What is Jiu Jitsu?
“Jiu jitsu is a physical and mental discipline that provides effective self defence and self development. It is a traditional Japanese martial art that has been tried and tested over many hundreds of years, with a wide variety of techniques which include joint locks, throws, ground work, weapon defences, immobilisation and strikes to nerve points and vulnerable parts.
It takes a rational approach to the way the body works and how to make the best use of your size and strength when dealing with an attacker. Today it is found in many self defence and restraint techniques used by police and armed forces the world over, and is the basis of the physical skills taught in most self defence courses. Practice of Jiu Jitsu encourages awareness, confidence and adaptability to circumstances. These are crucial elements in personal safety.” - Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu
Who are we?
We are DMU Jiu Jitsu, founded in 1991, and are one of the longest running Sports societies in De Montfort University. Our training sessions are taught by Sensei Martin, a 3rd Dan Black Belt who has been teaching here for over two decades, along with three Black Belt assistant instructors - Jason, Danni and Nathan.
Our club is a mixed sex club and anyone can join, no matter your age, experience or fitness levels. It's a great way to meet new people, keep fit and gain confidence and new skills!
We are a fun-loving bunch, and not every session is “super serious”. We organise plenty of social nights (and days), and we also organise joint socials with other clubs. We also visit other clubs, attend national events and jiu-jitsu courses, go to parties and balls, holidays and a bunch of other events all around the country!
How can I get involved?!
Well, our training sessions take place at the Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre, in the upstairs studio. These happen three times a week:
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And of course, we end up in the pub after each session!
Where can we find you online?
Or by Social Media!
There's also another facebook group for once you joined, to talk to any of us and have a laugh! Here!