Jiu Jitsu is a traditional Japanese self-defence martial art, originally adapted from the unarmed combat techniques of the samurai. The term “Jiu Jitsu” translates as “Gentle Art”, which reflects the basic principles behind its techniques. As a result, any practitioner of Jiu Jitsu, male or female, can learn to overcome any assailant. Unlike many martial arts, we focus more on throws and joint locks to better incapacitate our opponent. Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu is always taught from a self-defence perspective, and is never unnecessarily aggressive or offensive.
If you join us, we will help you to:
Even if you don’t think a martial art would be the thing for you, give it a try and you might surprise yourself. Everybody at the club is really friendly, and we think it’s important to get to know each other both during training and socially.
Events & Social
We usually have socials after each session as well as throughout the year. We’re more a large group of friends than an organised club. As a nationwide association, being part of Aiuchi gives as plenty of opportunities to train with other people across the country. There are regular association-wide training events, taught by some of the best “Jitsukas” in Britain.
This year the Aiuchi Nationals will be held in Bedford in November. This 2 day training event is the largest in the Aiuchi calendar and is always good fun, followed by a great night out afterwards.
Training Times & Membership
The club trains up to 3 times a week in 2 locations:
Membership costs £15, which includes all training in the first term. From the second term onwards, training costs £2 per session. If you want to give it a try, come along to any session. Your first session is free. Beginners wear any comfortable clothing – t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms are ideal.
More information can be found on our website: www.londonaiuchi.co.uk
If you have any questions or queries please email us.
President: Thenugan Ganeshanathan
Secretary: Anna Selig
Treasurer: Nagisa Yoshida