The UCLU Jiu Jitsu Club teaches practical, self-defence techniques that really work for anyone of any shape, size or ability. Jiu Jitsu is Japanese for gentle or yielding art – it’s based on the unarmed combat traditions honed on the battlefields of medieval Japan, but it’s been updated and revolutionized by modern practitioners. By using an attacker’s strength and momentum against them, and learning a lot about balance, intelligent striking and the body’s natural weaknesses, you’ll be able to deal with a person much bigger and stronger than you.
Train with us to learn to defend yourself from everything from grabs, punches, and kicks, as well as multiple attackers, armed or otherwise, on the floor or standing. We teach not only the hard skills of fighting, but the soft skills that will help you think your way around a violent encounter before it happens. And there’s a lively social side to Jiu Jitsu too – trusting someone as far as you can throw them, which it turns out is actually pretty far, leads to solid friendships. We’re in the pub together after every training session.
Our focus is on self defence, but if you’re into competition, there are two national events each year, with hundreds of students taking part, and we’ve won an unprecedented 17 national titles. We’re part of the Jiu Jitsu Foundation, a founder of the national governing body for Jiu Jitsu in the UK – there are nearly a hundred clubs in the our style and thousands of students worldwide. By joining our club, you’re part of something established, big, and successful.
To find out more, come along to any session. Find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCLJitsu