Our club was founded by our current instructor in 2005 and was originally based at the White Hill Sport Centre in Chesham and named "Chesham Town Jitsu Club".

In 2008 we moved to our current dojo at the Royal British Legion Hall in Old Amersham and, supported by a sizeable grant from the National Lottery, purchased a 72 m2 International Judo Federation approved mat which is fantastic to train on. Despite the move we stuck with the old name as it was easier for administration and we didn't know how long we would be in Amersham.

In about 2012 we dropped the "Town" designation (traditionally used to distinguish university and non-university clubs) at the request of our governing body who were phasing out that naming convention.

The lead instructor is Simon Pegg. Simon studied Wado Ryu Karate as a child but didn't find what he was looking for until he started learning Jiu Jitsu at the University of Bath at the age of 18.

Simon has been training within "The Jiu Jitsu Foundation" for since 1991 and mandated as a club instructor since 1997. During those years he has had been the instructor for Brunel University and Oxford University, founded two clubs (High Wycombe & Chesham/Chiltern), and taught at regional and national events. Simon is a life member of The Jiu Jitsu Foundation.

logo of the Jiu Jitsu Foundation

The Jiu Jitsu Foundation, is a progressive martial arts organisation. We acknowledge the history and practice of traditional martial arts, but place them in a modern setting for a modern changing society.

The Jiu Jitsu Foundation is a founder and active member of the national governing body for JuJitsu in the UK. An organisation with over a hundred clubs in the UK the Jiu Jitsu Foundation teaches the modern and unique Shorinji Kan system of Jiu Jitsu.