21 May 2018

Hard and long training pays off for three man

Here at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school we train the radical self defence system Anti Terror Combat. The roots of this training goes back to 1992 when Grandmaster Horst D. Lindenau 6th Dan came to england to expand the style of Anti-Terrorkampf (German for anti terror combat)

Master Horst was a 2nd Dan than and soon built up a strong bridge head for this combat style. Years later he left the German based ATK organisation and training was reformed and now named Anti Terror Combat. A more approachable description for the international community.

This month another three men stepped up the ladder in the ranks and received their black belt 1. Dan certificates from Grandmaster Horst D. Lindenau in Bridport/UK.

Big congratulations from all of us at Ichinen!

New Anti Terror Combat master Joe Thorpe/UK

New Anti Terror Combat master Lewis A. Harris/UK

New Anti Terror Combat master Lawrence Shillingford/UK
Master Lewis Harris with the full split

Grandmaster Horst D. Lindenau 6th Dan Anti Terror Combat/UK with his new masters at Ichinen Bridport May 2018


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10 May 2018

Active students at Bridport martial arts school

It was a delight to watch little Noah (6) 6th Kyu Jiu-Jitsu performing his bamboo stick kata. He copied it himself somewhere online and studied it at home to give us a show of his skills.

Noah moved the stick faster than the camera can catch it!

This months martial artist of the month is Yusef el Gabry (15) who trains hard and did not hesitate to show up for training on his very own birthday. His best present so far: Next grading in Jiu-Jitsu. Now he is a 5th Kyu/yellow belt.



03 April 2018

Private training to improve yourself

Don't you sometimes think "my child could do better"?

Have you ever wanted yourself become a black belt in a respectable martial art?

Do you need assistance with your wellbeing and mindfulness?

Are you looking for 1:1 training to have all the attention and care of the teacher?

Do you need to train at times when it suits you?

Yes? Than take on private lessons with local martial arts grandmaster.

30 years teaching experience. Graduated sports teacher, Yoga teacher, meditation master.

German champion in martial arts and weight lifting.

DBS checked and 1st aid certified.

Training available at Bridport Dojo or at your place.

Contact 07968 - 235486

Grading up to 1. Dan black belt possible

Support with "Duke of Edinburgh award"

1:1 meditation available

Training for all ages.

Anti bullying sorted with Jiu-Jitsu

22 March 2018

Looking for martial arts in Bridport? Join us here!


You live in the Bridport area and you like to start martial arts training? Ichinen Bridport is the right address for you. Master Horst D. Lindenau, qualified sports teacher , black belt in various style and a teacher for Jiu-Jitsu for 30 years runs the school.

We are a friendly bunch of people and always welcome beginner at any time. Here are some FAQ and answers for you:

Can I have a look at the session before joining?
Yes, we have an open door policy and anybody is welcome to watch our classes.

When can I start as a total beginner?
You can start at any time. The lessons at Ichinen Bridport are structured to your needs and capabilities.

Are my previous experiences in other martial arts recognized?
We welcome martial artists from any discipline. As Jiu-Jitsu is an all style system every skill will add to the whole. And we offer Anti Terror Combat too.

What do I wear to start with?
Wear something loose and comfortable. A T-shirt and a tracksuit bottom, or any Gi from previous practice other the martial arts will do.

How much does it cost to train Jiu-Jitsu?
The first two lessons at Ichinen Bridport are £ 10. This is for 1.5 hours training each session. After that you chose a tariff which suits your personal needs. 

Do I need to be fit before start?
You can join our Bridport school at any level, as long there are no real medical issues they stop you. Fitness should be no barrier to start Jiu-Jitsu. We make you fit.

What about age? Does it matter?
No, it does not matter at all. We run classes for children (6-14) and adults (14-65 at present) and there is no age limit.

Is Jiu-Jitsu suitable for women?
Yes of cause it is. There is no difference.

Do you do grading?
Yes we do. Belts are used as an indicator of progress, knowledge and experience. Look at our syllabus. You can become a black belt yourself!

19 March 2018

Preparation for my 3rd Dan Jiu-Jitsu grading

This year in November I will join the grading to achieve my next black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Until then it requires a lot of preparation and hard training. Part of the syllabus for the 3rd Dan is the Goshin-Jitsu-No-Kata. A traditional japanese performance of self defence skills.

To do further studies on this subject I travelled last week to Bremen/Germany and attended a special seminar for this Kata. The seminar was held by the Bremen Goshin Jitsu organisation and the head teacher there was Grandmaster Frank Burdorf, who once learned his first steps into Jiu-Jitsu from me at my old Bremen club DSD Bremen.

One who stops learning, is nearly dead!

Please find some photo impressions of the workshop, which was very good, technically and most friendly people there.


