Our Club
Spring 2011

Who We Are

We are a long-established club within the Imperial College London Student Union, dedicated to training in a modern interpretation of Jiu Jitsu, an art originally practised by the samurai of feudal Japan. The club is a mixture of students, faculty and others with an interest in our martial art. Our training environment is safe and welcoming to all potential students, and we are happy to instruct those with no background in martial arts at all together with those who have an extensive training history.

In addition to our training, we have a very active social side to our club. Recent events include meals out, film nights, snowboarding and short breaks abroad, all of which are optional but highly entertaining.

To find out more about our martial art, please see our training page. If you have any questions about the club, please contact us.

Where and When We Train

We usually run four sessions a week in the following venues:

Reynolds Building, HammersmithMonday18:45 - 21:00
Imperial College Union Gym, South Kensington
Monday18:00 - 20:00
Imperial College Union Gym, South KensingtonThursday19:00 - 21:00
Imperial College Union Gym, South KensingtonSaturday14:00 - 16:00

The instructors always try their best to start sessions on time to maximise the time spent learning our art. We therefore try to turn up at least ten minutes early for each class.


Our training in Hammersmith takes place in the basement of the Reynolds building of Charing Cross Hospital (W6 8RF). As this dojo can be a little tricky to find the first time, please feel free to contact us in advance to arrange for someone to show you the way.

South Kensington

Most of our sessions take place in the Union Gym, which is on the top floor of the Imperial College London Union (SW7 2BB).

Please note that we are currently trialling a women-only class in the Union Gym on Mondays. This is intended to help women to try out a martial art without having to worry about training with unfamiliar men. Men are still welcome in the evening class in Hammersmith on Mondays.

Cost per session

Our sessions are designed to be as cheap as we can make them. Students of the university pay £3 per session, anyone attending as an external guest should expect to pay £5 per session. Please note that for students joining the club for the first time we have a number of deals which can make training even cheaper, so please ask us what we can offer if you want to sign up and continue your training.

Uke-otoshi - Floating Drop
Autumn 2010

Our Instructors

The club is currently run by several instructors, all of whom are insured through and authorised to teach by the Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu Association.

In addition to the club's main instructors, we are fortunate enough to have a number of external instructors who regularly come to either train with us or teach a class. These include our head of style and other instructors with extensive personal experience of self-defence and restraint technique applications.