Martial arts Chichester / Bognor Regis / Littlehampton areas. Based in Barnham, West Sussex, UK
Japanese Jujutsu is central to the traditional fighting techniques of the Samurai bushi, the warriors of feudal Japan. Japanese Jujutsu includes strikes, throws, locks, chokes and pins, and with a mastery of distance, timing and strategy, these unarmed techniques provide the foundations for using traditional Japanese weapons, known collectively as bujutsu. Together, these arts form a well rounded, highly adaptable and effective fighting system, developed throughout 700 years of war and civil unrest, and so are steeped in culture, history and tradition. They continue to be practised throughout the world today as traditional Japanaese Jujutsu, Kenjutsu, Jojutsu, Bojutsu, Yarijutsu and Naginatajutsu. These ancient arts are said to be the foundation of many modern sports and Budo disciplines, such as Aikido, Judo, BJJ, Hapkido and Kendo.
At Black Snow Dojo, we train Japanese Jujutsu and Bujutsu. We focus on developing technical skill in hand to hand combat and weapons, while cultivating the Budo spirit. Japanese martial arts rely on the skilful use of distance, timing, angles, weak points and whole body movement to overcome the opponent, rather than strength, speed and stamina. In this way a weaker person can overcome a stronger or better armed opponent. Weapons include the katana, bo, yari, naginata, ono, jo, hanbo, kusari fundo, tanto and tessen.
Our classes take place in our fully matted dojo in Barnham. We have free on-site parking, toilets and a changing room. We offer group classes weekday evenings and open mat sessions twice a week. Previous training is not required. Suitable for able men, women and children aged 14+. Get in touch to try a class this week.
Classes running in 2024
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|Monday Unarmed Jujutsu Class 8pm-9.30pm
|Wednesday Weapons Class 8pm-9.30pm
|Friday Unarmed Jujutsu Class 8pm-9.30pm
| * Classes are subject to availability
|Adults £15 per class
|14's - 17's £10 per class
Black Snow Martial Arts Centre,
Unit 18, Windmill Shopping Village,
Barnham PO22 0BD