Jimmy demonstrating a technique on Phil Rhodes at the UNJJ course in Gibraltar in 2018. Picture provided by Phil Rhodes]

Dojo Scholar: There is only one Jimmy Pape….

‘You must believe you are the best and then make sure you are.’ – Bill Shankly Actually, there are two Jimmy Papes; both from Liverpool, both Jujitsu masters and are in fact distantly related to each other! The elder Jimmy Pape learned from the famous Liverpool based Jujitsu instructor Jack Britten before establishing a club …

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Dan grades with Eric, left to right, David Brough (3rd dan), John Idle (7th dan), Eric Marshall (8th dan), Richard Asbery (7th dan), Philip Rhodes (6th dan), Andy Smith (2nd dan)

Dojo Scholar – Take Your JuJitsu Seriously But Not Yourself

Dan grades with Eric Marshall, left to right, David Brough (3rd dan), John Idle (7th dan), Eric Marshall (8th dan), Richard Asbery (7th dan), Philip Rhodes (6th dan), Andy Smith (2nd dan)] “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard The 10th of March 2019 will …

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L to R Dean, Martin and Austin Redy to Compete

Gold & Silver Medal Wins at First Competition

United Nations of Ju Jitsu International Competition, Gibraltar September 2018 Over the weekend of September 29th and 30th, the island of Gibraltar was the stage for an international Ju Jitsu competition and the first ever competition for our young club. The competition which is held every two years was hosted by the UNJJ - United …

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David Brough, Philip Rhodes, Andy Smith and Darry McNamara

FREE POSTER: The History of Bushido and British Ju Jitsu – Part V: Back to the Future by Sensei Dave Brough

So have we finished? Is the syllabus fully developed? Will things change again? If there is one thing I have learned from researching this history, it is that change is both inevitable and necessary. From the beginning we see Jigoro Kano developing Judo from the best bits of different Ju Jitsu styles, and other martial …

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