“Learn an ancient art evolved for a modern world.”
Welcome to Dorchester Fudoshin Jujitsu and Martial Arts. We have been established in Dorchester since 2003 and are affiliated with the British Fudoshin Association. We teach Fudoshin Jujitsu (also known as Jiu jitsu or Ju Jutsu), Fudoshin Kickboxing and 12 traditional oriental weapons including: katana, wakizashi, tanto (knife), yawara bo, tanjo, jo, bo, naginata (spear) nunchaku, kama, sai and tonfa.
We benefit from the experience of a Lead Instructor with over 45 years of continuous martial arts training.
Jujitsu a Traditional Martial Art
Jujitsu is primarily a defensive art. Learn effective, practical self-defence skills which will stay with you for life. Learn to defend yourself against both armed and unarmed attacks. Defend agsinst single and multiple attackers. Also learn to defend yourself with every day objects at hand using improvised weapons.
Training in Jujitsu will improve your general fitness. Fitness and conditioning play an important part of each lesson, it’s excellent core conditioning and burns a lot of calories. You don’t need to be super fit to start Jujitsu. You will train to your physical ability. You will notice, week on week, small improvements in your physical fitness, core strength and stamina. But most importanlty you will be having so much fun you wont notice how hard you are working!
Jujitsu is excellent cross training and complements other sports such as athletics, dancing, football, rugby, gymnastics and swimming; where bursts of power/speed are required combined with balance, coordination, timing and stamina.
Well-being and Mindfulness
Unwind after a hectic day. Leave your worries behind as you step into the dojo and onto the mat, focussing on the now. Martial arts helps relieve stress and focus the mind. You will also meet new people, make new friends and share a common interest with a wide network of kindred spirits.
There is increasing evidence that the motivational nature of training in martial arts, the sense of personal reward, the focus and the camaraderie helps prevent but also combats stress, anxiety and depression.
Put simply, martial arts fits into the biopsychosocial model of health – it will affect and benefit you physically, mentally, and socially – meeting these most basic of human needs.
Age, Injury & Gender are no Barrier
Age, injury and gender are no barrier to training in Fudoshin Jujitsu. The martial art is so diverse that it can be adapted to any individuals capability and to the level that their body mechanics can achieve. We believe the person makes the martial art, not the martial art the person. We are teaching students to grasp the art and make it their own, moulding it to work for them, rather than creating carbon copies of an instructor. Please feel free to contact us to discuss further or pop along and find out yourself.
Where to find us
We are based in Dorchestrer Judo Club, Sawmills Lane, DT1 2QX