20 September 2017

Lawrence Shillingford new 1.Kyu / brown belt Jiu-Jitsu


Lawrence Shillingford (60) did his 1.Kyu / brown belt grading on the 19.09.17 at Ichinen Bridport with his partner Andy Loudon 2nd Kyu / blue belt and Joe Thorpe 2.Kyu / blue belt. Lawrence trained since the 15.01.2013 and he is an outstanding martial artist at our school. Recently he got awarded "Martial artist of the month" for 400! sessions of Jiu-Jitsu training. Big congratulations to Lawrence from all of us! Oss!

New master for Anti Terror Combat

Marvin Heinemeyer / Germany joint Anti Terror Combat as 1st Dan black belt on the 17.09.2017 in Osterholz-Scharmbeck / Germany. Master Horst Lindenau and master Charlie Gregson travelled both to Germany to study some new skills for Jiu-Jitsu and teach at two Anti Terror Combat seminars over there.

During the 2nd seminar on that weekend Anti Terror Combat grandmaster Horst Lindenau (6th Dan) / UK, presented the precious belt to Marvin Heinemeyer. Marvin is a well trained martial artist in various styles already (Ju Jutsu, Krav Maga, Boxing) and works in the frontline of security.

With Marvin the Anti Terror Combat organisation has won a big betterment, an honest and true martial artist. Congratulations from Headquarters (President Horst Lindenau), President Germany and Commander Marco Gevatter from Anti Terror Combat Deutschland and Commander England master Charlie Gregson who assisted the graduation.

From left: Aurel Huellenhagen (brown belt) Janine Girth (brown belt) Marvin Heinemeyer (1.Dan)
Grandmaster Horst Lindenau (6. Dan) and Commander England master Charlie Gregson (1.Dan)

Marvin got one of the old versions Dan certificates of the Anti Terror Combat organisation
to remind him of the true values of this martial art. Honor and respect!

Marvin Heinemeyer (center) receives his 1. Dan

Marvin demonstrates some skills

During the seminar > meet the masters in Germany 

02 September 2017

Your child will be thankful for this

Respect * Self control *
Discipline * Friendship *
Stamina * Patience *
Humbleness *
Anti bullying *
Skills * Self defence *

If you like your children to achieve these attributes * come along to the new class of our highly respected Martial Art school Ichinen Bridport. The class is designed for children from 6-14 years

The teaching will be in the Dojo at the British Legion Hall, Bridport
Victoria Grove, DT6 5AD.
Class starts Thursday 21.Sept at 5.30 pm

 More information needed? Please call Master Horst on 07968 – 235486

01 September 2017

Children in Bridport

Thursday the 21st of September is the big day for the children of Bridport.

New course available at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school. 

Self defence and anti bullying class starts on the 21st at 5.30 pm.

Dojo British Legion Hall, Bridport, Victoria Grove, DT6 3AD

Book your place now!
Ring or text 07968 235486

30 August 2017

Bridport martial arts school with new logo

Bridport martial arts school Ichinen Bridport has a new logo. It shows now all what this local martial arts school has on offer.

Anti Terror Combat is taught by Grandmaster Horst Lindenau (6.Dan) and Master Charlie Gregson (1.Dan). This is a modern self defence system, suitable for all martial artists with some pre knowledge.

Anti Bullying is taught within the classes, especially for children.
Ichinen Bridport martial arts school is the No.1 for self defence in the Bridport area. We teach unarmed and armed defence. Include the whole strategy of street fighting, bullying, law and even first aid in a distress situation. You don't want to miss this knowledge when attacked!

Martial arts is our main aim. Master Horst is the chief instructor of this school (since nearly 30 years now) and he is an expert and graduate in various styles. That includes Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu as well as Ninjutsu, Ajukate, Street fighting and Anti Terror Combat + TerLiMa self defence.

Jiu-Jitsu is taught 4 times the week at Ichinen Bridport. Suitable for absolute beginners and professionals. Master Horst (2.Dan) is supported by Master Aaron Fuest (4.Dan).

... and you don't need to be fit to join us! But you will be!

14 August 2017

Grading for 1. Dan black belt Jiu-Jitsu / part 1

The next few posts will be about a grading for the 1. Dan Jiu-Jitsu at Ichinen Bridport martial arts 
school. Our member Charlie Gregson is preparing himself and the grading will be on the 03.09.17

How long does it take to get a black belt? The answer is, a minimum time of 36 months. In these 36 months you have to had training and tuition at least twice a week on average.

But most importantly you must devote yourself to your practice and work hard. A candidate for black belt will realize that the belt is not as important as the lessons learned along the way.

