Eastway  Jiu - Jitsu
Highams Park, Chingford, Woodford   -   North East London

Childrens Classes

Eastway Jiu-jitsu club - Children - Woodford, IG8 0RB
for Juniors (6-8 yrs), (8-11 yrs) and Seniors (12-16 yrs)

Sensei Michelle Say


 Wednesday afternoon
3:45 - 4:45
Junior kids (6-8 yrs)

Thursday afternoon
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Senior kids (12-16 yrs)

Friday afternoon
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Junior kids (8-11 yrs)
Childrens classes
Woodford club
The Becket centre
St Thomas of Canterbury Church
557 High Road
Woodford Green

£6.50 per session
First class free!
 Sensei Michelle Say

phone/text  07930556688

Demonstrations of Children's Training 

We hope to include some video demonstrations of our Eastway Children's classes once we have obtained the necessary parental permissions in accordance with UK guidelines.
however you can watch some amazing training demonstrations from some of the international organisations associated with Jiu-Jitsu International, and these include Children's classes and training. 
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=559RjjLx4ac         Rheinfelden, Germany
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnagBePvYps       Dragons Lair, Kilkenny, Ireland
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt6VjMlI0s          Jiu-jitsu International, India

Please feel free to come along and watch our friendly classes, and talk to our Instructors.

How to find us ?

St Thomas of Canterbury Church, 557 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RB

To GET DIRECTIONS TO US by car, bus and other public transport just click on the map link, then click Directions and put in your own postcode, and follow the instructions :)


What Do We Teach the Children ?

The primary objective with all the children is to raise their awareness of personal safety issues and improve their physical and self confidence. We teach them to be alert and observant in order to avoid dangerous and undesirable situations and people, as well as practical self defence in case they are attacked.

Students are taught in a safe and fun environment where their group participation and social skills are constantly being developed.

At Eastway Jiu-jitsu we split our training into four age groups which train separately. 

·        Juniors  “The Little Ones”  (6-8 yrs)

·         Juniors (8-11 yrs)

·         Seniors (12-16 yrs)

·         Adults (16-60 yrs)

There is a very different training focus with each group depending on age, ability, strength and understanding. 

Girls and boys are taught and train together, but the children usually pair up and train with friends of a similar age, sex, ability and physical size.  The format and number of students in each group changes throughout the school year.   Currently over half the students are girls.  This reflects our focus with the children on personal safety and practical self defence, with low impact, safe training designed to build physical and self confidence...
Jiu-jitsu training is fun and it works

Our groups are flexible and overlap.  We have students up to 17/18 who continue training in the seniors group with their friends, and we have some of the stronger 15/16/17 year olds who train with the adults.

The adult classes are split into mixed martial arts and more traditional Jiu-jitsu classes.

The children usually train once a week, for one hour, after school, during term time.

Eastway Jiu-jitsu is open to everyone from all walks of life, regardless of gender, colour or creed.  Some of our students have disabilities.

Training in martial arts helps young people to control and channel their natural aggression in a positive and constructive way, and gives them immense self confidence and self respect, and improves their self esteem.

We invite you to come along and watch our classes so you can see the full range of what we offer...just wear a tracksuit or loose clothes and join in!

Or watch the YouTube online training demonstrations.  The demonstrations include the whole range from very young to older students, beginners to experienced black belts, and low and full impact training.

Sensei Michelle Say is the full time instructor for Eastway Jiu-jitsu Woodford club Children’s classes and she has over 20 years experience in Jiu-jitsu and martial arts.  You can find further details of all the Eastway instructors on our web site under WHERE  + WHEN TO TRAIN.


Self Defence and Safety Awareness Course for Valentines High School, Ilford, UK
Sensei Richard King and Sensei Martin Westbrook teaching the students

Pictures from the Dojo

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