get serious about jiu jitsu?

strikingimageJoin the club officially through the union. http://uclu.org/clubs-societies/jitsu-club There is a £5 membership fee that we have to charge, but we’ll refund it in free training or beer.

Joining the Jiu Jitsu Foundation costs £25 – this is your insurance, it’s mandatory, but it enables you to train at any of the 100 clubs in the country.

Mat fees are £3 per session on Tues and Thurs. The BFC charges a day pass (£3.50) on entry, and we have no control over this, so we don’t charge for training to make up for it.

You’ll need a judogi. These cost £15 and we can order them for you at cost from Blitz.

We also do a termly season pass for £40 which covers all your mat fees if you want to pay in one go at a reduced rate (about half the cost of paying for individual sessions).

The freshers’ pack includes your judogi and belt (£15), your licence (£25) and the first term’s training (£40, much more if you pay as you go) and costs just £50 in total. This is a deal. Speak to a club committee member if you’re interested.

All the money goes directly to benefit the members of the club (e.g. hiring training venues) as our instructors do not charge for their time. Any questions? Just ask.

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