Why Should I choose TJK?
TJK has been in operation for over 35 years and is held in high regard in the world of martial arts. The President is Sensei Ross Iannoccaro who holds an 8th degree black belt in Jujutsu and teaches extensively through the UK and Europe. We have traditional links with Japan through Soke Fumon Tanaka who is the current Soke or Successor of Several historical Koryu (old style) schools, which can be dated back to the 15th century. We keep up to date with the latest self defence techniques and work closely with the Police. We also offer an outstanding teaching and learning environment through which students can progress and build their fitness, confidence and self-esteem.
What does Taijutsu Kai mean?
Taijutsu (体術), literally “body technique” or “body skill”) is a Japanese blanket term for any combat skill, technique or system of martial art using body movements that are described as an empty-hand combat fighting skill. Kai ( group association )
Is Jujutsu an Effective Form of Self Defence?
Jujutsu is regarded by many as the most rounded of the martial arts as it combines: striking, throwing and ground skills. It is used extensively by the Police, Prison Service and the Armed Forces.
Is it Suitable For Children?
Jujutsu is suitable for all boys and girls aged 5 years+. All techniques are taught in a structured and well balanced manner. The heart of our teaching is self discipline. Students are encouraged & motivated to reach their potential. Pupils build their confidence, awareness to learn and are encouraged to interact within the group.
Is it Suitable For Adults?
Yes, many adults train with us, we have a more advanced syllabus for adults and run many adults classes for both men and women of all ages.
Can I Pop In And View A Class?
We actively encourage people to come and see what we do. No need to book….just turn up and we will give you a big friendly welcome.
What do I need to bring?
For your first lesson we advise you wear comfortable gym gear such as shorts and t-shirt. Bringing a bottle of water is also recommended. If you have any health concerns please inform the class sensei on arrival and bring any medication such as an inhaler if it may be needed. Please bring emergency contact info with you.
How much do lessons cost?
We endeavour to make the lessons affordable and great value for money. Our lesson prices vary slightly from club to club. Please message the Sensei at the club you are looking to attend for more information on lesson prices and they will be happy to let you know.