Bridport Jiu-Jitsu Master Horst D. Lindenau with 6.Dan Grandmaster Frank Burdorf, Bremen/Germany






23 February 2018

Bridport martial artists train the defence against 10 most common attacks

At our local martial arts school Ichinen Bridport, we take the training of self defence very serious. Our aim is to gain perfection in the art of self defence by using the Jiu-Jitsu skills.

The Jiu-Jitsu techniques supply you with a wide range of reaction to the 10 most common attacks. It includes striking and punching, throws and joint manipulations, as well as "dirty tricks" and anti bullying strategies.

The 10 most common attacks are in detail:


1. One person pushes, hands to chest, which is 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.

This is according to information from a UK government web page and the content is nowadays not public available anymore. The reason is unknown.

By the way, as my roots are in Germany, I can inform you that over there you find very much the same set up. That doesn't surprise me, as we have all two hands and two legs to perform. 

If you want to protect yourself against these common attacks, come and join us at the school. Training for the Jiu-Jitsu is twice a week for adults and once a week for children. 


16 February 2018

126 years for a double grading

Two senior Bridport martial artists from the local martial arts school Ichinen Bridport will put 126 years in a joint achievement on the 4th of November this year. That day there will be the annual grading for fine martial artists, Dan as well as Kyu grades.

The sensei of the school, Master Horst D. Lindenau (63) and senior student Lawrence Shillingford (61), both from Bridport/Dorset will stand in front of the grading panel to achieve there next rank.

Master Horst is aiming for his 3rd Dan Jiu-Jitsu and Lawrence is achieving the 1st Dan Jiu-Jitsu. Till than there is still a lot to prepare and many hours of hard training.

You can join this school and join the Jiu-Jitsu sessions either in Bridport or in Loders and become a black belt yourself. See you soon!!

Jiu-Jitsu experts from Ichinen Bridport martial arts school.
Master Horst D. Lindenau and Lawrence Shillingford after a session in the dojo.


11 February 2018

Take private martial arts lessons in Bridport


Make the most of you with training just this little further. You feel the regular training sessions are not enough for you and you want better, faster and more progress with you martial art education?

Take private lessons

The advantages of private lessons are huge. You are not only having the full attention of your sensei, but your progress will be much more effective. 

Start treating your involvement in the martial arts more professional rather than just another hobby.

The real facts:
- you train at times they suit you most
- you train as often you want
- you have the full attention during training
- you reach better results
- you can gain faster your grading and success
- you save money

Make the most of you - become the black belt now!

You can book private sessions with Master Horst Lindenau by contacting 07968 235486 or message.

Fully insured, DBS checked, 1st aid trained, member of the IMASA and provides private Dojo with all equipment including mats for ground work.

The difference it makes - 


08 February 2018

Dan and Kyu grading at Ichinen Bridport


Just about a month before the start of the Bridport Martial Arts festival we celebrate our 2018 Dan and Kyu gradings in Jiu-Jitsu and the awards for Anti Terror Combat.

The event will be on the 04.11. 2018 at the Dojo "Loders Village Hall", Loders. It is free to watch for the interested public. There is lots of parking and coffee and tea will be served.

We have one 1. Dan Jiu-Jitsu grading by Lawrence Shillingford (61) and one 3rd Dan Jiu-Jitsu grading by Master Horst D. Lindenau, both from Bridport.

At the same event several students will pass their next level of Kyu grades in Jiu-Jitsu. There will be as well the 2018 grading/awards for Anti Terror Combat. Good luck for all candidates with the preparations.











18 January 2018

News on Anti Terror Combat

Search for Commander of Anti Terror Combat
Each country is run by an independent Commander of Anti Terror Combat. Today we are looking for the Anti Terror Combat Commander Estonia. If you are a fine martial artist with a good background in self defence and you are looking for a new challenge, we would appreciate to hear from you.

Your present martial art style does not matter, as long you have good skills in self defence and are willing to study more techniques. You will have our support. You entirely keep doing your own style(s) and we will award you a new rank within our Anti Terror Combat organisation. The degree depends on your current experience.

Are you interested? Just drop us a line hdlindenau@hotmail.com

As Commander Estonia you are entitled to grade your own students, host seminars and promote Anti Terror Combat through the social media.

When you established your position as Commander Estonia you will be granted the title of President Estonia within the Anti Terror Combat organisation.

If you are not available for the commander position, we can award you with an appropriate Dan grade according to your knowledge, dedication and actual grade in the martial arts. Come and join the international family of Anti Terror Combat.

15 January 2018

Anti Terror Combat goes worldwide

Anti Terror Combat organisation is looking for martial artists all over the world. If you are a serious combat martial artist and have good self defence skills, you are very welcome in our organisation.
Anti Terror Combat master train knife skills 2016 UK headquarters
Anti Terror Combat has nothing to do with terrorism or any political statement. It is purely a system against violence and crime towards the individual.

