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Summer grading results.

Posted by The Guv'na on July 23, 2018 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Well done to all the students who passed their grading over the past couple of weeks. All your determination and hard work paid off. Also congratulations to Matt Bexon on achieving 'Deshi' status....and to James Newton on being awarded 'Graduate of the day'...A huge thank you to the instructors for giving up their time to sit on the panel of judges - Joseki - and for their commitment in teaching the students...Hard work at times but the end results speak volumes...Ossu!

Student of the month.

Posted by The Guv'na on June 19, 2018 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We currently have a 'Student of the Month' where a junior or intermediate is awarded a certificate of achievement for attendance, etiquette etc and they get to wear a black belt for the month.However the student who achieves the award no longer wears a black belt but is issued witha sleeve clip to sew onto the sleeve of their gi.We now have a new title added to our listings known as a 'Deshi' - meaning disciple or trainee of the art assisting with the junior grades & new starters. This position is designated to an adult at 4th kyu (purple) or above over 18 years of age. In the future they will train towards and become an instructor. Therefore they will wear the white belt with a black stripe while on the tatami with the children and change to their appropriate obi when they resume training in the senior category...

Grading schedule for 2018

Posted by The Guv'na on February 7, 2017 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Winter gradings - To be held at Blakenhall dojo.

Mon (Junior) grading – Sunday 11th February 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Chukan no (Intermediate) grading – Sunday 11th February 12.45 pm - 16.45 pm

Kyu (Senior) grading – Sunday 21st January 09.30 am - 16.00 pm. 

Summer Gradings - to be held at Blakenhall dojo.

Mon (Junior) grading – Sunday 15th July 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Chukan no (Intermediate) grading – Sunday 15th July 12.45 pm - 16.45 pm

Kyu (Senior) grading – Sunday 22nd July 09.30 am - 16.00 pm


Through August only, the Junior & Intermediate classes at Blakenhall will be closed during half term. However the seniors will be open over the summer. Bradwell dojo will also be open during August but this will be a mixed class consisting of  junior, intermediate and senior categories at the temporary time of 19.15 - 20.30 pm from friday 3/8/18 to and including 31/8/18 .

All classes will resume normal days and times week commencing Monday 3rd September.


The summer Kobudo course will be divided over 2 monday evenings - 20th & 27th August, both classes at the time of 19.00 pm til 20.30 pm. The cost is £25.00 which is payable in advance. This 2 day course is open to anybody who has a martial art licence. The first part will cover jojutsu, bojutsu & bokken, and the second will cover escrima, kama & hanbo and Sai. Please make sure that you have the majority of weapons as there is only a certain amount available on the day.


Posted by The Guv'na on July 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday July 20th saw the academy host a seminar with the legendary  Renshi John Lovatt 6th Dan.The day consisted of drawing and cutting of the tachi (sword) with sequences covering standing and kneeling techniques.All that attended were totally enthralled by Renshi John Lovatts smooth and concise technique of Iaido,along with his narrative tales of his days training under great sensei's.A fun but very interesting day.Many thanks to Renshi John for his time to take the seminar  


Posted by nantwichjujitsu on April 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

"They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan."