Dartford Club

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The Dartford club is run by Sensei Jim Kerkham, 6th dan black belt in Ju Jitsu.

We aim to teach students the skills and discipline of a Samurai.

The club dojo is located at:

 

The Beckett Sports Centre,
Shepherds Lane,
Dartford

DA1 2JB

Training is Thursday nights:
 
  • Juniors 1930 to 2030
  • Seniors 2030 to 2200

Senior session immediately follows Junior session

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Jim started his Ju Jitsu career in 1987 at the Gillingham Club under Sensei Roger Wilkes. He gained his black belt in 1991 working his way up to 4th Dan in 2003 and in recognition of his 25 years service to the Association was awarded his 5th Dan in 2009 and promoted to 6th Dan in 2015.

Jim is an NVQ level 2 qualified coach and has been teaching and running various clubs since 1991 currently running the Dartford and Strood Clubs

Club Instructor
Jim Kerkham
6th Dan
Jim Kerkham 
6th Dan
 

Gravesend Club

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The Gravesend club is run by Sensei David Haddell, 5th dan black belt

Thursday night is Family Night training for both junior and adult students. This provides a great opportunity for families to train at the same time and to share a common interest!

The club dojo is located at:

Cascades Leisure Centre,

Thong Lane,
Gravesend DA12 4LG.

 

The dojo is in the Main Hall

Training is Thursday nights:
 

  • Juniors 1900 to 2000

  • Seniors 1900 to 2030
     

Joint training session for the first hour, then Seniors continue for extra 30 minutes

David Haddell 
5th Dan

Dave started his Ju Jitsu career in 1991 at the Strood Club under Sensei Roger Wilkes. He gained his black belt in 1995 working his way up to 4th Dan in 2007 and in recognition of his 25 years service to the Association was awarded his 5th Dan in 2016.

a NVQ level 2 qualified coach and has been teaching and running various clubs since 1995 

Club Instructor
David Haddell
5th Dan

From THURSDAY 6th JANUARY 2022; GRAVESEND CLUB will have split sessions.

JUNIORS - 1900 to 2000

SENIORS - 2000 to 2130

 

Bognor Regis Club

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Sid Martin 
4th Dan

Sid Started his Ju Jitsu career in 1980 with the English Ju Jitsu association with Sensei Alan Clarkin in Lancashire but after being made redundant moved to Kent. In September 1986 joined Hanshi Roger Wilkes at Kyushin Ryu Ju Jitsu in Gravesend starting back at White Belt working his way to 1st Dan in 1991, In 1993 he moved to Bognor Regis, looking for another Ju Jitsu club to train with no success so decided to start a club of his own, thus the birth of Kyushin Ryu Ju Jitsu  West Sussex

Club Instructor
Sid Martin
4th Dan

The West Sussex club is run by Sensei Sid Martin, 4th dan black belt and Sensei Phil Moore, 2nd dan black belt.

The club dojo is located at:
 

St Wilfreds Church Hall,
Ellasdale Rd,
Bognor Regis,
West Sussex PO21 2SG.

Training is Monday nights:
 

  • Juniors 1900 to 2000

  • Seniors 2000 to 2200
     

Senior session immediately follows Junior session

For more information on the West Sussex clubs please click here​

 

Maidstone / Midkent Club

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Mark Simpson 
5th Dan

Mark started his Ju Jitsu journey in 1989 at the age of 12 years old, under the teaching of Sensei Peter Blackwell  attaining his 1st Dan in 1995. He took over Larkfield club in 2002.

 

Now a 5th Dan with over 20 years as an instructor, Mark is an excellent coach and practitioner of Ju Jitsu with first class motivational skills on the mat.

Club Instructor
Mark Simpson
5th Dan

The MidKent club is run by Sensei Simon Long and Sensei Mark Simpson, both of whom hold 5th dan black belts in Ju Jitsu.

Training sessions for Juniors and Seniors are held at Detling Village Hall, Detling, near Maidstone. The atmosphere of the club is very friendly and new members are always welcome. Although the primary focus is on teaching traditional Japanese Ju Jitsu, there is also coverage of Ground-fighting, Atemi Jitsu (strikes) and Kobudo (traditional weapons).

