The Ju-Jitsu club was officially set up in October 1997 for the students of Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside. Through the success and development both Nationally and Internationally in 2012 our Association name was known as Kesshin Kai
The following September, I decided to launch the Ju-Jitsu club as Lakeland Ju-Jitsu Club to members of the public. Much to my surprise fifteen juniors and eight seniors enrolled.
Soon after I opened a club in Kendal and the junior’s sessions slowly grew there too.
Since 1997 all the clubs have continued to increase and there are now over 150 members ranging from three years old to adult. The clubs are held at Windermere H.Q., Ambleside, Kendal and Carlisle. Through the success and development both Nationally and Internationally, in January 2012 our Association name changed is now known as Kesshin Kai.
The World Championships
Kesshin Kai was proud to host this years World Nunchaku Championships. The World Championships took place at the The Judo Pre-Olympic Training Centre, Kendal 20th/21st.
We held host to some of the worlds most talented Martial Artists.
Kesshin Kai students were given the chance to compete against teams and students from all over the world. We have some very talented Nunchaku students within the club who got great results at an International level.
Students from the club have already achieved medals at previous World Championships and we are confident this will be replicated on home soil! This year was the biggest event to date, with local stalls, live streaming, and filming for the new club DVD.
Sensei R.smith 6th Dan Ju-Jitsu 4th Dan Nunchaku 2nd Dan Kobudo
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Sensei Smith has the following official rankings:- Paris – Dec ’08 (5th in Europe) Switzerland- March ’08 (5th in the World) Alsace – Dec ’09 (4th in world) Kendal – May ’10 (5th in World-World Championships 2010) Windermere – Nov ’10 (Gold Medal-National) Holland – May ’11 (4th-Europe) Holland – Oct ’11 (Silver Medal-Europe) Windermere – Nov ’11 (Gold Medal-National) Holland – Oct ’12 (Silver Medal-Europe) Russia – Nov ’12 (4th Fighting and 4th Freestyle-World) Windermere – Nov ’12 (Gold Medal-National) Latvia – March ’13 (Bronze Medal-Europe) Windermere – July ’13 (Gold Medal-National) Kendal – Nov ’13 (Gold Medal-National) Kendal – Nov ’13 (Gold Medal-National) Russia – Nov ’13 (Silver Medal-Europe) Russia – Nov ’13 (Bronze Medal-Europe) Holland – Mach’14 (Bronze-Freestyle Europe) Switzerland- May ’14 (5th-Combat,7th Freestyle Europe) Kendal – June ’14 (Gold Medal-National) Russia – Nov ’14 (4th Combat,5th Kobudo-Europe) Windermere – Nov ’14 (Gold Medal Combat-National) Kendal-World Nunchaku Championships June 2015 Master Level- Silver Medal -World Championships Kobudo June 2015 Master Level- Gold Medal