PRIVACY: Our classes are private for the benefit of our members and spectators are not allowed unless by prior arrangement.

GETTING STARTED: Beginners are welcome at all lessons by appointment. We recommend thatprospective members come to watch a class prior to joining our dojo. Please contact us if you would like to arrange come and meet us and watch a class. If you decide to join in you don't need any special equipment and to begin with a tracksuit or loose clothing is fine for the first few lessons.

BEHAVIOR STANDARDS: Our membership is open to anyone of good character and we insist that our members conduct themselves in a socially acceptable manner at all times. If you have an undesirable background (criminal record, known troublemaker, pub watch, bully, etc.) you WILL NOT be allowed to join our dojo.

Andy teaching Jujutsu at
the Nelson Street Dojo

EXPECTED LEVEL OF COMMITMENT: Although we try not to pressure our dojo members we encourage you to make a firm commitment to your training and to attend as many classes as possible. We understand employment and family commitments take precedence however regular practice is the key to successful skill development and progression. Our training is catered to an individual's own ability level and the classes are conducted in a friendly atmosphere. If would like to know more please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

AGE LIMITS: We accept students from the age of 5 years into the junior Jujutsu classes. Teenage children trian alongside the adults. Please note that if you are under 18 a parent or guardian must sign a NLJJA membership form giving permission for you to practice. There are no upper age limits as our classes can be tailored to the needs of older people and we also teach walking stick / cane exercise and self defence techniques.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY: Our instructors have enhanced CRB background checks performed on them and we operate under a child protection policy which has been accepted by Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council.

THE DOJO FACILITIES: We have our own private full time dojo (training hall) with separate male and female changing rooms with showers and a wide variety of martial arts specific training equipment; including a 108m2 matted area and a wide variety of striking; weight and martial arts specific training equipment.

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