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West Midlands Ju Jitsu Club is part of the Ronin Yudansha Ryu dojo. Ronin Yudansha Ryu was founded in 1990 by Sensei John Steadman to teach and promote Ju Jitsu in the UK and overseas. Sensei Steadman & his associates, concerned at falling teaching and ethical standards in the organisation to which they then belonged, decided to break away and form their own association which would strive to achieve the highest possible standards in martial arts. 


Sensei Steadman is without doubt one of the leading Physical Skills instructors in the world today. He has over fifty years of experience to his credit and has worked as a consultant and trainer to the BBC, the Armed Forces, Foreign Military and Police Services, Social Care Directorates, NHS and many Security Companies.  

He has also been involved with writing and constructing the BTEC standards for the physical skills component of the NFPS / BTEC Awards which lead the way in occupational physical skills training in the UK. 

Ronin Yudansha Ryu is an appropriate name for the association given their beginnings. A Ronin was a samurai who through fate or personal choice had no master, the word literally means "man on the wave". Yudansha is a Japanese word meaning "Black Belts". Ryu is another Japanese word meaning "style of" or "school of". The name, therefore, means "The school of the black belts who acknowledge no master" or "Break away school of Black Belts". 

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