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The Whole You

Ichinen Bridport martial arts school offers you the best self defence training you can get. We are the only school which teaches the most modern BlackCombat self defence and our Jiu-Jitsu sessions with Master Horst are known as the best in the West. Come and join us any time. Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu or BlackCombat > only the best for you!

Whole Body Health

Jiu-Jitsu training incorporates your whole body in natural flowing movements. It builds strength, endurance, flexibility and agility.

Mind Training

Our classes are fun, sociable and will develop your focus and your well-being not just your muscles.

Lose the limits

Suitable for all ages and individuals, come and join us for a fit, healthy you!

Martial Arts, Self Defence and Life Coaching

“This is your life. Take it in your own hands. Be confident and believe in yourself. Do what feels good, take risks, make yourself proud!”

Ichinen Bridport, is the oldest martial arts school in the Dorset town of Bridport providing a platform for body, mind and spirit. The school, run by Grandmaster Horst Lindenau, incorporates traditional Jiu-Jitsu, BlackCombat and meditation into its teachings. Master Horst is also able to offer comprehensive private tuition to achieve your personal goals and needs.

What is Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art.


A defensive art


Uses locks, throws and strikes


Adapts well to self-defence


Builds fitness, strength and flexibility


Develops confidence and personal well-being


The retired fisherman who sits at the harbour and watches the boats going in and out. The grand mother knitting in front of the fireplace. This is meditation: to make our lives our meditation.


Our training program is for everyone.

“I cannot recommend Ichinen highly enough. Master Horst is an outstanding teacher. He explains techniques and the history so thoroughly. His knowledge and experience is vast.”

Andy Loudon

“No two evenings are the same and I always leave the dojo at the end of the evening feeling that I have learned something. My flexibility has improved, I’ve made new friends and I believe I am a calmer person. Master Horst allows you to push yourself but still learn at your own pace.”

Lawrence Malcolm Shillingford

“Ichinen is more than a club, it’s a family. Getting myself back into shape both physically and mentally has been hugely enjoyable. The spirit of the club really is a testament to Master Horst’s character.”

Christian Skeels

Let's start building good habits. Just you required.


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