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Jiu-jitsu and Grappling

Renshi Jamie Rickard awarded WEBBS Martial Artist of the Year, 2018!

We have now added kenjutsu (Japanese swordsmanship/fencing)! Class are on Friday and Sundays 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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If you are not located near us and would still like to learn jiu-jitsu our on-line distance education course may be what you are looking for.

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Adult and Kids Classes

Here at the Tiger's Den we teach both kids and adults. We have classes for kids ages 8 to 13 and adult classes for ages +14. Our syllabus for both kids and adults is the same. The kids syllabus has been broken into smaller sections making it easer for them to learn.

We teach two forms of jiu-jitsu; a traditional based self defence style called Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu and a grappling system, Combined Grappling Arts (CGA), which is based on the now very popular Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. These two martial art styles, when learned and combined, provide very effective self defence in standing encounters and those that go to the ground. You will find our classes friendly and inviting, with the focus on the students and helping them learn the techniques within these two systems.

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Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu

Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu was founded by Soke Bryan Cheek, (10th Dan Jiu-jitsu, 8th Dan Kobudo, 7th Dan Judo) in 2003. Jukoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu is recognized as a modern western martial art, with Japanese origins, and is accepted as such by the International Society of Headfounders and Headmasters. Jukoshin Ryu - Spirit of Gentle and Strong - Jiu Jitsu is now playing a major role in the family of martial arts, this is due to its very practical, efficient and no-nonsense techniques, devised over some 30 years by Soke Bryan Cheek. With its emphasis on the 5 S's - Skill - Speed - Stamina - Suppleness and Strength, this system appeals to students that require a self defence strategy that really works.

Jukoshin Ryu also provides a variety of techniques second to none, which enables all types of students to succeed, and to become proficient in this combat art. Throws - Locks - Pressure Points - Strikes - Kicks - Grappling and weapons training are all included in the vast syllabus available. It uses many traditional techniques, which have been tried and tested, and also many modern combat formulas, which make this style progressive yet proven.

A uniform standard of training around the world is required of all participants within Jukoshin Ryu, with particular emphasis on all Dan gradings. These are monitored and controlled by the International Grading Committee consisting of members from ten different countries, ensuring a worldwide standard at Black Belt level.

Combined Grappling Arts (CGA)

(Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Style Grappling)
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) style grappling that I teach answers the questions of how to deal with someone who is punching and/or kicking you, what to do to take someone to the ground, how to react if someone takes you to the ground, and what to do once you are on the ground. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) style grappling is best described as a game of chess using one�s body. The object of it is to use techniques involving the use of leverage and positioning of one�s body to effectively control your opponent so that they cannot attack you, but you can attack them. The goal of it is to force your opponent to give up due to the application of a finishing hold also known as a submission. Submissions, as they are commonly referred to, are joint-locks (holds that threaten to hyper extend a joint), or chokes.

When we spar and a submission hold is applied, the person caught in the submission signals that they give up by tapping their opponent�s body. It is through this system that we can train at full strength and speed without serious injury. It is also this ability to practice while going �all out� and �full contact� with a fully resisting opponent, which makes the training effective, and rewarding.

The grappling techniques taught here are ideal for both sport and self-defence. Sport grappling and self-defence grappling are similar yet different in many ways. We make sure you know the difference in how to preform the techniques so that they will work for you on the mat and on the street.


Kenjutsu is the umbrella term for all (koryu) schools of Japanese swordsmanship, in particular those that predate the Meiji Restoration. The modern styles of kendo and iaido that were established in the 20th century included modern form of kenjutsu in their curriculum, too. Kenjutsu, which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan, means "the method, technique or the art of the sword." This is opposed to kendo, which means "the way of the sword"

Specifically the style of kenjutsu we teach is that developed by Miyamoto Musashi in the early 1600s. This style teaches techniques for the Tachi or long sword/katana, Kodachi or short sword/ wakizashi and Nito or two swords (one long sword and one short sword). The number of forms or Seiho is small and learning the basics is easy. Perfecting the forms/seiho on the other hand can take a lifetime. Students begin by learning the twelve long sword forms, than the seven short sword forms and finally the Nito or two sword forms.

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