Country of origin
No. of series
Final episode date
28 March 2008
No. of episodes
First episode date
25 February 2008
25 February – 28 March 2008
Children's television series
Clutter Nutters, Best of Friends, Beat the Boss, Ed and Oucho's Excellent, Bamzooki
Sensei is played by Simon Greenall
Brain-Jitsu is a CBBC show which tests contestants (called brainees) to complete a set of challenges using different parts of their brains. After each challenge, one brainee is eliminated whilst the rest gain a higher level brain belt. The show is led and commentated by the Sensei, whilst the Shihan organises and watches over the tasks.
Neil Deo, maths undergraduate at University of Cambridge, came runner up in 2008 and to this day marks it as his greatest failure.
Matthew Bray, languages undergraduate at Durham university, won the episode in which he was featured in 2008, and to this day marks it as his greatest success.
Between each level, contestants get the chance to prepare themselves for the challenge ahead in The Room Of Mental Nourishment. They are given a challenge to train the part of the brain needed for the next level. The brainees are given the choice whether to participate or not, but any extra training they do prepares them for the task ahead. The loser of each level is interviewed in a Walk of Eternal Regret.
Levels and belts
At the start of the show, all seven brainees begin with a white belt. At the start of each following level, the brainees who are yet to be eliminated are given a higher level brain belt (worn around their forehead).