Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu competes at the Combudo Championships
Milton Keynes
5th of May 2013

Winners Sensei Andy Herbert, Sam Gladdy and Sensei Del Shannon with their instructor Kevin Pell Sensei

Winners Sensei Andy Herbert, Sam Gladdy and Sensei Del Shannon with their instructor Kevin Pell Sensei

On May 5th 2013 students from Ishin Ryu jumped at the opportunity to travel to Milton Keynes to compete in a National Japanese amateur mixed martial arts tournament. This tournament combines the disciplines of striking and grappling whilst standing and on the ground with an emphasis on retaining traditional Japanese values and etiquette.

Although Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu is primarily a self-defence based system and therefore does not train for competitions such as this, the students utilised their high levels of skill, conditioning and fighting spirit to take two golds and one silver medal from the four weight categories that they entered.

Del Shannon Sensei – Gold under 70k
Andy Herbert Sensei – Gold under 80k
Sam Gladdy – Silver under 90k

As always, Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu supporters were there to cheer on their fellow students, making up the largest (and loudest) group of spectators at the event, many thanks to Lee Hasdell for putting on the event, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The Ishin Ryu Clan with Kevin Pell Sensei and Lee Hasdell

The Ishin Ryu Clan with Kevin Pell Sensei and Lee Hasdell

Andy Herbert in full fight mode

Andy Herbert in full fight mode

And the winner is Andy Herbert – Gold under 80k

And the winner is Andy Herbert – Gold under 80k

And the winner is Del Shannon – Gold under 70k

And the winner is Del Shannon – Gold under 70k

Del Shannon with Kevin Pell Sensei following his win in the under 70k

Del Shannon with Kevin Pell Sensei following his win in the under 70k

And the winner is Andy Herbert

And the winner is Andy Herbert

Sam Gladdy in full fight mode

Sam Gladdy in full fight mode

 

And the winner is Sam Gladdy – Silver under 90k

And the winner is Sam Gladdy – Silver under 90k

The host and real gentleman Lee Hasdell with Andy Herbert and Kevin Pell Sensei

The host and real gentleman Lee Hasdell with Andy Herbert and Kevin Pell Sensei

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