TotalSelfDefence

Self Defence for the 21st Century

Who We Are

The club was founded nearly 50 years ago by 10 Dan Black Belt Professor James McDade. He is internationally recognised as one of the highest ranked japanese jujitsu masters in the world today.

Prof McDade was a senior instructor for the world ju-jitsu federation and was the most senior instructor under Prof Richard Morris who was chairman of the British Ju-Jitsu association, at the London Ju-Jitsu centre.

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Both instructors have taught special armed forces from around the world, tactical police units along with high profile clients in the security industry.

He ran the adult classes for many years during the early seventies until he opened his own clubs Meadway ju-jitsu clubs in Tottenham London and Barnet Hertfordshire in 1979-1980. Master Prof James McDade was also a founder member of the original (M.A.C.) the Martial Arts Commission one of the first governing bodies for martial arts in the United Kingdom.

The mandate was signed by Prof McDade under Aiki Ju-Jitsu, the style that he taught before learning the juko ryu system that was the adopted style of the BJJA/WJJF. Prof James McDade was promoted to 5th Dan Master of Ju-Jitsu in 1982 and served as committee member to the BJJA (GB).

Master Steve McDade - 8th Dan

Master Steve McDade started training in 1973 as a junior and was graded to 1st Dan black belt in 1983 after holding a junior brown belt for three years until he was 16 years old and could take a senior black belt, as junior black belts were not given back then, he helped run the clubs with his father.

Professor Steve McDade

The Academy became a private group and joined the (A.M.A) amateur martial arts association in 1992, which is one of the biggest governing bodies for martial arts in the United Kingdom.

In 2003 the name was changed to Total Self Defence and was registered as a Limited Company.

Master Prof James McDade and Master Steve McDade have taught self-defence and ju-jitsu all over the world and are international instructors with Yoshimi Ju-Jitsu International.

OUR VISION

TO BRING TOGETHER ALL THOSE WHO TRULY WISH TO LEARN PRACTICAL AND REALISTIC SELF-DEFENCE THROUGH THE MARTIAL ART OF JU-JITSU.

OUR MISSION

TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL HEALTH AND SPIRITUAL WELLBEING TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF SELF-DEFENCE THAT IS PRACTICAL FOR THE NEEDS OF TODAY BY:

  • LIBERATING THE POTENTIAL IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, NATIONALITIES, AND BELIEFS THROUGH SELF DEFENCE EDUCATION
  • UNITING ALL SELF-DEFENCE DISCIPLINES WHICH DEVELOP MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
  • BECOMING THE GUARDIAN AND ACCREDITOR OF THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN THE TEACHING AND PRACTICE OF SELF-DEFENCE AND MARTIAL ARTS

DECLARATION

ALL MEMBERS ARE TO UPHOLD THE TRUE SPIRIT OF SPORTMANSHIP AND TO ONLY USE THE SKILLS LEARNT OUTSIDE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS ENVIROMENT WHEN IN THE DEFENCE OF LAW AND ORDER

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Take a look at our training videos on YouTube showing what to expect at gradings and lots more.

Contact

0797 032 9761

Contact us

Contact Steve McDade, our 8th Dan Jujitsu instructor, for friendly advice and any questions you may have about the jujitsu training

FREE Training

If you are thinking about taking up a martial art for health, fitness or self defence reasons, but cannot decide which style to choose, then come and train with us COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE for the first WEEK

  • Friendly instructors & students
  • Safe and controlled training
  • Men, women & kids welcome
  • Age 8+ years to 80+ years!

Come along and find out what all the hulabalu is about - you've got nothing to loose!

FREE Jujitsu Training

Guaranteed!

Training with us will increase your

  • Fitness & Tone
  • Poise & Confidence
  • Street Awareness
  • Threat Assessment
  • Reaction Times

Take a look at the videos and photos to see our Black Belt Instructors in action

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