What is Jujitsu?
Ju Jitsu is a mother art from which other martial arts have developed for example Judo and Aikido. The Samurai in Japan originally used it for many years as an effective self-defence when weapons were impractical or lost.
The Norwich Ju Jitsu Club emphasis is on teaching this martial art as practical, modern self defence and not as a sport or an offensive martial art. It is however practised with much care and restraint and therefore suitable for old and young alike of both sexes and varying abilities.
The syllabus has been developed over the years by experienced instructors to provide modern defence techniques that will prove effective in the event of attack in our increasingly violent world. Students will learn a variety of techniques including locks, throw, kicks and strikes etc all applied in a defensive style.
In addition, higher grade students will practise the use of weapons such as nunchuka, tonfa and long staff to develop both style and more importantly a line of defensive techniques that can be adapted to everyday situations using umbrellas, newspapers etc.
(Note junior students can only practice weapons with parental permission).
Have a look at our demonstration photo-strips for an overview of some of our techniques. These will show you some of the blocks, throws and locks that are involved.