Welcome to Imperial Jitsu

Ju jitsu

We are part of The Jiu Jitsu Foundation, one of 139 clubs in the UK and one of 21 in London. We teach a modern form of the traditional Japanese martial art Ju Jitsu. Our style, Shorinji Kan, is designed for practical self-defence in the modern world, from unwanted harassment to armed physical assult. We deal with armed, unarmed and multiple opponents. Learn to use your attacker's momentum in your favour using locks, strikes and throws.
It's simple and effective: a martial art that works.


The first two weeks of term are free. If you enjoy your session, please buy membership to support the club. After the first two weeks, you need to buy membership, a TJF license, and mat fees. If you didn't make the taster sessions, just send us a message on our Facebook page to let us know you want to come!

All these are sold on our Imperial Union page.


  • Sundays 17:00–20:00

Location: 3rd Floor Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle, SW7 2BB
Gear: If you don't have a gi (the white pyjamas) wear loose sports clothing that you don't mind getting tugged at.

We also have Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) sessions on Tuesdays, 17:00–19:00, taught by BJJ purple belt, Mabast Hussein. Just come wearing loose sports clothing.