24 October 2016

IMASA is our new martial arts organisation

Hi all,

will you please bring your record book of the AMA to next trainings so I can collect them and transfer all your entries, gradings, seminars and achievements into the new IMASA licence & grading book.

The insurance is already active for everybody as I have paid for you upfront. Fee would be between £ 10 and £ 3, depending on date of membership with AMA. Nobody pays double as Ichinen Bridport substitutes any overpayment.

This is the webpage of IMASA


And this is their Facebook page


Everyone who brings the old record book and the fee will receive the new book plus a new badge.

30 September 2016

Excellent performance for Bridport martial artist at Jiu Jitsu grading

Bridport martial artist Charlie Gregson has performed an excellent grading for his brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. Charlie, who started to train this style in spring 2014 passed his grading to the 1st Kyu / brown belt yesterday.

The test included the demonstration of various Jiu Jitsu techniques with his partner Aaron Mazs from Lyme Regis. Green belt Andy Loudon from Bridport was Charlie's partner for the Randori and perform a 3 minute fight. That was followed by defences against two people which Aaron Mazs and Wayne Powell been the attackers.

Rolls and falls had to be demonstrated including doing it off the soft mats on the wooden floor of the dojo British Legion Hall. By doing the rolls on hard ground, it proves the usefulness of someones skills.

The grading included a test in theory where Charlie Gregson had to answer questions about his engagement in the martial arts, history and other styles, first aid action in the dojo and on the streets, martial arts and the law, anatomy and organisation of a Jiu Jitsu session.

At the end of a fine demonstration of Charlies skills, Sensei Horst Lindenau (2nd Dan Jiu Jitsu) and Master Aaron Fuest (4th Dan Ju Jutsu) signed the new IMASA record book for Charlie and handed him his certificate and his new brown belt.

Well done Charlie! And big congratulations from all members of Bridport martial arts school Ichinen Bridport!

Charlie Gregson during his theory test with Master Aaron Fuest 4th Dan and Master Horst Lindenau 2nd Dan. Both from Ichinen Bridport

New brown belt Charlie Gregson with the advanced students of Ichinen Bridport Jiu Jitsu.
Standing: Christian Skeels, Lawrence Shillingford, Charlie Gregson, Andy Loudon, Lewis Harris, Aaron Fuest
Front: Joe Thorpe, Graham Dring, Aaron Fuest, Horst Lindenau. Wayne Powell, Trevor Barton
Not in the picture is Master Steve Powell who took the photos. Thank you Steve!
At Ichinen Bridport we train Jiu Jitsu twice the week. And usually that means 52 weeks of the year, as we don't take holidays and stop training. Charlie's brown belt grading was his last student rank before he aims for the black belt. Students start as a white belt and have to go through five gradings before the black belt. All gradings are done within the school. Our new martial arts organisation, the IMASA leaves us all the freedom to grade our own students.

25 September 2016

Martial arts day

That was a busy martial art day. First Master Horst Lindenau went with Damian Burton to Weymouth to meet the Sunday Fight Club. What a great experience!

We drove the coast road in best Sunday sunshine up to Weymouth where I attended this excellent venue first time. On arrival we met the others. All black belts as the Sunday Fight Club is reserved for the master training. Neill, Tom and CJ, all three Taekwondo black belts same as Damian.

I a friendly and professional atmosphere to train with these martial artists was just a pleasure. We had a little individual warm up. Of cause. Followed by patch kicking. Sure a Taekwondo black belt proves the advantage of their kick skills. Just great!

After that the four had a good sparring session, which I enjoyed to watch. It was very educational for me. Unfortunately Neill bent a finger. But we sorted that with some ice spray and he looked fine later. Hope you alright mate!

I had the chance to introduce them to various Jiu-Jitsu skills. Defence in head locks, we trained some of the most common attack and used Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Haha, and of cause I used some Anti Terror Combat techniques.Nerve grips and especially to the throat and hair or neck was some kind of new for the Taekwondo black belt.

All together I like to say big thank you to my new martial arts friends and *****!

Back in Bridport Dojo we had the last check on Charlie Gregson's preparation for the 1st Kyu brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Looking good Charlie! Thanks for Aaron turning up! Tuesday is pre grading.

