Aka Bara Bushido Ju-Jitsu

Our Martial Arts club specialises in both traditional and modern Ju-Jitsu and the teaching of self defence. Ju-Jitsu is one of the oldest forms of unarmed combat and the first Martial Art to be introduced to the UK, in 1899, before many modern systems even started.

Since July 2019 we have also started a KyuJutsu (Japanese Archery) group.

The Founder & Chief Instructor of the Red Rose Bushido Ju-Jitsu is Prof. Andy Manwaring 8th Dan, a personal student of the late Prof. Bill Rankin 10th Dan Ju-Jitsu/Budo.

We were awarded with VIP status by the Sports Council and are registered as a non-profit club with the Inland Revenue as having Community Amateur Sports Club Status.

Ju-Jitsu (柔術)

Ju-Jitsu means the art of gaining victory by yielding/pliancy. In its fullest form it was the unarmed combat art of the Samurai warriors, this gives us a martial art with probably the largest repertoire of techniques, some over a thousand years old, to name a few: Attacking pressure points, vulnerable areas and joints with kicks or strikes, grappling and locking of joints, breaking bones and dislocation of joints, any of these could be used with a take-down or throw, Ju-Jitsu can be deadly but we teach to use minimum force necessary.

For more about Ju-Jitsu please go to the FAQ.

For the History of Ju-Jitsu please go to the history pages.

KyuJutsu (弓術)

Kyūjutsu (“art of archery”) is the traditional Japanese martial art of wielding a yumi bow as practiced by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Although the samurai are perhaps best known for their swords, kyūjutsu was actually considered a more vital skill for a significant portion of Japanese history. During the majority of the Kamakura period through the Muromachi period (c.1185–c.1568), the bow was almost exclusively the symbol of the professional warrior.

For more about KyuJutsu please go to the FAQ.

We are members of the following national and international organisations:

UK Bugei Organisation
Kilohana Europe
Kyujutsu International
American JuJitsu Institute

Registered Community Amateur Sports Club CASC 02582