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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Welcome to NTU Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one of the fastest growing clubs at the University – the sport is fun, challenging and teaches effective self-defence, all in a friendly environment.

Welcome to NTU Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, part of the fastest growing clubs at the University – the sport is fun, challenging and teaches effective self-defence, all in a fun friendly team environment.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art which specialises in the grappling aspect of combat, with the overarching  goal of becoming effective in self-defence.

Our focus is prioritised on three fundamentals: Providing a diverse friendly team environment, learning self-defence, and giving students an outlet to compete under the NTU banner.
As well as being a sports club, we also offer the opportunity to be a part of our community. We run a variety of socials such as; watching the UFC, skill swaps with NTU societies and other clubs events. Central to our socials, comes the weekly tradition of calling upon the Clubto tackle the notorious Trent OCEAN night out! Take to Nottingham in fancy dress, starting with a bar crawl, ending with a swim in the Ocean nightclub. NTUBJJ is committed to meeting the needs of all social aspects with the result of providing the complete university experience.

WE NEED YOU! Our club relies on the attainment of new members every year. Do not feel a lack of experience should put you off. Likewise, if you’re experienced, we have a group of competitors to keep you entertained as well as offering competitions throughout the year.

Just call us Quintuple C (Champ Champ Champ Champ Champ ). NTU BJJ have been crowned UKBJJA National Champions for the last 5 years running, which we have been fortunate to host in 2019. We are proud of this status and look forward for the new recruits to maintain it.

Inclusivity and diversity is at the forefront of this society. Men, women, fresher, final year and staff the club welcomes everybody. All are welcomed to represent the University at competitive level, where there are competitions which consist of categories that range from Beginner to Advanced. We have a host of members that simply train for self-defence, fitness and fun.

All are welcome and we look forward of having the opportunity to welcome others to the club.

President Welcome

Joe marcham, I'm a third year wildlife conservation student and lifelong martial artist (there aren't many I haven't tried but grappling is my all time favorite) I started by BJJ journey with ntu bjj at the start of my uni life and have been hooked ever since! Having the opportunity to compete and meet great people. going from somewhat anti social to last years social sec due to the environment of the club.

When I started bjj, it was to supplement my judo. but I very quickly put my brown belt on the back burner and dove headfirst into Bjj. Now its almost impossible to keep me off the mats!


Head coach, Giuseppe Lannucci, is a brown belt with 20-years wrestling experience which builds solid foundations for your Jiu-Jitsu game.

We also put forward a lot of coaching from our experienced student Clubmembers who run sessions with the aim to aiding the perspective of beginners, helping them to advance through their Jiu jitsu skills.

Gradings take place throughout the year so your commitment could see you progress through the belts.


We train four times a week, with sessions at both City and Clifton campus.

Training times:
Monday 20:30-21:30 - CITY SU, SPORTS HALL
Wednesday 12:30-14:30 – CLIFTON, LEE WESTWOOD, SH2
Friday 17:30-18:30 – CLIFTON, LEE WESTWOOD, SH2
Saturday 12:15-14:15 - CITY SU, SPORTS STUDIO

Taster sessions

The club host coached taster sessions during Welcome Week if you want to give Jiu Jitsu a try.

Please check the ‘NTU BJJ’ Facebook page or the NTUBJJ Instagram. Or just find us at the fresher’s fair to find out when.

How to join

The cost for the BJJ club is £110 for the year. You can join online via the NTU Sport website.

Sports kit information

Specific kit isn’t an essential, simple tight-fitted gym wear is acceptable. It is reminded that there are     no shoes allowed on mats. Gum shields are recommended for sparring.

Upon request it is possible to purchase NTU BJJ rashguards (supplied by SubGuards) and NTU BJJ Gi’s (supplied by Progress). Just speak to one of our committee members who can help you through the process.


Committee Members:

Joe Marcham
Fin Edwards
Kendal Feeny
Olly Jackson
Keiran Alderson

Email –

Facebook – NTU BJJ

Instagram – ntubjj

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418