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World Ju-Jitsu Training & Development Services
The World Ju-Jitsu Training & Development Services represent the accumulation of over 40 years of Ju-Jitsu and general Martial Art Experience. It was founded in 2003 by WJJF National Coach/Vice President Alan Campbell who was a personal student of the late Soke Robert Clark.
We are totally committed to the art of Ju-Jitsu and its continuing technical development. We are an advocate of teaching Ju-Jitsu to anyone willing to learn, whether it is through school training programs, corporate courses, special needs programs or early childhood development.
From our unrivalled instructional techniques and excellent facilities to our thorough understanding of your individual training requirements, we are commited to offering the perfect environment in which to learn the ancient art of Ju-Jitsu. Whether you are looking to improve your martial skills, seeking a truly effective self defence system, or trying to increase your awareness and self confidence, we can meet your needs.
At the World Ju-Jitsu Training & Development Services, we not only seek to inspire this level of commitment in our students, but also strive to perfect the service we provide.
Alan Campbell, National Coach for the World Ju-Jitsu Federation is a highly trained instructor, who has travelled all over the world teaching the Official Syllabus of World Ju-Jitsu Federation and Coaching Programs. Alan is also an accredited Coach recognised by the UK Government body as a NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier City & Guilds London (UK) in Sport and Recreation, coaching children and adults.
Alan started training under Soke Robert Clark as a ten year old and has over 40 years of experience in ju-jitsu and has also studied karate, aikido and judo. At the age of 20, Alan was the Captain of the WJJF Junior Display Team. Alan has had media exposure in Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Northern Ireland, Canada,USA, Mauritius, Iceland, Israel, Indonesia, South Africa and Australia.
By the time Alan was 33 he was made National Coach for the World Ju-Jitsu Federation in England. Alan's technical ability is second to none and through his guidance has worked with the governing body of martial arts in Britain to develop training and coaching programmes. In May 2003, Alan attained the Level 1 certificate in the IBSSA (International Bodyguard & Security Services Association) in Northern Ireland. The IBSSA works very closely with WJJF.
Alan has been published in over 30 martial arts publications and has done demonstrations throughout the world. One of his favourite trips was when he met the famous Bruce Lee and Bill Wallace, the kickboxing champion.
Alan has worked with many people over the years in different martial arts making many good friends and is highly respected amongst his peers.
In February 2002, Alan visited Jan de Jong Self Defence School in Perth who was regarded as a highly respected member of the World Ju-jitsu Federation. Regrettably, Jan de Jong has since passed away but his Self Defence School will continue to be considered an honorary member of the World Ju-Jitsu Federation. Jan de Jong's efforts will always be recognised by the World Ju-Jitsu Federation, in particular his efforts in promoting martial arts within Australia. Alan Campbell was awarded the position of Vice President and National Coach of Australia by Soke Robert Clark in September 2003.
A statement from Alan Campbell
World Ju-Jitsu Federation Australia / Training & Development Services are not a member of World Ju-Jitsu (UK) LTD under the general secretary, Beryl Maio and Matthew Rinaldi or the World Ju-Jitsu Kobudo Organisation headed by Spartaco Bertoletti.
Alan Campbell was the personal student of Soke Robert Clark for over 45 years. As a colleague, Alan travelled around the world teaching, training and promoting the WJJF with Soke Robert Clark. He was personally guided by Soke Robert Clark on how to run and develop the organisation on a global scale. This included partaking in instructional DVD's, videos and books used around the world, and performing black belt dan gradings. As a result, Alan was made captain of the World Ju-Jitsu Junior Display team that carried out demonstrations throughout Europe and gained media exposure for the federation in Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Australia, Mauritius and Northern Ireland.
The World Ju-Jitsu Federation Australia and its Training & Development Services began under the direction of National Coach Alan Campbell, who was promoted to 8th Dan and awarded the title of Vice President in September 2003. He began promoting the World Ju-Jitsu Federation in Australia, following the death of the previous Australasian representative, Jan De Jong. It was at this time, he was officially appointed the position of National Coach and Vice President given by Soke Robert Clark.
