Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that uses a mixture of strikes, joint locks and throws for self-defence. Our style, Shorinji Kan, has been adapted from the age-old martial art to be practical for situations that you are likely to find yourself in today. You will learn how to deal with everything from unwanted harassment to armed physical assault. The techniques we learn can be used by anyone: male or female, large or small. Come by and give it a try, your first session is free!
What do we do?
Beginners will learn how to deal with grabs, punches, and bottle attacks, as well as how to fall and roll safely. At higher levels, you will start to deal with weapons (such as batons, knives and chains), multiple attackers, and fighting on the ground. We are affiliated with The Jiu Jitsu Foundation and our instructors are fully certified. The club atmosphere is really friendly but the training is intense and sure to get you in shape. We have two national competitions for all levels, which are held each year and involve a weekend away full of training, competing, and socialising.
Why Jiu Jitsu?
Jiu Jitsu is all about using appropriate responses to different threats. Punching someone who grabs you may escalate the level of violence, but applying a joint-lock allows you to control the situation without anyone getting seriously hurt. Conversely, if someone physically assaults you, then you can use a more devastating throw to quickly end the fight and escape. You will learn situational awareness and the techniques to defuse hostile encounters. Most of all, we pressure test our techniques so that students gain confidence in dealing with unexpected threats and stressful situations.