Celebrating 43 years
Worcester - Gloucester - Malvern - Bromsgrove - Droitwich

A selection of photos from our 43rd annual seminar, October 2023. If you are in any photos that you would like removed please email us at info@jujutsu.co.uk with a screenshot of the photo / name and we will remove or edit the photo as necessary.

Full res images are roughly 10mb+ if you would like an image in full-res emailed to you, email info@jujutsu.co.uk with the photo in question and we’ll do our best to send you the full-res photo.

TJK National Training Seminar with National Coach Tasshi Ross lannoccaro, assisted by Senior TJK coaches, celebrating Taijutsu Kai’s 43rd year teaching Jujutsu and Self-defence in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. 15th of October 2023.

Sensei Ross will be teaching Atemi Jutsu incorporated into syllabus skills.

Grapple & Strike and Sport Jujutsu with Sensei Lee.

Fun zone including demolition ball, sumo wrestling, and obstacle course.

All teachings will be age-related.

15th October 2023
St Johns Sports Centre
13 Malvern Road,
St Johns,
Worcester,
WR2 4LE

Juniors under 14 years (£14)
9.30am – 11.30am

14 years and over – All Adults (£16)
12noon – 3.00pm

All forms must be completed and returned to your Sensei to book your space.

A selection of photos from our kumite participation day June 2023. If you are in any photos that you would like removed please email us at info@jujutsu.co.uk with a screenshot of the photo / name and we will remove or edit the photo as necessary.

Full res images are roughly 10mb+ if you would like an image in full-res emailed to you, email info@jujutsu.co.uk with the photo in question and we’ll do our best to send you the full-res photo.

Unlike a tournament / competition event where strict rules apply and very often participants only have one or two attempts to make it through to medals, this event is unlimited bouts.

TJK successfully runs participation events suitable for novices.

Members will have the opportunity to practice and gain experience in Grapple & Strike (Sport Jujutsu) formats in an encouraging and friendly environment.

Rule intro:

  • Grappling and Striking Skills
  • Unlimited friendly Sparring bouts.
  • Top class tuition by TJKs most experienced competitors / coaches.

All bouts are friendly with officials constantly giving tips and advice throughout the day.

What are the benefits of competition?

  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • Awareness of developing your skills
  • Confidence
  • Self esteem
  • A sense of belonging to a community
  • Gain 3 points towards gradings

Entry forms are given out in class by club Sensei.

11th June 2023
St John’s Sports Centre
13 Malvern Road,
Worcester, WR2 4LE

A selection of photos from our sports participation day April 2023. If you are in any photos that you would like removed please email us at info@jujutsu.co.uk with a screenshot of the photo / name and we will remove or edit the photo as necessary.

Full res images are roughly 10mb+ if you would like an image in full-res emailed to you, email info@jujutsu.co.uk with the photo in question and we’ll do our best to send you the full-res photo.

Unlike a tournament / competition event where strict rules apply and very often participants only have one or two attempts to make it through to medals.

TJK successfully runs participation events suitable for novices

Members will have the opportunity to practice and gain experience in Sport Jujutsu formats in an encouraging and friendly environment.

Rule intro:

Grappling and Striking Skills
Unlimited friendly Sparring bouts.
Top class tuition by TJKs most experienced competitors / coaches.

All bouts are friendly with officials constantly giving tips and advice throughout the day.

What are the benefits of competition?

  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • Awareness of developing your skills
  • Confidence
  • Self esteem
  • A sense of belonging to a community
  • Gain 3 points towards gradings

The upcoming event (30th April) is Grappling only for children, Adults option of grapple and strike.

The following event (11th June) is the sport jujutsu format (kumite) which involves Striking and Grappling for both kids and adults.

Entry forms are given out in class by club Sensei.

30th April 2023
Cheltenham Ladies College
Malvern Road,
Cheltenham,GL50 2NX

Sunday 23rd of April 2023
Grading – St Johns Sports Centre, 13 Malvern Rd, Worcester, WR2 4LE
Sunday 30th of April 2023
Sport JJ Kumite – Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Bayshill Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3EP
Sunday 21st of May 2023
Seminar – Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Bayshill Rd, Cheltenham GL50 3EP – Event Cancelled
Sunday 11th of June 2023
TJK Competition – St Johns Sports Centre, 13 Malvern Rd, Worcester, WR2 4LE
Sunday 9th of July 2023
Grading – St Johns Sports Centre, 13 Malvern Rd, Worcester, WR2 4LE
Sunday 15th of October 2023
TJK 43rd Seminar – St Johns Sports Centre, 13 Malvern Rd, Worcester, WR2 4LE
Sunday 26th of November 2023
Grading (Including Dan Gradings) – St Johns Sports Centre, 13 Malvern Rd, Worcester, WR2 4LE

Please note, whilst TJK will endeavour to keep the above dates and locations in place, some may change due to unforeseen circumstances. More events may also be added throughout the course of the year.

