Adults & Teenagers 15+ yrs

Saturdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Leytonstone United Free Church,

55 Wallwood Road
E11 1AY

Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm  NEW 

George Green's School

100 Manchester Rd
Isle of Dogs (between Canary Wharf & Greenwhich)
E14 3DW

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When executed correctly good jujutsu does not require a great deal of physical strength or athleticism to be effective. Traditional jujutsu training teaches biomechanical principles that anyone can learn. Utilising the centre of mass(tandem), effective combative distance (maai) and posture (tachi shisei) are some of the principles we use to overcome larger and stronger opponents. We also emphasize mental training for coping under pressure, such as zanshin 残心 a critical concept in Japanese martial arts and among the samurai. Gradually the student not only develops skill and fitness but also confidence, physically and mentally, for self-defence.

The vast majority of 'jujitsu' schools in western nations cannot be found in Japan. This is because they are western inventions with no direct link to the original Japanese styles. We are one of very few associations in the UK that was born directly from authentic jujutsu inside Japan - through direct certification and a direct historical lineage. As a result, we can provide instruction in legitimate jujutsu techniques of the samurai era.


We run classes in Dento Nihon Jujutsu Jikan Kai  伝統日本柔術慈館会 and Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu Jikan Kai  澁川一流柔術慈館会, a well-known samurai jujutsu style of feudal Japan. The combined curriculums cover over 400 techniques broken down into koryu kata (old-style forms), buki waza (weapon techniques), goshin taijutsu (self-defence applications), modern military combatives and freestyle wrestling methods (iji keiko). Classes are open to anyone 16yrs and older, including absolute beginners and individuals with backgrounds in other martial arts. Additionally, jujutsu students have access to our kobudo program which includes iai-jutsu and kenjutsu techniques (classical sword drawing and duelling) in addition to other traditional weaponry passed on directly in our lineage including various length sticks (bojutsu), the sickle & chain (kusarigama), and the dagger (kaiken waza). 

Getting Started



  • First Class ~ You can try your first classes for just £8. If you'd like to train more after you'll have to take out a Monthly Subscription and the Yearly Membership.

  • Monthly Subscription ~​ Most members train the recommended 2 classes weekly but it's ok if you can only make one to begin with. Training fees as follows;

>> £33 per month for one (1) class per week.


>> £38 per month for two (2) classes per week.

  • Yearly Membership of £25 should be paid within 6 weeks of starting regular training. Ideally, the sooner the better as it covers insurance (though extreme care and strict procedures are followed for your safety in training). You will have the following benefits as a member:

    • Insurance.

    • The opportunity to test for rank.

    • Access to the Learning Resources in the Members Area of the website.

    • Invitations to members only training events, locally and overseas.

    • Access to the student Manual.

  • Students ~ Students get considerable discounts. If you are a full-time student and you would like to join our group, please go here to contact us..



We run a few open public events throughout the year.

For upcoming seminars please visit here;


We're a really relaxed and friendly group. To begin, students should walk with some appropriate, loose fitting clothing such as track bottoms and a short sleeve t-shirt. Eventually you can purchase a discounted uniform, but there is no rush for you to acquire one.


You may find the following articles and several others on our blog to be useful;


You can also fill in a short form requesting a ‘Training Scholarship’ if you’re 15 – 20 yrs old, if you are a student or if you are unemployed. Bring the completed form to your first class. This could lead to further concessions.

Learning Resources

In the Members Area of our website, registered members have access to some of the best online martial arts learning resources in the country. Students may also purchase for a very low price a copy of our Student Manual.


Please go here to contact us..

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