Jiu Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art which relies on technique rather than strength to defend against one or multiple opponents of any size, weight, and gender. This martial art has survived the past couple centuries and morphed from a battlefield martial art to an effective form of modern-day self-defence.
You will learn how to defend punches, grabs, weapons, and more while you’re with us.
The style of Jiu Jitsu we practice at Exeter Martial Arts is called Seishin Mizu Ryu Tatakai Jutsu
and is led by UK Chief Instructor Dr Richard Catterick. He has a staggering, just short of, 30 years jiu jitsu experience under his belt and is 6th degree black belt to boot with the Sport England Governing Body the BJJAGB. Our dojo is a the governing body centre of excellence in the South West
There is a good mix of men and women across a wide age range who train in our friendly classes and we welcome beginners and experienced students alike. We also have close links with the Exeter University
and Exeter College Jiu Jitsu clubs.
Whatever your ability, our fundamental jiu jitsu programme will allow you to easily get to grips with our system
so you can progress to our advanced level classes with a solid foundation. If you’re looking for self-defence,
a new martial art, or a new hobby to gradually build strength and stamina, come to one of our taster sessions and start your journey.