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Training and Grading

 JU JITSU Training


Anyone can practice jujitsu regardless of their physical abilities. Strength is not a major factor; skill, balance, leverage and speed are more important so that available strength can be used to its greatest advantage. The application of these abilities also requires determination and spirit, and both the physical and the mental aspects of the martial art are developed. Practice, and lots of it, is essential; to become an expert in jujitsu requires years of training.

Safety and Respect

Due to the nature of Jujitsu, students are required to show self-control whilst training with their partners. Respect for the instructors and other students is required at all time in the Dojo.


The next Junior Grading will take place at the Beckenham Leisure Centre on

Sunday 8th May 2022

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Kuy Grade / Dan Grade

Beginners pass through various Kyu grades denoted by different coloured belts. At the kyu grade stage of training, the form or shape of the technique must be mastered. As well as teaching the mechanics of various throws, locks and strikes in a static situation, students are required to start practicing in more freestyle situations. This also develops the ability to attack strongly, but still control their own aggression.


At the early dan grade stage of training, the basic form is broken into infinite applications and applied in all situations. This involves a great deal of freestyle training and experimentation with techniques that the student thinks they already know fairly well. Students are expected to develop and combine these techniques to suit their own personal attributes and temperament.

The higher dan grades should forget all forms and execute technique without conscious thought. At the very highest level no one should be able to trace your movements or capture your technique.


Vince Lombardi

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The standing or kneeling bow is part of our code of conduct as a mark of respect for other club members, instructors, the equipment used and the Dojo.  The awareness and discipline required to practice Jujitsu is part of the students development and assessment to progress through the  Grades.

The Belief of Respect
In martial arts, teaching respect is one of the core tenets all students must learn and perform both on and off the mat. That means bowing to instructors and students, as well as treating every person with decency and kindness

Students are taught to bow to their instructors at the beginning and end of class as a sign of acknowledging their leadership and skill. This is important because students learn to recognize that people in higher positions deserve deference for their work to reach that position. Just as one would respect an elder, martial arts students do the same to their teachers.

This is ingrained in students from day one. Learning this in the classroom leads to appreciating others, and yourself.

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