2019 Year Plan

Happy new year to all.

2019 will be another busy year for Poole Bushido.

The first interclub is planned for 2nd March at the martial arts centre and it is hoped that this will be an annual event with co host Rising Sun Martial arts based in Romsey.

2018 finished off with many successful gradings for the juniors and while the club is busy with juniors the plan is to grow the classes bigger and spread, potentially opening another venue at Poole High School, watch this space.

The main focus for any martial arts club is to have experienced quality students on the open stage. Coming through the ranks are three brown belts with two hopefully grading for their 1st dan black belts early in the year. At the moment the junior section of the club has one junior purple belt who should be graded later in the year to brown and 4 blue belts who again should grade late in the year for purple. The younger section of the juniors are of mixed low grades. student retention is going to be a big focus for 2019.

Two senior black belts should also be grading to 2nd dan and to keep this on track many extra training sessions are planned with external visits to other Bushido clubs as well as local ju-jitsu clubs which are the Rising Sun Martials arts club run by Sensei Dave Scanlan 5th Dan & Dorchester Ju-jitsu Club run by Sensei Kevin King 7th Dan.

Weapons training will now regularly feature every Saturday after the junior session which will be open to adults also.

New embroidered Gis are now in place at the club with Poole Ju-jitsu across the back with the Bushido logo on the front right lapel. Hoodie’s & T-shirts are been designed so hopefully these will be out before the summer.

The Bristish Ju-jitsu Championships & Kokoro Kai championship are also in the diary with other courses, seminars on the cards its going to be a busy year.

Wishing everyone a happy new year and all the best for 2019.


Training tonight- lots of juniors with a couple focusing on they gradings. Adult senior grades working on 25 throws for technical ability & skill.

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4 thoughts on “2019 Year Plan”

