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Classes run on Tuesday & Thursdays from 6.15pm till 7.30pm and Saturday from 10.00am till 11.30am for juniors

Adults classes run on Tuesday & Thursday from 7.30pm till 7.30pm.

Email: pooleju-jitsu@hotmail.co.uk

Poole Bushido Ju-jitsu Club trains at the Martial Arts & Fitness Centre in Poole. The senior instructors are  very knowledgeable and have vast amounts of experience in Ju-jitsu. We train regularly week in, week out and only close during the Christmas holidays. We are always busy at PJJC. We hold 4 to 5 gradings per year, take part in competitions up and down the country, as well as host competitions and interclubs here at home. We attend fetes and displays, enjoy visits from guest instructors and take part in national seminars. And all this is in addition to fitting in training each week and leading busy lives. Our Facebook group is constantly being updated so please ‘Like’ our page and join the group – you’ll see that there is always something going on.

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With a bloodcurdling cry, your 6-year-old leaps into the air and dons

a karate kick, raising your hair and blood pressure simultaneously.

Before you panic and pad the walls, try channeling this urge into a

martial arts class.


Activities like Ju-jitsu are a fun way for both boys and girls to

achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialisation skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.

Martial arts truly IS the greatest gift you can give your child. When you think of martial arts you might start to think of violence. This is a common misconception about what ‘Martial Arts’ truly is.

It is true that martial arts teaches children how to kick, punch and block. However it also teaches many life skills that are deeply embedded into the ancient arts. As child psychologist Jeffrey Bernstein says: “The power of martial art disciplines comes not from side kicks or sleeper holds, but rather from an unrivalled ability to teach confidence and self respect. After a few weeks of classes kids start to carry themselves differently. They walk taller, appear more self assured and interact less fearfully with the world around them. In short, they cease to be an easy target.”


A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, Sensei. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention.


Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a
white belt through a variety of colours until black. Testing for each new level, generally every three months, is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.

But, say experts, it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit. It often carries over into school, helping to improve behaviour and even grades, according to recent research.


Seven is usually a good age to start classes. By that time a
child should have enough muscle control to punch and turn properly and safely — essential to getting a real kick out of the martial art he chooses.

Poole Ju-jitsu Club has an extensive children’s program that is designed to develop your child not only physically, but also mentally. Life skills are embedded to help prepare your child for life ahead. Teaching your child about focus, goal setting, perseverance, respect and self control will help them learn to make the right decisions in life.

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