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Offical Exclusions

The following individuals have been declared hamon (excluded) for being unwilling or unable to continue share the values of the yamabushi ryu

Gareth Waite

Mark Calland


Special Training opportunity with Kitano hanshi of the Shinden Ryu!


This April Jm Rooney shihan of the Genshin ryu will be hosting Kitano hanshi for three weeks. During this time special classes will be offered in Shinden ryu a fascinating system which s a careful blending of three classical koryu.

This s not one to be missed and all yamabushi/shugenja are strongly advised and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. More details to follow shortly!


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to including people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations ages, and physical or intellectual abilities.

We welcome and celebrate the different cultures and communities represented by our membership.

We understand that many minority groups have been excluded from accessing and succeeding in many areas of society and we will make every effort improve the diversity in our association. The martial arts offers activity for people of all ages and abilities and no one should be excluded from succeeding.

We accept that currently martial arts participation with our school is not fully representative of the communities in which we train and will actively recruit women and people from minority groups in order to redress this imbalance.

We welcome you to participate in the organisation and training in all of our clubs sharing our commitment to diversity.

If members or instructors behave in any way to exclude or discriminate against people because of physical or mental ability, race, sexual orientation, age, gender, trans status or religion/belief in any class context or in public, including online, your behaviour will not be welcome and your will be asked to leave.

We all need to improve our understanding of diversity and inclusion and you are welcome to ask for support in improving your education and understanding of issues facing minority groups.

We will review the diversity and inclusion in our clubs annually.

We will review this statement annually or more regularly if necessary

Course Poster

Poster for End of Year Course avalable here.

Special Notice re Training!

Prof. Lee-Barron hanshi has been invited to teach by Gary Stringer meijin at his dojo in Derby. Saturday July 28 13.00 – 17.00 (1pm – 5pm). if you wish to attend this event you need to book now as places are strictly limited.
Contact admin now to avoid disappointment!

Urgent assitance required

I have put a post on Facebook regarding the need for some help concerning some matter. Please can I ask anyone from the local dojo able to offer assistance to contact me asap?

Many thanks


Course/Conference at the University of Derby April 21st

A combined course and conference will be held at the university of Derby on Saturday April 21st. This will cover both physical training and research lectures upon various martial arts and related fields. All of the senior faculty of IMAS UK will be present and there are already a lot of senior grades booked for teaching slots including 3 10th dans in Japanese martial arts. This event will take place at the main campus of of the university of Derby and the timings are 10 am to 4 pm.

Interested parties must contact admin asap as places for this event are strictly limited.

More information to follow shortly.

Become an affiliated instructor.

The yamabushi ryu is always happy to welcome like minded instructors into our dojo. However our school has a wide and varied syllabus, and training can be quite arduous and demanding so any instructor who wishes to become a part of our tradition will first need to be technically competent and physically fit. They would also be expected to commit to, and undergo, extensive specialist training in the various aspects of our syllabus.

Not all applications are accepted but, if yours is, then you will have the opportunity of training with us and proving both to yourself and to us that you are worthy to become a warrior of the sacred mountain!

If you think you have what it takes to become one of us and are truly sincere in your desire to learn more, then take the initiative and contact us now.

IMPORTANT! Urgent assistance required!

The Egyptian Traditional Karate Federation is in serious jeopardy of being shut down due to Government red-tape. We need to STOP this from happening and we need your help to do this. We need to raise awareness of this pressing issue and gather as much support as we can as fast as we possibly can. We need ideas/help/assistance/guidance on getting a petition going and writing to the ministers responsible to urge them to reconsider. This needs to be done NOW! Lets get the momentum going and help our brothers and sisters in Egypt before it is too late! Get a discussion going on here and we can move forward from there. Together we are stronger. We must stand together and show our support and solidarity concerning this matter!

New Black Belts!

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce we now have three more black belt yamabushi!

Hearty congratulations to
Martin Scally
Darren Fjordor
Chris Perry
on achieving such an important life goal!