  • Andy Walker

    October 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    1. andy Walker says:
    05/01/2019 at 5:23 pm
    First two sessions under the belt at Poole Ju-jitsu. Quite start to 2019 with the official start back on Tuesday 8th Jan.
    Tuesdays class was well received covering ground works techniques for the juniors & and easy start for the adults covering arm locks, strangles and syllabus work.
    Saturdays Junior session covered ground work again and followed by syllabus.
    After the junior session a Weapon session with Tonfa was conducted.
    2. andy Walker says:
    14/01/2019 at 8:01 pm
    Busy first week at Poole Ju-jitsu. At least 29 juniors on the mat on Thursday and 7 juniors graded to their respect stripe belts with flying colours. Syllabus & sparring was Thursday session. Saturday covered syllabus and the extra session was Tonfa, 3 adults & nunchaku for the juniors.
    Sunday saw an extra training session at the Rising Sun Martial Arts club in Romsey.
    Bushido Ju-jitsu announced the training course at the headquarters for March 23rd.
    3. andy Walker says:
    15/01/2019 at 10:13 pm
    Another busy session tonight, Juniors working on syllabus, class split in to Kyu grades & stripe belt grades.
    Adult session focused on fitness with a pad workout and Judo randoori & ground fighting. Two new guys trained from BJJ and Mark lost 1 stone training, Well done Mark.
    4. Karen says:
    19/01/2019 at 10:55 am
    Thanks for a great week. Really picked up my training and fitness this week after letting it drop a bit over the last few months. Good to see new guys on the mat and a great session at Rising Sun. It’s all good!
    5. admin says:
    26/01/2019 at 8:49 pm
    Another busy week at PJJC,
    Saturdays session was a treat with visiting Bushido Black belt Sensei Gavin Davis 2nd Dan wishing to be put through his paces for his 3rd Dan. Gavin worked hard and covered a lot of topics on his syllabus and hopes to visit PJJC every month before his 3rd Dan grading in early 2020.
    The juniors are working hard and getting ready for the 1st interclub between Poole & the Rising Sun Martial Arts club. Next years course hopefully will be a bigger & larger affair. Classes are busy and we are pushing them more & more through they grades.
    6. admin says:
    03/02/2019 at 6:34 pm
    Another great week at PJJC, The club had a visiting instructor from Dorchester Ju-jitsu. Sensei Rory Coombs 4th Dan from Dorchester Fudoshin Jujitsu and Martial Art is affiliated with the British Fudoshin Association. Rory enjoyed his training and been drilled by Sensei Walker.
    Snow also dropped in to Dorset covering the ground. The Juniors are working well and praticing for their gradings & competiton coming up in early March. Sensei Emma Ullathorne has been busy behind the scences with ordering Hoodies and more club badges. Emma being a postitive infulance to the club helping with all the jobs that dont get scene by the students. Many thanks Emma.
    7. admin says:
    16/02/2019 at 4:49 pm
    Two weeks to go before the first southern area Ju-jitsu championships and a busy week for the club. A couple of junior strip belt gradings and lots of work for the interclub. The next Bushido course is in March and the club needs names as soon as possible Also when sparring make sure you wear gloves or you’ll end up with a black eye like I did last week,,, Lesson learned. .
    8. admin says:
    27/02/2019 at 8:41 pm
    Half term week was quieter than normal but still busy on Saturday. great work from the juniors putting in the effort getting ready for the gradings and competition. Everyone is looking forward to the competition. Busy organising medals, print score sheets etc, etc, speak soon. Really busy junior class on Tuesday 26th Feb,, 31 juniors.
    9. admin says:
    04/03/2019 at 8:44 pm
    What a brilliant 1st southern area ju-jitsu interclub competition on Saturday. 44 competitors from 4 different clubs, Poole Bushido, Rising Sun martial arts from Romsey, Harlow Ju-jitsu from North London & Dorchester Fudoshin Jujitsu. Visiting Senior guest instructor Sensei John Rintoul 6th Dan awarded the medals to most of the juniors & adults commented on how well the students took to the challenge of competing for the first time and would also like to host a similar interclub.
    The adult competitors were out numbered by junior competitors, and with over 40 categories from Sparring, Ground fighting, Randori & Continuous fighting to get through it was a busy day.
    *Please see results.
    Looking forward it’s planned to host a seminar & comp to wet the apetite of the southern area ju-jitsu clubs from many diferent associations.
    10. Karen says:
    04/03/2019 at 8:53 pm
    Absolutely brilliant day. Great to see so many people come together to celebrate Ju-jitsu and put all that training into practice. Congratulations to all the medal winners and a huge well done to Poole Ju-jitsu for hosting the event.
    11. admin says:
    09/03/2019 at 6:36 pm
    Another good week for the club members this week. Saturdays session we did a debrief of the competition and hopefully the students learnt a lot. not all our students won a medal but hopefully they all learnt a great deal for all their efforts on the day. Thursday session we carried out junior stripe belt gradings with one junior jumping two strip belts. Thursday also brought Sensei Bob Scott 2nd Dan back to Poole Ju-jitsu and took the adults through their paces with atemi point striking, locking, twisting etc. and to finish off with a quick swift beer at the local. Good to see you Bob.
    12. admin says:
    24/03/2019 at 7:28 pm
    Bushido Ju-jitsu course 2019
    Bushido members from around the country gathered at the HQ for the 2019 official Bushido training course. The Poole members were George Pearce, Karen Nuttall & Liam Walkey who met up at the Holiday inn in Ellesmere Port in the canal district. After settling in and enjoying dinner washed down with a couple of beers or two there was only a few hours before getting up early for breakfast.
    Members were gathering at 10.00 am at the Dojo meeting up and chatting with friends before starting the official course. Opening the days training were displays by the junior’s members of the academy which was enjoyed by all the parents, students & instructors.
    After the official opening students were split up between Juniors & adults & Dan grades on different mats. A Special treat for the black belt mat was Sensei James Pape 10th Dan taking the session of variations on restraint’s which were extremely enjoyed due to the Uki’s attempt in trying to escape the various techniques.
    The course finished with official photos and heading back to the hotel for a welcome swim & sauna. The evening gala dinner started in full swing with senior club instructors been presented with a engraved Tanto chiefs knife. The evening went long in to the night with George playing card tricks to everyone Karen downing the wine & Liam demolition the food.
    Been a member of the academy highlights the family values of the clubs & Bushido academy and as a senior instructor I feel very privileged in been able to teach & pass on my experience I’ve picked up during my 32 years in martial arts.
    13. admin says:
    21/04/2019 at 8:31 am
    What a busy few weeks it’s been,, Lots of gradings for the juniors and a few adult gradings too.
    With Easter been upon us and the good weather numbers were lower but we still had a good range of numbers for drilling technique’s to all the grades and abilities. A Senior 5th Kyu blue belt grading took place with a high standard given. 1st Kyu brown belt George Pearce went to the Bushido HQ to train with Sensei Paul Geoghegan 9th Dan & Sensei Phil Rhodes 6th Dan to work on his up & coming black belt grading which should be in early June. Sensei Walker & George also visited Bushido Barnoldswick in north Yorkshire being drilled through his techniques by Sensei John Idle 7th Dan.
    George performed well and has lots of advice & new techniques to drill to put into his grading.
    14. admin says:
    04/05/2019 at 8:34 pm
    Well after a few cold sunny days & colder nights, the club trialled a 7.00 pm start for the adults,, unfortunately only two adults started at 7pm but we all stayed till 9pm to put in the much needed time to train.
