Jiu Jitsu Club
Wanting to try something new, make new friends, improve your fitness all while learning how to protect yourself? Then try Jiu Jitsu!
We teach simple, practical self-defence in a safe and friendly environment. Our club has a core membership of around 30, and while our main contingent comes from the university’s student body, we also welcome local community members. Our friendly atmosphere encourages everyone of all abilities to learn our martial art at a pace that pushes yet suits them.
Reaching out to the wider community, we have run free self-defence sessions at the university, winning us University of Birmingham Sport’s Impact Award 2016 as well as recently taking part in This Brum Girl Can event, proving how our sport is open to everyone! We train and look forward to our end of term gradings, which see us showcase and prove the techniques that we know to earn our grades. Consistently performing well at competitions, our amazing record and camaraderie is down to our policy of training hard and playing harder! So, want to learn how to defend yourself and have a great time while doing it? Come along and give us a try! The first two weeks of sessions are FREE so there’s nothing to lose!
How to get involved
The best way to get involved is to come along to one of the taster sessions that we run each year at the start of term – your first four sessions are free so you’ve nothing to lose!
With that said, we welcome members all throughout the year! So don’t be put off if you’re reading this beyond the start of the academic year – it’s never too late to join!
Exact dates for taster sessions will be disseminated closer to the start of term. Reach out to us through our Facebook page – or to the President’s email address, listed below – with any questions.
The membership fee is £45 for each term which makes us one of the cheapest martial arts at the university.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Jitsu: minimum effort, maximum effect
8 things this sport is bound to give you:
A bunch of new friends
And last but not least – a fantastic excuse to take a break from studying!
Training times & venues
Monday and Thursday: 8pm – 10pm
The Dojo, Sport & Fitness
Successes and Achievements
- Club Instructor, Sensei James Owen achieved the rank of Sandan (3rd dan)
- In 2019 we won the club shield (most medals) at the Randori nationals
- Many members over the years have become Sensei/instructors themselves and now run their own clubs
We compete in two national Jiu-Jitsu competitions each year: the Atemi and Randori Championships
The Jiu-Jitsu Foundation, that our club belongs to, is the largest single-style Jiu-Jitsu organisation in Britain with clubs all over the country – making it very likely that you’ll be able to continue your Jiu-Jitsu journey even once you’ve completed your studies!
The Jiu-Jitsu Foundation sets out to be a friendly and inspiring place to train in martial arts with a very strong social scene at every level, from club and region to country.