When you step outside of your comfort zone, that's where the magic happens!

Welcome to the University of Surrey Jiu Jitsu Club website!

Surrey Jitsu trains at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.


We are part of The Jiu Jitsu Foundation (TJF) and are certified with the British Jiu Jitsu Association (BJJA).

About Jiu Jitsu

Surrey Jitsu practices the traditional Japanese martial art of Jiu Jitsu, which has evolved as very useful method of modern, practical self-defence.



​Jiu Jitsu, often shortened to Jitsu, is based on the traditional styles of Jiu Jitsu that originated and were developed in medieval Japan by the samurai.

The core of the art comprises a system of throws, joint locks and strikes.  Based on the principle of using an aggressor’s energy to their own disadvantage, Jitsu skills can be used by men, women and children to counter aggressive situations ranging from unwanted harassment to armed physical assault.

It is a very practical martial art, rather than a sport, and is therefore ideal for self-defence. Effectiveness is based on technique, not strength.
This means you do not need to be particularly strong, big or flexible.  Although general fitness will help, Jitsu is also an excellent way to develop your fitness.


Take a look at our videos to see what Jitsu's about!

Beginners always welcome

Beginners are welcome at every session throughout the year.  You don't have to be a University student.


To give you some time to discover just how great Jitsu is, your first two weeks are free!

Surrey Jitsu social - join us

If you have any questions or want to know more, please get in touch:

Jitsu is a progressive martial art that offers a means of personal and physical development, as well as an effective system of self-defence.


Regular training can help to improve strength, fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and posture.


Moreover, most people find over time that Jitsu improves their self-esteem and self-confidence.  Advanced training levels are highly challenging and foster exceptional levels of physical and mental control.


Training with Surrey Jitsu is also great fun and a fantastic way to meet new friends.  Read what members say about our club here and check out our blog to see what we get up to.


Surrey Jitsu offers a vibrant social life out of club training, with events organised throughout the year.  To let you know what to expect, we've put together a broad overview of our yearly activities.

Why learn Jiu Jitsu?

The Instructor
and Committee

Meet our (almost) tame black belt and the club committee.

Surrey Jitsu instructor

Surrey Jitsu

Part of Team Surrey and the Jiu Jitsu Foundation