Commenced Jujutsu trainning in August 1986 after watching
a demonstration of a classical Japanese Martial arts. Tenjin
Shinyo Ryu is a Ko Ryu and such is one of the few remaining
old school Jujutsu systems in Japan. Australia is fortunate
to have one of the strongest schools outside Japan in this
martial art and is under the direction of George Marton Sensei
who holds the Menkyo Teaching License.
Tenjin Shinyo Ryu training is Kata based system of Jujutsu
and teaches invaluable lessons in martial principles such
as Kamae (martial readiness), Shisei (posture), Zanshin (awareness),
Maii (distancing), Metsuke and Ukemi (breakfalling).
Tenjin Shinyo Ryu does not follow the kyu/dan system but
issues licenses upon experience and time spent training in
the art. They are SHODEN, CHUDEN, MOKOROKU, MENKYO and MENKYO
KAIDAN. Training with the headmaster Toshihiro Kubota Shihan Ke
in 1988, 1999 and May 2005, Bill holds the rank of MOKUROKU.
Grade - MOKOROKU
Commenced Karate Training in 1961 after watching a Tamashiwari
(breaking) by one of the few exponents in the country. In
1963 joined the GojuKai Karate organisation of Mr Mervyn Oakley
who had just returned from Japan studying with the famous
Master Gogen Yamaguchi. This period proved to be one of the
most intensive martial arts training experiences and was to
influence all future approaches to training.
In 1966 discontinued training for family reasons. Resumed
Karate training in 1985 and trained for a further 10 years
in the Gojukai Karate Organisation of Mr Paul Starling, achieving
the rank of Shodan.
Grade - SHODAN