    It’s being busy, busy, busy with quite a few juniors grading to their respective stripe belt gradings we also had a 5th Kyu grading by the name of Zac who was successful in attaining his Blue belt.
    The club also has successfully agreed to signing a new five year lease for the building and hope the venue will go on for longer for future generations.
    George Pearce who is training for his black belt is going well and will make another journey to the Bushido HQ to perform his pre-grading performance.
    15. admin says:
    12/05/2019 at 7:43 pm
    This week has been busy,, two junior gradings and a guest instructor visit from Gibraltar.
    Sensei Joely brought a team form the ladies self defence for a weekend under sensei walker going through various techniques amid at the correct process in escapes and movement.
    Sensei Joely also took the junior class working through various technique’s for the juniors who loved their time with Sensei Joely who also presented the juniors with a special gift from Gibraltar, a cute Ape.
    The visiting ladies were also treated to a few technique’s from our very own military instructor teaching some very 50 shades of grey technique’s which were hilarious for everyone.
    The ladies were presented with a little goodie bag from Karen Nuttall.
    The evening was spent having a nice meal in Poole followed by a few drinks and a few more in to the early hours of Sunday.
    Sundays beach training session turned in to a match of rounders rather than self defence due to the evenings entertainment,, A brilliant weekend and the Poole ladies hope to return the gesture of visiting Gibraltar before the end of the year.
    16. admin says:
    27/05/2019 at 4:40 pm
    A new start time for the adult classes started trailing on Tuesday’s. Now starting at 7.00pm making a cross over time of 30mins from the junior & adult classes. This was to accommodate the Aikido class which trained on a Sunday evening and class numbers were low.
    The junior sessions are still busy and the kids are doing awesome work. With the summer fast approaching a few more high gradings will be conducted, Watch this space but one adult grading is over due, 18 yr old George Pearce has been practicing for over a year and should be grading sometime next month, so good luck to George.
    17. admin says:
    16/06/2019 at 4:11 pm
    Busy few weeks at the club, Lots of juniors and adult and the classes are doing well.
    Running through George’s syllabus nicely his grading date is 6th July at the Bushido headquarters in Ellesmere Port.
    Tuesday’s session where we finish at 8.30 for the Aikido class is doing ok.
    Busy promoting each club through the Martial arts & fitness Facebook page.
    I’m planning on giving the kyu grades a grading date for their respective grades,, Watch this space.
    18. admin says:
    30/06/2019 at 3:54 pm
    Another brilliant few weeks at PJJC,
    Four students attended the Kokoro Kai annual championships in Southend-On-Sea and came away with a gold & a bronze medal. Only two junior students competed and with two medals that’s not a bad average.
    Abdullah won both medals in Sumo & Ground fighting. and he was delighted as this was his first competition, Abdullah’s sister, Omenia was pipped twice of picking up a medal but really enjoyed the event which is currently the biggest UK ju-jitsu championships.
    On the road for his black belt 18yr old George Pearce travelled up to the Bushido HQ to train under senior Paul Geoghagen 9th Dan and be put through his techniques which lasted an hour and half, George performed well and hopes he can repeat it again in a week. The next session was in North Yorkshire at the formidable Barnoldswick Ju-jitsu club under Sensei John Idle 7th Dan & Sensei Richard Asbury 7th Dan. It was a warm one and went through his mock grading realy well, The panel offered feed back in hope Georges passes with flying colours.
    Many thank to Sensei Mark Faulkner 4th Dan & Sensei Jay Jones 2nd Dan for been Uki’s on the day.
    19. admin says:
    07/07/2019 at 9:20 am
    New black belt
    The club has a new Dan grade, 18 yr old George Pearce. Sensei Walker & George have being travelling up & down the country to Ellesmere port & Barnoldswick training under the Bushido senior instructors to get George ready for his grading.
    The Bushido instructors gathered 6 black belt Uki’s in an hours display of Ju-jitsu technique’s covering all of Georges repertoire of Ju-jitsu knowledge. After an impressive display of continuous dedication George gained his rightful place to wear a Bushido black belt which was presented by the Bushido academy’s senior instructor Sensei James Pape 10th Dan.
    George’s journey started way back at the tender age of 8 yrs old and has continued to train over the past 9 years.
    Well done George from everyone at PJJC and your a true asset and ambassador for PJJC.
    1. Graham Goldsmith says:
    09/07/2019 at 12:42 pm
    Congratulations to George, in the very short time I have attended the adult classes. I have been very impressed with his maturity and detailed teaching.
    20. admin says:
    29/07/2019 at 8:50 pm
    Hottest day since records began,,, And a very busy few weeks at Poole Ju-jitsu with lots happening, the kids summer holidays, the open day & gradings all been planned, its going to be a busy summer.
    A new link between our club and Readings World Ju-jitsu club was established when three members took part in a seven hour course seminar under host Sensei Phil Collins 6th. Sensei George Pearce & Karen Nuttall enjoyed the varied technique’s taught throughout the day and committed how good the coaching was. The WJJF (World Ju-jitsu Federation) have invited the club again on other courses . Dates will be published as soon as we get them.
    21. admin says:
    02/08/2019 at 5:37 pm
    Busy times at PJJC,,, lots of dates to look forward to and with a special guest visiting the club it was a busy first week to the school holidays.
    Sensei Richards Parry 1st Dan from Wings Bushido popped in to train at PJJC, Richard taught the juniors before being drilled through his 2nd Dan syllabus with Sensei Wendy.
    Keep watching out for the important dates.
    22. Andy Walker says:
    17/08/2019 at 8:19 am
    PJJC have been in the thick of it over the last few weeks.
    Training at Reading’s WJJF, Skegness East coast championships, Dorchester Fudoshin seminar & training at the Bushido Ju-jitsu headquarters
    A few special guests also visited the club with fellow Bushido brown belt student Owen, training under sensei Walker.
    Also on the Mat Sensei Rory Coombes 4th Dan from Dorchester Fudoshin martial arts club took the junior session and taught a few techniques to the adults as well as been put through his paces with sacrifices throws..
    Also fellow Poole ju-jitsu 2nd dan black belt Bob scott was on the mat assisting 1st Kyu student Claudia with her black belt training.
    All in all the club is doing well with good class sizes and retention of students is also looking good.
    Ellesmere Port ladies self defence instructor Sensei Rebecca Cusato has also made contact with PJJC and both parties are organising a seminar date
    The open day Is rapidly approaching and with the end of the summer coming up the final quarter is looking good for the club.
    23. admin says:
    09/09/2019 at 6:48 pm
    September is here and the kids are back in full swing. Grading forms for the kyu grades were handed out so September & October will be busy conducting gradings. We have a few adult members who also will be grading shortly so good luck to everyone.
    December 7th will see senior brown belt Claudia grade for her black belt at the Bushido HQ.
    The open day went well and we had a hand full of enquirers but overall good feedback from everyone.
    Stay tuned.
    24. admin says:
    18/09/2019 at 7:07 pm
    A good first week back for Ju-jitsu and pretty busy overall. Grading forms handed out for Juniors with the first starting this week.
    The adults are working well and with good attendance from all there will also have the respective gradings coming up shortly.
    Senior grades are also having extra training session so the club members are doing really well and the general feel at the club is good with lots planned with Sept 29th, with the Master class seminar being the first course coming through. Keep tuned.

