I have been involved in martial arts for most of my life & a Ju-Jitsu Instructor / assistant instructor for more than 20 years with the BJJA "British Ju-Jitsu Association", the WJJF "World Ju-Jitsu Federation", and now as a Director of the BJJKO (British Ju-Jitsu and Kobudo Organisation) and Senior Instructor at Sale Ju-Jitsu.
I started Ju-Jitsu training under Sensei James Pape with the BJJA and later Sensei Mark Wood where I Graded to 1st DAN, I joined Winsford Ju-Jitsu Club in 2003 & trained under the instruction of Sensei Andrew McConville 8th DAN, where I focused on moving up through my DAN grades.
In 2014 I was promoted to World Ju-Jitsu Federation Technical Officer, which gave me the opportunity to sit on a grading panel for DAN grade assessments at an International level.
In 2015 I was offered a directorship with the WJJF and invited to join the World Ju-Jitsu Federation International Management Team which gave me the opportunity to be involved in organising international events and have a more hands on role in running a large organisation.
In 2019 Shihan McConville along with myself and Sensei Neil Cheswick started a new chapter by setting up our own Organisation and Governing Body to run our clubs independently.
After our unexpected success we decided to open the British Ju-Jitsu and Kobudo Organisation (BJJKO) to other independent Ju-Jitsu clubs, clubs interested in joining the BJJKO can find more information by going to bjjko.co.uk.
I am passionate about Ju-Jitsu and our heritage, as the Senior Instructor of Sale Ju-Jitsu I focus on maintaining the quality & high standards set out by our Governing Body.
I have trained under some of the best instructors in the world and keeping a high standard of tuition is very important for the future of the club and its students.
I am determined to ensure that techniques taught within our club reflect the organisations highest expectations while aiming to shape & develop our student’s future Ju-Jitsu careers.
I aim to make each training session enjoyable and unique, and to add value to the student’s total experience.
As for my own future Ju-Jitsu career
As well as promoting and running the club and the BJJKO, I am currently training with Sensei McConville twice every week & working towards being assessed for my 6th DAN.
I believe that my continued focus on self-advancement to 6th DAN & Beyond is key in keeping our club current and maintaining future student advancement to DAN grade.
I also take advantage of the wealth of experience & Knowledge available with regard to Coaching Courses, Seminars and Master Classes within our organisation on a regular basis to ensure my students are offered the best possible tuition.
7pm - 8pm (age 5 to 15)
Wednesday 8.30pm - 10.00pm
(cancelled due to Covid-19)
Due to re-open early July 2021
5 Doveston Road
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