What is it?
Modern Jiu Jitsu is a fantastic updating of traditional jiu jitsu (from japan) making it more relevant for 21st century UK. Jiu jitsu is :
• A system of defensive techniques, which use an attacker’s momentum against them
• Traditionally based – with spectacular throws
• Locks, strikes and throws adapted for modern day contexts
The basics will take only a few sessions to understand, however you’ll find new challenges to overcome every session, and that feeling of regular accomplishment is priceless. Each class will leave you inspired, invigorated and ready to take on the world. Boredom is something you won’t find in a class, whether you do jiu jitsu for a few months, a year or even a lifetime.
Why is it good for me?
Jiu Jitsu is a fun way to challenge yourself, learn some handy self-defence skills and get fit in the process.
Learning Jiu Jitsu teaches you situational awareness and self-defence skills. Regular training will help you with:
• Improved strength, aerobic fitness, co-ordination and posture
• Self-discipline and improved concentration
• Confidence and leadership skills
• New social events
How much does it cost?
Clubs offer monthly or quarterly payment options which substantially reduce the cost per class, and sometimes offer a free taster class. It is best to contact clubs directly to ask about fees.
What equipment do I need?
It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing that you can move around and get a bit hot and sweaty in. Tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt are ideal but as long as clothing isn’t too restrictive, it doesn’t really matter.
Because Jiu Jitsu is a contact sport, for safety reasons you should also remove or secure any jewellery and tie your hair back if it is long.
After a few weeks you might want to buy a white training suit (gi) but this is not essential at first.