Jitsu is a martial art based on the traditional styles of Jiu Jitsu that originated and developed in medieval Japan. The core of the art comprises a system of throws, joint locks and strikes. Based on the principal 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.
South Norwood Jitsu Club is part of The Jitsu Foundation and was founded in December 2012 by Sensei Seye Bolade. The Jitsu Foundation is an organisation with over a hundred clubs in the UK that teaches the modern and unique Shorinji Kan system of Jiu Jitsu. The TJF has over 3000 active members and several hundred instructors – including specialists in modern sport forms, traditional forms, weapons training, First Aid and Shiatsu.
The Jitsu Foundation is the largest single-style Jiu Jitsu organisation in Britain. Twice a year, 800-1000 jitsuka meet to compete and train in central England forming probably the largest martial arts events in the country, if not Europe. Through a constant process of examination, development and improvement, the Jitsu Foundation has adapted, and continues to adapt, long standing jiu jitsu techniques into a powerful and modern self defence system effective in today’s world.