The Yeo dojo sets out to improve an individuals confidence in all
situations through the mastery of ones body. This is on a physical
and then a spiritual level.
Through the Bujinkan system you will learn efficient standup techniques
with both weapons and un-armed. This style is over 1000 years old
and has been tested during the feudal period of Japan. There are
six schools of Jij-Jitsu and three schools of Ninjutsu.
The Gracie system will teach you probably the best ground fighting
system there is. It will also give you a reality check as to what
will work and what won't through sparring. If you don't spar how
do you know if a technique will work? This system will also teach
you to flow with your techniques as well as drastically improving
your physical fitness.
"95% of all fights go to the ground
and yet probably only 5% of martial artists are adequately prepared,
Gracie Jiu Jitsu seeks to redress this balance" - Rickson
These two styles together offer any individual a fully rounded
practical knowledge of martial arts. Most styles specialise in either
kicking and punching or grappling. To be truly rounded as a martial
artist, you must know both!
When Jigaro Kano first created Judo from many of the stand up styles of Jiu Jitsu, his Kodokan team beat many of the older Jiu Jitsu schools at a famous tournament at the Tokyo police headquarters in 1886. The Kodokan team won many competitions through their throws and stand up technique. However in 1900 the team challenged the Fusen Ryu who were experts in ground fighting (ne waza). For the first time in 8 years the Kodokan team was beaten. After that ground fighting was incorporated into the Judo syllabus. It was at this time that Kodakan Judo arrived in Brazil and was taught to the Gracie family, when ground fighting was new and fresh in the teacher's minds. In 1912 many Jiu Jitsu leaders met with Kano to finalise the Kodokan syllabus. One of these leaders was Takamatsu Sensei who was referred to as a weapons master from the Kukishin Ryu. For those of you who don't know, Takamatsu Sensei was Hatsumi Sensei's teacher.
Training is Held at: Brunswick Youth Centre, Haldane Road, LONDON. SW6 7EU on MONDAY AND THURSDAYS 7.00 TO 9.00PM. Entrance is through the blue gates at the end of Haldane Road, where it meets St Thomas's Way. Please come this Monday and support your club. Training is £10 per session. . Call Simon Yeo on 07860 343075 or just turn up to a class! Click here for directions.
"Training with Simon is really a privilege - at last I have found a teacher who has a knack of conveying so much of the what makes Ninjutsu special. I feel very lucky and wish I could be as good as him!
" - Bear Grylls. Youngest Briton on Everest and Ex Special Forces.
"Simon has taught me more about the human body's strengths and capabilities than I ever thought possible. I came away totally inspired by his technique and have used it to great effect. I know
I can draw upon it at anytime if needed in a crisis " - Annabel Croft, ex professional tennis player and winner of Celebrity Wrestling tournament.