So you're interested in JuJitsu then? Who can blame ya! It's one of the most interesting and diverse martial art styles around.

Unlike other styles such as Karate or Judo, you're not restricted to learning just how to punch and kick or throw. JuJitsu involves all kinds of techniques from punching and kicking, to joint locks, to throws and ground-work, and not forgetting learning how to handle a variety of weapons.

Unlike going to the gym and trying to kill yourself on a bike with no wheels, training in JuJitsu will get you fit and build muscles (some of which you never realised you had!) whilst actually having fun doing it, and meeting some great new friends.

Our clubs are small communities of people, all there to have a good time and to learn many skills, getting fit is simply a by-product.

Down Community JuJitsu Clubs train across County Down.  DCJJC is totally committed to teaching the art of JuJitsu to anyone willing to learn, from children and teenagers to elderly and those with physical disabilities, DCJJC opens its doors to all.

We are a group of friendly clubs dedicated to teaching the traditional art of JuJitsu. Whether you want to come down to learn a new martial art, improve your skills and fitness or simply to have fun, then you are more than welcome to join us.

If you would like to come down and have a go, we are more than happy to give you your first class free of charge.

Our junior Classes start from as young as 5 years old, where they learn basic skills of jujitsu in a fun and safe environment.  Every child works at their own level with encouragement from instructors to help them improve at their own pace.

There Are Many Reasons Kids Should Train  Ju Jitsu.  Here are the Top 7:


#1 Coordination and Body Awareness

Learning Ju Jitsu requires a child to execute techniques that contain many small details.  Learning to perform these techniques develops the child’s fine motor skills and teaches them a good understanding of base and balance.  This develops in the child strong neuromuscular connections and increases coordination and balance.  These skills then spill over to other sports and activities in their lives and aids in making them more successful not just in Ju Jitsu but in everyday life.

#2 Discipline and Focus

Look around, we live in a world full of stimulation.  Kids are highly affected by this and as a result A.D.D. is rampant.  It's said that discipline and focus are like muscles that need to be trained.  Learning Ju Jitsu is fun but the techniques are very detailed and complicated to learn and execute.  Kids enjoy doing this and are forced to pay attention to instructors to be able to be successful.   Ju Jitsu will strengthen and improve kids discipline and focus.  This will translate then into better school work, better relationships, and an overall quality of life.

#3 Confidence

You always hear that martial arts will give a child more confidence and it's true.  But I am going to say that Ju Jitsu does this best and here is why!  Ju Jitsu is very different than traditional martial arts because you use what you learn every day at 100% with your training partners.  The learning process requires 2 things:  1) you learn how a technique works and how to do it  2) you learn how to execute the technique against an opponent that is not cooperating.  Our Kids Classes have the kids doing back to back in a safe environment at the end of every class.  This is part of the learning process.  You will not see a child in Ju Jitsu screaming and breaking boards but instead they will be engaged in a real life combat situation trying to grapple their way into a dominate position or escaping an uncomfortable and compromising position.  When a child breaks a board or performs a flashy move with no real resistance it just gives them a false sense of confidence that does not carry over in to the real world and can actually be dangerous when they realise that their "karate"  they learned actually does not work.   Ju Jitsu gives the child a REAL confidence and an REAL way to defend themselves without having to punch or kick another kid. One punch kill is a very real concern and punching can cause a lot of damage to your child your child could be responsible.

#4 Socialisation

In Ju Jitsu classes children will meet many new friends and share common experiences like drilling techniques, playing games, and grappling.  It's also a great way for kids to learn to communicate with other kids of all ages, as well as authority figures like the instructors and assistant instructors.  You will get to see your child grow and learn with new friends that they met in class and keep these friends for a lifetime.

#5 Fitness and the "Ju Jitsu Lifestyle"

Ju jitsu provides a fun and demanding cardiovascular workout for your child and they will LOVE doing it.  Through Ju Jitsu they will lose weight, gain core strength, and have more energy and stamina for demanding activities.  The term "Ju JItsu Lifestyle" is used to describe the way many practitioners learn to live.  Because Ju Jitsu can be demanding physically, living a healthy life becomes a necessity.  Eating healthy foods, sleeping correctly, and stretching daily to body maintenance is vital.  This will help you to get more out of your self, your training and help you use what you've learned on and off the mat.  

#6 Goal Setting and Completion

There are many opportunities in Ju Jitsu for you to test yourself and measure improvement; competition, receiving your next belt, executing a new technique while live rolling or an old one against a new opponent.  Through the learning process in Jiu Jitsu you learn to reach a little farther and work a little bit harder each day.  The goal every day is to improve by 1%.

#7 Self-Defense

Lastly Ju Jitsu will give your child a REAL means of self-defence.  Bullying is on the rise and a real concern in all schools.  Ju Jitsu will give your child more confidence and that is the #1 bully deterrent.  Bullies don't want to pick on confident children, they want easy prey.  But besides being confident, they will have the tools to physically defend themselves.  Not through flashy, choreographed dance like moves or board breaking but through hours on the mats spent training real situations and  how to deal with them using Ju Jitsu