  • andy Walker

    October 13, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Busy few weeks at PJJC,
    Junior gradings ongoing with some really good standards and look forward to Sensei’s Scratcherd visit later this month.
    A surprise visit by PJJC club instructor Sensei Bob Scott, Again Sensei Bob is a great ambassador of PJJC and always brings new techniques when coming back to train.
    Weekend of the 12th Oct Sensei George & myself travelled to Ellesmere Port to train at the the Bushido HQ under Sensei Phil Rhodes.
    In the afternoon we then travelled over to Manchester to train at Katana Ju-jitsu Club for the annual WJJF course with Hanshi William Riley 9th Dan & other senior WJJF instructors.
    Visiting dignitary’s were Sensei Stefano Mancini from Italy & Shihan Solon Ntanovasilis from Greece.
    Also on the mat was Sensei Peter Clarke from Leeds Kodokan Ju-jitsu club which was my first instructor & club I trained at, It was a little strange meeting again after 26 years after not been in contact.

  • Andy Walker

    November 3, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Half term week.
    Slightly quieter with students on holiday but now in November, junior strip belt gradings are starting again with four juniors on Saturday. We also focused on 3 black strip students who are getting ready for their Yellow belt grading and hope we to grade them before the Christmas break.
    1st Kyu adult student Claudia is still working on her black belt and is starting to put the refined element’s together. Hopes are that on the 7th of December at the Bushido headquarters Claudia will demonstrate a great performance of Ju-jitsu and be a worthy black belt for the Bushido academy.
    Focus for the next few weeks will be weapons training, competition training and gradings.

  • Andy Walker

    December 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Well the last training session of the year has passed us by and what a busy end to another great year.
    Mid November I was away on holiday and missed the training. Super Saturday at the Bushido HQ was interesting with one of or students been unsuccessful in passing the black belt grading.
    Sensei Alex Fraser 5th Dan came down to put senior students through their paces and was enjoyed by all. It was great to see the true sprite of the Bushido academy instructors rallying round to help students.
    The kids bowling party is on and should be interesting with 30 kids 😊
    Really looking forward to the Christmas break and I want to say a BIG thank you to the Ju-jitsu students for all the support towards the club making 2019 a great year.


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