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Typically asked questions

What age does my child need to be in order to attend classes?

Children aged 4 years and upwards are welcome.

How long is each class?

  • Junior and Senior classes currently both run for 1 hour each

  • This may be reviewed to potentially increase in the future as the class grows and depending on availability at the venue.

Do you offer a trial membership?

Yes our first lesson is offered free to help you decide if Ju-Jitsu or Martial Arts is right for you.  Get in touch via the contact us page to reserve your place!

How much does it cost?

  • The first lesson is free as a trial.

  • Each lesson costs £5 per student regardless of whether attending a Junior or Senior class.  Payment is accepted via cash or card/ contactless.

  • A training card for block bookings is also available so a student can pay upfront for 10 lessons.  This training card has no expiry.  See Head Coach for details.

  • Pay monthly options are also available via standing order or card/ contactless payments.  Please see Head Coach for further details/ options.

  • Discount is available for 3 or more students from the same household if training at class on the same night.  Please discuss with the Head Coach.

  • After the 4th lesson, you will be required to join North East Ju-Jitsu and Kobudo Association (NEJJKA) so that you have training insurance cover in place.  This is required before you can train in your 5th lesson onwards.  Please see the Head Coach for further details and current costs. 

  • Students are recommended to purchase a Gi/ Ju-Jitsu suit once they are ready.  These are supplied through NEJJKA.  Please see the Head Coach for details and current costs.

  • Regional gradings are held every 3 months in South Shields where any students deemed ready to take their next belt grading will be invited to attend by the Head Coach.  Regional gradings are attended by all NEJJKA clubs across the region, and gradings are carried out by qualified grading officers.  The Head Coach will advise all required details and pricing prior to a grading upon invite to attend.

If I have a medical condition, can I learn Ju-Jitsu?

It is always advisable to contact your doctor to discuss.  After contacting your doctor, please mention any medical conditions to the Head Coach so we can discuss prior to training or agree any changes/ adaptations to syllabus.

What are the chances of getting injured?

Even though Ju-Jitsu is classed as a contact sport, obviously, there are risks with any Martial Art or contact related sport, but injuries are rare.

What safeguarding measures have you got in place?

Our coaches are all checked and vetted before they can begin to work with your children:


  • All coaches are required to be registered on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


  • They are required to take an online safeguarding course.


  • They are required to be First Aid trained.  Renewed every 3 years. 


  • They attend regular coaching update courses within NEJJKA to keep themselves up to date with latest best practice.


  • They have Insurance through NAKMAS to be able to coach.  NAKMAS is an independent National Governing body of traditional and modern Martial Arts.


  • They are required to abide by the Code of Conduct and Ethics set out for all Coaching Standards within NEJJKA.

What to wear and bring to class?

  • We would initially encourage you to wear something loose fitting and comfortable such as tracksuit trousers and a long sleeve T-shirt or thin hoody etc.

  • As mentioned in the 'how much does it cost' section above, we would encourage you to look to purchase a Gi/ Ju-Jitsu suit which are available through NEJJKA via the Head Coach once you are ready.

  • We would also recommend that you bring a bottle of water or juice with you to class.  Please do not bring fizzy drinks.

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