Master Damian and Master Tom sparring

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Master CJ and Master Neill sparring

Neill, CJ, Horst, Damian, Tom Weymouth 25.09.16

23 September 2016

Which is the best self defence system in the world?

Once I was asked "Which is the best self defence system in the world?"

Well, that is a very common question in the martial arts community. Is it Karate or Judo? Or is Krav Maga better than Jiu-Jitsu? What about Anti Terror Combat or the well known Kung Fu?

What’s the best self defence system Master Horst? 

I think I can give you the simple answer to that.

The Smith & Wesson System.


19 September 2016

Great success and much to learn at mindfulness seminar with Bridport martial arts school

It was a great success and much to learn at mindfulness seminar with Bridport martial arts school Ichinen Bridport. On Sunday the 18th the seminar took place at the Dojo in Loders / Dorset.

The teaching was separated in three parts. First Grandmaster Horst Lindenau demonstrated the "do's and don't s" within real self defence. Probably the most important: You can't always run and ... honestly, where we live the risk of being attacked is rather small. But hey, better prepared than surprised!

Bridport instructor, Master Brian Lovell gave an introduction into the fabulous world of Tai Chi. Students were shown the first steps into this fine art of physical enlightenment. The beginner and the advanced students enjoyed Brian's professional and relaxed approach to demonstrate his Tai Chi style.

The third teaching of this day was held by martial arts master Melvyn Wright from Beaminster / Dorset who came to lead a meditation session and give the students a first glimpse of what mediation can be. Melvyn who practises meditation more professional the last six years got the students caught with his kind and calm way of teaching. Meditation really is good for everyone and can improve life if practised regularly.

Tai Chi instructor Brian Lovell / Bridport teaches a beginners form 

Tai Chi instructor Brian Lovell talks with Taekwon Do master Damian Burton at the mindfulness seminar

After four hours of concentration and relaxation all students received a beautiful certificate to remember this unique seminar. And it is just the right thing to do says Grandmaster Horst Lindenau: " It's good to be a student again and learn new skills".

16 September 2016

Ichinen Bridport now IMASA member

Great news for all. Bridport martial art school Ichinen Bridport has become a member of the Independent Martial Art Sports Association  http://www.independentmartialartsportsassociation.co.uk/ IMASA.

IMASA will be our organisation and partner in the future and provides us with not only insurance cover for all our styles (Jiu-Jitsu, Anti Terror Combat and Karate), but gives us a great platform to interact with other martial art clubs near by and  all over the UK. And probably the most important is, that we can run our local martial art school from here completely independent. Step by step we will now replace the old AMA memberships into IMASA membership and what is most important: 

Training stays the same!

26 August 2016

Bridport martial artist now 4th Kyu

Graham Dring from Ichinen Bridport graduated as 4thy Kyu Jiu Jitsu. Graham demonstrated his skills with partner Charlie Gregson last Thursday at the Bridport dojo.

A few photos show Graham and Charlie performing the orange belt program.

Well done Graham and big congratulations from all of us!

18 August 2016

New class starts 15th of September in Bridport

The beginner course for the traditional japanese martial art Jiu Jitsu starts Thursday the 15th of September. We meet at the British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, DT6 3AD. Training begins at 7.00 pm and last an hour and a half.You are very welcome and please arrive abit earlier for registering. You don't need to be fit to join and start. Any age from 16 years on is reasonable. Our range is from 16 to 64!

We learn Jiu Jitsu for personal growth and train body & mind. The skills we teach and learn are focused on personal self defence. No sports! Martial art! And it is good fun, good physical workout and we all very friendly. See you there!

ps. any further questions please phone 07968 235486

13 August 2016

2nd Dan Jiu Jitsu for master Horst Lindenau

Master Horst Lindenau Jiu Jitsu career

Martial Arts Association International awarded Master Horst Lindenau the 2nd Dan in traditional japanese Jiu Jitsu. The head examiner was Shihan Master Marco Gevatter, 6th Dan / Germany.

Master Horst: "I have started Jiu Jitsu training in 1987 in Germany. Before that I studied Judo and Shotokan Karate. In 1989 I graduated as 1st Dan Jiu Jitsu with Budo Akademie Europa / Germany.

