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Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Ju-Jitsu and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students. Here are a few of The British Ju Jitsu Association GB National Governing Body's instructors and other staff members, starting with Mr. Martin Dixon:

Martin

Mr. Martin Dixon (Chairman)

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Martin has been the re elected Chairman for the Governing Body since it's date of inception. He is a National Coach Tutor and Rattification Officer.

"Martin is more Enthusiastic to day than he has ever been in his role for the Governing Body"
- Mr. Martin Dixon

Shiela

Mrs. Sheila Dixon (General Secretary, CRB Co-ordinator and Insurance Officer)

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Sheila is a founder member of the Governing Body and plays a vital role in the pusuit of best practice.She is your link for CRBs etc.

"Sheila has been training and teaching in Ju Jitsu for over 35 years. She has been personaly esponcible for developing a number of International and National Champions.

She teaches over 10 classes a week and taught trained all over the world including Japan, Okinawa, USA,South Afica,and extensivley in Europe.

National Coach Tutor and Rattification Officer, National Examiner, CRB Signatory, Black Belt 7th Dan"
- Mrs. Sheila Dixon

James

Professor James Pape (Founder Memb, Director of Coaching, Technical Officer, Nat. Tutor Coach, Natl Rattification Officer)

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Professor Pape 8th Dan is the Snr Lecturer for Servoca PLC. in Physical Restraint and Self -Defence

Is one of the most respected Martial Artists in Europe. Having taught extensively throughout the world he is Internationaly recognised as a leading Expert in the application of Preasure Tested Locks,Holds, Control and Restraint techniques. He is a qualified Personal Safety Tutor and Technical Board member of the S.D.L.A.GB ( Self Defence Licencing Authority Governing Body)

QUALIFICATIONS

The British Ju Jitsu Association GB.

  • Founding Member
  • Director of Coaching
  • National Tutor Coach
  • National Examiner
  • National Ratification Officer
  • Technical Officer.
  • Founder Member of the United Nations of Ju-Jitsu
  • International Examiner
  • International Ratification Officer
  • Certified NHS Control & Restraint Instructor
  • Certified by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • N.A.C.R.I. (National Accredited Control & Restraint Instructors)
  • (Mental Health)
  • National Tutor Coach; National Examiner
  • Technical Committee Member
  • Awarded Professorship 29th June 2008
  • P.R.I.L.A (Physical Restraint Instructors Licencing Authority)
  • S.D.L.A GB. (Self Defense. Licensing .Authority. Governing Body )
  • National Tutor Coach; National Examiner
  • Technical Committee Member
Kenneth

Mr.Kenneth Blundell (Technical Officer, Founder Member, National Rattification Officer)

Mr.Kenneth Blundell has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

"Son of The Late Great James Blundell who was the founder of the British Ju Jitsu Association" - Mr.Kenneth Blundell

Terry

Professor Terry Parker (Founding Member, Coach Tutor, National Rattification Officer, National Examiner,Technical Board Memb)

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Terry Parker 9th Dan

  • Founder Member of the British Ju-Jitsu Assoc.(GB)
  • Founder Member of the United Nations of Ju-Jitsu
  • Founder of Jikishin Ju-Jitsu Assoc. and Jikishin Ju-Jitsu International
  • National Grading Officer for the BJJA(GB)
  • National Coach Tutor for the BJJA(GB)
  • Officer of the BJJA(GB) Executive & Technical Committee's and Oversea's Chairperson.

Terry's first dealings in the fighting arts were in boxing. Firstly promoting Briggs Motor Bodies (now Fords) then in the regular army (R.E.M.E).

Whilst serving in Korea he turned his hand to the oriental martial arts. He found Ju-Jitsu as his major love whilst awaiting shipment home from Japan, this was back in the 1950's.

On arrival back in the U.K. Terry found it difficult to find an instructor in Ju-Jitsu so as a stop gap he trained at Judo gaining 1st Dan. At this time Terry found Vernon Bell who became his first English Sensei and although Terry trained with other teachers Vernon Bell remained his favourite, though unfortunately he is now deceased.

Terry opened his first club in Basildon, Essex with Mr Bell's association, teaching both Ju-Jitsu and Judo, going on to eventually form with his wife Janet the Jikishin Ju-Jitsu Association, which became one of the country's largest groups, located mainly in the South East.

With Janet they took his style of Ju-Jitsu to many countries around the globe and Jikishin Ju-Jitsu International came in to being. As a founder member of the UNJJ he regularly teaches around Europe. He is also one of the persons responsible for the competitive side of the international competitions.

Though now in his seventy's Terry is still very active in teaching on the mat worldwide.

