Jitsu is a martial art based on the traditional styles of Jiu Jitsu that originated and developed in medieval Japan.
It is a progressive martial art that offers a means of personal and physical development, as well as an effective system of self-defence. We teaches the modern and unique Shorinji Kan system of Jiu Jitsu.
With over 3000 active members and several hundred instructors - including specialists in modern sport forms, traditional forms, weapons training, first Aid and Shiatsu, The Jitsu Foundation is the largest single-style Jiu Jitsu organisation in Britain.
Based on the principal of using an aggressor’s energy to their own disadvantage, Jitsu skills can be used by men, women and children to counter aggressive situations ranging from unwanted harassment to armed physical assault.
The core of the art comprises a system of throws, joint locks and strikes. Many of the techniques do not require much physical strength to be efficient
If you are curious, you can look at our syllabus to get an idea.
Our instructors were novices once, and we understand that starting a martial art can be daunting.
Don’t worry if you are not at the peak of fitness before you join.
Regular training can help to improve strength, fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and posture.
Moreover, most people find over time that Jitsu improves their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Jitsu training is also great fun and a fantastic way to meet new friends.
The Jitsu Foundation is an organisation with over a hundred clubs in the UK
We offer a vibrant social life out of club training too, with events organised throughout the year.
The best way to find out more is to come along to your local club and join in.