Jiu Jitsu

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Jiu Jitsu is a defensive martial art based upon the use of joint locks, throws, and strikes, designed to defend from a variety of different attacks and redirect an attacker's force and momentum against them. Based upon the principle of using minimum effort to produce maximum effect, it allows people of all ages, sizes and strength levels to take part. Jiu Jitsu is taught in a welcoming and fun environment and is a great practical skill to learn, whilst also improving your posture, strength and fitness levels.

Beginners are welcome to come along to any of our training sessions throughout the year where our expert instructors provide welcoming, relaxed sessions in which each person can progress and learn at their own pace. If you're interested in finding out more then all you need to do is turn up to a training session with some loose clothing to wear and give it a go for yourself. Your first session is completely free, and you'll get a second session free if you bring along a friend.

The Club also provides regular opportunities to train and socialise with members of other Jiu Jitsu clubs in the Yorkshire region and beyond as we are part of the nationwide Jiu Jitsu Foundation which gives all members the opportunity to attend great courses, competitions and social events across the country. We also hold regular social events throughout the year, including Pub Crawls, Movie Nights, Meals Out, and our infamously fun "Drink to a Dan" nights.

Interested in finding out more? Come meet us at this year’s Fresher’s Fairs, email us at jiujitsu@yusu.org or follow our Facebook and Twitter pages where you'll find further information about the club and training sessions, along with photos of some of our spectacular Jitsu in action.


Please note to become a member of this club you will first need to purchase a Black Tier AU Membership. AU membership is an annual fee required by YUSU for use of their sporting facilities, it does not need to be rebought to join another club.

More Info:

f: UoYjiujitsu

Contact Info:

email: jiujitsu@yusu.org

Meeting Days, Times and Venue

Location: Dance Studio, Sports Centre (near James College)

Times: Monday 20:30-22:00

           Thursday 18:00-20:00

           Saturday 13:00-15:00        


AU Fee Required

This club is a Black tier sports club.

You must have already purchased a Black tier membership. If you have a Gold tier membership you can upgrade to a Black.

You can purchase a Black tier membership (full or upgrade) here


The club has the following memberships available online.

Annual Membership - £10.00

Annual membership for the 2017/18 academic year.

Membership expires: 2018-07-31

Students can join up online by using the link below. You must be logged in using your university account.

Staff/Guests should registered an account then email itcoordinator@yusu.org to verify their account.

You must also have paid the appropriate AU Fee membership to join.


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