Could I just show up to practice?

Yes! All students or faculty members of the University of Texas are welcome, even if you've never done a martial art before. Show up whenever!

What do I need to bring for practice?

All you need to start out are athletic clothes that you are comfortable moving around in. If you already have a Judo or Jiu-Jitsu gi, go ahead and bring that!

I have a gi, but it's for another martial art... could I bring that?

No. Judo and Jiu-Jitsu gis are thick to support grappling. Please do NOT wear a different gi because it will get ripped. Athletic clothes won't be grabbed, however, so those are safe to wear.

How much are club dues?

If you choose to become a member after a couple of weeks, club dues are $40.

Do I need to come to every practice?

No. You can come as often as you'd like. Each member has the opportunity to train as much as they desire. See the "Schedule" tab for our practice schedule and location.

Do I have to compete?

No. The club pays the enrollment and travel fees if you do choose to compete, but competing is not at all a requirement.