Learn from the best

At Ichinen Bridport we do professional training.

33 years of teaching expierience and three masters to learn from. Join now!

The Whole You

Ichinen Bridport martial arts school offers you the best of self defence training, meditation and Tantra yoga you can get. We are the only school which teaches the most modern BlackCombat self defence and our Jiu-Jitsu sessions are known as the best in the West.

Beginners always welcome!

Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu

BlackCombat real self defence


Tantra Yoga

Life coaching

*** New! Anti-aging training ***

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. Our age range goes from 6-66 years.

Martial Arts

and more

“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 grand master Horst D. Lindenau, incorporates traditional Jiu-Jitsu and BlackCombat self defence, Meditation and Yoga into its teachings. Master Horst also offers comprehensive private tuition to achieve your personal goals and needs. You may book 1:1 personal life coaching.

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

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