Janet

Mrs Janet Parker (National Coach Tutor and Rattification Officer, CRB Signatory)

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  • Founding Member of the British Ju-Jitsu Association (GB)
  • Founder Member of the United Nations of Ju-Jitsu
  • Co founder of Jikishin Ju-Jitsu Assoc. & Jikishin Ju-Jitsu International.
  • Current Chairperson of the United Nations of Ju-Jitsu (2007)
  • National Grading Officer of the British Ju-Jitsu Assoc. (GB)
  • Officer of the Executive & Technical Committee's of the BJJA(GB)

Janet has been practising Ju-Jitsu in excess of 25years, her Sensei also being her husband (Terry Parker) for whom she has been his partner and uke in promoting Ju-Jitsu worldwide.

Janet has actively taught in her own right both at home and oversea's, her honesty and integrity known by all you have had dealings with her.

Janets skill in organisation is renowned throughout the Ju-Jitsu world and she has been responsible for organising and promoting some of the largest ju-jitsu gatherings both in coaching and sportive events.

She is always happy to give assistance/advice to those starting out in organising their first large event, and she still actively teaches on the mat at events both home and oversea's.

Michael

Mr. Michael Player (Founder Member, Technical Officer, National Tutor Coach, National Rattification Officer,)

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Mr. Michael Player (Founder Member, Technical Officer, National Tutor Coach, National Rattification Officer) Sensei Michael Player (8th Dan) is the head of the British Goshin Jitsu Association, one of the founding members of the British Ju Jitsu Association Governing Body.

During his 30 year career of competitive Judo he has competed and won many national and international championships in South Africa, Europe and America as part of the British Judo Association, the British Judo Council and the Amateur Judo Association. He was selected for the British Sambo Team to fight in Russia in 1986 and won the world Ju Jitsu championships at Doncaster in 1993.

He was a personal pupil of Matsuri Otani for over 20 years and is proud that his 4th Dan Budo grading was supervised by the founder of the association Kenshiro Abbe (8th Dan) who first introduced Aikido, Kendo, Jo and traditional Japanese weapons to Europe.

Since retiring from active competition, he has taken the post of Technical Chairman at the British Ju Jitsu Association and has represented the BJJA(GB) in international courses around the world. He also holds the posts of National Examiner, National Tutor Coach, National Ratification Officer and is a JJIF referee.

Martin Rogers

Mr. Martin Rogers (Executive Member and Bingo Lotto Co-ordinator)

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Shihan Martin Rogers is one of the best known and highly respected teachers in the martial arts world today. He is in constant demand to teach seminars in Canada, America, across Europe and around the globe. He is the chief instructor of the Solent Martial Arts Academies organisation; one of the Portsmouth area's largest and most successful group of martial arts schools. He has personally licensed and graduated more than 550 black belts and heads instruction for more than 2000 active members in the Zen Ha Kenpo Ryu Jujitsu system.

His vast knowledge of Jujitsu and teaching skills has earned him a reputation as one of the best instructors in his field, but Martin still considers himself a student of martial arts and has trained with many masters around the world seeking out more knowledge to pass on to instructors and students in his schools; keeping them at the top of the tree.

  • 2007 Awarded Rank Hanshi (BJJAGB).
  • 2007 Awarded 7th Dan Black Belt status B.J.J.A.(GB); national governing body.
  • 2007 B.J.J.A(GB) Senior Coach.
  • 2008 Solent Martial Arts fighters win British Heavyweight Title,Silver & 2 Bronze at British Championships.
  • 2008 Appointed to B.J.J.A.(GB) Governing Body Executive Committee.
Henry

Henry Stuart Reeves (Advisor on Historical Japanese Weaponry)

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Henry studied with The Open University, achieving a Batchelor of Science Degree, a Diploma in Social Policy and Criminology and The Certificate in Social Science, a member of the Northern To-Ken.. All of this to better assist him in his search for knowledge relative to Japanese Social Structure and its relativity to the west.

"On receiving from a relative a Japanese Military Officers battle sword as a gift in 1945, I became fascinated with its manufacture, and the fact that it was treated with some degree of awe between fighting men of all branches.

My family came from a line of engineers and I had the same interest. I slowly developed an interest in the manufacture of the sword and also the men who made them, especially their social structure and looking for similarities to us.

This has continued and widened to the present day to include a social study of the Japanese family structures associated with weapons manufacture from the late middle ages to the Meiji period. It became obvious that no social study could be undertaken without due consideration to The Samurai, their history, their accomplishments and of course the weapons they used.

This brings the study of the famous Japanese sword very much to the fore as it was a close quarter weapon, manufactured in the second world war where the predominant weapons were distance weapons like firearms; It was now becoming clear that much more was attached to this weapon than just a weapon. It clearly is a serious part of the aura of all things militarily Japanese."- Henry Stuart Reeves