Ian Stewart Sensei is the senior instructor at York and Goole Aiki Jujutsu, England Ian Stewart Sensei started his Martial Art training in the early 1970`s. His style is directly descended from the teachings of Kenshiro Abbe Ian Stewart Sensei gained “Shodan” in Atemi Jutsu from Reg Bleakman Sensei in 1980. After joining Tom Fletchers BJJA/WJJF Myabi Ryu Dojo in Leeds he attained “Nidan” in 1983. Followed by “Sandan” in 1985 and “Yondan” in 1990’. These last two grades with the AMA. During the period from 1980 to 1990 Ian also attained Dan grades in Aikido, Jo-Jutsu and Bo-Jutsu In 1988 Ian moved from Leeds to the York area where he set up his own Dojo York Aiki Jujutsu. During 1994 the dojo became a member of the Bushido Zazen International Martial Arts Society, gaining the grades of “Godan” in 1995 and “Rokudan” in 2001. At the start of 2009, the club joined the Euro-Budo. Previously to this, York Aiki Jujutsu has been associated with the AMA, Bushido Zazen Martial Arts Society, the European Budo Council and Shin Gi Tai Aiki Jujutsu.
Current Grades held: • 6th Dan Aiki Jujutsu • 6th Dan Budo • 4th Dan Ju Jutsu • 3rd Dan Jo-Jutsu • 2nd Dan Aikido • 1st Dan Bo Jutsu.
Paul began his training with Ian back in 1988 and gained 5th Dan in October 2007. Paul set up the Tadcaster dojo, branching out on his own in 2003, moved back to York in 2007 transferring his dojo back to York Paul has a keen interest in boxing, nerve strikes and the weapons sai, kama and kobotan. All of which form part of the syllabus.
Current Grades held: • 5th Dan Aiki Jujutsu • 2nd Dan Kenjutsu • 1st Dan Budo • 2nd Kyu atem jutsu • 2nd Kyu Judo.
Terry is the newest member to the instructor team. Terry runs his own Taekwondo club in Selby and has been a dedicated student studying the jutsu arts for the last 7 years Terry’s Taekwondo skills are utilised with in the club to improve students kicking abilities and speed. This adds another dimension to the wide syllabus taught.
Current Grades held: • 1st Dan Aiki Jujutsu • 4th Dan Taekwondo.