Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art which promotes the concept that proper technique can overcome untrained strength and that a martial art needs to constantly pressure test its techniques to actually work. BJJ focuses on getting to the fight to the ground using takedowns, and then advancing to a dominant position on the ground using sweeps and passes where joint-locks and chokeholds can be used to end the fight. We train for both competition and self defense.
UCLBJJ is very welcoming to new members, from complete beginners to experienced grapplers especially considering out members already vary greatly in experience, fitness level and grappling skill.
Our coaches are highly experienced and highly accomplished grapplers who frequently compete at high levels.
UCLBJJ also has a tight-knit active and inclusive community, being the second largest martial arts/combat sports society with frequent socials and a welcoming environment on the mats. We will be running regular socials. We will have a wide variety of socials from UFC and BJJ event watch parties, to nights out. Everyone is welcome!
We run 4 classes a week, including both weekend days, so we can fit into the busiest of schedules and are very postgrad friendly. The classes are 2 hours and consist of a warm-up, wrestling drills, ground techniques, and situational and live rolling. There are 3 no-gi and 1 gi class a week. Each class (apart from your first one, which is free) costs £3 paid directly to the coach on the day. All classes are in Bloomsbury Fitness so you can learn BJJ without leaving the campus.
We also offer a 1 hour women's only class which remote and full members can attend for free!
We also have a content library currently containing over 100 videos to help you learn all aspects of the sport, from fitness to wrestling, guard passing, and everything else you need to start learning BJJ. Additionally, it has clipped online class videos to help you focus on specific aspects of the sport or choose a fitness class to follow. There are also exclusive technique videos, with some from BJJ world champions. It is a fantastic resource to further improve your BJJ off the mats, and is included in the £25 membership.
£30 Full Membership- Gives you access to everything: classes, the content library and socials.
Free Taster Membership- Gives you access to 1 completely free class to decide if you like the sport!
2022-23 Class Times
Tuesday 14:00-16:00 no-gi in Bloomsbury Fitness with Silviu
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 no-gi in Bloomsbury Fitness with Tommy
Friday 15:00-17:00 no-gi in Bloomsbury Fitness with Silviu
Saturday 14:00-15:00 Women’s Only in Bloomsbury Fitness with Vava
Sunday 14:00-15:00 gi in Bloomsbury Fitness with Vava