Beginners

What can I expect during my first session?

Nothing too intense! We will help you feel comfortable with working in close proximity to others. We will also show you some very simple techniques which work right away.

You can see what a typical session looks like here.

What about after that?

During your first few months you will learn and practice:

  • How to fall and land safely
  • How to move and control your own body to:
    • avoid an attack
    • take control of an attacker
  • Defences from body grabs
  • Basic joint locking techniques
  • Basic defences against weapons such as bottles
  • Basic throws (incorporating safe falling)

These basic, but fundamental skills will be used throughout your Jiu Jitsu career, which is why they are taught at this early stage.

What about progression?

Regional grading examinations are held about four times a year. This is where the students put into practice the skills they have learnt and developed over the last few months. There is no pressure to undertake these.

Will I get to train with people from outside my club?

The clubs attend three regional, and two national events per year. These regional and National courses are great opportunities for students to meet and train with new people and to be taught by the best instructors The Jiu Jitsu Foundation has to offer.

And remember, your first session is free so you really do have nothing to loose!

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