About Us

We here at the MERSEY BUDO JU JITSU ACADEMY teach traditional Japanese Ju Jitsu, the combat system of the Samurai warriors and the martial art of self defence. JU JITSU is the ancient system from which the present day martial arts of Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, MMA and others, have been developed. Ju Jitsu is a highly popular discipline in its own right, consisting of blocks, punches, kicks, restraints and throws, as well as the use of certain weapons. Ju Jitsu is found by many, to be the ideal combination of self defence and fitness training.


The MBJJA is a member of the BRITISH BUDO FEDERATION, headed by founder and Head Coach Soke Amos Sedgewick 9th Dan, who has trained with many of the world's top instructors and has practiced such arts as Ju Jitsu, Karate, Judo, Iaido, Kobudo, Ji-yu-ne waza, Kumite and other martial arts. The BBF is based at the Kara Jutsu Bushido Academy in Padiham. Soke Sedgewick has passed his knowledge on, and today he continues to share his knowledge, experience and skill of over 40 years, to all of his Black Belts and students.


The LIVERPOOL AIKIDO CLUB, also a member of the British Budo Federation, have their training sessions in the same dojo, at the same time as the Mersey Budo Ju Jitsu Academy. AIKIDO "the way of spiritual harmony" also stems from Japan and originally derived from the Japanese soft style techniques as in Ju Jitsu. Aikido is a self defence system that utilises locking and throwing techniques and its aim is to essentially turn an attacker's strength and momentum against them. Pressure on vital nerve centres is also used. Aikido was developed to subdue, rather than maim or kill, but many of its techniques can nevertheless be undoubtedly excruciatingly painful and deadly.


JU JITSU AND AIKIDO especially emphasise the importance of achieving COMPLETE MENTAL CALM and CONTROL. COURTESY and RESPECT is an integral part of Ju Jitsu and Aikido training. Anyone who wishes to come along, can try JU JITSU or AIKIDO, and train in one or other, or both.


The BRITISH BUDO FEDERATION hold many courses throughout the year involving the various martial arts, i.e. Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Aiki Jutsu, Karate, Judo, Kick Boxing and Kobudo, to name but a few. Courses are open to all of its members (age minimums may apply).