Mark Paterson has trained in martial arts for over 30 years and has reached the grade of 8th Dan Shihan, the equivalent of a ‘master’ in Aiki Jiyu Jutsu – making him one of the highest-ranked martial artists in the country. He also teaches his own system of self defence from his knowledge of Aiki Jiyu Jutsu, Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu in private or public classes



The unarmed combat system of the Samurai for almost a thousand years, brought up to date and made devastatingly effective for the modern world.
Using his 30+ years experience in many different martial arts Master Mark Paterson 8th Dan has turned this formidable martial art into the ultimate combat system.


Junior Classes: 9-14 years of age.

Senior Classes: 15 years and over


Little Samauri 

A less aggressive but still very effective form of Aiki-Jiyu-Jutsu for children between the ages of 5 and 8 years.  They will learn:


To defend themselves

Respect for others

How to handle bullies and never to become a bully themselves



Real-life Self-Defence 

Developed by our senior instructor Mark Paterson over many years, Real-Life Self-Defence is an extremely effective self defence system which can be used by anyone, regardless of age or sex, and does not require a high level of fitness or strength.


Training sessions are held by Mark Paterson and are relaxed and informal.


Corporate Real Life Self Defence training is available.



Little Samurai 5-45pm (£4)
Junior Jiyu-jutsu
6-7pm (£4.50)
7:30-9pm (£7)


Aiki-jiyu-jutsu 7:30-9pm


Little Samurai 10:30-11:15am
Junior jiyu-jutsu


Aiki-jiyu-jutsu 6-7:30pm


Private tuition in all of the above is available at £30 per hour


We also have a fully equipped and matted training area (dojo) available for hire to other martial arts clubs/fitness instructors etc.


For details call 07795 460 889Email Mark or visit their website/Facebook page.