Beginners can train in any strong, light clothing, e.g. T-shirt and track suit bottoms. All jewellery should be removed prior to training. Students train barefoot in a traditional Japanese jacket and trousers which can be purchased through the club.

Your First Class
When you first arrive at a Shu-Ho jujitsu class, you will be shown basic techniques aimed specifically at beginners of all physical abilities. You will be taught how to break your fall when thrown, and will be shown some of the more basic techniques from the yellow belt syllabus.

Following Etiquette
Jujitsu is a Japanese martial art, and at Shu-Ho Jujitsu we place some emphasis on following correct etiquette. There is a formal rei (bow) at the start and end of every class. You will be shown how to do this before the class begins. As a mark of respect you will be asked to address your instructor as Sensei, which means teacher in Japanese.