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. 

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.

All club training has now ceased for 2023/24. Students enquiring about joining the club in 2024/25 season can contact the Club Committee via email or instagram. 2024/25 memberships will be available to purchase from September 2024.

Jitsu Club Costs for 2024/25:

"TRAIN" Annual Membership - £125 (Students)  

Mondays: 18:30-20:00 

Saturdays: 10:00 - 12:00  

All trainnig takes place in Lipman Gym. The Jitsu Club is supported by volunteer coaches and the club trains all year round. (Please be aware that some training dates will be unavailable due to exam and facility closures).

The Jitsu Club is also open to non-students. The price for non-students to join is £200 (as the University student subsidy does not apply). Please contact the Coaches listed below if you are a non-student wishing to join the club.

Key Contacts

Head Coach: David Chalton, Ruth Chalton

Club President: Jake Callaway 

Engagament Officer: Ben Burn


The Jitsu club is supported by our dedicated Club Development Officer Keir Tattersdill.