Whilst he was National Coach, Alan Campbell, with the help of senior instructors, attained the first ju-jitsu organisation to get the recognition of City & Guilds of London Institute (NVQ's), a Government body recognised in the UK and Europe. Following this, Alan was one of the first to receive certification as an NVQ official assessor and internal verifier which helped the movement of the WJJF in training and development services which provided help for instructors and students and the WJJF organisation to move forward with the guidance of Soke Robert Clark before his passing away in February 2012
Alan Campbell has been the forefront of the WJJF with his knowledge, history and ties proved through the official WJJF syllabus books, advanced black belt training DVD's and products, and has been in over 30 martial art publications. Alan is committed to Soke Robert Clark's ideals of organising and developing the World Ju-Jitsu Federation worldwide.
The teaching is based on a syllabus developed by Clark, whose guidelines are speed and incisiveness of actions, all aimed to the rapid achievement of a position of advantage or to escaping. The techniques taught range from punches and kicks to grappling and counter-techniques, paying particular attention to joint locks and strikes to vital points. The most traditional form of Jujitsu was maintained through "kata". There is a set of techniques with weapons derived from Kobudo.
Largest and prestigious Federation of Ju-Jitsu, the World Ju-Jitsu Federation (WJJF) is established in 1976 in Liverpool (England) by its founder, Master Robert Clark.
Soon, this discipline spread across the UK, up to an impressive number of members fascinated by Clark's Ju-Jitsu, but also by a philosophy based on positive values that each of us looks for during his own path.
The extraordinary charisma of the Soke and the modern technique of his Ju-Jitsu quickly crossed the borders of Great Britain, spreading into Europe and later, into the rest of the world, allowing many people to draw from his inexhaustible fountain of martial knowledge, accumulated in decades of experience around the world and at the side of true martial arts legends.
Thus began a “migration” toward the United Kingdom that sees Masters going right to the world headquarters of the W.J.J.F. where Clark passes on his knowledge and energy to an elect few, who in the course of the years have built and consolidated an intense relationship with the Liverpool Master by becoming direct students, like Sensei Stefano Mancini.
The WJJF was present throughout the world, with national contacts of high technical quality, as in Italy, where Sensei Stefano Mancini was an important point of reference for Soke Robert Clark and the world federation.
The WJJF today is a network of sporting clubs: it can become a member any club or group of clubs that practice jujitsu according to standards approved by the Federation. The Style of Soke Clark currently has practised in over 20 countries covering 5 continents (v. Links).
Robert Clark as "Chief International Technical Director" of the World Ju-Jitsu Federation has written the official handbooks of the school showing techniques through hundreds of sequences of commented pictures. The style of Jujitsu described in his books is currently taught in gyms affiliated to the Federation: it was created by adapting traditional techniques to modern urban settings.
Robert Clark is also the International Technical Director and he is assisted by his close associates, including Alan Campbell, William Riley, Stefano Mancini and others personal students of the Soke.
Mancini was the head of the World Ju-Jitsu Federation Italy TM, the Italian "arm" of WJJF, which boasts a very high technical grade, internationally acknowledged. In fact our National Director accompanied Soke Clark in international events and courses, both as a teacher and a direct student of the School, both as an executive officer of the WJJF, even in cases in which the Soke was unable to attend.
So it is thanks to our National Technical Director, that the Italian School is acknowledged and appreciated as one of the best in the world, both as an expression of self-defense, both as a perfect interpretation of the style of Soke Robert Clark.
Currently the Schools practising the style of Soke Clark are present around the world professionally, beneath a private profile but also under an institutional and specialized one, teaching to civilians, both in school and leisure facilities such as gyms, but also to those who base their own job upon their own and other's safety: just think about all the police and military schools that have requested our services, as already happens in different countries of different continents.
An experience gained so over many decades of extensive studies in Ju-Jitsu and self defense, but also a commitment towards a deep part of ourselves: a hard and continuous work, which takes us faithfully on a path, that is knowing ourselves better and putting us to the test constantly, being able to find the turning point that we can pass on to others, so that this positive energy that we had the good fortune of meeting can be shared by those who haven't received it directly.
“ Ju-Jitsu is only a 'means' ” by Robert Clark
"Ju-Jitsu, the ancient martial art of the Samurai, is certainly the art of knowing how to defend oneself, but it is also a way to know oneself and to know others.
It is a means by which the modern man is able to confront himself, both within and without, a way that slowly filters the most profound part of our personality and manifests itself every time its presence is necessary, whether it be in the moment of danger or in those moments that it becomes indispensable to transmit certain fundamentals to the next man.
