University of Birmingham Sport

Club Members

Club Members

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

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. Last year was an incredible time for us, we celebrated 30 years since our beginning and our coach Sensei James Owen earned his 2nd Dan! This, coupled with multiple national competition medals at both the Atemi and Randoori championships, including the Female BUCs open, won us The Jiu Jitsu Foundation’s Club of the Year Award 2016! 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

Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon. The membership fee is £90 which gets reduced to £60 in Term 2.

Jitsu: minimum effort, maximum effect

3 skills this sport will give you:
Self defence

Awareness
Confidence

Training times & venues

Monday and Thursday: 20:00 – 22:00

The Dojo, Sport and Fitness

Club highlight

National competitions – the Atemi and Randoori championships

Level of competition/participation:
The Jiu Jitsu Foundation Atemi and Randoori Championships.
BUCs Atemi Championship.

Key contacts

Head coach: Sensei James Owen

Club captain: Oli Jones