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.

Club Costs

"TRAIN" Annual Membership - £125 (Students)  *Memberships will be reduced to £62.50 for semester 2* (Available from January 2024)

Mondays: 18:30-20:00  &  Saturdays: 10:00 - 12:00  (Lipman Gym)

The Jitsu Club train all year round. (Please be aware that some regular training dates will be unavailable due to exam and facility closures).

There are still spaces available in this club. Please click below to join:

Please note that the Jitsu Club is also open to non-students. The price 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: Jodie Nichols


The Jitsu club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Amy Hargrave.