Shockwave Jujitsu is the brainchild of Terry Tatum, a 3rd Dan Jujitsu Instructor and mixed martial arts (MMA) coach.

His vision was for a close-quarters fighting art that combined traditional Japanese Jujitsu with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) groundwork techniques and the best bits of other fighting styles and martial arts.

And so, Shockwave Jujitsu was established to offer self-defence classes to people from all walks of life, at their own pace.


We teach the traditional Jujitsu styles of ancient Japan, but we also demonstrate proven techniques and tweaks that really do work in the modern world.

Shockwave Jujitsu is the perfect fit for you if:

  •  You want to learn how to defend yourself from physical attacks, against single and multiple assailants
  •  You want to be confident you could defend yourself or your loved ones against an armed assailant
  •  You want to learn modern close-quarters combat techniques that have been proven to work in the real-world
  •  You want to play a part in keeping the true spirit and techniques of traditional Jujitsu alive for future generations
  •  You want to have fun, make friends, and improve your health and confidence
  •  The bottom line is this: At Shockwave Jujitsu, we teach self-defense that WORKS!

Sure, we grade our students in Jujitsu, and you are expected to learn the techniques to acceptable levels to earn your belts, but we go much further…

  •  We discuss the physical, physiological and psychological processes that occur before, during, and after an altercation.
  •  You will be drilled in situational awareness, and be better able to avoid potential confrontations before they occur.
  •  We’ll consider how your physiological state changes as adrenaline dumps into your blood stream, and your natural tendency might be to forget all of your training!
  •  We prepare you for real-life situations, including dealing with multiple assailants, handling blunt trauma weapons attacks, defending against sharp-edged weapons attacks, and surviving encounters where your assailant is in possession of a firearm.
  •  We examine the after effects of a confrontation, which may include physical and psychological healing, dealing with guilt, and other long-term repercussions.

In short, Shockwave Jujitsu isn’t just about teaching you how to fight, it’s about teaching you how to survive in the modern world.

We would love to give you a demonstration so you can decide for yourself if you think Shockwave Jujitsu would be a good fit for your needs.

Come on down and try us out to see for yourself why Shockwave Jujitsu is the leading Jujitsu and self-defence class in the Ipswich area.