A Jiu Jitsu club has seen its members numbers skyrocket over the past months as well as competition success improve.

Performance Jiu jitsu situated in the village of South Moreton, Oxfordshire run by Professor Simon Squires has seen more and more people joining and pursuing the martial art. The club has 24 classes a week ranging from Kids, GI essential, GI comp, NO-GI essential and NO-GI comp.

Going back to the beginning I asked Simon Squires how all of this began and he said “It takes lots of planning and organisation for space and mats with getting a location”. A lot of people want to start their own business but a business where you coach people can be difficult, Simon said he started coaching because he wanted to “help kids and adults in developing their own skills”. “When students are still with me and learning” was when Simon said he realised he had succeeded in starting his own business, however he also added “there are always ways of learning and improving the club for students”. Most recently the club hosted a charity event that was for a student battling cancer. Simon said “as a coach it allows me to help others. As a coach you have to put all your students first.” The event was a triumph raising just over £1,450

The club also has big plans for the future with the next being a king of the roll open mat session where anyone from any club can come spar with different people. The first session is the 4th of December 9:00-11:00 with the intention of them being every first or second Sunday of each month.

This club has achieved a lot over the past few years coming back from the pandemic and will be continuing to teach the martial art of Jiu Jitsu to many.