Do you take beginners?
Yes, we all have to start somewhere! You can start in any regular session. All techniques can be adapted to suit a beginner, so you will be able to follow on with the rest of the class.
How old do I have to be?
If you are aged six years or above you can train at Jujutsu. There is no upper age limit.
What should I wear?
Any loose fitting comfortable clothing will do, but not your best clothing. A tee shirt or rugby shirt, with tracksuit bottoms is an ideal combination.
How much does it cost?
Your first lesson is FREE – Junior lessons are based on £4.50 per session and payable termly in advance (or part thereof if starting part-way through a term). Adult classes are £6 per session pay as you go.
What other costs are there?
There is an annual £20 charge for association membership that covers your insurances and of course you need the white pyjamas or gi as we call it; these currently range from about £27.50 to £45.
How often should I train?
By training once a week, you will make a gradual improvement, ideally you should train at least twice a week. The more you train the quicker you will progress.
What can I expect?
Instructors aim to match training to ability and try to make the classes enjoyable, as this is the safest and most effective way to teach. During the class you will practice a series of techniques with a number of partners thus enabling you to learn about the effects of different body shape, size and attitude.
How does it differ from Judo, Aikido and Karate?
Judo, Aikido and Japanese (non-Okinawan) Karate have their roots within Ju Jutsu, this means that there are substantial visible crossovers.