13 October 2017

The most common street attacks

Here at Ichinen Bridport we train the martial arts with a strong focus on self defence. Although our little town on the south west coast of England can still be rated as fairly safe, we do have crime and of cause violence on the streets. But nethertheless, we are not training to be confronted here only, but for a wider range.

About three years ago I could google the topic of "most common attacks" and found results on the gov.com homepages/home office as well as on relevant German police statistics. Shortly after I could copy these results, these statistics been gone. Guess somebody has an interest, not to inform the wider public about this subject.

What you find today, is the list of the most common 10 attacks, which were posted here on the blog about 3 years ago. Makes me smile, since then all what you find online seems to copy this. I know it, as I have made some alterations from the original and all what I find online shows the same :)

In our local Bridport martial arts school we offer traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and the defence against these most common attacks are in each grading syllabus from 4th Kyu upwards. We too train Anti Terror Combat here and it speaks for itself that we use the same information.

Here you find the 10 most common street attacks according to law enforcement / UK from 2014.

1. One person pushes, hands to chest, which is normally followed by the pusher striking first, to the head.
2. A swinging punch to the head.
3. A front clothing grab, one handed, followed by punch to the head.
4. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a head butt.
5. A front clothing grab, two hands, followed by a knee to the groin.
6. A bottle, glass, or ashtray to the head.
7. A lashing kick to the groin or lower legs.
8. A broken bottle or glass jabbed to face.
9. A slash with knife, most commonly a 3 to 4" lock blade knife or kitchen utility knife.
10. A grappling style head lock.

(10 most common attack according to Law Enforcement)

And of cause we train our self defence armed and unarmed. This sis a small collection of weapons we use for training.


Our training is open for everyone. Please come along, if you are a beginner or an advanced martial artist. 

Jiu-Jitsu 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8.30 pm

Anti Terror Combat
Sunday 6-7.30 pm + Thursday 8.45-9.45 pm







02 October 2017

We train on real martial arts mats

Ichinen Bridport martial arts school in Bridport / South West Dorset, uses thick rubber mats for the self defence classes. As the training requires a lot of ground work, either for the rolls and falls, the warm up procedure or grappling. These thick mats make sure, that whatever you do keeps you secure and comfortable to learn these new skills.

Without these mats it would be impossible to learn the special Jiu-Jitsu throws and more than half of the training time during the children lessons, the kids are working on the ground. Comfortable supported by our mats. And keep on mind: martial arts training on hard floor can damage your ankles on a long run.

Even the radical self defence of Anti Terror Combat requires these mats. Although the advanced students and the masters conduct many of their skill on hard floor, the beginner needs the support of some mats and many techniques are impossible to teach without so.




Original martial arts mats, Japanese TATAMI

25 September 2017

Children train martial arts in Bridport

At Ichinen Bridport martial arts school children train the classical martial art Jiu-Jitsu once a week. The training is designed for children of 6-14 years and it is suitable for boys and girls equal.

The children learn the following

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

The class is held in Bridport at the British Legion Hall in Victoria Grove, DT63AD
Start is at 5.30 pm and the teaching is for one hour, which is very suitable for this age range.

Every child must perform one or two taster sessions and after that the child, the parent and master Horst Lindenau from Ichinen Bridport decide if the training would be suitable for all.
Don't worry, we won't turn you down and the kids usually love it!

Master Horst Lindenau is born German and lives in Bridport over 28 years. He is a weathered martial artist, German champion and twice a marathon runner. In 1989 he graduated as a diploma sports teacher for various martial arts styles, fitness and Yoga too. He is a holder of several "black belts", the highest is a 6. Dan master grade.

Horst has taught children classes for many years. In Germany as well as in the UK. He is fully DBS checked, fully insured with IMASA / UK and is a professional sports teacher.

Children can learn the traditional martial art of Jiu-Jitsu and gain grades up to black belt standard, after they are 16 years of age. 

Most important in the teaching is the discipline, mental as physical.

Parents can contact master Horst at any time via phone 07968 235486 or on the facebook messenger of the schools account https://www.facebook.com/Ichinenbridport/

Childrens class in 1995 Bridport youth center with master Horst

Master Horst during his education in 1989 with children class Jiu-Jitsu

Children can do gradings at Ichinen Bridport



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!

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

Introduction
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
http://www.dofe.info/en/content/cms/doing-your-dofe/activities-sections/skills/skills-requirements/

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
Fire
Water
Food
Survival camp craft and routines
Navigation

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