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Ronnie Colwell, recognized 9th Dan in the arts of Karate-do and JyuJutsu, spent a lifetime pursuing knowledge on fighting systems throughout the world. Ronnie's CV included British military service, professional bodyguard, martial arts instructor to European and Middle Eastern royalty and special forces instruction.

History of British JuJutsu

In this article we are going to take a look at the history of British JuJutsu outside of Edward W Barton-Wright. I want to introduce you...

Ronnie Colwell Karate-do and Ju Jutsu

The Warrior Today has been a long, sad, difficult but inevitable day. At just before 9pm on Friday evening (January 27, 2015), my dad, mentor,...

Nunchaku

Since Bruce Lee exposed the wider world to the humble nunchaku, a whole industry has developed around this much misrepresented weapon. Unfortunately this industry,...

The Term Dojo

This is not an attempt to give either a history of Buddhism or Zen-Buddhisms  arrival and its impact on Japan. It is only meant...

History of Jyu-Jutsu

The origins of Jyu-Jutsu are lost in the mist of time, but certainly stretch over two thousand years ago, the book of ancient matters...

McKarate

There is a lot of controversy around at the moment with regard to certain groups who have instigated what amounts to a pyramid selling...

Makiwara Training

One of the major images in the general public’s perception of Karate is that of Karate practitioners performing feats of breaking wood, tiles etc....

Iai or Batto

The very word Iai is the subject of numerous grading essays and has many layers of meaning but its basic interpretation seems to be...

Master of the Universe: Ranks in Martial Arts

By Trevor Streets ~ It is an unfortunate aspect in the modern approach to martial systems that we seem to be obsessed with titles and...

The Truth About Martial Arts Training in Japan

The following observations are from the late Arthur Tansley, the noted martial arts photographer who lived in Tokyo for many years. Note: Words like sensei...

Soke and Smokie

As with many, I have watched the proliferation of Smokies …. I mean Soke, and my thoughts drift back to my first encounter with...

Ronnie Colwell Interview

Q. Ronnie Colwell, your last public interview was way back in 1984 in Combat Magazine. Why no interviews until now? RC. For the last 20...

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