Friday, 5 July 2019

Getting better and better

Not content with being a national champion our very own Carys Williams continues to push herself to greater heights. This week Carys in not only our Golden Glove winner but also gained her junior black and red belt in Kobudo. Congratulations from us all!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019


A huge congratulations to Marcus O'Keefe and Declan Tilby who have been promoted to "Prefects" by Hanshi Riley. Marcus and Declan join a very important group who uphold the values of the club and act as role models to our junior members. Congratulations from us all and keep up the good work! 
 Prefect Marcus O'Keefe
Prefect Declan Tilby

Monday, 13 May 2019

Carys Williams- National Champion

In her debut competition, our very own Carys Williams won gold at the AMA National competition in Bury this weekend. It was a fantastic competition with experienced competitors from all over the country but it was Carys who came out on top with her sensational kata. The Katana family is incredibly proud of Carys and we cannot wait to see her undoubted further success.
 Our Golden girl, Carys with her gold medal- National champion!
 A very proud coach, Hanshi Riley, with National champion Carys

Friday, 29 March 2019

Katana Jiu Jitsu International Course

On the 12th of October this year Katana Jiu Jitsu Clubs will be hosting their annual international course at the Middleton Arena. The event will run from 2.30 pm until 5 pm. We are proud and excited to be able to announce our fantastic line-up of expert practitioners who will be passing on their techniques at this years conference;
  • Hanshi William Riley
  • Soke Stefano Mancini
  • Shihan Solon Ntavovasilis
  • Sensei Tony Siong
  • Sensei Peter Clarke
  • Sensei Les Mitchel
Tickets for this event are priced at £25 for seniors and £20 for juniors. For more information or to book yourplace on the course please contact us at
Hanshi William Riley

 Sensei Les Mitchel
 Sensei Peter Clarke
 Soke Stefano Mancini
Sensei Tony Siong
Shihan Solon Ntavovasilis

Monday, 11 March 2019

Black Belt Gradings

We had a fantastic day last Saturday at our black belt gradings. We have come to expect excellence at Katana Jiu-Jitsu Clubs and once again we were not dissapointed. A huge degree of technical skill was shown, everyone gave it their all and everyone passed theirgradings with flying colours. You can all be very proud of yourselves as all of Katana is proud of you.

A special congratulations goes out to all our new junior black belts; Grace, Jessica, Joshua, Declan, Zac and Jay.

We also saw Sensei Karen put in a spectacular performance to earn her third Dan and Sensei Mark working extermly hard to earn his coverted red jacket and 6th Dan.
Congratulations to Sensei Mark on his red jacket (he desperately needed a new one anyway!) and promotion to 6th Dan. 

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Golden Gloves and Headbands

Well done to Marcus O'Keefe and Lilly Tucker who were awarded the small golden glove and headband by Hanshi Riley for their consistent skill and technique. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you both win plenty more awards in the future.

 Marcus O'Keefe received the small golden glove from Hanshi Riley
Lilly Tucker received her headband from Hanshi Riley

Middleton Gradings 27th January 2019

The gradings on Sunday were a truly great occasion for Katana Jiu-Jitsu. We had a large number of people grading and some great support. Katana has always had very high standards and these gradings were no different, everyone showed dedication and great technique. A huge congratulations to you all. 
A special mention to Samuel Dyson who acheived his Junior black and red belt in kobudo. Samuel has been a loyal and dedicated member of katana and truley deserves this grade- congratulations from us all! 

 Samuel Dyson with a well deserved black and red belt in kobudo, congratulations!

A great group shot and an even better turnout for gradings. Every belt was hard earned and we look forward to watching you all progress.


Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Head Band Winner

A huge congratulations to our latest headband winner Charlie Shaw! Keep up the great work.