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Goshin Jujutsu and Self Defence Classes, operated on a “closed door” basis.


Ryuu Shin is a Private Martial Arts Club, open only to existing members.

New members may be accepted after a recommendation or by invitation only, and following at least one successful trial lesson.

If I already know you, or if you come recommended to me by a martial arts associate of mine or by an existing Ryuu Shin Member, then all you need do is to attend one 2-hour session with me – either one of our regular classes or a private session by prior arrangement. Then if you are considered suitable, your Ryuu Shin Membership will be approved.

If you wish apply to join Ryuu Shin, email me for an Application Form.


Ryuu Shin regular classes are held twice a week at our Dojo on Mondays and Fridays 7 – 9pm.

Ryuu Shin Members are also able to book Small Group Sessions (minimum of 2 people) and Private One-T0-One Sessions using a “buddy” booking system. 

The cost of these extra lessons are subsidised by your Ryuu Shin Membership, so they are at a reduced rate compared to Non-Members.




Associated Membership is free and is available to suitable Instructors of a high standard who can offer Ryuu Shin’s students instruction in other martial arts.

Email me for further details.




Private Lessons & Small Group Sessions are available for Non-Members.

After a minimum of 3 of these lessons, you can apply for Ryuu Shin Membership if you wish and if accepted, then all of your future lessons will be included in the cost of your Ryuu Shin Membership.

Of course if you prefer to not join, then you can continue as a Private Student.

Obviously that is the more expensive option, but I am very aware that some people do not handle a “class situation” well and prefer a much more private lesson and more personalised attention.

Also, some people want a customised program worked out for them, specifically to enhance and add to their existing martial, arts skills & background. Private lessons can be perfect for that.

If you are interested in Private Lessons or Small Group Sessions, then email me to discuss costs.





Throughout the year, Ryuu Shin host Seminars with high-level instruction from visiting Instructors. These are normally half-day or whole-day events but we also do some weekend events with accommodations provided on-site for those who require it.

First priority for places is given to Ryuu Shin Members, then Associate Members. If there are any remaining slots, then they may be offered to non-members.

What do we teach at Ryuu Shin?




Goshin Jujutsu, meaning self-defence in Japanese, is defined as ” a modern martial art system based on Japanese jujutsu.” These systems have a primary focus on modern-day defensive tactics, and less focus on traditional or classical techniques. 






 Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art that first became widely known in the early 20th century under the headmastership of Sokaku Takeda. He referred to the style he taught as”Daito-ryu” (literally, “Great Eastern School”) Takeda’s best-known student was Morihei Ueshiba, “O’Sensei”, the Founder of Aikido.


Ours is not a typical Jujutsu style, where the emphasis is totally on “pain-compliance”. Instead, we focus on balance-taking (kuzushi) and the “Aiki” (soft power) side of things. 


Suitable Ryuu Shin students have the option of studying Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu alongside our main Goshin Jujutsu Syllabus. 






 Since Goshin Jujutsu is specifically a self-defence system, it is ideal to use as a “street defence” system. 


There is no need to learn any of the Japanese names for the techniques. Nor to become an expert in the Ryuu Shin Syllabus. And there are no “Grades” in our self defence system.   




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