20 March 2017

New Logo for the Anti Terror Combat organisation

The Anti Terror Combat organisation is proud to publish their new logo

The previous logo with the flashy death's head was in use to start with, but we thought it looked a bit childish and coltish. As well the font Anti Terror Combat uses now is more readable, less artistic and serves the purpose. As clear the system itself, as awesome the appearance.

Life is a fight!    -   Motto of Anti Terror Combat

17 March 2017

Eye sight Yoga seminar coming up this April

Eye sight Yoga seminar coming up this April, 16th , 10-12 am in Bridport.

Tantra Yoga - Three eyes seminar 

With master Horst Lindenau

The effects of eye exercises are dual. Physical: Yoga eye exercises help to maintain or improve the 

sight and energetic: Since the eyes are also connected to the important Nadis (energy channels), eye exercises harmonize the solar energies in humans.

In addition, the eye exercises open the so called third eye, the Ajna Chakra, which stands for 

intuition and knowledge. The third eye is our connection to the spiritual energy of wisdom and 

When the third eye is open, energy can flow freely.

The training is, of course, holistic.

When? Sunday, the 16th of April 2017 - 10-12 am

Where? Dojo 86 North Allington, Bridport
Booking: text/call 07968 235486

Costs: £ 20.oo pp

11 March 2017

Miyamoto Musashi

"The true science of martial arts means practising them in such a way that they will be useful at any time and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things." 

Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵?, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen TakezōMiyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist nameNiten Dōraku was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent and unique double-bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels (next to 33 of Itō Ittōsai). He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings (五輪の書Go Rin no Sho?), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today

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23 February 2017

Meditation at Ichinen Bridport


Sometimes in life one needs guidance and advice. In this worksheet I will talk about the value of Mediation and how it can be approached.

I have been meditating myself for many years now. Basically it started for me when I entered the world of the Martial Arts and Yoga.  In 1989 when I graduated as a 1st Dan Jiu-Jitsu I was already close to other Masters who offered meditation and I was lucky to “study” with them. 

Later in 1996 I graduated finally as Tantra Yoga teacher and after that I never been without the meditation.

I have compiled a selection of the topics I found relevant to know and hope they will raise your interest too.

1. Meditation is not what the people say and what you read about it in the media or social media sometimes. Before the meditation there is the concentration and after that the contemplation.

2. You cannot learn this from books or other media. You need the personal advice, because meditation opens doors of your life they might give you a struggle to deal with on your own.

3. There are many ways how to meditate. Best is to choose one and stick to it for good progress.

4. You need daily practise. And do not expect fast results.

5. Meditation can change your circumstances (Life) but it is not a quick fix.

6. Keep it simple. A simple approach is good for many things in life.

7. Stay happy along the way. It helps a lot!

8. The fire of emotions needs to be kept low.

9. Patience is the essence of a man says an Asian proverb. Be patient with all what comes.

10. Free your mind from all these stories J

11. At Ichinen we meditate every Sunday morning at 9 am. Join in and start your journey.

12. See as well worksheet # 32

15 February 2017

Jiu-Jitsu self defence training - Self falling skills


In this short clip you watch Lewis Harris doing a self falling technique on Trevor Barton. This throw is relatively easy to learn and can be excellent used against taller attackers. 

22 January 2017

Bridport martial arts school in the news

This weeks edition of the "Bridport News" covered our Bridport martial arts school Ichinen Bridport. Learn the way of the warrior is the headline and it gives a very good idea what this martial arts school is about. Master Horst Lindenau, who is the chief instructor and 2nd Dan Jiu-Jitsu is looking forward to find these three new students.

18 January 2017

Grading night for Joe Thorpe and Aaron Mazs

Last Tuesday night the 17th of January was grading night for Joe Thorpe and Aaron Mazs. Master Horst was absolutely impressed with their performance. We had 100s of gradings at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school, but Joe and Aaron were able to top the outcome.

Joe Thorpe did his test for the 3rd kyu (green belt) Jiu-Jitsu and he passed with a result of 2 (1 very best -6). Aaron passed his test for the 4th Kyu (orange belt) Jiu-Jitsu with the excellent result 1-2.

