We are members of Shogun Ju Jitsu International
In 1904 Tani
opened the Japanese School of Jiu Jitsu at 305 Oxford St, London W1.
Tarro Miyake, a Yoshin Ryu Jiu Jitsuka had arrived in London by this
time and shared tuition at the Oxford St dojo.
They did not
however open the only school of Jiu Jitsu, Sada Kazu Uyenishi from
Tenjin Shin'yo Ryu opened a school at 31 Golden square, London W1.
In 1905 Uyenishi
published through the Athletic Publication Company, "The text book
of Ju Jitsu as practised in Japan". Soon after this one of
Uyenishi's students, the society woman and suffragette, Emily Watts
published with his help a book entitled, "The Fine Art of Ju
Jitsu". This was in 1906, and in that year Tani and Miyake followed
suit by publishing "The Game of Ju Jitsu".
In May of that
same year, Gunji Koizumi arrived in Prestatyn, North Wales. Koizumi was
a student of Tenjin Shin'yo Ryu and had learnt Jiu Jitsu and Kenjutsu.
Koizumi travelled to Liverpool and after reading an advert in
"Strand" magazine, he tracked down the Kara Ashikaga School of
Jiu Jitsu. He found that Mr. Ashikaga had returned to Tokyo and Koizumi
was offered the post of Chief Instructor. This only lasted two months as
the dojo was a failure.