Jiu Jitsu Club

We teach a modern form of Jiu Jitsu, adapted to take into account the sort of self-defence situations you might find yourself in today.

The core of the art comprises a system of throws, joint locks and strikes. Based on the principal of using an aggressor’s energy to their own disadvantage. Jitsu skills can be used by men, women and children to counter aggressive situations. Jitsu is a progressive martial art that offers a means of personal and physical development, as well as an effective system of self-defence. Regular training can help to improve strength, fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and posture.

Most people find that Jitsu also improves their self-esteem and self-confidence. Taking part in Jitsu is a fantastic way to meet new friends and offers a vibrant social life out of Club training, with many events organised throughout the year. The best way to find out more is to come along and join in. Even our instructors were novices once! Our aim is to provide a friendly environment. Don’t worry if you are not at the peak of fitness either. All you need to start is some loose clothing and a willingness to learn. Bring a friend along too if you like! Beginners are always welcome!


Please be aware, to join this club you must have purchased a Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE

GIAG - Jiu Jitsu
19th January 3pm - 5:30pm
Gym 2, St Leonard's Land
EDex provides students at the University of Edinburgh with a unique route into sports participation!
  • GIAG - Jiu Jitsu Sat 19 Jan 2019 - Sign Up: FREE!£0.00

Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.

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  • Jiu Jitsu Club Full Year Membership£15.00
  • Jiu Jitsu Club Semester 1 Membership£10.00
  • Jiu Jitsu Club Semester 2 Membership£10.00


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