Aikido, Aiki Jujitsu, Ju jitsu, Kyusho Jitsu, Bukido and Dim Mak.
Instructor in Plymouth and Southwest England
John currently holds:
8th Degree Black Belt in Aiki Jujitsu
8th degree Black Belt in Ju Jitsu
5th Degree Black Belt in Aikido
Master Instructor in Kyusho Jitsu/Dim Mak
1st Kyu Kendo
John also practices Chi Gung and Fa Jin.
In 2003 I was offered a job as an exchange officer in the Royal Navy. In 2004 I started a dojo in HMS Collingwood. In 2007 I retired from the Royal Netherlands Navy after 33 years of active service, and started my martial arts club Budo Society Musashi in Plymouth, and at the same time at HMS Drake and HMS Raleigh.
I still teach at HMS Raleigh. HMS Drake and Naval College in Dartmouth.
I am regularly invited to teach at seminars in Germany, Denmark and Holland.
Other qualifications I have:
British Ju Jitsu Association GB National Referee, Judge and Senior Coach
First Aid Instructor and Care for Children Instructor
First Aid at Work Instructor
PADI Master Instructor
Care for Trainees
Health and Safety Workplace assessor
Middle management manager
Human Resource manager
A Bit About Me
I started Judo at a young age, followed by Karate.
After I joined the Royal Netherlands Navy, I started Aikido, followed by Ju Jitsu and Aiki Jujitsu.
I started training Judo again within the Navy. At a later stage I became a Kyusho Jitsu/Dim Mak instructor, which is the art and science of deadly pressure point fighting, an art already used in Aiki Jujitsu from several hundred of years ago.
In 1991, after a nine month course, I passed my exams and became a certified martial arts
instructor and received a government recognised diploma.