"As a student of Junsei Ryu for 9yrs, I can tell you that the sensei (Dr Ash Mckee and Taran McCarnun)
are both knowledgible yet modest men. They try to keep to japanese tradition and embody the japanese way even in their private
lives. They will teach you the fundamentals of JuJutsu
(also KobuJutsu if you like weaponry) and then they'll teach you the details that make you a far better martial artist.
If that interests you then come visit The Wilfred
Owen School, Shrewsbury on Tuesdays (6pm-9:00pm) and decide for yourself if Junsei Ryu is the club for you.
P.S. Don't expect an easy ride to black belt from Junsei Ryu - they're
not about that, as and when you deserve it you will receive it."
Shane Schofield from Shrewsbury
- Junsei Ryu Student
"I’ve been training at Junsei
Ryu (for Jujutsu) for 3 years and can honestly say it is worth the 40 mile round trip to every training session. Before joining
Junsei I looked around local dojos, plus others in the Shrewsbury area and from what I’ve seen, I know I made the right
choice. Even though if Id have joined other clubs I would have been a black belt about one year ago, I can look at myself
and say that after another couple of years of hard training, I would have earned it and would have achieved a decent standard.
Sensei Taran has a vast knowledge of traditional techniques that actually work if you ever needed to apply them, rather than
some of the techniques I’ve seen at clubs that teach Sport Jujitsu. It's an excellent form of self defence that
also helps your fitness".
Telford - Junsei Ryu Student
"Having attended seminars all over the uk and Ireland
I rate the ones attended at Junsei Ryu to be amongst the best organised and run as well being fun and functional. Can recommend
to any martial artist at any level, you will be made welcome and learn a lot".
- Chief Instructor Jissen Ryu Ju Jitsu and TAMMAA
"I have had the good fortune to attend two Junsei Ryu
seminars, both have proven well worth while, both excellent in content and tuition".
Richard Tunstall - Kaeshi Ryu Kempo Ju-Jitsu
"I have been training in all types of Martial Arts for
17 years, from traditional to competitive Martial Arts. I have come across many organisations that simply hand out grades
for money without students having to work hard. From training with Ash and Taran in the past I know that if you are a Junsei
student you will work hard. Any grades they give out will be earned not brought. Both
have a wealth of Knowledge as well as being passionate about what they teach. I would recomend them to anyone who wishes to
learn Ju-Jutsu, Self Defence or just to get fit".
Peter Richardson - Free Fighters MMA Grappling Coach
"Having spoken to Taran through his thriving business
'black-ronin.com' I submitted a request to join the British Bujutsu Governing Body wing on the Junsei Ryu, and having
passed the strict vetting requirements I successfully became a member in November 2009. The first time I met Taran-san was
at one of our AKR Seminar's - and the greeting I received was a hug from a true Samurai spirited individual. This had
a lasting affect on me and I felt truly welcomed to the Junsei Ryu family. Having now trained with and under Taran I can whole
heatedly recommend him and the Junsei Ryu to all. My experience of the organisation as a whole has been superb everything
from help and support to good administration. May I take this opportunity to salute Taran, Ash and the Junsei Ryu. <Gashho>"
Adam J. Merton - Kancho
Shunryu Kenpo Karate Academy
"In my 18 years of martial arts and my husbands 32 years
of training; we can count the number of real quality martial artists with just two hands. Dr Ash McKee Shihan and Taran McCarnum
Renshi are two of these people. They are both truly inspirational martial artists who are keeping tradition alive. It has
been our pleasure to train with them and indeed under them on a number of occasions. They have always imparted their knowledge
to people out side of their organisation ignoring politics, which is how it should be. We are honoured to have our Dojo affiliated
with Junsei Ryu - thank-you".
Laura Peil Sensei - 4th Dan Aka Ryu Ju-Jitsu
Renshi - 5th Dan and founder of Aka Ryu Ju-Jitsu
"I have been working alongside Junsei for a few years
now, and have had the pleasure of Taran McCarnun Renshi teaching on our annual seminar. I found Renshi to be very approachable,
respectful and best of all loads of Fun with a fantastic sense of humor. The standard of martial arts instructed is very
high and the ground knowledge is second to none, I look forward to future training and our continued growing friendship.
If anyone has the chance to train with them, do so as you will be in for a treat."
Dave Baker Kancho
(Senior-Most Instructor - Aikoushin Kobujutsu Renmei)
Thank you ever so much for this evening, it was amazing
and I have never met such a passionate man. I know I can speak for all of the guides and leaders, when I say we have
all learnt a great deal tonight and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves whilst doing so. I look forward to meeting you once again
in the new year and I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
Guide Leader: Pontesbury 1st Guides
"If you're after practical self defence classes in Shrewsbury, look no
further! My Sensei at Junsei Ryu (Dr Ash McKee) has over 30 years martial arts experience and is great as a MA teacher - highly
qualified, patient and friendly.
The classes can be tough, don't get me wrong, but are always fun plus superb
for body conditioning & strengthening. I've made some great friends there too"
Testimonial Taken From The "Best Of Shrewsbury" Website
"Hana Wa Sakura, Hito Wa Bushi"
Amongst Flowers The Cherry Blossom, Amongst Men
The Samurai (Warrior).
Traditional Japanese Proverb
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