Mountain Warriors offers tuition in the following arts. If the discipline you are interested in does not appear on our training schedule, please feel free to contact us, as we are constantly reviewing our programme to meet students’ needs and areas of interest.
For those who are interested, we also teach battlefield arts such as strategy, fieldcraft, tracking, observation and psychology, so you can win without the need to fight.
Aiki Ju Jutsu and Jiu Jutsu
Aiki jujutsu and Jiu Jutsu are all-encompassing arts taught for hundreds of years to highranking Japanese warriors on the battlefield. They are highly refined arts, allowing you to defend yourself quickly and efficiently, from one or more attackers. We teach you striking skills as well as throwing, locking, breaking and chokes and strangles.
Jiu Jutsu also covers fighting on the ground or in confined spaces; and a variety of weapons from the standard training weapons such as sword, staff and spear, to hidden and makeshift weapons.
Aiki jujutsu is the old form of aikido. It includes learning to focus the mind and relax and strengthen yourself through breathing. In addition we teach you a variety of weapons such as sword, staff, fan; naginata and spear.
Karate is an all-encompassing art taught for hundreds of years in Okinawa and Japan. It is highly refined art allowing you to defend yourself quickly and efficiently be it one or more attackers. We teach you the striking skills Karate is famous for and the lesser known or understood throwing, locking, breaking and chokes and strangles hidden within the kata (forms). In addition we can teach you a variety of Okinawan weapons, including staff, nunchaku, sai, kama, sunsetsu and tonfa.
Kickboxing is an offshoot of the Okinawan art of Karate. It is a fast paced, exciting and highly refined art allowing you to defend yourself quickly and efficiently; and superb for improving overall fitness. We teach you the striking skills found in Karate as well as those found in Muay Thai and modern boxing.
We have several types of ground fighting styles that cover both the self-defence and sport aspects, our ground fighting techniques can be found in arts such as Chinese dog fighting, Kusen Judo, Fusen Ryu, these are typically the foundations of what is now commonly known as BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). We additionally teach Taihen Jutsu, this is the Japanese body changing art used to give you the skills and manoeuvrability on the ground and is an extensive set of calisthenic exercises built to sculpt the body.
Mixed martial arts (MMA)
We do not teach MMA as we do not believe MMA is an art; however you can see we have experience in many arts and each art gives skills that are needed to compete at an advanced level. Should we have a student who decides they wish to compete in MMA or any type of competition) we will spend one to one time to help that student gain the skills they need to compete at an advanced level.
Competition training is different to training in a class or group and to get good. Please contact us to discuss this should you wish.
Ninjutsu is the art of dealing with attackers so that you can defend yourself quickly and efficiently from one or more attackers. We teach you striking skills as well as throwing, locking, breaking and chokes and strangles.In addition we teach you a variety of weapons from the normal ones such as sword, staff and spear to hidden and makeshift weapons. Mountain Warriors is a centre of particular expertise in Ninjutsu. As well as offering classes, we work with researchers to purchase authentic scrolls from Japan, translate and publish them.
We run a variety of self-defence courses throughout the year, these are normally free of charge, should you be interested in attending one, or have a small group who would like to learn we are happy to run a course for you. Please feel free to contact us in regard to these. Please feel free to contact us for details on the next course.
There are two parts to Tai Chi:
- Qigong, which are exercises to strengthen the mind and body through channelling energy around the body and learning to focus it in different areas to help strengthen or heal yourself. The old name for Qigong means “no fire”, ancient wisdom said that all our ills are caused by an imbalance of emotions, qigong brings us back into balance and thus is a preventative form of medicine.
- Tai Chi, which is a fighting art taught in a slow, controlled way, allowing you to strengthen the body (primarily ligaments and tendons), and develops balance and co-ordination. Like all the martial arts, Tai Chi can also enable you to cope with stress in your everyday life.
The art focuses on:
- relaxing and focusing the mind
- mobilising the joints
- stretching tendons, ligamants and muscles
- improving breath management
- improving the circulation of blood and energy throughout the body
We teach around 26 different weapon arts, which fall into four broad categories:Bladed
We believe that to truly understand any art you need to understand where it comes from and what they are defending against. To do this you need to integrate weapons training with unarmed. We teach traditional Japanese and Okinawan weaponry as well as handling modern weapon systems.
We have found that the skills and philosophies that come from the martial arts we teach have helped students change their lives, be it from:
- traumatic experience such as domestic violence, being assault or bullied
- suffering from panic attacks, depression, anxiety or stress
- have special needs such as autism or ADHD
- Physical aches and pains
- Need to improve your work, social or personal life
Quite surprising to most as they view martial arts as fighting arts but for thousands of years these secrets fond in the various martial arts taught to nobility and royalty can be made available to all. Again, if you have any questions about whether we can help you feel free to contact us.