Tuesday, 11 December 2012

40 Year Anniversary

This year, Sensei William Riley celebrates a landmark 40 YEARS in Martial Arts.

As an independent club, Katana Jiu-Jitsu 
is happy and privileged to invite 
Sensei Alan Campbell from Australia as a guest instructor to mark this momentous occasion.

Everyone is welcome to attend this fabulous occasion 
which is being held at Middleton Arena on 30th March 2013.

Juniors:  10am till 12 Noon
Seniors:  12 Noon till 2pm

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Congratulations to all our Junior Black Belts on our recent Grading day.  Well done to everyone.  

Sensei Riley said "Im Proud of everybody.  A very high standard of Jui Jitsu was shown"

Mark attains Shodan

Congratulations to Mark English who passed his recent Grading to attain 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan).

A very proud moment for Mark who really impressed on Grading day and his years of dedication shone through.  Well done Mark

Katana Jiu Jitsu Club host their first Grading in Bradford. 
What a fantastic day.  A proud moment for the club and Sensei W.Riley 

Friday, 9 November 2012

Hannah Taylor grabs gold

A big congratulations to Hannah Taylor who won both the punching AND flying kick competitions at Katana Jiu Jitsu Castleton on 2nd September 2012. Well done Hannah! Awesome achievement.

Hannah was presented with her award by Sensei W.Riley

Friday, 19 October 2012

Grading Day September 2012
A big congratulations to all our students who attended grading and passed to attain their new belts.  Everyone performed admirably and we look forward to the next stage in our syllabus.


Monday, 17 September 2012

Ulani grabs gold!

Well done to Ulani who achieves Gold and joins the few elite who have won the Olympic gold medal. Ulani won the flying kick and golden glove on the same night.

Sensei Riley presented Ulani with her medal at Castleton :)

Josh wins Olympic gold medal

A huge congratulations to Josh who wins the Olympic gold medal. This is a new award reserved for the Elite!!

This is achieved by Winning the flying kick and golden glove competition on the same night!

Well done Josh :)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sam makes Prefect

A HUGE congratulations to Sam Blair who was awarded his Prefect medal.
Sam has know won the Flying Kick competition 5 times to become prefect.
An Awesome achievement.  Sam was presented with his medal by Sensei Riley at Royton.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Oliver becomes 2nd Dan
A special moment for Oliver becoming a 2nd Degree Black Belt.

Oliver was presented with his certificate at Middleton Arena.

2nd Dan Nidan (二段:にだん)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Change to Grading

Junior Black Belt,
Gold Tabs & 
Senior Black Belt
Grading will be held at

Castleton Community Centre, 881 Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 2ST

This will be Saturday 10th March

Juniors 2.30pm
Seniors 4.00pm

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Grading Jan 2012

Jordan becomes Senior Black Belt

Congratulations to Jordan who recently was promoted
to Senior Black Belt at Middleton Arena

Flying Kick Winner!

Congratulations to Jacob Coburn who has just won his FIFTH Flying kick competition.
Jacob was presented with his Prefect Medal for Outstanding Kicks by

Sensei W.Riley at Castleton Community Centre.


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Christmas Dinner Dance 2012

This Years 
Christmas Dinner Dance

To be held at the Royal Toby, Castleton
Saturday November 24th 2012

This Years Theme:
  James Bond 007 fancy dress,
come as your favourite bond character.

Demonstrations, Presentations,
5 Course Meal and DISCO!!

Book early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.

Ask Sensei W.Riley for details

Alternatively, call 07711 600949
or email

We have to set a deadline so that we can finalise the menus. 
Please have your places booked by the latest
31st October 2012

Flying Kick Winner!

A BIG congratulations to Levi Bannister who won the Flying Kick
Competition recently at Castleton.

Levi won his headband by defeating over 20 other students to get to the final of the competiton.
Levi went on to defeat a Prefect to win his award.

A BIG well done to Levi who displayed excellent kicks to win the competition.


Sensei W.Riley presented Levi with his headband
after he won the competition for the 3rd time.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Grading Video

We have finally edited all our material from our most recent Grading day and we are pleased to show our new video.  The material was taken  from Grading Sept 2011.  The video is listed on our Private Youtube pages and can only be viewed if you have the link.  The video is also shown on our "video" tab on our blog.

Our latest video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5qWMh6J1Ig

Our Video page:  http://katanajj.blogspot.com/p/videos.html

Thanks again to all those who participated.

Happy New Year

Here are a few things we have planned for Katana Jiu-Jitsu Club in 2012.
We are putting the finishing touches to our Calendar for 2012 and hopefully they will be on sale very shortly.

Our first Grading of the year is quickly approaching at the end of January and we have our Junior and Senior Black Belts also grading in March and October.

We are organising the Christmas party for 2012.  This year, we will be holding a themed "James Bond" party.  You can dress as any James Bond character (Dr No, Oddjob, Moneypenny etc).  Last years party was amazing and I am expecting this years to be just as spectacular.

I would also like to thank all our students and parents for supporting our club and all the Sensei and staff behind the scenes. 

On behalf of Katana Jiu-Jitsu, I would like to wish you all a Happy & Prosperus New Year

Sensei W.Riley