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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!

Important upcoming events!

Dates for your diary!

1. November 2017. Close Combat Course (restricted)
2. December 2017. End of year course (GMP Sports Club)
3. April 2018. Large course/conference at university of Derby
4.June 2018. Kodosai in Marsala Sicily (Italy)

All members are strongly encouraged to attend these events and show their support for our brother/sister martial artists!

Upcoming events

Looking forward to the Kodosai this coming October. We then have the end of year course coming up in December and plans are already underway for a very large combined course/conference for the Spring of 2018. This will be a very large gathering with senior grades (5th – 10th dan) in various martial arts in attendance. Keep this in mind because it is definitely one not to be missed!! There will also be a special course in military close combat for suitably qualified yamabushi/shugenja that will be taking place in September. Stay tuned for more details.

100 Days to Kodosai traditional martial arts course!!

Kodosai. Traditional japanese martial arts and culture. It is now 100 days until this event. There are over twenty master-teachers of the martial arts that will be instructing. (two full days 9 – 5!) It is the largest course of its kind and is always well attended. Yamabushi/Shugenja you need to book your place NOW! Please see below for more information.…/kodosai-cultural-event-2017-june

New links page added.

A links page has been added to our website. This will soon list links to organisations of direct interest to all yamabushi/shugenja

Recent course in Bristol a success

Really good course in Bristol with all instructors doing themselves proud and all who participated enjoying themselves. A more detailed report with pictures to follow soon!

Course in Bristol June 11th

The venue for the course on June 11  has changed. The new venue is as follows

Brunel Fitness Centre
Speedwell Road
BS15 1NU

Training times 09.30am til 3.30pm (9am registration) Costs. Training 20. Curry and pint after. 13

How strong memories make us stronger people

It is said that a drowning person sees their whole life flash before them in a matter of a few seconds. This would seem to have some basis in fact as it is believed by neuroscientists that this happens as part of our basic survival instinct. It is the brain desperately accessing all of its data-base for anything and everything which might help us continue living. In those (potentially) last few seconds the human mind is remembering.

Memory, then, is important not only in the retrospective sense but also in the prospective sense.

whatever we have done in the past, the emotions we have experienced, the mistakes we have made and the successes we have realised, all congregate together in our head to help us in our present and drive us forward into our future. Memories help us develop the faculties of thinking, imagination, creativity and reason.

If we teach good lessons and our students remember good things then we are all helping to contribute to a much better and brighter future which we can all share and enjoy together.

Our dojo, and what is taught in them, should always provide people with strong, happy and positive memories they can call upon throughout the course of their lives. Memories that will sustain and support them whenever life becomes a little more difficult than usual and help them find strength whenever they need it and to smile even when they are sad.

Our memories are literally a treasure chest filled with not only post cards from the past, but useful tools for the future.

Special courses for brown/black belts only

Special accelerated and intensive instructors technical courses now available in brown/black belts in any style or system in the following martial arts.

Jiu Jutsu

Bo Jutsu


Become qualified in any/all of the above. Improve your skill-set and open a section teaching these martial arts at your own club! Contact us for more information now!

Turn your martial arts instructor experience into an academic teaching qualification

The IMAS Instructors Training College now has its own web presence at the following link.

These Higher Education Qualifications are offered through our partnership with the Teaching and Learning Academy and Canterbury Christ Church University and all instructors are eligible to apply.