Through the expressiveness of movements and the search for technical perfection we learn to know ourselves and our physical limitations that cannot be separated from those that are mental. In fact, based on the principle that Ju-Jitsu is, above all, a psychomotor discipline, until we learn to manage our bodies we will have neither the stability nor the balance, much less the mental capacity, to react to an aggressor. For this reason, it is necessary that each one of us learn from ourselves through this “medium,” these concepts that form the basics for healthy individual growth. .
Ju-Jitsu, in fact, is practiced in a collective context, exchanging the roles of attack and defense, therefore, perceiving at a psychological and physical level both the passive action of the aggression and the active, forming thus an absolutely personal and complete journey.
Therefore, you need to know all those positive or negative aspects of us, and learn to control them such as fear, fear of getting hurt, fear of falling, or even the fear of being together with others. Our instinctive aggressiveness, for example, if channeled at the right moment in the right direction, becomes a positive form of reactive energy, effective in dangerous situations, but all of this must be discovered, analyzed and completely managed. Ju-Jitsu is also a means to discover our strengths and weaknesses, it teaches us to balance these properties and all those aspects that we don't normally know or we don't want to know and therefore we aren't able to manage.
But the 'means' is also an excellent opportunity of socialization, where you can create strong links that go beyond the 'tatami' (mats) and often even outside cities or nations, creating real friendships which sometimes last for years even if the meetings take place rarely during national or international courses, always with great respect.
However, achieving important results (and everyone has their own) is not easy, because just like life that every day puts us in front of new obstacles to overcome, so Ju-Jitsu constantly presents us the limit, stimulating us to better ourselves, interacting with it and instinctively pouring into everyday life that positive spirit that allows us to best confront our days."
Progress is a fascinating, mysterious and unstoppable mechanism consisting of two aspects: one positive, for instance the battles won against serious diseases or wonderful discoveries and inventions, and the other very negative, such as terrorism in all its forms, the subsequent growth of crime and violence around the world.
Just as a coin whose two sides are diametrically opposed, yet indivisible as the yin and yang of Tao, the two universal energies, the negative and positive.
For those in search of himself in the chaos of modern life, you may need to seek a path that brings us back to those values which have been increasingly forgotten or suppressed. An excellent means is Ju-Jitsu.
Find a collective reason for practicing Ju-Jitsu is not easy, because everyone has different needs and desires. This discipline, however, can give an answer to any kind of expectation, both physical and mental and spiritual.
WJJF Ju-Jitsu, which comes from ancient origins, but that evolves to the present day into modern street-fighting techniques, is considered among the most effective martial arts, recommended for children as a good psycho-motor discipline, for young people as an expression of defense and strengthening of inner security (particularly for women, as a method of personal defense against attempts to rape and assault), for older people as a method of psycho-physical reactivation.
Finally, WJJF is already available for institutions like the Police, Army Special Forces, and Security Operators, with special techniques focused on the work they have to play (e.g. manage, accompany, block, or stop a person), as already happens in Canada, Israel, England, Hungary etc...
To all of this we must add that the place where the self defense is practiced is a healthy and positive setting, where you create friendships and contacts, a great place where socialize becomes as natural as spontaneous, helping to the attainment of the examination test, that is not only the passing of a belt level, but also an opportunity to examine ourselves and the resulting growth.
Ju-Jitsu is a means that leads us through the years of practice, discovering ourselves and our potential. This is the only common reason why we practice it, and the more you go on, the more you acquire knowledge, reinforcing weaknesses and turning them into strengths.
The F.I.M.A. or “Females in Martial Arts” is the International Department for Females in M.A. and it comprises an organization constituted of female Masters, Instructors and Students.
The World F.I.M.A. representative is the British Susan Bott 6th Dan, personal student of Soke Robert Clark. He has conferred upon her this title after many years of intense learning and an extraordinary technical capability.
The national coordinator is Patrizia Cassoli 4th Dan (personal student of Soke Stefano Mancini), who received the nomination by Soke Robert Clark in Liverpool for her technical skills, for the many years of study and for the great efforts she made in the spreading of jujitsu among women.
Only the jujitsuka that have reached a minimum grade of 1st Dan, even without having the qualification of instructor, are accepted in the F.I.M.A, or instructors or masters that have a grade of 2nd Dan or higher, and also, but only in exceptional cases, those with a coloured belt that have particularly distinguished themselves on the tatami (mat).
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