Martial arts are 1.000 years old. Martial arts are 10.000 years old. You know already where that leads to. Since mankind is on earth there was and always will be fighting. A fight for someones living, a single individual, a family, a tribe or a nation. Fights are inevitable. The reason we call it “martial arts” is just a modern thing. In real it is the skill of combat. But today in a world where everything easy becomes a lie to oneself, martial arts sounds better.

And now, with this Corona these martial arts are pushed back quite a couple of hundred years. Back into times when superiors ordered the peasants to disarm themselves and only the emperors soldiers been aloud to wear and use weapons. The result was, that the general public trained secretly! Secret groups were founded and people gave not up to train combat skills. Because without combat skills, you go under, you lose, you die. That is the way the traditional Jiu-Jitsu was born.

Today we have an additional chance to train when it is forbidden to meet for sessions. We can train via modern technology, via the internet. With the help of videos and online platforms. But it is a well known fact, that one can learn any martial art only in a direct contact to other practitioners and a master available.

Ichinen Bridport goes that way. We are not giving up! Lets do that from now on!

Travel distant lands in your mind. Master Horst Lindenau