What is most remarkable, Joe (age 16) had Lewis A. Harris as his partner (3rd Kyu Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga + Kyokushinkai Karate, both 1st kyu brown belt). The age difference of both of them is 48 years, as Lewis is himself 64 and still fit as a fiddle and combat ready.

Joe Thorpe and Aaron Mazs present their IMASA certificate for the new Jiu-Jitsu grades

This is how Joe's grading syllabus looked like:
3rd Kyu / green belt                                                                                    

Break falls
roll forward, backward roll, roll sideways, all left and right
fall forward, -back and sideways and 2 rolls over an obstacle + 3 free choice

2 feet throws + follow up technique
Hip throw + follow up technique
Shoulder throw + follow up technique
1 self falling technique
4 defenses against strangle hold
4 strangling holds
3 hold down + 2 liberations
3 transport grips
3 wrist locks
Throat nerve press, control attacker
3 arm locks
3 defense against bear hugs
3 kicks
5 defenses against various weapons/objects
3 show use of unnatural weapons
1 fight against minimum orange belt, 3 min
Defense against 2 attackers at same time, 2 min

Each one defence against following situations:

1. One person pushes, hands to chest, followed by the pusher striking to the head.
2. A swinging punch to the head.
3. A front clothing grab, one handed, followed by a punch to the head / or a head butt
4. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by the knee to the groin.
5. A bottle or glass to the head.
6. A lashing kick to the groin
7. A slash with knife 

-Judo = Japanese originated Budo system (Sport and personal education)
-Jiu-Jitsu = “the soft art”, “winning by loosing”, an all-round martial art fighting system. Excellent for self defence.
-Karate = Japanese originated Budo system. Mainly hand and foot techniques, called “empty hand”. -Grading system Jiu-Jitsu = white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black. -Natural + unnatural weapons -Self defence and the law -12 Japanese terms -Dojo etiquette -First aid basic knowledge. Be familiar with the work sheets.

Minimum training required for the green belt is 6 months. 2 Martial Art seminars or equal value grading in other systems. Candidate must be able to run a class, including warm up.

Big congratulation from Master Horst !!!

The advantage of private tuition with Master Horst is unchallengeable

The advantage of private tuition is unchallengeable. Weather you are a member of a regular martial art class already or you have no commitment at all in the moment and look for a way to get active. A private lesson will give you this ignition to do something for yourself.

Master Horst Lindenau offers private 1:1 teaching in the martial arts, Yoga and meditation. It is possible to connect two students too. Master Horst is a licensed sports teacher for martial arts and yoga with over 27 years of experience.

If you are serious about your training and learning, don't miss out this opportunity in the Bridport area. There are not many skilled teachers around like master Horst Lindenau and you don't need to travel too far for your tuition.

The training is either in the Bridport Dojo or even can be arranged at your home. The costs are calculated on what package you book and how often you like and need training.

You can get trained in the following arts

Jiu-Jitsu is the most complete solution if it comes to martial arts. With Jiu-Jitsu you will gain skills for not only self defence but you train your mental attitude as well. The style Master Horst teaches is traditionell, effective and convincing.

Anti Terror Combat is a radical self defence. With these skills your life becomes safer and it is "easy to learn".

Yoga does not need much explanation. Yoga is the oldest form of physical training. Probably 5000 years the first traces can be dated back. Today Yoga became a big industry in the western world. If you don't like or cannot join a regular local Yoga class, Master Horst is a graduated Yoga instructor and a Tantra Yoga teacher too.

Training available for male and female over the age of 12 years. There is no age limit upward.

If you live in the Bridport area ring or text Master Horst on 07968 235486

Visit the Bridport martial art school Facebook site on Ichinen Bridport and get even more information on our main website.

03 January 2017

Discipline has got three brothers and sisters

Discipline - endurance - composure - determination - hardihood - modesty -loyalty 

What a lovely family. 

And you?

19 December 2016

Merry christmas to all of you!

I like to wish all students, friends and your families a merry christmas and a happy new year 2017!

