Whats the BJJ like in the British army?

#1
Is it a proper serious jiu-jitsu team that can help you learn like a bjj place would ? I'm thinking of doing BJJ any info would be helpful thanks
 
#2
It’s not a big sport in the Army. A unit might have a club for a period of time depending on who’s there at the time. However, there’s money for it and an Army and Corps teams. There isn’t anything stopping you going to a local club either.
 
#3
#5
They do open contests down at Aldershot I think, open weight/belt.

I follow them on

British Army BJJ (@BritishArmy_BJJ) | Twitter

There is a great charity, Reorg to rehabilitate injured veterans.

THE REORG JIU JITSU FOUNDATION | The Royal Marines Charity

Plus their Gi's are ally as fook

Whatever background in the angry white PJ's you come from, BJJ is a very useful addition to your game. Plus it is usually pretty chilled at the dojo, good phys and a great way to make friends.

Oss.
Has the traditional pairing off the newbie with an overenthusiastic mid grade belt at the end of training been binned then? I was lucky when they did it to me that I am old enough to have trained osaewaza and even better atemiwaza regularly in mat work.
 
#6
Has the traditional pairing off the newbie with an overenthusiastic mid grade belt at the end of training been binned then? I was lucky when they did it to me that I am old enough to have trained osaewaza and even better atemiwaza regularly in mat work.
It's all good experience!

Mind you, I cheerfully remember being paired off with a knob of an Inspecter one year for officer safety training. He was a bit keen (not actually good, just wouldn't realise it was all essentially nonsense) and I was left with some bruising.

Next year I just smacked him first as hard as I could. Worth the wait.

Anyway, if the unit doesn't have a local club I am sure the nearest civilian club won't be far away.

I remember seeing somewhere on a twitter feed I am on some infantry guys (Mercians, I think) being introduced to civilian Krav Maga.


Martial arts serve an fitness and cohesion purpose (I suppose I would say that as I am into them), with the side effect being the ability to display controlled aggression when necessary.

Why the British Army Needs a Combatives System - The Wavell Room

Ultimately, it's fun that should be encouraged. Who doesn't like a bit of ninja?

 
#7
It's all good experience!

Mind you, I cheerfully remember being paired off with a knob of an Inspecter one year for officer safety training. He was a bit keen (not actually good, just wouldn't realise it was all essentially nonsense) and I was left with some bruising.

Next year I just smacked him first as hard as I could. Worth the wait.

Anyway, if the unit doesn't have a local club I am sure the nearest civilian club won't be far away.

I remember seeing somewhere on a twitter feed I am on some infantry guys (Mercians, I think) being introduced to civilian Krav Maga.


Martial arts serve an fitness and cohesion purpose (I suppose I would say that as I am into them), with the side effect being the ability to display controlled aggression when necessary.

Why the British Army Needs a Combatives System - The Wavell Room

Ultimately, it's fun that should be encouraged. Who doesn't like a bit of ninja?

I have met a few people who never returned to training after being roughed up by an over keen white belt with stripes on their first lesson. I still think it was not on pairing me with a purple on my first night, particularly one so lacking in self control. Luckily he didn't know why you don't cross your ankles - he does now.
 
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