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Rosi Sexton Course, Shrawley, Apr 3

submitted on Monday 04 Apr by Fluffy_the_happy_lobster to General Jitsu Discussions

Attened the above on Sunday. Only downer was the number of idiots crashing on the way home which extended travel time a chunk.

Excellent training session as always, and great to cath up with some PJ'ers.

A bit of time on the academics of injury prevention to shoulders, and some exercises to help make shoulders a little more resillient and to deal with the fairly nasty sounding 'grumpy shoulder syndrome'.

Then on to causing shoulder injury - some variations on shoulder locks, a couple of straight arm bars for completion and some time for some bits of 1-1 coaching and trouble shooting. Don't underestimate the value of good conditioner, longer hair and the ability to wiggle. Always fun to see the big guys in the room picked on. More so as it wasn't me this time...

Excellent session all around. There will probably be futher sessions later in the year.

Congratulations Babbage & Fluffy

submitted on Wednesday 09 Sep by captaintau to General Jitsu Discussions

Congratulations to long-term [ PJ ] members Babbage and Fluffy the Happy Lobster on their recent nuptials recent grading. Both promotions are long overdue. Babbage graded to Sandan. Fluffy declined the invitation to grade twice and turned up just to be uke... but was promoted to Nidan.

Motoha Yoshin Ryu International Taikai 2015 - Photos

submitted on Friday 03 Jul by nry to General Jitsu Discussions

I've been meaning to post this for a while but life is pleasantly busy :)

In June 2015, the International Taikai for Motoha Yoshin Ryu was held at what is now officially my dojo in Carlisle, we had over 30 people attending from countries including the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Italy.  A full weekend of training, socialising and gradings, seeing the first time any of my students have been awarded Shodan which was really great!

I was also awarded Sandan and Shoden No Maki (technically I was awarded this in March as our Soke visited and was impressed with my teaching and students and wrote the certificate when he returned to Japan) myself, hence officially why the dojo is now mine as Sandan also comes with Shidoin Menkyo, allowing me to run a dojo without supervision from another higher grade within our style.

All the photos we have published are either on our website: ... -june-2015

Or our Facebook page:

Here are a few tasters :)




Japanese speaking dojo

submitted on Wednesday 13 May by Luk Gkruu to Yellow Pages

Hi all,

I'm a student of Japanese and was wondering if anyone knew a dojo that operates in Japanese (or Akido or other, I'm not fussy) in London or Kent?


Clubs around Halifax ?

submitted on Friday 03 Apr by thauma to General Jitsu Discussions

A friend of mine is moving to the Halifax area, he doesn't mind travelling bit, but is looking for a good MA. He is however very particular about wanting to be tested...... indeed anything that doesn't offer sparring is likely to be a non starter...... Any ideas?

Life in the old dog yet?  What's up folks?

submitted on Friday 27 Feb by nry to General Jitsu Discussions

In the vague chance that this place still gets traffic, who is up to what, where and when nowadays?

As a starter, I'm now running my own JJ club after gaining my Nidan in Switzerland last year, vague chance of Sandan this June as our Soke told our UK branch head to get me ready for it when he visits from Japan in June after he visited us last year and was impressed with the students I have been teaching.  I am lucky to have an excellent teacher who has a fantastic understanding of Motoha Yoshin Ryu and how it applies to reality (through significant experience).

Newbie help

submitted on Friday 07 Nov by Lee73 to General Jitsu Discussions

Hi all, I'm new to this site and jujitsu, I have been intrested in ufc for a while and want to
Learn jujitsu so I have a few questions, there is a club very near me that does goshin jujitsu and I was wondering is this style of jujitsu any good, also would it be good if you got into a fight, would you be able to use it to defend yourself.


Martial Arts Research Project

submitted on Tuesday 15 Apr by ResearchProject to General Jitsu Discussions

Hi everyone,

I'm a third year BSc Psychology student currently writing my dissertation on the psychological effects of martial arts training. As part of this I am conducting a research project - an online survey, and am looking for martial artists of various styles to complete it.

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between martial arts training and a number of psychometric measures – anxiety, aggression, self-esteem, and self-regulation. Previous research has shown links between martial arts training and these measures, but some reports have conflicted regarding modern or combat sports participants and traditional martial artists, and ones where ethical and psychological values are explicitly taught or not. The aim of this research is to further the body of research and differentiate between the psychological profiles associated with different approaches to martial arts training.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and if you could do so that would be great. The analysis of results will be posted when complete if that's of interest. It can be found at: ... JzvY1jbdw9

Thanks in advance, and let me know if you have any questions!

J. Nicholson
BSc Psychology student, Anglia Ruskin University

BJJ Product/Course Reviews

submitted on Monday 14 Apr by adminBJJT to Courses & Events

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Moto-ha Yoshin Ryu JuJutsu - Carlisle, Cumbria

submitted on Tuesday 26 Nov by nry to Yellow Pages

The Northern England Yoshinkan Dojo is dedicated to the study of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts:" rel="nofollow" onclick="'_blank';

Our style is Moto-ha Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu (a branch of the Hontai Yoshin Ryu Takagi Ryu lineage), under Soke Yasumoto Akiyoshi.

More information about the history of the Hontai Yoshin Ryu-Takagi Ryu lineage can be found in the archive section on our website:" rel="nofollow" onclick="'_blank';

The dojo is the headquarters of The North Lakes Jujutsu Association, an independent not for profit martial arts association based in Carlisle, and is the Motoha Yoshin Ryu headquarters for the UK under the supervision of the British Hombu-cho Andy McCormack.

The North Lakes Jujutsu Association was founded in 1992 by Andy McCormack and training partner Martin Elliot, with the aims of furthering their study of traditional Japanese Jujutsu, and to promote authentic Japanese Jujutsu in Cumbria and the North.

We were initially introduced to Yasumoto Soke as teenagers, when at that time (mid-1980s) as a Menkyo Kaiden teacher of Hontai Yoshin Ryu, Yasumoto sensei visited the UK teaching Hontai Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu to the World Jujitsu Federation.

Since then the standard of jujutsu and the North Lakes Jujutsu Association has grown from strength to strength, and in 2008 the association opened the Nelson Street Dojo, that features a 132m2, matted training area, changing rooms & showers, a full range of striking equipment (bags, pads, mok jong), members lockers, weight training equipment, and training weapons.

Sessions run:

Monday - Adults and older juniors - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday - Younger juniors (5+) 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Adults and older juniors 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday - Black belt training by appointment
Thursday - Adults and older juniors - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday - Adults and older juniors - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

It is really w...


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