Leeds Samurai Martial Arts リーズ・サムライ・武術

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Meet The Instructors

Shihan Patrick Powders 6th Dan Ju Jitsu

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I started my martial arts journey in June 1994 after being introduced by a work colleague to the World Ju Jitsu Federation.  After 4 years of enjoyable and dedicated training I achieved my 1st Dan.

At this time my interest in Ju Jitsu developed beyond a personal interest and I decided to explore the coaching and teaching side of martial arts as a form of fitness but also as a form of self-defence for all ages.  As a consequence I became actively involved in instructing and coaching with the Association of Samurai Bujutsu Clubs.

In 2007 I took over the running and administration of the club from the previous owner.

 

Shihan Mike Douglas 6th Dan Ju Jitsu, 1st Dan Judo

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I started my martial arts journey in Scotland at the age of twelve when I took up Judo.  After a long and glorious career in the RAF I settled in Leeds where I resumed my training in martial arts.  I was a member of various Ju Jitsu clubs in the Leeds area but finally settled at the Leeds Samurai Martial Arts Club with Shihan Patrick over a decade ago.

In parallel I continued my Judo at the Yorkshire Judo Association under Sensei Gary Don.  I have trained with Renzo Gracie and followed the development of martial arts in the USA through the UFC, Vale Tudo in Brazil and Pride/Dream/K1 in Japan. 

 

Sensei Stacy Burns 4th Dan Ju Jitsu

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I started my martial arts journey at the age of 13/14 years and after years of fun and enjoyment training had the honour of being awarded my 1st Dan in France by Soke Ray Huggins 10th Dan Ju Jitsu.

Doing Ju Jitsu has made me a confident, independent person and I would not be the person I am today without Ju Jitsu having guided me through life.  In today’s world you need to be able to look after yourself and I feel always confident that if I ever needed to, I could.

Sensei Andy Sheader, 1st dan ju jitsu

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On the 28th August 2008 I was awarded my 1st dan and I'm deeply grateful to the instructors who have guided me over the past 12 years.

I've never had to use ju jitsu and I hope I never will. I suspect if I did I'd us a simple strike to the throat! Ideally, thought, I'd try to prevent getting into such a situation and, where possible, I'd remove myself from the scene without having to use any technique....

Sensei Martin Price, 2nd dan ju jitsu

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I am originally from Doncaster, moving to Leeds in 1990. I am the managing director of a local carpet & flooring firm, Garforth Carpets.

I have always had an interest in martial arts through watching the films. I eventually got round to finding a local martial arts club & decided to join. my main aim was to be able to defend myself & family should the need arise & for fitness.

Originally I started martial arts mid 1990`s in wado-ryu karate achieving a 2nd kyu purple belt, I was then introduced to ju jitsu through a mutual acquaintance of Sensei Patrick & myself, which is where our friendship began. Through martial arts I have learnt many things, self defence, a new kind of self discipline & a higher level of respect for others but to name a few , I have also gained a lot, good friends, self respect, self esteem & a quiet confidence.

Antony Dunn

Anthony Dunn

To achieve my Black Belt In Ju Jitsu is a great honour. It has taken me seven years of training and hard work to reach the standard required. The input of all the instructors has been a vital part of my progression, as they motivated me to push myself further whilst keeping a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere in the dojo.

 

Alex Brogden

Alex Brodin

I started at Ju Jitsu at the age of 8/9 and after years of enjoyment and determination I am proud to say I have finally achieved the belt that I have always wanted.  The club is very welcoming to any new starter and everyone is very friendly.  The teaching of the Martial Art is excellent and I am proud to be a member of the club.  The club has taught me valuable techniques in how to defend myself in case I was placed in that situation.  I feel confident that I would be able to handle it well. I have learnt many valuable life skills over the years which will come in useful throughout my life

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