The main objective of our club is to have fun while learning something new and interesting.

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on teaching its students how to defend themselves in real life situations. The Jitsu club based in Edinburgh has been running for over 10 years and has produced new instructors and national competition finalists and winners.

Sessions will gently introduce you to simple self-defence techniques such as avoiding a punch, or dissuading an attacker who may try to grab you. As you progress you will learn more advanced techniques such as throws and weapon defences, progressing at a pace you are comfortable with until you are confident at dealing with more serious attacks such as knives and bottles.

Off the mat there is a thriving social side to Jitsu, and going to the pub after a session is long standing tradition where you can unwind, relax and share a pint with friends. Throughout the year there are many Jitsu events and excursions such as national competitions, training events and even paintballing.

Beginners are welcome at any time of the year and the first session is free! So come down and watch or give it a go!

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