I started doing martial arts at the age of 40 when my daughter decided to try judo. It’s great – we do the judo classes together and I also do the jujitsu classes, although she's nearly old enough to join jujitsu as well. It’s an excellent way to stay fit and and have fun. I love the versatility of jujitsu where nothing is ignored – there’s punching and kicking but also throws, grappling, submissions, and even a bit of street thrown in. It’s a really complete discipline. In addition, Sensei Max is a fantastic teacher. His explanations and demonstrations make it seem easy and his encouragement and sense of humour have me looking forward to each class. If you've never done martial arts but are curious, I highly recommend coming down to the club and trying it out – you’re never too old to start.
Joe - 1st Kyu (Prof. of Neuroscience)
I have been training for nearly 5 years under the supervision of Sensei Max and currently a brown belt , every class is still interesting as the first one... learning the clubs syllabus and also exploring many other different techniques, make it even more enjoyable Jujitsu has definitely improved my fitness, therefore power, endurance, balance and coordination... and if you are looking for some real effective self-defence techniques, well you've found it. Oss!!
Daniel - 1st Kyu (F&B Manager)
I was introduced to the Kew dojo and Sensei Max after bringing my son to the judo classes. At 45, I was worried that I may be too old for Ju-Jitsu training but Sensei persuaded me otherwise. The training is physically demanding, and I have never been as fit as I am now, but all students are treated individually and with great respect for their particular abilities. Sensei Max teaches with a great sense of humour but also with an attention to proper technique and hard work. Our training is not only for the dojo but is relevant to real-life self-defence too. So, whatever your age, if you are prepared for some hard work with a friendly bunch of people and want to train in the amazing martial art of Ju-Jitsu then this could be the place for you.
I started my practice of Jujutsu with Sensei Max about three years ago. Since my first lesson I have been hooked. Max teaches Jujutsu in a very attentive manner, explaining the process and techniques in a very interesting and relaxed way that unveils the fascinating physical and spiritual aspects of this brilliantly simple martial art. In my relatively short time at Kew dojo, under Max's tuition I have progressed quickly with my courses and grading. If anyone is thinking about practising martial arts of any kind or is simply interested in the spiritual side and the philosophy of Ki then an introduction to Jujutsu with Sensei Max will definitely open the door to many paths.
Philip - Sho Dan (Architect)