Family Night

The combined Senior and Junior class on Tuesdays is also our 'family night' as it is an opportunity for family members to train at the same time. A great way for parents and children to share a common interest!

The club dojo is located at:

Detling Village Hall

Pilgrims Way, 

Detling

ME14 3EY.

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday

 

Tuesdays 

  • Juniors 1930 to 2030

  • Seniors 1930 to 2100
     

Joint training session for the first hour, then Seniors continue for extra 30 minutes
 

Thursdays 
 

  • Juniors 1930 to 2030

  • Seniors 2030 to 2200

Simon Long 
5th Dan

Simon started training in Ju Jitsu at Mote Park in Maidstone at the age of 14 in 1991 under the then 4th Dan Sensei and Founder Roger Wilkes.

Continuing training whilst at University for 3 years. Simon attained his 1st Dan in 1998 and subsequently took over the club from Sensei Wilkes.

 

Now a 5th Dan and having close to 20 years coaching experience Simon is an adept instructor with a wealth of knowledge to share.

Club Instructor
Simon Long
5th Dan
 

Littlehampton Club

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Sid Martin 
4th Dan

Sid Started his Ju Jitsu career in 1980 with the English Ju Jitsu association with Sensei Alan Clarkin in Lancashire but after being made redundant moved to Kent. In September 1986 joined Hanshi Roger Wilkes at Kyushin Ryu Ju Jitsu in Gravesend starting back at White Belt working his way to 1st Dan in 1991, In 1993 he moved to Bognor Regis, looking for another Ju Jitsu club to train with no success so decided to start a club of his own, thus the birth of Kyushin Ryu Ju Jitsu  West Sussex

Club Instructor
Sid Martin
4th Dan

The Littlehampton club is run by Sensei Sid Martin, 4th dan black belt and Sensei Phil Moore, 2nd dan black belt.

The club dojo is located at:

Wick Church Hall,
Wick Rd,
Littlehampton .

Training is on Friday nights:

  • Juniors 1900 to 2000

  • Seniors 2000 to 2130
     

Senior session immediately follows Junior session

For more information on the West Sussex clubs please click here​

 

Hoo Club

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The Hoo club is run by Sensei Ernie Palmer,4th dan black belt in Ju Jitsu.

The club dojo is located at:

Hoo Village Hall,
Pottery Rd,
Hoo

ME3 9BS.

Training is on Thursday nights:
 

  • Juniors 1900 to 2000

  • Seniors 2030 to 2200

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Ernie Palmer 
4th Dan

Ernie started his Ju Jitsu career in 1995 at Hoo club, attaining his Black Belt in 2002, working up to 3rd Dan by 2010. Ernie is currently running Hoo Club

 

Ernie is an NVQ qualified coach and in common with all KRJJA club coaches, Ernie is First Aid Qualified and DBS certificated to teach children and vulnerable adults.

Club Instructor
Ernie Palmer
4th Dan
 

Strood Club

Jim started his Ju Jitsu career in 1987 at the Gillingham Club under Sensei Roger Wilkes. He gained his black belt in 1991 working his way up to 4th Dan in 2003 and in recognition of his 25 years service to the Association was awarded his 5th Dan in 2009 and promoted to 6th Dan in 2015.

Jim is an NVQ level 2 qualified coach and has been teaching and running various clubs since 1991 currently running the Dartford and Strood Clubs

Club Instructor
Jim Kerkham
6th Dan
Jim Kerkham 
6th Dan
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David Haddell 
5th Dan

Dave started his Ju Jitsu career in 1991 at the Strood Club under Sensei Roger Wilkes. He gained his black belt in 1995 working his way up to 4th Dan in 2007 and in recognition of his 25 years service to the Association was awarded his 5th Dan in 2016.

a NVQ level 2 qualified coach and has been teaching and running various clubs since 1995 

Club Instructor
David Haddell
5th Dan

The Strood club is run by Sensei Jim Kerkham, 6th dan black belt, Sensei David Haddell, 5th dan black belt

The club dojo is located at:

Strood Leisure Centre,

Watling St,

Strood

ME2 3JQ

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Training is on Monday nights:

  • Juniors 1830 to 1930

  • Seniors 1930 to 2100

Senior session immediately follows Junior session