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柔眞館 マルタ  柔眞流 柔術  無双直伝英信流 居合道  武道

The Bajada Brothers - Christian and Roderick Bajada

Styles: Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu (Jiu-Jitsu), MJER Iaido.

Renshi Jujutsu, Shihan Jujutsu, Renshi Iaido - DNBK Japan
Renshi Myoshin Ryu - UK.

Rokudan (6th degree black belt) Jujutsu, Yondan Iaido - DNBK Japan
Rokudan, Menkyo Myoshin Ryu (first ever awarded, officially marked 1, 2).

Trained with:
• Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada Hanshi -
Chishin Ryu Heiho
• Allan Tattersall Hanshi -
Myoshin Ryu
• Various Japanese masters of
gendai (modern) and koryu (old school) arts in Japan (Kyoto Butokuden and Kyoto Budo Centre), USA and Europe
• Various instructors worldwide of the different arts and styles:
jujutsu, judo, karate, iaido, kenjutsu, kendo, aiki and kickboxing.

Performed (trained, demonstrated or taught) on several occasions in: Kyoto - Japan (Butokuden, Seiryuden of Shorenin, Budo Centre), Virginia - USA, Manchester - England, Essex - England, Brussels - Belgium, Clermont-Ferrand - France, Breitenbrunn/Saxony - Germany, Magdeburg - Germany, Sonthofen - Germany, Baden-Württemberg (Achern) - Germany, Landkreis Augsburg (Meitingen) - Germany, Sintra - Portugal, Athens - Greece, and various localities in Malta and Gozo.

Official Representatives: Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, Japan (DNBK).

Head Instructors and Directors: Jiushin Kan Malta.

Quick Facts:
• Started training at the ages of 4 and 5 years at a local club
• Started teaching at the ages of 12 and 13 years
• Got their first private dojo at the ages of 13 and 14 years
• Opened their dojo, the Jiushin Kan, at the ages of 16 and 17 years
• The first martial artists in the Maltese islands who have trained in authentic koryu
• Introduced iaido in Malta

• Their dojo and jujutsu system were named in Kyoto, Japan, by Tesshin Hamada Hanshi of the DNBK as Jiushin Kan and Jiushin Ryu respectively, meaning “hall/school of the true ideals of yawara (jujutsu)”.

Some of the other styles and teachers they trained in/with:

• Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu - Kurumaji Hanshi

• Shingetsu Muso Yanagi Ryu Jujutsu - Kawamura Hanshi and Takeda Hanshi

• Shinden Ryu Jujutsu - Kuwahara Hanshi and Kitano Hanshi

• Yagyu Shingan Ryu Jujutsu

• Araki Ryu Jujutsu

• Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu - Fujii Hanshi, Kinoshita Hanshi and Watanabe Kyoshi

• Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido - Ichimura Hanshi

• Kendo - Takada Hanshi

• Takemusu Aiki - Takeji Tomita Shihan

• Shito Ryu Karatedo - Uemura Kyoshi.

Notable names demonstrated in front of:

• Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko of Mikasa

• His Royal Highness Prince Higashi Fushimi Jigo, Chief Abbot of Shorenin Temple (one of the five monzeki imperial temples), brother to Empress Kotaigo of Emperor Hirohito of Japan

• Higashifushimi Jiko of Shorenin Temple, Cousin to Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Awards: Multiple Yushu Sho (outstanding excellence award), Dantai Yushu Sho (team outstanding excellence award) and Shorei Sho (commending award) by the DNBK of Japan

Competitions (childhood to early teens):

• Winners of many national and international competitions, most notably at the British Ju-Jitsu International Championships in 1998 (3 gold medals “with overwhelming style”, as was featured in the Fighters magazine)

• Competitions at that time consisted of: self-defence application, demonstrations, striking-only sparring, grappling-only sparring and striking-and-grappling sparring

• The brothers' success can be accredited to the constant guidance of their father, Raymond Bajada.

柔眞館 マルタ  柔眞流 柔術  無双直伝英信流 居合道  武道