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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-focused martial art which promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground and applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Training can be used for both competition and self-defence.

This martial art became known worldwide in 1993 when Royce Gracie used it to defeat a range of much larger martial artists in the first ever UFC event. This 'no-holds barred' competition was designed to settle the age old debate of "whose martial art works in a real fight?" Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came out on top with very little competition.

The emphasis on ground fighting is what really sets us apart from other martial arts, as the legendary Carlos Machado once said "After the clinch, it doesn't matter what happens, one way or another, we're going to hit the ground, and we'll be in my world. The ground is my ocean, I'm the shark, and most people don't even know how to swim".

The regular £15 membership gives you access to all sessions.

The £60 competition membership includes the £15 membership + UCL BJJ Kit (shorts + rash guard) which will be ordered in December and be delivered before the March UKBJJA University league competition. The kit will still be available for regular members to order but it will be £60 for the whole kit.

Training in Bloomsbury Fitness (2019/2020)

Saturday: No Gi 1300 - 1500 (studio)

Sunday:  Gi 1500 - 1700 (studio)

Monday:  No Gi 1400 - 1600 (studio)

Tuesday: No Gi 1400 - 1600 (multipurpose room)

See you on the mats. OSS!

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited

Date established: 
November 2013