Monday, 11 March 2013


Jiu Jitsu is a place in Dunedin where you learn grappling...but people can learn faster and can earn belts faster than others. It is in a small building on Teviot Street.  Jiu Jitsu is near our house, so it is very easy to get to.

The people in my family who go to Jiu Jitsu are Fergus, that's me, and Maggie, that's my sister.  My other sister, Claudia, will start as soon as she is five.  That is a long time away.

The days you go to Jiu Jitsu are Tuesday and Friday.  Two days a week.

Jiu Jitsu is a matial art.  It is not a striking sport.  It is a grappling sport.

Now I will tell you the reason why we do Jiu Jitsu:
it helps us learn self defence.
it helps us with self control and managing anger.
it gets you fit.

When you start Jiu Jitsu you will get a gi.  It has a top and some trousers.  Also a belt.  the belt is white to begin with.  You can get higher ranked and your belt changes colour.  I have got orange with a white stripe.

I feel that Jiu Jitsu is a fun activity that keeps you fit.  I would recommend to start early though.  Jiu Jitsu is awesome.  You have to try it!

By Fergus


  1. Excellent article on juijitsu Fergus. Congtaulations on getting your orange and white striped belt. Keep up the hard work on the mat and listen to your instructors. Good work young man,

  2. Hey Fergus. I do Jiu Jitsu too and i'm a white belt with one tab.

    From Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. i like your jiu jitsu suit!

  4. WOW... I really like your piece of writing and your suit

  5. Isabella Magee26 June 2013 at 01:31

    I hope you get another tab on your belt and great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. great writing ferg, love the smile too xo mum and dad

  7. Hi Fergus,
    What a great write up! You sum up jiu jitsu very well.
    We are very pleased to have you, Maggie and Claudia train with us.
    Keep training hard!

    Professor Stuart