the 'Compliant Art'
Newport Jiu Jitsu club is a member of the Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu Association. Jiu Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art that provides effective self defence and self development. It takes a rational approach to the way the body works and teaches you how to make the most of your strengths when dealing with an attacker.
1830 - 2000
Aiuchi can be translated literally as "Inner Harmony". This means that it is the combination of body, technique, and mind that is essential to the successful performance of the art. Whilst it is an advantage to have a fit and healthy body, physical strength is of little importance in the mastery of jiu jitsu. Aiuchi doesn't just teach techniques which can be applied against an attacker, but also how your body's movement can be used to give power to those techniques. In Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu speed and power do not arise from physical strength, but are generated by your body's own natural movement, combined with a relaxed attitude and a focused mind.
Although there are many techniques to learn and mastery takes time, there is much which can be learned simply and used quickly if the need arises. The purpose of Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu is to give greater confidence to the user, and to stimulate mental and physical development.
You can join the club at any time of the year, and once you've joined you can come as often as you wish. If you'd like to come and watch a session to see what we get up to, you can drop by anytime (there's no need to arrange anything beforehand). Someone will be happy to have a chat with you and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can come along in some loose clothing (tracksuit and a t-shirt would be ideal) and get on the mat to have a go.
The Class in in Newport is an Adult class, if you are not yet 18 you will need to talk to the club instructors before joining.
We accept members throughout the year.
Training sessions typically cost £4. Courses, gradings, and guest sessions may cost more
After a couple of weeks you will also need to purchase a Gi (training suit). You do not need to purchase anything before you start training