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Wessex Jitsu club

Wessex Jitsu Club, founded in 2013, is a not for profit Junior Jiu Jitsu club run out of Ferndown Village Hall every Monday evening from 6:00pm that teaches children aged 6yrs+. Instructors volunteer their time to teach Jiu Jitsu, a defensive martial art, learning it improves situational awareness and self-defence skills.

We are part of The Jiu Jitsu Foundation National Governing Body and volunteer our time to teach a modern form of the traditional Japanese martial art Jiu Jitsu, which simply described is a system of defensive techniques which use an attacker’s momentum against them.

We aim to provide a friendly and safe environment where your child will progress as a martial artist and also as a person. We encourage children to respect each other and eventually teach others to develop their confidence and leadership skills. The current instructors both started as children and have subsequently gone on to jointly run a club teaching children.

Our club has a diverse mix of skills and abilities as well as backgrounds and beliefs. We have found this environment encourages problem solving, communication, understanding, compassion and acceptance. Parents and siblings enrich this family feel environment by socialising during sessions or coming along to our social events.

The club trains regionally and competes nationally twice a year in the Midlands. Over the years we have been consistently successful bringing back multiple golds, silvers and bronzes in individual competitions and winning the ratio shield the last two years in a row. We are also fundraising in order to send a team to the internationals in July 2022.

Due to our inclusive nature and being a not for profit club, Wessex Jitsu Club continually fundraises not only to improve each student’s sporting performance enabling them to travel and have access to courses and competitions, but also to provide social opportunities such as parties, weekends away etc. where they may otherwise not be able to access.

Club members practising in the Ferndown village hallWessex Jitsu club members practising at the Ferndown village hall