We are a passionate, non-political, non-profit making sports association dedicated only to the study and teachings of jujutsu in a safe and practical environment.
Jujutsu is arguably the oldest Japanese martial art and originated as the unarmed combat system of Samurai warriors on the batlefields of Japan. Following more than a thousand years of evolution it is considered the most efficient and practical self-defence and fighting system of today.
Jujutsu and aiki-jutsu are known as the grandparent arts. Other martial arts including judo, aikido, non-Okinawan karate, Shorinji Kempo, kempo jujutsu etc. all have their origins within jujutsu. Because of this, many training points will seem familiar to practitioners of those arts, and in fact to observers it will seem that jujutsu is a mixture of all the other martial arts. Jujutsu may be spelt in any of the following ways, jujutsu, jiu-jitsu or ju-jitsu, whichever way it is spelt it means the same.
Classes, gradings & requirements
Junior jutsu - is taught to children aged 5 and above. It will keep them active, improve their self-confidence and help keep them safe from bullying. Juniors aged 14 or above may, with parental consent, train with adults.
Adult jutsu - improves well-being for men and women by increasing strength, fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, self-confidence, self-discipline and mental control.
Regular gradings - are so important for student progression and are held at the end of each school term for juniors and 4 monthly intervals for adults.
Requirements - there are no physical requirements for the study of jujutsu. It is for ALL people of all ages, sexes, sizes, regardless of political/religious persuasion, race or color of skin. One of its greatest attributes is it's adaptability allowing people to find a technique with which they can gain confidence and prowess. It is an excellent form of excercise for both mind and body. The only requirement for ju jutsu is openmindness and a willingnness to learn.