There is much more than just the physical skills and techniques. The learning includes conduct, 
character, and internalization of the principles of Jiu-Jitsu. Application of these principles to life 
outside the dojo is one of the unifying commonalities that bring black belts together. As a black belt, 
you strive to apply all the principles you have learned in class to the rest of your life. For example, 
when you learn that you must be committed to a Jiu-Jitsu throw and follow through to make it work, as a black belt you should become conscious of how these same principles will help you to achieve other goals off the mats.

This is why the rank is earned by the student, but awarded by the sensei. Train hard, be humble, don't show off or complain! And always do the best in everything in your life. This is what it means to be a black belt. Black belts are often ordinary people who try harder and don't give up.

Black belt can be achieved in spite of any weaknesses you may have. I have promoted men and women who began training very late in life, people who were disabled or blind, and people who were very afraid of physical activity when they started. It is how you face and overcome your own personal difficulty that determines your character, an important component of a black belt.

With other words, 36 months doesn’t mean anything.

Part 2 follows soon.

16 July 2017

Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Dillon Chandra

Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Dillon Chandra from Bridport martial arts school Ichinen Bridport.

Dillon receives his 2nd Kyu certificate and blue belt

Dillon Chandra with Master Horst

For six months Dillon Chandra trained with Master Horst at Ichinen Bridport dojo and finished his effort with the DofE bronze award and the 2nd Kyu / blue belt Jiu-Jitsu. Dillon was a green belt for many years already and took the next step up today. He and his father, who was most of the time Dillon's training partner, were both very happy today.

Here you find more information about the DofE award scheme

If you like your child having private lessons with Master Horst (30 years teaching experience and fully DBS checked) get in contact via 07968 235486.

Congratulations from all of us Dillon.
Welcome in the blue belt gang :)

05 July 2017

Most common attacks

What are the most common attacks in a street fight?
To know this would improve the approach in training and skills to learn for real combat and therefore I wonder, why there is not much to find online nowadays.

When I published my first post on that subject three years ago, I first concentrated on the 10 most common attacks. My source than was the official page from UK government / law enforcement. They provided the most 100! common attacks.

Checking out the german government equivalent page I found it was very much the same. The first 10 equaled in 9 of them. Makes sense, 2 arms, 2 legs and similar cultural background.

Unfortunately then I only copied the first 20 common attacks and only bookmarked the more. Shortly after that, the links been broken and since than there is no information available. I wonder why?

If you find more please get in touch.

Master Horst Lindenau demonstrating knife skills

29 June 2017

What does a grading in martial arts mean to you?

What does a grading in martial arts mean to you? Does a grading just belong to any martial arts or are there styles, they dont do any gradings at all? According to my research, the very most disciplines all over the world do gradings. Although there is a big difference. Traditional asian styles have between 5 and 15 student grades and 6 to 10 master/grandmaster grades. some of the newer styles offer up to 15 student grades and it is obvious, that here it is more money grabbing rather than of any use for the individual.

But these modern invented styles do feed the ego of some. They just want the title and as more as better. There is one Italian "Grand Master" who really holds 36 master grades in his style. Ok, must be a collector or so.

Other systems feed their children force as from the age of 10 with black belts. Of course the parents pay for it and it feeds their ego too.

We here at Ichinen bridport martial arts school keep it serious. We have 5 gradings for students before the master. Master Horst Lindenau, now a teacher and black belt for 28 years is a 2. Dan black belt. And that's about right as the higher grade should be for the real masters of the past and for martial artists they do and have done great for the whole martial art family.

Today we graduated another one of our students. Aaron Mazs ( 40) from Lyme Regis passed his test and is now 3.Kyu Jiu-Jitsu green belt. Congratulations Aaron.

Aaron Mazs from Ichinen Bridport Jiu-Jitsu with teacher Horst Lindenau

You can join this group any Tuesday and Thursday at the regular training. 7.00 - 8.30 pm in Bridport.

15 June 2017

We are proud to announce

We are proud to announce, that our member Helen O'Hara went tonight through the grading procedure towards the 5th Kyu of Jiu-Jitsu and she passed with note 2. Big congratulations from all of us Helen. Well done!
Helen O'Hara from Ichinen Bridport martial school is now 5th Kyu Jiu-Jitsu and member of the month
On top of that, Master Horst Lindenau presented Helen the special certificate as the member of the month. Helen "survived" and did very well with her studies of this japanese martial art in a mostly male dominated environment. She stood her ground and became a fighter. And by the way, Helen is a teacher herself with Yoga. And hopefully she continues her studies and becomes a martial arts teacher too. Same as Master Horst, who is a Tantra yoga teacher.

13 May 2017

Learn good self defence skills at local martial arts school

Come and join our local martial arts school Ichinen Bridport and learn the very best of self defence. Our school is well organized and structured. Sensei Horst Lindenau has got over 30 years experience as a teacher for the martial arts and is a qualified diploma teacher for self defence and martial arts.

