Ju Jitsu - a Martial Art for the 21st Century

Ju Jitsu is more than learning to fight. Ju Jitsu is about many things, such as:

Training in martial arts will improve your confidence and you will become much less of a victim. This is called "hardening the target". You will learn techniques for self-defence in threatening or aggressive situations at Dartford Ju Jitsu Club.

Christmas Holiday

Please note that the last class before the Christmas Holidays will be Monday 13 December and the first in 2022 will be Monday 10 January.

Important Notice - Return to Ju Jitsu in September - update

We can announce that we intend to resume both junior and senior classes in September. Our Monday class will start on Monday 6 September as follows:

7.00-8.00pm Juniors

8.00-9.30pm Seniors

There will also be a new class run by Sensei Stuart Rogers (previously running at David Lloyd) that will be on Saturday mornings 9.30-10.30am starting on 4 September. This class will be in the ground floor hall under the dance studio.

We are relaxing our rules to allow access but we wish to be cautious.

1. Access will be via the back of the Dance Studio building, to avoid mixing contact with swimming et al. If you walk along the roadway along the side of the school, please be mindful that cars also use that access.

2. Parents/guardians will not be allowed into the hall just yet. You may be able to park in the small car park behind the dance studio (we haven't heard anything to the contrary)

3. Please wait outside before entering the hall, and senior class will need to wait outside until the junior class have left the hall.

4. Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell, or self-isolating.

5. We will take your temperature on arrival to ensure you are fine to come in.

6. We will have a "Track and Trace" form for each class, so please be prepared to give your contact details at the door.

7. Please arrive dressed for training and do not bring stuff you do not need.

8. Please bring your own bottle of water, none will be available on site and sharing is not allowed.

9. Please bring your own hand sanitiser. If you do not come with this you will not be allowed access as none is available on site and sharing is not allowed.

10. We currently have a waiting list for new members. Please contact us if you wish to join and have your contact details on the list.

I am sure this sort of procedure is all fairly familiar by now. The first session back will be free, but we will need all monies to be paid by standing order. We look forward to a slow and safe return to Ju Jitsu.

2021 Class Times

Junior Class remains 7.00-8.00 pm.
Senior class 8.00-9.30 pm so do not be late!


You can pay fees by standing order. See instructor for details - get a discount.

T-shirts with embroidered emblem available, also have the emblem embroidered directly on to your gi. See instructor for details.


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"I don't want to fight, so why should I learn a martial art?"

If you explore a little deeper you will soon find out that learning martial arts doesn't mean you will want to pick fights. What you can learn are life-skills, a positive attitude that will carry you forward in whatever you do.

There are techniques that work particularly well on the street or in a work environment. There are techniques that form the art and science of Ju Jitsu. All are challenging in different ways and satisfying to achieve. You can learn all this and more at Dartford Ju Jitsu Club

Still with us? Good. Read on to see if Dartford Ju Jitsu is right for you, and (just as importantly) are you right for Dartford Ju Jitsu.

The hardest part is stepping on to the mat for the first time. Have you got what it takes?

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In the light of recent violent attacks on women, this link to a .pdf by Gavin De Becker, from "The Gift of Fear" covers trusting your instincts and how to handle a man who won't take no for an answer. Recommended read on Personal Safety. Free download. https://fb2bookfree.com/uploads/files/2020-10/1602551171_the-gift-of-fear.pdf