I’m reaching out to see if anyone wants to attend the open training session for the GB Sports Jujitsu team on March 13th in Dunstable This is a three hour session mixing drills, fitness and sparring under WCJJO sport jujitsu rules*. Any student over 16 is welcome to participate – the team is structured by weight classes and there is a women’s team as well. The sessions are friendly, informal, and dedicated to improving skills and led by our coach Paul Grant– all a fighter needs is a willingness to give it a go and a good attitude! The GB team has been successful over recent years fighting in locations such as Geneva and Las Vegas; our objective is to build a strong team to enter the World Championships in Australia in 2017, and so we are holding open sessions to encourage people who haven’t tried sport jujitsu rules to give it a go. We will hold sessions bimonthly in 2016 and monthly in 2017, and generally rotate them around the country to ease the travel burden. If you or any of your students want to take part or would like more information then please contact me by pm (As an alternative, if you have a venue and enough fighters interested in trying sport jujitsu, we can arrange to bring a few of the squad to you for a taster session) *Sport jujitsu rules include continuous striking, takedowns and groundwork, over 2 x 2min rounds. Fighters wear hand, shin and foot pads, and compete in a gi. Striking is legal to the head or body with punches and kicks (with kicks to the outside thigh as well) and must be delivered with controlled contact (i.e. touch contact). A wide range of throws are scored, and on the ground armlocks and strangles are permitted along with striking to the body. At competitions there is usually a grappling only division as well, held under rules similar to BJJ competitions.