15 December 2016

Meditation at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school

On Sunday the 18th of December Ichinen Bridport martial arts school offers a new service. At the Bridport Dojo (North Allington) will be a one hour meditation session. The places are limited, therefore who books early will have a place. There will be a tuition of what is mediation all about followed by a sitting. You will learn various background of meditation. Asian, sufi or native american we will strive. The class is led by master Horst Lindenau, who is a certified Tantra Yoga teacher with 35 years experience.

Photo shows master Horst Lindenau 1993 at the japanese Zen garden in Symondsbury/Dorset/UK. The garden was created over a years period by master Horst and his students. 

17 November 2016

Xmas season training times

As christmas is coming up we all getting busy with preparation. Watching the recent number of participants at training, I made us some change in the timetable.

As from now on mindfulness session the second Tuesday at Loders Dojo is practical Jiu-Jitsu training again and the class will be extended to 8.30 pm.

As a reaction to falling numbers attending the training now the two hour sessions at the Loders dojo will be now 7pm to 8.30 pm.

16 November 2016

Ichinen Bridport has got a 7th Dan Jiu-Jitsu now

Bridport martial arts club Ichinen Bridport has got a 7th Dan Jiu-Jitsu now in his ranks. Grandmaster Marco Gevatter (Germany) who is a member of honor at our school recently got awarded with the 7th Dan Jiu-Jitsu by an international committee of the I.M.A.A.

As Master Marco is visiting Bridport and our school at some point, he got fully registered and insured with our recent martial arts organisation, the IMASA. 

Big congratulations from Bridport Master Horst Lindenau and all other masters and students at Ichinen Bridport local martial arts club.

Grandmaster Marco Gevatter / Germany. Now 7th Dan Jiu-Jitsu

04 November 2016

84 techniques and 2 fights in 28 minutes

Ichinen Bridport is proud of our member Lawrence Shillingford. On the 03.11.16 Lawrence passed his grading and is now a 2nd Kyu/blue belt Jiu Jitsu. 

This is how a blue belt worksheet looks like and gives you all the skills a student needs to know at this stage.

It starts with the breakfalls

Break falls
roll forward, backward roll, roll sideways, all left and right
fall forward, -back and sideways and 3 rolls over an obstacle + 3 free choice
3 breakfalls and rolls on hard floor

Next comes various Jiu Jitsu skills

2 Feet throws + follow up technique
2 Hip throws + follow up technique
2 Shoulder throws + follow up technique
2 self falling techniques
5 defenses against strangle hold
5 strangling holds
3 hold down + 3 liberations
5 transport grips
4 wrist locks
Throat nerve press, control attacker
4 arm locks
4 defense against bear hugs
3 Kicks
5 defenses against various weapons/objects
5 show use of unnatural weapons

Lawrence had to fight with partner Andy Loudon (green belt)

1 fight against minimum orange belt, 3 min

Charlie Gregson (brown) and Aaron Mazs (yellow) launched their attacks

Defense against 2 attackers at same time, 3 min

Every graduate at Ichinen Bridport has to demonstrate a defence against the most common attacks

Each one defence against following situations:

1. One person pushes, hands to chest, followed by the pusher striking to the head.
2. A swinging punch to the head.
3. A front clothing grab, one handed, followed by a punch to the head / or a head butt
4. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by the knee to the groin.
5. A bottle or glass to the head.
6. A lashing kick to the groin
7. A slash with knife 

Self defence and the law - Dojo etiquette - First aid basic knowledge
Familiar with the accumulation of actual worksheets from Ichinen Bridport

Minimum training required for the blue belt is 8 months. 3 Martial Art Seminars or equal value grading in other systems.

Lawrence Shillingford, now 59 years old started his Jiu Jitsu training under master Horst Lindenau in January 2013. Lawrence is a retired fire fighter and lives in Bridport. 

Please find a few photos from his grading.

Gradings at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school are always in public all students have to watch

Lawrence Shillingford and Andy Loudon fight Jiu Jitsu

Lawrence does an attack technique

Lawrence with grading partner Charlie Gregson performing a throw

Lawrence with grading partner Charlie Gregson performing a throw

Lawrence had to defend himself against two attackers for 3 minutes

Lawrence after a shoulder throw

Lawrence Shillingford with his 2nd Kyu/blue belt certificate from IMASA

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 attackers who used any weapons too.

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

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 are Taekwondo black belts, same as Damian.

In 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.