Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu

Martial Art Instruction in Attleborough (Norfolk)

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Old Bakery
The Street
NR17 1DD

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ju jitsu, judo, martial arts


  • Dedicated Anti Bullying Training for Children
  • Children's Self-Defence
  • Health and Fitness
  • Self-Defence for Men and Women
  • Britain's Premier Self-Defence Organisation
  • Established January 1990
  • Clubs Throughout the United Kingdom
  • Headed By Kevin Pell Sensei Black Belt 9th Dan

Ju Jitsu Self-Defence for Children and Adults

We teach children aged 4 - 16 and adults from 17 upwards the Japanese martial art of Ju Jitsu and Judo self-defence along with separate classes for Women's self-defence and specialized courses in personal protection and health and fitness.

Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu - Britain's Premier Self-Defence Organisation

Kevin Pell Sensei. 9th Dan...
Born in 1958 in Edmonton, North London and raised in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, Kevin Pell began his martial arts career in October 1966. Following a life dedicated to the martial arts, he turned professional and founded his own school of Ju Jitsu on the 9th of January 1990 - “Ishin Ryu" (One Heart/Mind School). This was based in his then home town of Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. From its humble beginnings, with just 7 adults training on the first night, this no nonsense style of Ju Jitsu, “Ishin Ryu", has today become one of the largest independent multi-style martial art organizations in Great Britain. It is the culmination of over 47 years of martial arts experience and “cross-training" (a term virtually unheard of in his early pioneering days) by Kevin Pell in the arts of Ju Jitsu, Shorinji-Kempo, Judo, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Iaido, Escrima and Kyokoshin Karate. Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu is a modern and constantly evolving martial art, yet the system proudly embraces the best of its Japanese heritage and traditions.

Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu currently has in excess of 13,000 students training regularly throughout its clubs in England, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, La Palma, Croatia, and more recently the Falkland Islands and Camp Bastian in Afghanistan due to the deployment of members of its Military clubs.

Kevin is also an established author and has written two books on the subject of Ju Jitsu, along with a 32 page section for internationally-acclaimed "The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts", which has gone on to being one of the best-selling martial books of all time, printed in several languages.

Since the early 90's, Kevin has received invitations to teach his no-nonsense style of Ju Jitsu from around the globe, attracting international attention from many of the world's leading close protection agencies and military Special Forces. Kevin has served with the Royal Marine Reserve and the Royal Military Police. He also served as a dog handler in The Parks Police completing his service at the rank of Sergeant.

Kevin also worked for six years as a professional close protection officer, having been personally invited to join an elite team drawn from Britain's Special Forces, being primarily responsible for the personal security of the Dubai Royal family.
In November 1997, Kevin moved to Norfolk and established the Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu headquarters in the picturesque village of Caston, where he personally teaches twice a week in the evening aside of his professional duties as the founder and chief instructor.

In 2001 Kevin was inducted in to Combat Magazine's Black Belt Hall of Fame, and in 2003 was invited back to receive a "Guardian of the Martial Arts" award. Kevin was once again invited back this year to the 2011 Combat Hall of Fame awards held at the Aston Villa Conference Centre in Birmingham where he was officially honoured and recognised for his service to the world of Martial Arts...

In 2012, Kevin went in to business with his friend Kwoklyn Wan and they jointly founded “K2 International" which boasts a number of previously successful companies including the "Martial Arts Expo" Europe's most successful Martial Arts Show along with a host of new companies covering the world of television, media, the leisure industry and the world of Martial Arts...
In 2013 Kevin was invited to the Martial Arts Illustrated Black Belt Hall of Fame awards in Burton-Upon-Trent where he was presented with his lifetime achievement award...


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