2nd Dan Jujitsu & 1st Dan Tae Kwondo,
My name is John Armstrong and I have been training in jiu-jitsu with Total Self defence under the instruction of Prof. Stephen McDade since the year 2000 and I have reached 2nd degree black belt.
I feel that Ju-Jitsu is not only an art of self-defence but is a very enjoyable training experience altogether. It has given me the opportunity to learn more about myself and my capabilities.
The training we do helps develop your mind, character, and confidence, and for me personally, has helped me in many ways in many different aspects of life in general.
The skills that I have learnt have improved my co-ordination and balance. I have learnt how to defend myself from all situations including ground fighting, stand up defences, close quarter combat and I am now able to progress to Kobudo (weapons training).
For me, jiu-jitsu has proved to be the martial art that I have been looking for; having studied various other martial arts previously I found jiu-jitsu to be the most realistic and complete form of self-defence.