What is Ju Jitsu?


Ju Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art.

‘Ju’ can be translated to mean “gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding”. That said our form of Ju is gentle in training but hard in reality.

‘Jitsu’ can be translated to mean “art” or “technique” and represents manipulating the opponent’s force against himself rather than confronting it with one’s own force.

Ju Jitsu was developed by Samurai warriors as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective so practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint breaks and throws.

Our Ju Jitsu is not mired in old fashioned methods that have lost their relevance, we are not wannabe ninjas or plastic Samurai. We have a very carefully crafted curriculum that has been developed over many years, our Ju Jitsu training is modern, energetic and practical. It is designed with the learner at the centre of the process and progression and achievement is at your pace.

We do not train for competitions or worthless world championships, we train to fight effectively.

If we ever have to use our Ju Jitsu against an aggressor they will not be wearing armour, so we practice a variety of strikes using hands, feet, elbows and knees. Our objective in combat is to remove any threat as effectively and efficiently as possible.