Aiuchi is the name of our Jiu Jitsu style and can be translated literally as “Inner Harmony”. This means that it is the combination of mind, body and technique that is essential to the successful performance of the martial art. There are a number of Aiuchi clubs around the UK and cross-training with the other students and instructors takes place regularly.

Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu encourages people to make the most of their physical and mental attributes. Speed and power are generated by your body’s own natural movement, combined with a relaxed attitude and a focused mind. We all have different characteristics and abilities and Aiuchi encourages each individual to make the most of their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. It is about building confidence and helping our Jitsuka to be as good as they can be.

Although there are many techniques to learn and mastery takes time, there is much which can be learned simply and used quickly if the need arises. Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu offers a modern day, practical self defence system.

Training takes place in a controlled and friendly environment. Students train on soft foam mats and safe imitation weapons are often used. Safety is always important and students are encouraged to train with care and control and with respect for training partners.

Training should always be taken seriously as in any physical art but it should also be fun. We learn better if we are relaxed and enjoying ourselves so our instructors aim to get a good balance between serious training and fun. Training should be enjoyable, stimulating and also very rewarding.

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