A grappling martial art, with elements of wrestling, sambo and Japanese jiu jitsu. Whether you want to learn self defence techniques, train competitively, or simply for fun, BJJ can be enjoyed by all.


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Brazilian jiu-jitsu society


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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the fastest growing martial art in the world and our sessions can be enjoyed by all, regardless of gender, age, fitness level or previous experience.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling martial art and it promotes the smaller, weaker person defending themselves successfully against a bigger and stronger assailant by using technique and leverage. Some use these techniques and compete in sport Jiu Jitsu, while others use the martial art as a form of self-defence, discipline, self-confidence or simply as a fun activity to do. Whether your goal it is to compete at the highest levels of competition or just a cool activity to do on an afternoon as a way to alleviate your stress from your degree, the SOAS BJJ society caters to ALL. We also hold seminars throughout the year with black belts and successful competitors from around the world. Don't worry if you can't come to any of our sessions during freshers week, we would love to see you at any time throughout the year! Classes are FREE. 

Class times:
Monday (gi) - 13.00-15:00
Wednesday (no gi) - 12:30-13:30 fundamentals; 13:30-15:00 mixed class
Friday (gi) - 13.00-15:00
Saturday (no gi open mat) - 17:30-19:00

We train in the SOAS gym, which can be found in the basement of the Main building (Russell square campus, WC1H 0XG). 

If you have any questions or want to know more about our society, please contact Barbara Silva at 663681@soas.ac.uk or on facebook. 



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