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About Us

Brunel Jiu Jitsu is a friendly, open martial arts club that gives each individual member a chance to develop the skills they need, be it self-defence, fitness or performance under pressure.

Jiu Jitsu is a modern, highly applicable martial art adapted from traditional styles of jiu-jitsu developed in medieval Japan. We follow a syllabus of throws, joint locks and strikes tailored to one's skill level, and concentrate on teaching self-defence skills that can be used to counter real-life aggression. Our techniques use the aggressor's own energy to their disadvantage, so the sport is suitable for anyone of any age, size or fitness level.

We welcome members of all backgrounds and abilities and do not pressure anyone to attend belt gradings or competitions. Jitsu, as we teach it, is just as much about personal development and strength as it is about tangible achievements. This allows everyone to pursue their own goals - whether they be a black belt or simply feeling safe after a night out.

Our club prides itself on its beginner-friendly, encouraging environment, of which regular, fun social events are an important part. We also make trips to regional and national Jitsu events, where members get a chance to train and make friends with other clubs from around the country - or even bring back some medals.

We offer your first two sessions with no strings attached! (Taster Sessions) Come and play!

At the moment we are only able to accept students, staff and alumni as members. For more information please contact the committee at


When do we meet?

Training 2022/2023

We train in the IAC (teaching room - mats) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.55 pm -10 pm.
(Starting 12 September 2022)

Fresher Sessions 2022/2023

We will train in the IAC (teaching room - mats) on Mondays 12th & 19th, and Wednesdays 14th & 21st, from 7.55 pm - 10 pm. 

We have national competitions twice a year - technical Atemi Nationals in Sheffield around November and ground-fighting Randori Nationals around February.


Important Information

Health & Safety Regulations (As required by The Jiu Jitsu Foundation) applicable for the season of 2022/2023

Members are required to have at least 2 doses of a vaccine against COVID-19 OR show proof of a registered lateral flow test done on the day of training.

Requirements for Training (Applicable to Taster Sessions as well)

1. Meet the criteria of our Health & Safety Regulations shown above.

2. Fill out a TJJF Registration form or access it via our link in our bio on Instagram. This serves you as insurance in case of injury and is your official membership to The Jiu Jitsu Foundation. 

Other Requirements for Training (Required for Official Training Starting 26th September 2022)

3. Have active Union Sports Membership 2022.

4. Have purchased our Free Jiu Jitsu Membership


Follow our social media accounts to be kept up to date with the latest news, updates on training, event and socials held by the club. 

Instagram: @bruneljitsu 
Facebook: @bruneljiujitsu / Brunel Jiu Jitsu Club
Whatsapp Groupchat: (Not updated - message us (DM) on Instagram to be invited.)