Kyoshi Steve McDade

8th Dan, Founder
Brief info

Steve Mcdade became a black belt at the tender age of 16 years, meaning that he has now trained for over 40 years. Quite a remarkable achievement by any standards and one for which he is justifiably very proud.

Needless to say, he has a lot of experience under his belt! He is now one of the chief instructors at the club.

He holds a Level 2 NVQ City & Guilds Sports Coaching Certificate. First aid training is a must for all martial arts instructors, and to this end, he undergoes a refresher course every three years for his St John Ambulance Certification.

Students (and parents) can also rest easy with the fact that the club is also a member of MASA - an association which ensures high standards of teaching and behaviour in martial arts clubs.

In conclusion, Steve McDade is an inspirational instructor. His wisdom, knowledge and excellent communication skills have helped many students to fulfill their dream of becoming a black belt.

A black belt is simply a white belt who trained hard, persevered and NEVER gave up – you could be next!

Finding an Instructor

The best way to find a Jujitsu teacher is to start online. Look at what’s local and check for reviews and ratings. Other people’s experiences can give you an idea of whether or not the teaching style is right for you.

Once you pick a few possible teachers, give them a call to see if they have any openings in their classes and to ask any questions you might have about the school.

Most good teachers will offer a free class for people who want to try out the club.  If they won’t allow you to participate or observe a class before paying, they probably aren’t a good option.

Your potential instructor should make you feel welcome and be happy to address any concerns you may have.

Once you observe or participate in a class you’ll hopefully get a good feel for whether or not you will enjoy the classes and if your money will be well spent. You’ll know when you have found the right school because you’ll want to go back as soon as you leave.