KU Jiu-Jitsu Club

About Us

Founded in 2021, the KU Jiu-Jitsu club is an organization lead entirely by students that teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the KU community.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art that specializes in chokes, joint locks, takedowns, throws, and controlling your opponent without throwing strikes. There are two formats of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Gi and No-Gi. The main difference between these is that Gi training uses the uniform (Gi jacket), which creates additional opportunities for grips. Our club trains in both Gi and No-Gi.

We welcome all students of any experience level. Whether you are just starting out or you are an experienced Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, you will fit right in with our club. We do not have a requirement on attendance, however we strongly believe that consistent attendance will lead to the best results.

Our club meets at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, in the Martial Arts Studio (rm. 123). Our practice facility is pictured below.

Practices are typically structured with a 5-10 minute warm up, 25 minutes of drilling techniques, and live rolling for the remaining time.

Our Leadership Team

Joel Clement

President and Head Coach

Computer Science Major

Class of 2024

Megan Bell

Vice President

Math and Environmental Science Major

Class of 2025

Morgan Sinsel


Clinical Laboratory Science Major

Class of 2027

Ian Harris

Curriculum Director

Computer Science and Math Major

Class of 2024

Patricia Garcia


Exercise Science

Graduate Student

Innovations and Achievements

This section highlights the numerous innovations we have achieved starting with the most recent. We are always innovating and improving, so check back frequently!