British Karate and British Ju Jutsu
The Dictionary of Martial Arts [Louis Frederic - The Athlone Press] defines the term "BU-JUTSU - warrior techniques or techniques of combat used by the warriors of ancient Japan, whose aim was to achieve maximum effectiveness in warfare"
A couldn't find a clearer definition of Ronnie Colwell's approach to the martial systems. As he himself puts it "the warrior is there to do a job, there is no time or room for the superfluous on the battlefield. Some of the modern gymnastics that gets added to the fighting systems these days would get you killed when it came time to really be tested."
As a recognised 9th Dan in the arts of Karate-do and JyuJutsu, Ronnie has spent a lifetime pursuing knowledge on fighting systems throughout the world. Ronnie's CV is impressive including British military service, professional bodyguard, martial arts instructor to European and Middle Eastern royalty and special forces instruction.
As a legendary figure in British Martial Arts. He is one of the founding fathers of British Karate and British Ju Jutsu. Indeed he held the post of first chief instructor to the British Ju Justsu Association, the governing body for Ju Jutsu in the UK.
Mr Ronnie Colwell.
President of the JAPAN INSTITUTE
President of the SEI-BU-KAN KOKUSAI KYOKAI
President of the SEN-NO-SEN KARATE and JAPAN CULTURE INSTITUTE
President of the MIYAGI SCHOOL OF GOJO RYU KARATE, SOUTHPORT
President of the KOKUSAI KOBUJUTSU JYU JUTSU KORYU KYOKAI
President of the SHOTOKAN KARATE SCHOOL of MALTA
President of the LIVERPOOL FREE STYLE KARATE ASSOCIATION
President of the MUSHINKAI
Technical Advisor for Kobudo to COMBAT MAGAZINE
Technical Advisor to Martial Arts Illustrated.
Colwell's life has been spent in the study of the martial systems of Japan. From a young boy in the back streets of Liverpool to today, he has been tirelessly devoted to pursuing excellence. A renowned International instructor, Colwell has taught throughout the world. He is known as a very direct and straight talking budoka who doesn't suffer fools gladly. In Colwell's own words "I live my life as I train, always getting straight to the heart of it. Life is too short to waste on superfluous or wasted action. This is as true in the dojo as out of it..