My little martial arts bio.
At the age of 12 I was introduced to self defence and martial arts by my older brother
Specifically, Shotokan karate.
Through informal practice my interest grew by watching Bruce Lee as a 16 year old. But my 1st formal steps into martial arts was as a young 20 year-old practicing Lau Gar Kung Fu .. thereafter there was a break of a few years unti age 30 when I returned to study martial arts seeking for the way that would best suit me
I went back to study Lau Gar then opened my learning by studying ninjutsu thereafter I found myself most comfortable studying Ju Jitsu along with Brian Aiken at Castle Ju Jitsu at Castle College.
I must say an important thing here.. ( during my travels through the martial arts world I have discovered that more importantly than the formal martial arts method is the *martial arts instructor*
It is very very important to find an instructor that will help you along your self defence journey and life journey who will enhance positive aspects of health, confidence and self defence *without turning you into a violent aggressive person..
This is how I have ended up training alongside Sensei Brian Aiken for the past 20 years
His skills are suberb whilst at the same time he has much patience and has a relaxed pleasant way of passing on knowledge thoroughly..
Give our classes a try, maybe you will find that it is just the right class for you or your family...
Sensei Dawud (David Currie)