Friday, 24 March 2017

Friends Reunited

Hanshi Riley and Soke Mancini have been friends for over thirty years and this April they will be reunited in Italy at the Ju-Jitsu masterclass weekend.
For further information please see our events page, speak to Hanshi Riley or visit

Senior black belt gradings

 A big congratulations to Sensei John Turner and Sensei Alex Surtees who passed their 6th Dan and 4th Dan gradings. Both John and Alex have shown a huge commitment to Katana over the years and we wish to congratulate them on their achievement.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A huge congratulations for Hanshi Riley who is pleased to accept the invitation into the A.M.A  as an Executive officer. 

"I am looking forward to the future, for the AMA and Katana
 working together and promoting good Technical Jiu Jitsu"

Hanshi Riley's daughter, Laura (3rd Dan Technical Officer for Katana)
congratulates her father on this achievement.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Just a reminder about our Sunday Schedule

Royton Scouts Hq, Old Edge Lane, Royton, OL2 6BD

Juniors 16.00 - 17.00
Family 17.15 - 18.15

Our popular Family Jiu-Jitsu*** (mums & dads train together)
17.15pm - 18.15pm

Monday, 18 April 2016

Katana on tour

Hanshi Riley and Sensei Bagshaw

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Mark Lockett Promoted to 5th Dan

A truly awesome achievement as Mark Lockett was successfully promoted to 
Senior Technical Officer 5th Dan: Godan : (第五段の五段)

Mark worked very hard to achieve this and its a true testament to his commitment for continuing his development within this loved Martial Art.

"Mark's technical ability is excellent and we look forward to his journey into the 6th Degree. Mark has shown true loyalty to our club and his promotion has also given him the title of Senior Technical Officer.
- Hanshi Riley 

From all the team at Katana... a very well done Mark

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

New TIMES for Royton

We have a new timetable for Royton


Royton Scouts Hq, Old Edge Lane, Royton, OL2 6BD
Sports Jiu Jitsu
Seniors 16.00 - 16.45
Juniors 16.45 - 17.15

***NEW: Family Jiu-Jitsu*** 
(mums & dads train together)
17.15pm - 18.15pm

Katana Wins Sports Jiu Jitsu Trophy

Our Sports Jiu Jitsu team went to Bradford to compete in a competition of which we brought home a large Trophy :)

Well done to everyone who participated

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

International course and Dinner Dance

Katana Jiu-Jitsu Club
is proud to present another International course.

To be held at Middleton Arena on Saturday 22nd Oct 2016

1.30pm - 4pm
Seniors only £20

If you would like to attend, please call or email us asap to book your place.

07711 600949

This years DINNER DANCE will be a James Bond themed event at the Royal Toby. 8pm :) Cost £40

Monday, 23 November 2015

Jays achievement

Well done Jay. Excellent 

Kian's achievement

Well done kian. Excellent 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Night at the oscars

Night at the oscars 

Friday, 13 November 2015

Katana Assistant Coaching Course

Our Assistant Coaching Course was a huge success, and we would just like to thank everyone for taking part.  Both our Juniors and Seniors had a great day and here is a quick photo of the day

Katana Senior Assistant Coaching Course

Katana Junior Assistant Coaching Course

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Our International Seminar, followed by A night at the Oscars

21st November 2015 
11am - 2pm

21st November 2015 
7pm - late

Our very own Night at the Oscars

Please book this event in advance as tickets are very limited

Contact Hanshi Riley 07711 600949 
or email us at

Thursday, 4 June 2015


We are Proud to present our new venue opening Monday 8th June.

Oldham Academy North, Broadway, OL2 5BF
Juniors 17.30 - 18.30
Seniors 18.30 - 19.30

Feel free to come along and join us.


Sports Jiu Jitsu

We are proud to present the launch of

Katana Sports Jiu-Jitsu  

We launch on Sunday 7th June at 4pm

Royton Scout Club
Seniors 4-5pm
Juniors 5-6pm

Friday, 20 March 2015

Bernard Bagshaw attains 6th Dan

An excellent achievement for Bernard who makes 6th degree.  This is made even more impressive that Bernard is unable to hear or speak.  A true inspiration.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Saturday, 10 January 2015

International Seminar

Our International Seminar draws near

April 4th 2015

Juniors 9.30 am-10.45 am

Senior Black Belt Masterclass 11.00 am - 12 noon

Senior All Belts 12:15pm - 2.30pm

Middleton Arena

A Kickboard competition will also be held like last year and a trophy given to the winner

Here is last years winner, Joshua Bagshaw

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bradford grading

Bradford grading. Some excellent technique shown. Well done guys 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014