The Jitsu club at Northumbria are a friendly and welcoming community with members based at the university and those from the local community. Based out of Lipman Gym on the city campus, the club has access to enjoyable and supportive coached Japanese jiu-jitsu sessions throughout the week. The sessions take place on an evening through the week and a late morning session on a Saturday giving you the flexibility to meet the demand of your course studies.

In addition to training tailored to your skill level, they have regular grading events held on site or in the local area, enabling you to see how much you’ve progressed and how empowered you’ve become. As a martial art they cover self-defence, throwing and locking techniques. The closeness and physicality of training breaks down many barriers, and helps you feel part of a strong jitsu community right from the start.

Those keen to compete on behalf of the university have access to enter BUCS Nationals held in Sheffield every year.


Getting involved

Jitsu is one of our ‘JUST JOIN’ clubs so competitions are ran on set dates as oppose to weekly and club members have the option to enter the above mentioned BUCS event.

For more information on getting involved please contact our Club President or Head Coach.


Club Costs

The Jitsu club will have coached training sessions and use of equipment included in their membership fee.

Semester 1:

  • Jitsu (Student)            | £TBC
  • Jitsu (Non-student)     | £TBC

Semester 2:

  • Jitsu (Student)            | £TBC
  • Jitsu (Non-Student)    | £TBC

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Due to the current COVID restrictions, we are unable to deliver our normal Sport Club activity. In addition, BUCS Leagues and Knockout competitions have now been cancelled for the 2020/21 season. Read more

We hope to be able to offer club training and social sport activity later in the year. Join our mailing list to keep updated   

*please note that memberships are currently not on sale.


Training Times & Venues

We are still working hard to confirm training venues and times for the 2020-21 season so keep checking back and we will update this information in due course. 


Key Contacts

Head Coach: David Charlton

Club President: Danielle Church 

Club Captain: Joe Watson