08 January 2017

New martial arts courses in Bridport

Do you feel sometimes unsafe? LEARN SELF DEFENCE
Do you want to learn and train MIXED MARTIAL ARTS? Come and join in!
Like to learn traditional Jiu-Jitsu? ANY AGE FROM 14 UPWARDS is welcome.

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. 

08 December 2016

Learn self defence now!

When you join Ichinen Bridport martial arts school before christmas you made the right decision.

Don't delay it! 

As a special welcome you don't pay any admission fee, your first two sessions are free and on top of that you will receive free insurance for one year. Because it's christmas ☺

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 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!"