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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and strangles to defeat the other person.
You need no prior experience to start and you do not need to be at a certain fitness level either. Initially, it may be that your fitness level means you will not be able to complete all the exercises or do all the sparring. Over time and through regular attendance you will get naturally fitter, stronger and faster. Remember even the most experienced people in the gym started from nothing and everyone is a beginner at some point!
It is a great way to get fit, have fun and learn one of the most effective methods of self-defense!
It has been made incredibly popular by the likes of the Joe Rogan Experience and is practiced and loved by celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher (brown belt), Russell Brandt (blue Belt), and Guy Richie (black belt). For those MMA fans out there, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practiced by most UFC fighters, such as Conor Mcgregor, Charles Oliveira, Nate Diaz, and George St Pierre.
Purchasing a membership to our society will give you priority access to training sessions with our black-belt coach, free/discounted self-defense seminars, access to our open mat sessions, and the opportunity to potentially represent LSE at competition level. We will also be looking to get some affordable merch, like hoodies and t-shirts, for members to purchase!
Standard Membership: £10 (All students)
Associate Membership: £15 (Staff and Alumni)
One-off training sessions: £10 (For non-members who want to attend a single session)
Training Membership Michaelmas Term: £80* (This is for access to our training sessions with an accredited black belt coach. This has to be bought with the standard membership. It is about £7 for a two-hour session per week! To this put this in perspective, most BJJ schools in London charge around £80 a month)
*We want to make training as cheap as possible and will be looking to reduce prices even further in Lent Term.
Events and Activities
We will be holding a training session on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm and an open mat session on Sundays from 10-12 pm. These will take place in the Badminton Court in the Old Building.
Termly club dinners and socials after our training sessions on Wednesdays (Zoo bar)! We will be looking to host other socials such as a trip to Thorpe Park, bowling, and much more.
All members will hopefully get the chance to represent LSE in competition with other universities and within the club in Lent Term.
We will also try to host self-defence seminars which will be free for members.
Come meet us at the in-person Freshers Fair and our give it a go sessions shortly afterwards.
Get in touch with us if you have any questions:
- Instagram: lsesu_bjj
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org