Dave Patterson & Gino Muscat
It is with huge regret and sadness that we report the death of Sensei Dave Patterson of Southend Ju Jitsu club. Dave had a major heart attack in February 2013 and did not recover consciousness. Our best wishes, kind regards and thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Dave, with Sensei Gino Muscat was co-runner of the Southend club and a valued member of the Jikishin family.
David had been preparing for his 2nd Dan, had been training with Hanshi Brian Herbert and was looking forward to the challenge of the Dan Grading in June. David was awarded his Nidan Grade as a gesture of solidarity and support from his Jikishin family by Hanshi Herbert.
His fellow Sensei Gino Muscat presented the award to David's Son Reece (who trains at the Southend Club) on behalf of Jikishin
Once again I am sure all of you will want join us in sending our best wishes and support to David's family, friends, colleagues and fellow Ju Jitsuka.
The loss of any young man is devastating, and to lose someone as fit and dedicated as Dave is especially sad. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association is proud to announce the appointment of two National Coaches in the international disciplines of Euro-Budo International. The object is to train and select the squads which will compete for the UK in international competition.
We wish them, and their respective teams success.
Lee Bywater - 4th Dan - Random Attacks National Coach
Earl Walker - 4th Dan - Sport Fighting National Coach
A number of Jikishin senseis, senior & junior students attended the 2012 Groundfighting & Sparring Seminars at Mark Hall Sports Centre, Harlow in September & October. The Seminars were run by Sensei Earl Walker & Sensei Will Murley.
The pair of highly experienced sensei's will also run the Seminars in 2013.
A new Aerobics, Personal Training and Self Defence club is open in London, training at N5 & SE1. Why not join Omar for some fun & fitness.
Pictures of the England Squad with Association Head Brian Herbert and Squad Leader Lee Bywater.
Results for the UK Squad will be posted here after the competition.
Sensei Brian Herbert received a long overdue 8th Dan belt from the UKMAGB at the Jikishin Ju Jitsu Association National Course & Championships on 29th November 2011 - congratulations Sensei.