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
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon. The membership fee is £90 which gets reduced to £60 if you join in Term 2.
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
3 skills this sport will give you:
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)
We compete in two national Jiu Jitsu competitions, the Atemi and Randori Championships.
The membership fee is £90, which gets reduced to £60 for those joining in Term 2, making us one of the cheapest martial arts in the university.