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Jiu Jitsu


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 comfortable pace yet pushes you to do your best.

Reaching out to the wider community, we have run free self-defence sessions at the university, winning us the University of Birmingham Sport’s Impact Award 2016 and took part in This Brum Girl Can events, because it’s important for us to share that our sport is open to everyone!

The Jiu-Jitsu Foundation (TJJF), which our club belongs to, is the largest single-style Jiu-Jitsu organisation in Britain with clubs all over the country – meaning it is very likely that you’ll be able to continue your Jiu-Jitsu journey even once you’ve completed your studies.

We train and look forward to our end-of-term gradings (which we currently boast a 100% pass rate for!), which see us showcase and prove the techniques that we know to earn our belts. As well as the regular regional training events, a range of socials throughout the year, and encouraged engagement with the wider TJJF community.

Consistently performing well at competitions, our amazing record and camaraderie are down to our policy of training hard and playing harder!

We compete in two national Jiu Jitsu training-camp & competition weekends each year: the Atemi and Randori Championships. We even won the national BUCS Team Women’s competition in 2022, and the TJJF’s Midlands Club of the Year 2023!

The first two sessions are FREE, and new members are welcome all year round. So why not pop us a message and give it a go? There’s nothing to lose!

Committee 2023/24

President: Jack Shilton
Treasurer: Alex Rees
Social Secretary – Sherlyn Yan Wen Lin 
General Secretary – Jhundon Mendi
Welfare Officer – Terri Burton



Our Dojo is a purpose built facility within Sport & Fitness.


Our state-of-the-art gym is available for all your strength and conditioning needs.



Compete in BUCS Jiu Jitsu Championships which allows for a range of levels to enter.

Membership Price

As part of signing up to a Sports Club you are agreeing to the Sport and Fitness Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Sports Club Code of Conduct and other UB Sport policies. Click here to head to Sports Club Benefits to read them.

£165 yearly membership includes:

  • Maximum of 4hrs per week x 35 weeks of qualified coaching
  • Maximum 2hrs per week x 30 weeks of training
  • Accommodation for Atemis / Randoiri – if fee is paid
  • TJF Member licence
  • Travel to Atemi and Randoris included
  • Badges included

Extra – compulsory
Gi purchase – £30 per person


Extra – not compulsory

  • Atemi Nationals – £80 per person
  • Atemis Training Only – £65 per person
  • Randoris Nationals – £80 per person
  • Randoris Training Only – £65 per person
  • Semester 2 Mat fees – £5 per mat session
  • Semester 3 Mat fees – £5 per mat session
  • Hoodie purchase – £32.50 per person
    Club related social Activity
  • Individual club clothing purchased – varied on price

*This is an approximate list of what the club membership may include. This can change at any point, so please confirm with the club directly on what this membership includes.

Trials and Tasters


Monday 25 September – 8.00 pm – 10:00 pm – Dojo

Thursday 28 Sept – 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm – Dojo