Frequently Asked Questions

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No experience is needed as most people who join our classes have never done a martial art before.
Ju-Jitsu is an ideal martial art for women. These techniques are designed to utilise differences in strength and size against an attacker. Technique over strength.
Ju-Jitsu contains a variety of wrist locks and arm locks. In young people, bones, joints and ligaments are not fully formed yet. Stressing these at an early age can cause permanent damage later on in life.
You can start as soon as you like. Please read CLASSES for more information or CONTACT US.
A Ju-Jitsu suit (gi) is not required in the early stages of training and I wouldn't recommend buying one straight away until you are sure you want to progress. New students should just turn up in loose clothing such as a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a T-shirt. Footwear is not needed as we train in our bare feet. For more information, please see page MY FIRST LESSON.
No, there will be other people there to train with.
Gradings are usually between 4-6 months depending on your progression.
No, Classes are Pay-As-You-Go.
No, definitely not. There are some similarities but they are vastly different systems. Japanese Ju-Jitsu is a martial art which is predominantly self-defence based whereas Brazilian Ju-Jitsu is a sport which is more competition based. In Japanese Ju-Jitsu the idea is to neutralise an attacker using a variety of means and get away safely whereas Brazilian Ju-Jitsu is focussed on grappling on the ground to win a match against an opponent using submissions. Japanese Ju-Jitsu also does some of this but it is not our main focus - we aim to defend ourselves against attacks in all ranges and situations.

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