Jiu Jitsu Club

Monday 17:30 – 19:30
Wednesday 19:30 – 21:30
Thursday 19:30 – 21:30
Talybont Sports Centre

Literally the 'Compliant Art'. An ancient martial art, which relies on the application of technique rather than strength. In the same way that a willow tree bends with the wind, so too should a practitioner of jiu jitsu adapt to the force of the attack and turn it to their advantage. Jiu jitsu consists of a wide range of techniques which include joint locks, throws, immobilisations and strikes to nerve points and vulnerable parts. Practice of jiu jitsu encourages awareness, confidence and adaptability to circumstances. These are crucial elements in personal safety.

Cardiff University Jiu Jitsu club is proud to be a member of the Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu Association. Formed in 1995, the association exists to serve their members; enabling them to develop their skill in jiu jitsu. There is always someone bigger, stronger, faster, fitter than us, but Aiuchi encourages each individual to make the most of their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. It is not about producing fighters, rather it is about building confidence and helping jitsuka to be as good as they can be.

Never start a fight, but always finish one

Aiuchi can be translated literally as "Inner Harmony".This means that it is the combination of body, technique, and mind that is essential to the successful performance of the art. Whilst it is an advantage to have a fit and healthy body, physical strength is of little importance in the mastery of jiu jitsu. Aiuchi doesn't just teach techniques which can be applied against an attacker, but also how your body's movement can be used to give power to those techniques. In Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu speed and power do not arise from physical strength, but are generated by your body's own natural movement, combined with a relaxed attitude and a focused mind.

Although there are many techniques to learn and mastery takes time, there is much which can be learned simply and used quickly if the need arises. The purpose of Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu is to give greater confidence to the user, and to stimulate mental and physical development.

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art which concentrates on self defence by utilizing locks, throws, strikes, holds and immobilizations to defend oneself. The techniques of Jiu Jitsu try to use as little force as possible to overcome an attacker. This means it does not matter what size, build or sex you are, anyone can participate. Unlike many sports clubs we take absolute beginners at any of our regular sessions, plus your first two sessions are free!

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Self defence teaches us that preventative action is almost always better than remedial action. The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.


If you would like to attend, complete our Cardiff Uni Jiu Jitsu registration form.


If it is your first time coming, take a few minutes to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions about the club’s procedure, do not hesitate to contact our welfare officer.

How much does it cost?

Jiu Jitsu in Cardiff is extremely flexible.
We accept members throughout the year and your first few sessions won't cost you anything. Also, we don't expect you to be at every session. We have sessions three times a week and we just ask our members to come to the sessions that they can.

As a member of our club, you also become a member of the Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu Association, which means you can:

  • Train in other clubs across the country
  • Take part in frequent national events
  • Take part in gradings throughout the year to earn your next rank



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  • Jiu Jitsu Standard Membership£10.00


  • Session Mat Fee£2.00
  • Full Year Mat Fee£55.00
  • Half Year Mat Fee£30.00
  • Associate Session Mat Fee£4.00
  • Gi (Training Suit)£30.00
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