Senior Class

Timetable and Price.

Dojo Price Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday
the Dojo Shaw £4.50 20:00 – 21:30 20:00 – 21:30 20:00 – 21:30  

For all new students First Lesson FREE

Grading Times 2019

Grading Location Date Time Additional Info
White to Brown The Dojo      
Blackbelt Liverpool   12:30 1st 2nd 3rd Dan
Blackbelt Liverpool   13:30 4th Dan+


Ju-jitsu us an excellent martial art for anyone over the age of 15 to train in. We have a great team of senior students. Each have their own stories for training. It is a great activity for keeping fit, learning a highly effective self-defence and improving your self-confidence.

Senior training starts straight after the junior class which makes it ideal for families to set aside an evening; Juniors train from 6:30 – 8.00pm and then Seniors at 8.00 – 9.30pm. Here is a typical schedule for the senior class training:


Improving flexibility, waking yourself up, stretching, push-ups & sit-ups etc. Stretching is an essential part of high-intensity sports; it warms the muscles and helps prevent injury. Remember: training ‘cold’ can do you serious damage.

Senior Warm Up


Class Training

Improving techniques such as punches, kicks, rolls, throws, combinations etc. Activities vary here such as team ‘races’, street moves, repeated throwing of all students left and right and then swapping roles etc.

Water break

A very short break, giving the students enough time to go for a quick drink.

Syllabus training

Studying the selection of moves and techniques for your belt under the helpful instruction of a sensei. Syllabus techniques include the essential basics for developing in this martial art – chokes, blocks, arm locks, leg locks, safe-falling techniques, wrist locks, escapes, throws, strikes etc. Grading for most belts is every 3 months.

Not all techniques are instantly accessible to all types of fighter e.g. a petite, 120lb girl may find it difficult to throw a 200lb guy… this isn’t a problem as there are always alternative approaches. One of her advantages would be her low centre of gravity, which would be an ideal starting point for her to base her overall technique. Another good example would be a man with arthiritis in his hands; even though he would find it difficult to grip and lock using his fingers, we would help him to develop his strengths… perhaps his kicks, or his chokes. The harder you train, the better you become – that’s the bottom line.

Ju-Jitsu – Self-defence

As a self-defence system, Ju-jitsu is immediately effective from lesson one. You will learn throughout your training with us:

  • how to fall without being seriously hurt
  • how to escape restraints (such as headlocks, bearhugs, nelsons, strangles, arm locks etc.)
  • how to restrain and control violent people – not every situation calls for lethal or crippling results. If you work with offenders, mentally volatile people, drunken patrons etc. you will understand the need to restrain those much stronger and violent than yourself.
  • how to act in serious situations involving weapons such as knives, batons and guns… and how to disarm attackers if necessary.
  • how to deliver strikes to vital parts of the body so as to end fights quickly and cleanly.
  • how to defend yourself against multiple attackers.


Throws in Ju-jitsu (such as this Hip Throw) enable students to floor much heavier and stronger opponents than themselves. Our bodies all function with the same mechanics; joints, vital nerve points (atemi), and something students learn very fast whilst practising Ju-jitsu – centre of gravity. All too often, the old saying is true – the bigger they are, the harder they fall, its just knowing the right technique.

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