The History of Bushido & British Ju Jitsu – Part II: The Man from Japan by Sensei Dave Brough

At this point in the story, we return to the UK, and London where we meet Edward William Barton-Wright (1860 – 1951). Barton-Wright spent several years (c 1895 – 1898) working in Japan where he studied Ju-Jitsu of the Shinden Fudo Ryū and Kodokan Judo (1). Upon his return to England, Barton-Wright combined the Ju …

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Jigoro Kano the founder of Judo. Picture taken from Wikipedia.

The History of Bushido and British Ju Jitsu by Sensei Dave Brough – Part 1

Part I: In the beginning… Have any of you ever wondered where the Ju Jitsu you practise comes from? Ever questioned why we end up doing particular moves and how the syllabus was actually developed? Well, I have often pondered these questions and decided to do some research to find some answers. I must admit …

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Dojo Scholar – Just for Kicks by Sensei Dave Brough

In my opinion, one of the most important elements to being a good martial artist is being able to kick effectively, at least it is a fantastic skill that can benefit all aspects of your martial arts training. For example, good kicks will help your katas be effective and competitive. Good kicks also help in …

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Dojo Scholar – The Mojo of the Dojo by Sensei Dave Brough

We are all familiar with the term dojo. Its literal translation from Japanese is ‘place of the way’. It’s the place where we go to train a couple of times a week. For many of us, like me, it is a sports hall at a leisure centre, while for others it is a customised venue …

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