Jiu Jitsu Club


Jiu Jitsu Club

Monday 17:30 – 19:30
Wednesday 18:30 – 20:30
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 his or her 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.

All journeys have a single purpose—to get to another place

In 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 presents the Cardiff Jiu Jitsu club with several challenges that we must overcome to train safely. Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, so the majority of our training is done in the close-proximity of others. The welfare and safety of our members is of paramount importance to us, and we have carefully implemented COVID-19 guidelines that our national governing body has provided us.

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. We have 3 simple steps that you MUST complete before each session, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 across classes.

Before you come to each session

1 Complete a registration form

This just makes sure we know who you are, we'll use this information to regsiter you with our National Governing Body.
This year we also have to include a COVID-19 Declaration to ensure you understand that there are some risks.

Cardiff Uni Jiu Jitsu registration form

2 Perform a COVID-19 self-assessment This comes in two parts. Each session we require that you answer a quick survey to confirm you don't have smyptoms. We also require that you perform a Lateral Flow Test up to 36 hours before the session. This is our best way to ensure there is little risk of exposing anyone to COVID-19.
3 Register for a session Just tell us what session you're coming to.

Important: Before each session, all you have to do is take a couple of minutes to fill out the questions on the following form:

Booking a session

If you have not come to session before, remember that your first two session are free.

If you would like to attend, complete our Cardiff Uni Jiu Jitsu registration form then book your place below:

Semester Week Date Session
Week 1 Monday 29th November 2021 CANCELLED
Wednesday 1st December 2021 CANCELLED
Thursday 2nd December 2021 Book your place

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.
This year we are offering the following bundles:
Club costs
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

Mat fees are included as part of our club membership, so that you can join as few or as many sessions as you like.


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  • Jiu Jitsu Club Full Year Standard Membership£65.00
  • Jiu Jitsu Club Term 1 Membership£35.00


  • Jiu Jitsu GIAG Mon 23 Jan 2017 - General£0.00
  • Jiu Jitsu GIAG Mon 30 Jan 2017 - General£0.00
  • Jiu Jitsu GIAG Wed 22 Jan 2020 - Give it a Go£0.00
  • Jo Staff£15.00
  • Temporary membership per training session Jitsu£4.50
  • Bokken£18.00
  • Gi (Training Pyjamas)£25.00
  • Gi (for Full Year members only)£10.00