"Flowing Water Never becomes Stagnant."
2nd Dan in Karate
2nd Dan in Aikijujutsu
2nd Dan in Ryukyu Kobujutsu
2nd Dan in Okinawan Kobudo
1st Dan in Yui Shin Kai Karate Jutsu
1st Dan in Iaijutsu
I began my journey of Bujutsu in 1997 in Wado Ryu Karate. I achieve my first Black belt (Shodan) in 2003 and my Nidan (2nd Dan) in 2005. I then began training in Aikijujutsu with Keith Morgan, Shihan and in 2009 achieved my Shodan (1st Dan) in Aikijujutsu followed by my Nidan (2nd Dan) in 2011. I also began to study Okinawan Kobudo and Iaijutsu and Achieved my Nidan in Kobudo and Shodan in Iaijutsu in 2012. It was also around this time I began to train with Julian Mead, Shihan in Ryukyu Kobujutsu and Yui Shin Kai Karate and in 2017 I achieved Shodan in Ryukyu Kobujutsu, graded under Shingai Shihan, and in 2018 my Shodan in Yui Shin Kai Karate. In June 2019 I achieved Nidan in Ryukyu Kobujutsu.
Seimeido Karate Jutsu is now in its 11th Year, initially opened in 2008 and has continued to grow since. In 2015 I was able to forfill the life long ambition to travel around Japan and was incredibly grateful to train with Shingai Sensei of the Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai.
In addition I run my own youtube channel and was a British champion in Matayoshi Kobudo. By day I am a teacher of chemistry and physics.
Sensei does not mean teacher but rather "one who has been before"
The Japanese have a concept called "giri" which translates as "burden" however the real meaning of this word is to truly understand gratitude, humility, kindness and sacrifice. There are some giri which can never be repaid and the debt a student has to their teacher is one such example. Teachers give more than just their time but part of themselves in order to truly pass on the arts and the legacy they are custodians of. It goes without saying therefore never can enough thanks be given. It is often unspoken but always understood.
There are two teachers to whom I am most endebted for their teaching, wisdom and continued guidance and I would like to honour them here. Thank you, always.
Keith Morgan, Shihan
Founder and Chief Instructor of United Kingdom Shin Gi Tai Aikijutsu Schools
Keith Morgan, Shihan has been my Aikijujutsu teacher since 2005. His knowledge and understanding of Jujutsu and its associated arts is second to none. His exceptionally high standards without doubt made me the martial artist I am to continue to push, question and improve always.
Julian Mead, Shihan
Ryukyu Kobujutsu Association of Great Britain
UK Branch Chief of Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai
Julian Mead, Shihan has been my Kobujutsu and Karate teacher since 2012. Having spent many years in Japan under his teacher Motokatsu Inoue his commitment to serious and austere training knows no bounds. There is no better Karate and Kobujutsu instructor for serious students of Bujutsu.