Join a Club

Our clubs accept new members all year round. You don't have to have any experience and you've got nothing to lose ... because the first session is absolutely free!

We'd like to say you can just turn up to a session to give it a try, but it is better to contact us to get details of how to find us, and if someone knows you're coming, we can look out for you. If you want some additional information, the details below should help you.

Grab Some Forms

There is a bit of paperwork for joining the clubs. Typically you can grab a paper copy at a session, but if you want a head start, you can download the content for your club and get a head start.

City Centre Club

Please fill the online licence form on The Jiu Jitsu Foundation web page. You do not need to pay at this stage as the first session is free.

University Club

Please fill the online licence form on The Jiu Jitsu Foundation web page. You will also need to join the club via the YUSU web pages.


  1. There is some paperwork to fill out at the start of the session, and if you are under 18 years of age you should have consent from a parent/guardian.
  2. The minimum age for joining the city centre club is currently four years old. The minimum age limit is in place as most children have developed the necessary experience and maturity to understand the consequences of their actions with regards to the activities involved in martial arts.
  3. If you have a significant medical condition or have had recent major invasive surgery we ask that you first check with a medical professional (such as your local GP) to affirm your well being for undertaking what medically would be considered a physically demanding activity. If you explain to the medical professional that Jiu Jitsu is "a bit like Karate and Judo mixed together" they will probably understand the demands that could be made on your body. It may be necessary to provide a suitable doctor's note along with your forms at your first session.
  4. We do have experience of instructing people with a wide range of physical difficulties, medical conditions and learning styles so please don't assume that you can't learn jiu jitsu; people who study jiu jitsu often amaze themselves with what they are capable of.