East Midlands Jiu Jitsu Association

East Midlands Jiu Jitsu Association is a Martial Arts group that formed many years ago offering Jiu Jitsu classes in Sutton on Sea and Hoggsthorpe Village Hall in Lincolnshire and further afield in Derbyshire.

Jiu Jitsu is a traditional martial art that offers both physical and psychological personal development through a broad range of techniques; it is also an effective system of self-defence. With regular training you can improve your fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, posture and strength. Furthermore, you will find that your training will improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.

“Over the last three years, jiu jitsu has become one of the biggest contributors to maintaining my physical and mental health. As someone who has developed anxiety in adulthood, regular weekly practice helps to keep me calm, centred and focused.”

Who can take part?

Everybody can join in. It’s good for all ages and we have families that attend with the little ones taking part in the junior sessions and the adults and older children participating in the later classes.

John, the instructor, is accredited with the deaf society and familiar with supporting students with hearing impairments.

Why do people do Jiu Jitsu?

Some of the benefits from learning this art include:

  • Confidence
  • Fitness and flexibility
  • Respect towards other people
  • Discipline
  • Team work
  • Self defence

Jiu Jitsu training is also great fun and a fantastic way to meet and make new friends. Our clubs offer a friendly social life outside of club training, with events organised throughout the year.

“My child used to sit alone at school and wouldn’t join in with anything. Since coming to the Jiu Jitsu classes his confidence has soared. He has even started saying please and thank you.”

What should I bring?

When you first come along just bring yourself and wear comfy clothes. For classes we wear a traditional martial arts suit, no foot-wear is required, and we train on soft mats.

Where can I find more information?

07816 423579
Facebook Group : E.M.J.J.A

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Credit: This information was provided by East Midlands Jiu Jitsu Association in support of Let’s Move Lincolnshire.