What is Aiuchi?

Aiuchi is the name of our Jiu Jitsu style and can be translated literally as “Inner Harmony”. This means the martial art is a 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.

The Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu Association is a non-profit making organisation and as such we offer sessions at unbeatable value for money.

More information about Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu can be found @ www.aiuchi.net

Jiu jitsu is a physical and mental martial arts discipline that provides effective self defence and self development. It is a traditional Japanese martial art that has been tried and tested over many hundreds of years, with a wide variety of techniques which rely on the principles of compliance and flexibility.

Today it is found in many self defence and restraint techniques used by police and armed forces the world over, and is the basis of the physical skills taught in most self defence courses. It takes a rational approach to the way the body works and how to make the best use of your size and strength when dealing with an attacker.

Jiu jitsu means literally the ‘Gentle Art’, as it relies on the application of technique rather than strength. In the same way that a willow tree bends with the wind, so too should a practitioner of Jiu Jitsu adapt to the force of the attack and turn it to his or her advantage.

Jiu jitsu consists of a wide range of techniques which include joint locks, throws, immobilisations and strikes to nerve points and vulnerable parts. Practice of Jiu Jitsu encourages awareness, confidence and adaptability to circumstances. These are crucial elements in personal safety.