We train four times the week in Bridport and if you think of having private lessons, call / text Sensei Horst on 07968 235486

08 May 2017

New tariffs for 2017

New tariffs for 2017. Ichinen Bridport offers various ways to spend your time worthwhile. You chose from traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Anti Terror Combat today’s modern self defence, or improve your fitness and learn basic self defence.
How much will that cost?
Here is our 2017 price list:
  • Single lesson £ 12 at the door
  • Membership 12 months = £ 55 (Jiu-Jitsu and Anti Terror Combat)
  • Membership 12 months JJ = £ 45 (3 hours per week) £ 25 (1.5 hours per week)
  • 10 session ticket available for = £ 105
  • Private lesson = £ 30 / session
  • Grading £ 20
You can do two trial sessions. These lessons cost £ 20. After these two lessons Master Horst Lindenau and you decide if you join Ichinen Bridport martial art school or have private tuition with master Horst.
Boost yourself. Start something useful. Spend your time to improve your life and invest into the new you.
Training at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school. Loders Dojo 2017

05 May 2017

A new you in May 2017

Dear former students and interested parties

Today I like to give you a little insight of what happened at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school since you left or contacted us last.

The training of the martial arts is going very well. Students enjoy the traditional way of learning Japanese style Jiu-Jitsu and the Anti Terror Combat supplies a modern approach for daily self defence. Two students have graduated already as black belts and soon three others take their first grading. Jiu-Jitsu has got more senior belts by now than beginners. That needs improvement, that’s why I write to you to encourage you to take it up again.

Yoga and Meditation is not less popular, us few we love it and the benefit is enormous and makes life richer.

Our web page is new too, check it out here http://ichinenbridport.com/

Be great to hear from you and even better if you make a step forward and join us.

Training times are
Mediation         > Sundays 9-10 am
Yoga                     > Mondays 9-10 am
Jiu-Jitsu               > Tuesday + Thursday 7-8.30 pm
Anti Terror Combat > Thursday 8.45-9.45 pm + Sunday 6-7.30 pm

Join us before 8th of June 2017 and you don’t pay any joining fee and insurance will be free for 1 year. Make the most of yourself – we all work together.

Best wishes
Master Horst

22 April 2017

Outdoor survival with Master Aaron Fuest

On May 12-14th members of Ichinen Bridport Jiu-Jitsu join this three day coastal survival course. Our member of honour Master Aaron Fuest (4th dan) who is an international recognized survival expert will teach us new skills.

This course will cover the following subjects:

Protection from the elements
Survival camp craft and routines

There is a special arrangement for members of Ichinen Bridport. Please use this unique opportunity to learn from the very best and have three days of thrilling fun and exercise.

The course is open for non members and beginners too.

More infos or questions contact Master Aaron on 07779 132442 or aaronfuest@gmail.com

17 April 2017

Self defence with Anti Terror Combat

Ranks of Anti Terror Combat
The martial arts are probably the second oldest trade of mankind. And as in any other trade, there were people in leading positions and those they been apprentices. It is only a few decades ago, that people started ranking systems where they called some a master and some others were the disciples and attached them some kind of distinction. As many of the today’s martial arts are originated from ancient Japan, these awards came in form of a belt.

After the WWII, the world of martial arts was flooded with coloured belts. Today we find systems with up to 18 different colour ranks for students and even the master belts had an increase in numbers and design.

Anti Terror Combat decorates the members with a simple and clear, very modern and same time traditional system of belt ranks. A student who joins in new is a white belt. After he managed his knowledge to a qualified and higher level, he will become a brown belt. These two ranks have to be verified by a grading procedure.

Now the member is a fine martial artist, awarded with the rank of a brown belt and demonstrates the skills within the martial arts, specialized in self defence and combat.
The promotion to a master rank is rather a mental issue, a question of character and leadership, experience and honour than a technical requirement. This rank gets awarded from the Anti Terror Combat organisation headquarters in connection with the national presidents of the country of residence.

There are two general ways to obtain a master's degree in Anti Terror Combat. Either one graduates as a brown belt and gets awarded to 1st Dan black belt. Or the aspirant already is a master in a recognized martial arts style and can provide credible proof of sufficient knowledge and skills in the field of self defence. In this case he can get awarded depending on his profile.

The Anti Terror Combat master degree highlights these special skills and performance and gives proof of good practice. This rank is not in any competition with any other existing ranks and the Anti Terror Combat system does not require a specific method of self defence or style. Each martial artist performs in his field. Although Anti Terror Combat provides the latest and most update from the self defence industry worldwide.

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