Between my 1st Dan and today are 27 years of training, studying and educating students. Some of them are now as high in rank as 1st to 7th Dan. Since then I have trained over 500 students in Jiu Jitsu. 

Attended at over 150 seminars international and have hosted myself more than 150 seminars. Beside my engagement in traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu I have studied many more styles. 

Shotokan Karate, All Style Do Karate, Anti-Terrorkampf, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Close Combat, Ajukate, Street Fighting, Ninjutsu and Judo. 

Beside my work with Jiu Jitsu I am the founder of TerLiMa (self defence), set up a study group to introduce Glima in Germany and today I am the co founder and president of Anti Terror Combat.

My highest martial art grade is a 6th Dan in Anti Terror Combat. Beside that I hold a 1st Dan in TerLiMa, 1st Dan British Street fighting, 2nd Dan Anti-Terrorkampf and I got awarded the 2nd Dan Atemi Combat. If you like to train with me, direct or online go to www.antiterrorcombat.com or http://jiu-jitsuinbridport.blogspot.co.uk/ and www.ichinenbridport.com

I am very proud about myself today and I like to thank everybody who was involved in my education, especially my masters and my students all over the world. Oss!"

25 July 2016

Bridport martial artists attend special self defence seminar

On July 24th some members of Ichinen Bridport attended a special transport seminar at Loders / Dorset. The seminar was hosted by the Anti Terror Combat organisation in the UK. Master Horst Lindenau of Ichinen Bridport (6th Dan) and Master Steve Powell (3rd Dan) were showing special techniques how one can defend oneself in and around a car and on any public transport.

18 July 2016

Honour and respect

Not the people with great talent are the ones they receive the black belt first. No, it is the people with respectfulness, stern discipline, honour and power of endurance they stand out. And that is what we teach you at Ichinen Bridport first. 
Master Horst Lindenau 2016

04 July 2016

Another seminar you don't want to miss

Official Invitation
Self defence on means of transport

At this seminar you will learn how to deal with attacks in and around your car and on public transport like the bus or train. The seminar is designed for the serious martial artist who wants to stay up-to-date with skills and ... safe!

You will train inside the dojo as well as outside at the carpark.

Loders Village Hall / Loders DT6 3SA
Sunday the 24th of July 1 - 5 pm

Host is Anti Terror Combat. High profile martial arts masters will show you the best in modern self defence. It’s the real stuff!

Master Horst Lindenau (6.Dan) and Master Steve Powell (3.Dan)
This seminar adds towards the Anti Terror Combat badges and the cost for four hours qualified teaching is only £ 22 !!

Book online >>> www.antiterrorcombat.com
Book via phone >>> 07968 235486
Find us on Facebook  >>> Anti Terror Combat transport seminar

30 June 2016

Youngest martial artist of the month in Bridport

Karateka Oliwia Teichert (9) from Bridport is the nominated martial artist of the month June 2016 at our local martial art school Ichinen Bridport. Oliwia trains once a week under instruction of Master Steve Powell and she is strongly preparing now for her second grading, the orange belt.

Oliwia was nominated as our martial artist of the month for her outstanding performance and, of course, she is our littlest :)

Well done Oliwia and congratulations from all of us !!

Martial artist Oliwia Teichert is the martial artist of the month June 2016

23 June 2016

An evening at the dojo

The pictures show a training session last Tuesday at local martial art school Ichinen Bridport. The class runs two hours and students train Jiu Jitsu and Karate.

Same evening Wayne Powell and Graham Dring were instructed by Master Aaron Fuest in the use of the bokken. and the youngest, Karateka Ksawery (11) from Bridport graduated as orange belt in Karate and Master Steven Powell passed the Ichinen Bridport certificate to young Ksawery, who was ever so pleased after all was successfully done.

Iaido and Ju Jutsu Master Aaron Fuest teaches Wayne Powell and Graham Dring the bokken

Christian Skeels gets threatened at gunpoint by Charlie Gregson. Hands up! 
... and down the gun is...

After the session. Master Aaron Fuest and Master Steve Powell