What is Jiu-Jitsu?

Would you like to be able to eliminate your attacker in just a few seconds? Do you want to go on the attack, as well as defend yourself? Then come to Jiu-Jitsu at TU Delft!

Jiu-Jitsu is a modern Japanese defensive art inspired by traditional Samurai defence techniques. Striking an armoured opponent is largely ineffective so in Jiu-Jitsu the emphasis is on using throws and locks to beat and control your opponent. “Jiu” means “soft” or “gentle” and “jitsu” means “ technique” or “art” so Jiu- Jitsu can be translated as gentle technique.  One of the most important principles is using your opponent’s movement and strength against them, rather than meeting it with one owns force. This allows a smaller defender to beat a larger attacker.

A training at the sportcenter consist of a warming up and then moving on to training different techniques to counter like striking, throwing, pining and the use of locks. During the training for beginners the emphasis will be on learning the basics of Jiu-Jitsu. These consist of falls, releases from holds, evading and countering attacks and simple throws which are perfected over time. As one progresses the number of techniques will increase. After enough practice, participants can apply learned techniques in different forms of sparring (randori). The beginner’s trainings are provided by the sportcenter and the advanced trainings are only accessible by the D.S.B.V. Yoroshi members.