A selection of photos from our 42nd Annual Seminar. If you are in any photos that you would like removed please email us at info@jujutsu.co.uk with a screenshot of the photo / name and we will remove or edit the photo as necessary.

Full res images are roughly 10mb+ if you would like an image in full-res emailed to you, email info@jujutsu.co.uk with the photo in question and we’ll do our best to send you the full-res photo.

TJK National Training Seminar with National Coach Tasshi Ross lannoccaro, assisted by Senior TJK coaches. 16th of October 2022.

Learning how to defend against weapons is essential for self-defence. The TJK syllabus has many practical and effective skills that can be used against all types of weapon attacks.

This workshop will continue all areas of weapon defence from avoidance to practising skills used in the samurai era.

Grapple & Strike and Sport Jujutsu with Sensei Lee.

Fun zone including sumo wrestling, gladiator combat and more.

All teachings will be age-related.

16th October 2022
St Johns Sports Centre
13 Malvern Road,
St Johns,
Worcester,
WR2 4LE

Juniors under 14 years (£14)
9.30am – 11.30am

14 years and over – All Adults (£16)
12noon – 3.00pm

All forms must be completed and returned to your Sensei to book your space.

Marc Goddard became the first ever UK Referee to be appointed for the UFC and quickly followed this up by being the first ever UK MMA Referee to be licensed and sanctioned to Referee in the USA in multiple States including the fight capital of the World Las Vegas Nevada. Marc has since travelled and officiated in all Continents having worked in some 40 countries Worldwide and can be seen taking charge of some the biggest fights around the Globe for multiple promotions and organisations including UFC World Championship Contests.

Marc recently caught up with past TJK Sensei Paul Harrison and shared the following words via Facebook –

“Fate is everything! It is very real and something I firmly believe in. As I’ve often told in stories & podcasts just before the turn of the millennium when I moved house my then next door neighbour Paul Harrison knocked on my door to introduce himself as my new neighbour. The next day he asked me “if I liked fighting” and handed me some VHS tapes (kids ask your Dad!) of the first several UFC’s. The rest is history & Paul was also my first real Sensei as he was also an instructor for the Tai Jutsu Kai brand of Japanese Jiu Jitsu owned by Sensei Ross Iannoccaro. Paul’s brand & teaching of Jiu Jitsu was brutal, honest and focused on a lot of ground work (ne-waza) self defence, as well as a ton of randori & throws.

TJK was such a pivotal organisation back in the day as we had open sport jiu jitsu comps and grappling comps before BJJ and MMA had taken off here on these shores and MMA was an acronym that no one knew of. We all called it no holds barred and Vale Tudo and our first comps were held on open tatamis, long before cages even made it here. Myself, Tom Blackledge, Paul Sutherland, Ross Mason, Ronnie Mann, Mark Weir, Pat Carr & so many others had all passed through either TJK and/or Grapple & Strike back in the day. Paul was responsible for setting me off on my real martial arts journey and discovery and some 23 years or so later I still respect & owe him so much. What if he hadn’t knocked the door that day?…

The sport of MMA as it is now was so so so different back then and so many of us have bared witness to the evolution of both the traditional arts and how we all helped shape & mould what we know today. Our other leading MMA pioneers in the UK like Ian Freeman Leigh Remedios Lee Hasdell James Zickic Paul & Alexis at London Shoot and a whole host of others moulded, created and put us on the map. Now look at us today? 2 British UFC champions to date and more to come. The future is bright.

Don’t forget your roots or where you came from, and how. It was awesome to see Paul today and catch up over old times. This sport has became my life, my full time employment and has been with me for near on a quarter of a century, and who knows what else is to come. God bless. #history”

Images and quote – Marc Goddard via Facebook

Great Post. TJK was a pioneer organisation. The first traditional jujutsu organisation to embrace the ground aspects more. Ross had a great relationship with Carly Gracie and that showed in the syllabus.

To date my Black Belt grading with Ross is the single most physically demanding day I have had in my Martial arts career.

Also to grade in TJK you had to be competing regular which was not the case with many traditional arts.

The techniques I learned from TJK has heavily influenced my jiujitsu teaching

Richard Shore – Head Instructor at SMMA. BJJ Black Belt.

It’s pretty amazing Marc that our lineage from our Japanese Ju Jitsu all runs back to one man in Kidderminster Ron Bampfield (RIP) who was both Ross’s and my instructor Chad’s Sensei. I remember training with Ross at Kidderminster YMCA back in the mid to late 80s and dam they used to batter each other and laugh about it at the same time. Remember Ross bringing Carley Gracie over before any BJJ in this country and the early grapple and strike and Trevor Cunningham Vs Mark Wier boom. Great memories

Ian Rossiter – Checkmat Somerset BJJ
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