Anti Terror Combat fighter Janine Girth (Germany) with Grandmaster Horst D. Lindenau (UK) 2017

23 December 2017

Personal growth with martial art training

Personal growth with martial art training

How many dream of it, to become a black belt in a martial art and so little gain it. Laurence Norman (25) from Axminster in Devon is on his way to make that dream come real. Yesterday he did a huge step towards this goal and successfully completed his next Jiu-Jitsu grading.

Laurence is a member of the Bridport martial art school Ichinen Bridport and takes extra lessons with Grandmaster Horst Lindenau (63) 6th Dan. He was tested for nearly an hour and finally certified with the 3rd Kyu Jiu-Jitsu (IMASA).

The 3rd Kyu is the green belt in traditional Jiu-Jitsu and can be called “half the Master”. It requires a fierce training regime and for the grading one has to proof self defence skills against one and two attackers, a randori fight against a higher grade, a theory test and the demonstration of 15 falls and rolls + show of following techniques:

2 Feet throws + follow up technique
Hip throw + follow up technique
Shoulder throw + follow up technique
1 self falling technique
4 defenses against strangle hold
4 strangling holds
3 hold down + 2 liberations
3 transport grips
3 wrist locks
Throat nerve press, control attacker
3 arm locks
3 defense against bear hugs
3 Kicks
5 defenses against various weapons/objects
3 show use of unnatural weapons

Jiu-Jitsu trained in this traditional way is not a sport or competition martial art sport. It includes the whole range of skills a martial artist can get. Including punching + kicking, ground work and rolls and falls, a wide range of weapon skills and last but not least a training for mind, body and soul.

If you like what Laurence Norman is doing come and join us at Ichinen Bridport martial arts school. For 2018 you can join as well for private lessons. Places are limited; you can choose time and place and which style suits you.

Laurence Norman in a randori fight against partner Joe Thorpe from Ichinen Bridport. Doing a self falling technique.
Ground work during the graduation for 3rd Kyu Jiu-Jitsu
Laurence Norman in a randori fight with Uke Joe Thorpe from Ichinen Bridport




13 December 2017

New logo for Bridport martial arts school on Facebook


Our new logo on Facebook shows what we are doing. Anti Terror Combat > hardcore fighting and street wise self defence - Self defence is one of our basics in Jiu-Jitsu. We train permanent the most common attacks - Jiu-Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art and we are very proud of it - Children learn the Jiu-Jitsu easy at Ichinen Bridport - Without Meditation there is no personal progress in the world of martial arts. It would be just meaningless - Yoga is taught by Grandmaster Horst Lindenau who is a qualified Tantra Yoga teacher. Namaste!


10 December 2017

ATC now the official abbreviation for Anti Terror Combat

The three letters ATC are now the official abbreviation for Anti Terror Combat. While the full name of our organisation is still used all over, this new abbreviation allows us a sometimes faster and shorter impact and representation. The international president of Anti Terror Combat Grandmaster Horst D. Lindenau (6th Dan) / UK has informed all national presidents and commanders.
Life is a fight. And we win it!




30 November 2017

Yoga with Master Horst Lindenau

Master Horst Lindenau is one of the few martial artists who also practice and hold a Yoga diploma. Now over 21 years ago, Horst graduated as a Tantra Yoga teacher at the Birinsi institute in the Netherlands/Utrecht and has taught since then in Germany and in the UK. One of his former Yoga pupils from Bridport, David Shires is himself today a Yoga teacher and health practitioner.

You can join the small group once a week. We meet usually on a Wednesday morning in Bridport.
Private tuition is available after consultation.


26 November 2017

Beginners always welcome

You want to start with martial arts?
Here are some answers for you to make it easy.

Our trainings are held in Bridport and Loders. Look at times and specific locations under
"where and when".

Please arrive 15 min early for adoption.

You can wear any sports clothing to begin with.

You don't need to be fit before you start.

You can join any time. There are no specific beginner courses.

Your first two sessions are taster lessons.

Training is usually 1 hour and 1/2 and we do a 20 minutes warm up to begin with.

The taster session costs £ 10

We are a very friendly group of man and women and yes, we all did start the same as you do:

Go through this door ☺

For further enquiries please phone/text 07968 235486








22 November 2017

Make the most of you

Make the most of you with training just this little further. You feel the regular training sessions are not enough for you and you want better, faster and more progress with you martial art education?

Take private lessons

The advantage of private lessons are huge. You are not only having the full attention of your sensei, but your progress will be much more effective. Start treating your involvement in the martial arts more professional rather than just another hobby.

The real facts:

- you train at times they suit you most
- you train as often you want
- you have the full attention during training
- you reach better results
- you can gain faster your gradings and success
- you save money

Make the most of you - become the black belt now

Book any sessions with Master Horst Lindenau. Professional diploma sports teacher. 28 years black belt. Studied 12 different martial arts styles and Master grades in 5. 

Fully insured, DBS checked, 1st aid trained, member of the IMASA and provides private Dojo with all equipment including mats for ground work.


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