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FAQ’s

Why Should I choose TJK?

TJK has been in operation for over 30 years and is held in high regard in the world of martial arts. The President is Sensei Ross  Iannaccaro who holds a 7th degree black belt in Ju Jutsu and teaches extensively through the UK and Europe. We have traditional links with Japan through Soke Tanaka who is a direct decendant of the Samurai Warrior. 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 confidence and self-esteem.

Is Ju Jutsu an Effective Form of Self Defence?

Ju Jutsu 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?

Ju Jutsu is suitable for all children (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.

How Do I Find A Class Local To Me?

Visit the class information section on this website.

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.

How Much Do The Lessons Cost?

We endeavour to make the lessons affordable and great value for money. Unlike some clubs we do not charge a registration fee. Lessons are £6 for the hour and are paid on a half termly basis… For example if the term is 6 weeks in length…. in this case payment would be 6 x £6 = £36. In the first term we will refund any lessons your child does not take if they decide not to continue.

What Extras Will I Have To Pay For?

Our aim is to keep parent/student expenditure to a minimum.

Please take the following into consideration:

  • Gradings: take place 3 times a year…£25 for juniors and £30 for adults. A student will usually only do 1 grading a year.
  • Uniform (Gi): ranging from £40 to £49 (depending on size).
  • Leg and hand mitts: £20 for the set.
  •  Membership: £20 for the year.
  •  Seminar: take place 3 times a year…..£10 for juniors and £15 for adults.
  • Competitions: Take place twice a year: £10 junior and £15 adults.

How Do I Pay?

There are 3 ways that you can pay: cash, cheque or direct debit.

Does the Club Carry Insurance?

Yes….both public and personal injuries for our students.

Is There A Syllabus?

We have developed a detailed and up to date syllabus for both juniors and adults. All the techniques are built upon one another and link together in a practical manner. We believe we have the most cutting edge belt system in the UK.

Can My Child Train More Than Once A Week?

We suggest that your child starts their training once a week. Once they start to move up the belts and gain confidence & knowledge they may want to increase their training.

Are There Competitions?

There are regular ‘points scoring’ competitions that allow students to practice their Ju Jutsu skills in a safe but challenging environment.

What is A Seminar?

Seminars are special lessons that are held locally & nationally. They take place 3 or 4 times a year and are invaluable to the students as they broaden their appreciation of all aspects of the Ju Jutsu art.

What Are The Qualifications Of The Instructors?

All the instructors at the club have: relevant teaching qualifications, first aid training and are CRB (police) checked.