Tuesday, 27 February 2018

University of Bradford Gradings

On Saturday the 24th of February the University of Bradford club had their first gradings of 2018. All those who graded showed exceptional skill and technique. A big congratulations to everyone who graded, keep up the good work!
Well done to everyone at Bradford who passed their gradings on Saturday.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Heather's Journey

A fantastic article written for the North West Ambulance Service by our very own Heather Ainscough about her journey so far in martial arts. To see the full article please follow the link after the story.

I started my journey in Martial Arts with katana Jiu-Jitsu Club during May 2016. I have always admired the skills and dedication of the Art and after visiting a number of classes to observe my partner practice Jiu-Jitsu I felt it was the right time to challenge myself and obtain the skills and knowledge to protect myself if necessary.
Even before I joined the club I was made to feel very welcome, stepping onto the mat for the first time was daunting but the Sensei’s look after you; breaking down the moves so you can learn step by step and understand how the moves work.
Throughout my younger years I had faced many difficult situations leaving me with a somewhat shattered confidence and not having any belief in myself. I knew things had to change and self-defence seemed like the perfect opportunity to rebuild my life and self-belief.
All of the Sensei’s are very supportive and have vast amounts of knowledge, skill and patience. You are made to feel very welcome and I feel I have a Jiu-Jitsu family with the Club; I have made some amazing friends for life.
The Club is run by International Director Hanshi William Riley who holds 9th Dan status and has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu for over 45 years.
Katana is a family friendly Cub and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. These include; theme Dinner Dances, Master classes, International Courses including visits to Italy, National Coaching Courses and much more. We are very excited to be visiting Italy again in April to attend an International Seminar.
I train 2-3 times a week and have started to assist in helping to train our juniors. I feel very proud to be a part of Katana Jiu-Jitsu Club, my confidence has grown and I have achieved much more than I ever thought I could. I look forward to my future with Katana and am grateful for the new life and outlook it has given to me.
It is never too late to start Jiu-Jitsu. We warmly welcome beginners and have many times and venues to choose from so feel free to get in touch and come down to see what we do. For a list of our classes and news updates check out our website at: http://katanajj.blogspot.co.uk/
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