Self Defence for Adults
Prices- Kids, Juniors & Adults
The membership and the method of payment have been designed so that we can deliver the highest quality of training to all students at cost effective prices.
- Training once a week – £39.99/month
- Training twice a week – £49.99/month
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The system of progressing through the various Jujitsu belts is the basis of the grading process.
These belts provide milestones that students can use to quantify their progress as they work towards mastering the art.
Students that spend more time training and honing their skills will be rewarded with a faster progression through the Jujitsu belts.
NVQ City & Guilds
All the principal instructors in the club are NVQ certified.
For your total peace of mind, all instructors are also required to undergo a St John Ambulance First Aid Course every three years.
We are also a member of MASA, The Martial Arts Standards Agency.
This is your assurance of a professional and safe training environment.
Events & Gradings
Junior Black Belt grading is scheduled for the 11 October in Arkley – The dates need to be confirmed as it depends when lockdown is lifted – Watch this Space!!
Adult Orange Belt Grading at Pix Brook Academy: Date needs to be confirmed as it depends when lock down is lifted. But hopefully, you will have had enough time to learn the necessary techniques AND to go through the previous belt’s techniques – lots of work!!!
Adult Blue Belt Grading at Pix Brook Academy in Stotfold, nr Hitchin: As always, we need to confirm the date as it depends on lockdown.
Learn jujitsu and self-defence from globally renowned 8th Dan black belt Kyoshi Steve McDade
Private classes are available at private venues and are available to Total Self Defence members, corporate clients, and the general public.
The basic cost works out at £45/hour/person.
The classes are suitable for men, women of all ages and kids.
Member of MASA
This is your total peace of mind that our jujitsu clubs are run to the highest possible standards.
MASA is one of the main authorities in the Martial Arts structured as a non-profit making company limited by guarantee with no paid employees and no expenses paid to its directors.
All give their time voluntarily because they believe that standards in the Martial Arts are of vital importance.
First Aid Training
jiu-jitsu training gives you the confidence and structure to build up your self-esteem.
All Total Self Defence instructors and assistant instructors must complete a first aid course every 3 years.
The course covers all basic first aid and is a save a life course. Completing a first aid course is also a requirement for NVQ (City & Guilds)NVQ City & Guilds qualification in Coaching Teaching and Instructing Jujitsu.
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Club Black Belts
3rd Dan Belt Black Jujitsu Instructor Steve started training at our Stotfold Jujitsu Club in 2003 after watching his children train. Kyoshi Steve McDade, our chief instructor, encouraged him to start training and has been a continuous influence and support since he started. Steve achieved his 1st Dan in October 2010 and is presently 2nd Dan. Quiet by nature, Steve…
3rd Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu. I started my Ju-Jitsu career quite late (compared to most), in my early 30’s (not the 1930’s!). A friend of mine was a Black Belt at a club in Wanstead and one brave day, I joined the ranks of the white belts as a novice at this Club My Sensei was Jeff Pelta – an…
1st Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu. I was born 1995 in North London. At present I am a student at university studying for a BSc in Physiotherapy. I currently live with my parents in Enfield, Herts. I got hooked on jujitsu from the age of 7. My next door neighbour at the time was one of the instructors at the…
1st Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu. I first became interested in Martial Arts in 1987 when I left Cheshire to go to University in London. I felt quite vulnerable in the big bad city and took a self-defence course through college. I was very impressed with the simplicity and effectiveness of the basic techniques we were taught, I was also…
Soke James McDade 10th Dan Hanshi A life-time in Martial Arts Professor James McDade has dedicated his entire life to teaching Jitsu. He is internationally recognised as one of the leading exponents of this martial art and has trained since the 1960s. Prof J McDade first introduction to sport started in his school days at an early age by participating…
2nd Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu. I was born in 1964, I currently live in Southgate and work as a black cab driver in central London. I’ve always trained in some form of martial arts and was quite handy back in the day at Chinese Kickboxing at Swiss Cottage Sports Centre. I started training in Total Self Defence Ju-Jitsu in…
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…
I am from Kosovo, and while I was in my country I have been training in Judo and Karate for more than 5 years. But when I came to England I was very interested to start a new style, which is Ju-Jitsu.
Since I started training in Ju-Jitsu I have realised that I have got more confidence in myself and feel I can handle any situation far better than ever I could before because in Ju-Jitsu we use the power of the attacker and we learn close and distance self defence fighting skills including grappling etc
4th Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu After hearing from friends how fulfilling and enjoyable ju-jitsu is, I decided to join Total Self Defence within a month; I knew ju-jitsu would be a life-long interest for me. I like the techniques I learn, the atmosphere of the dojo, and the honour of teaching and being taught. The sensei’s are very considerate,…
1st Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu. Before I started Jiu-Jitsu, I had practiced Judo for some years, being introduced to it at school when I was around 12 years old. Growing up with two older brothers, I had always found it essential to have to defend myself! I first saw Ju-Jitsu in action back in 1989, when I went to…
2nd Dan Black Belt Hitchin I started training in martial arts when I was 9 years old where I achieved an orange belt in Tang Soo Do and a first grade in Muay Thai, I only trained for about a year, but it always felt like I had unfinished business. I discovered Total Self-Defence Ltd when I was in my…
World Renowned 8th Dan Belt Black Jiu Jitsu Instructor. First let me welcome you to our website and I hope you enjoy it whether you are a martial artist or novice interested in learning self-defence. I have held a Senior black belt grade in the Mother Art since 1983 and in that time I have been fortunate enough to have…
1st Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu I have always had a keen interest in training in the martial arts and as a nervous wreck, it took confidence that I never knew I had to walk into a club for the first time. That first step is a big one. I sampled Karate, Judo and Kung Fu when I was younger but…
1st Dan Black Belt Hitchin. Like most of us who were very young in the 1970’s I was exposed to the magic of Kung Fu that Bruce Lee brought to our whole generation. Later this exposure was made even richer by Jackie Chan’s own comedy interpretation on the big screen. Despite being influenced by these hugely influential practitioners; I did…
2nd Dan Belt Black In Jujitsu & Bedfordshire Police Officer Being both deterministic as well as confident I have found Ju-Jitsu to be a natural choice for me. I was eleven years old when I first heard about martial arts, and his had been heavily influenced by one of the greatest fighters, Bruce Lee. At a young age I had…
4th Dan Black Belt Jujitsu. As an instructor, Steve Brooks is very passionate about supporting all students to believe in their individual abilities and realising their potential. The first film I ever watched on video in my life was the Fist of Fury part 1. Wow Bruce Lee!! His attitude, the way he moved. This is going to sound like…