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

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

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 take the way with Yoga and meditation.
How much will that cost?
Here is our 2017 price list:
  • Single lesson £ 12 at the door
  • Membership 12 months = £ 55 (Jiu-Jitsu JJ 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
  • Membership 12 months Yoga + Mediation = £ 55
  • 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.
1:1 personal coaching is available.
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
Survival camp craft and routines

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

17 April 2017

Self defence with Anti Terror Combat

Ranks of Anti Terror Combat
The martial arts are probably the second oldest trade of mankind. And as in any other trade, there were people in leading positions and those they been apprentices. It is only a few decades ago, that people started ranking systems where they called some a master and some others were the disciples and attached them some kind of distinction. As many of the today’s martial arts are originated from ancient Japan, these awards came in form of a belt.

After the WWII, the world of martial arts was flooded with coloured belts. Today we find systems with up to 18 different colour ranks for students and even the master belts had an increase in numbers and design.

Anti Terror Combat decorates the members with a simple and clear, very modern and same time traditional system of belt ranks. A student who joins in new is a white belt. After he managed his knowledge to a qualified and higher level, he will become a brown belt. These two ranks have to be verified by a grading procedure.

Now the member is a fine martial artist, awarded with the rank of a brown belt and demonstrates the skills within the martial arts, specialized in self defence and combat.
The promotion to a master rank is rather a mental issue, a question of character and leadership, experience and honour than a technical requirement. This rank gets awarded from the Anti Terror Combat organisation headquarters in connection with the national presidents of the country of residence.

There are two general ways to obtain a master's degree in Anti Terror Combat. Either one graduates as a brown belt and gets awarded to 1st Dan black belt. Or the aspirant already is a master in a recognized martial arts style and can provide credible proof of sufficient knowledge and skills in the field of self defence. In this case he can get awarded depending on his profile.

The Anti Terror Combat master degree highlights these special skills and performance and gives proof of good practice. This rank is not in any competition with any other existing ranks and the Anti Terror Combat system does not require a specific method of self defence or style. Each martial artist performs in his field. Although Anti Terror Combat provides the latest and most update from the self defence industry worldwide.

Take private martial art tuition and become the one you want

14 April 2017

Meditate with the sea

Life comes only around once
Do whatever makes you happy
Meditate with the sea

Master Horst / Seatown beach

11 April 2017

Martial arts seminar in Dorset

Seminar on the 30th of April 2017
1-5 pm at the Loders village hall, Loders, DT6 3SA

Contribution £ 25 / Every participant receives an official Anti Terror Combat certificate

This seminar is devoted to my grandmaster Horst Weiland † Germany, 10th Dan Anti-Terrorkampf. He died 10 years ago and his life was doubtless dedicated to the martial arts. I had the big opportunity to study under his supervision for 365 days of daily training and learning. All what I know today and what influenced me to develop my own way with the martial arts in later years was hugely influenced by this extraordinary man. I pay him the biggest respect and keep his memory in honour.

In the coming up seminar you learn the toughest defence against the 10 most common attacks in Britain and in Germany. It will enable you to deal with the attacker that he cannot stand a chance.

The seminar is suitable for everyone over 16 years. Beginners and advanced visitors welcome.

Grandmaster Horst Weiland with master Horst Lindenau 1991

The 10 most common attacks according to law enforcement

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.

31 March 2017

Spring campaign to gain new students at Bridport martial arts school

Ichinen Bridport has started its spring campaign to gain new students for our local martial arts school. With the cut out below, you will qualify for a free lesson. You are welcome to join either on a Tuesday or Thursday at our venues.

You can even bring a friend! Master Horst Lindenau, qualified sports teacher + 30 years a teacher for martial arts will look after you.
Print out - cut out - and get free first lesson
* You will find this ad in the local paper "View of Bridport" for next three weeks as from 5th of April.

At Ichinen Bridport we train the traditional way of Japanese style Jiu-Jitsu.
But we are the only school in the area which combines this with a modern approach for self defence.***
Therefore we train the most common attacks according to law enforcement too.

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.

*** And we included training with any kind of today's weapons. Natural and unnatural.

Selection of training weapons at Bridport local martial arts school Ichinen Bridport

27 March 2017

A true martial artist at local Bridport martial arts school

Master Horst Lindenau 2. Dan Jiu-Jitsu exams Lewis A. Harris for his 2.Kyu /blue belt Jiu-Jitsu at local martial arts school Ichinen Bridport. 

Ichinen Bridport proudly announces the successful grading  of our member Lewis A. Harris from Netherbury. On the 16.03.17 Lewis demonstrated his superb skill and is now a 2nd Kyu/blue belt Jiu-Jitsu. 

This is how the actual Jiu-Jitsu blue belt worksheet at Ichinen Bridport looks like.

It starts with the breakfalls

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

As Lewis is a senior student (over 50) he had to demonstrate a Kata instead of a 3 min fight.

Joe Thorpe (green belt) and Aaron Mazs (orange belt) then launched their attacks

Defense against 2 attackers at same time, 3 min

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.

Lewis A. Harris, now 64 years old started his Jiu Jitsu training under master Horst Lindenau in October 2014. Lewis is a landscape and maintenance gardener and lives near Bridport. He holds a brown belt grade in Kyokushinkai Karate and in Krav Maga. At present he started to train Anti Terror Combat.

Lewis A. Harris (64) receives his 2.Kyu certificate Jiu-Jitsu from Master Horst Lindenau 2.Dan

20 March 2017

New Logo for the Anti Terror Combat organisation

The Anti Terror Combat organisation is proud to publish their new logo

The previous logo with the flashy death's head was in use to start with, but we thought it looked a bit childish and coltish. As well the font Anti Terror Combat uses now is more readable, less artistic and serves the purpose. As clear the system itself, as awesome the appearance.

Life is a fight!    -   Motto of Anti Terror Combat

17 March 2017

Eye sight Yoga seminar coming up this April

Eye sight Yoga seminar coming up this April, 16th , 10-12 am in Bridport.

Tantra Yoga - Three eyes seminar 

With master Horst Lindenau

The effects of eye exercises are dual. Physical: Yoga eye exercises help to maintain or improve the 

sight and energetic: Since the eyes are also connected to the important Nadis (energy channels), eye exercises harmonize the solar energies in humans.

In addition, the eye exercises open the so called third eye, the Ajna Chakra, which stands for 

intuition and knowledge. The third eye is our connection to the spiritual energy of wisdom and 

When the third eye is open, energy can flow freely.

The training is, of course, holistic.

When? Sunday, the 16th of April 2017 - 10-12 am

Where? Dojo 86 North Allington, Bridport
Booking: text/call 07968 235486

Costs: £ 20.oo pp

11 March 2017

Miyamoto Musashi

"The true science of martial arts means practising them in such a way that they will be useful at any time and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things." 

Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵?, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen TakezōMiyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist nameNiten Dōraku was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent and unique double-bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels (next to 33 of Itō Ittōsai). He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings (五輪の書Go Rin no Sho?), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today

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