The journey to obtaining a black belt in Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu Jujutsu takes many years of dedication to the art. Emphasis is placed on perfection of technique and attitude rather than the colour of the belt.
Sensei Andre Diaz 3rd Dan Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu International Jujutsu, 1st Dan Hans de Jong Self Defence School, 3rd Kyu Shotokan Karate, Owner/Principal of Self Defence Central Dojo
Andre has been training with the De Jong family since 1985. Following a work related assignments in Guam, Melbourne and Adelaide for several years Andre has returned to Perth to continue his training under Master Hans De Jong and is graded 1st Dan (black belt) under Hans de Jong Self Defence School. For several years Andre has taught under the guidance of Shihan Dan at Self Defence Central Dojo and is graded to 3rd Dan (black belt) under the THRI syllabus.
In 2022 Andre assumed the organisational responsibilities of Self Defence Central Dojo and continues to work closely with Shihan Dan..
Sensei Andre continues to provide ongoing guidance to students and assistant Instructors, in collaboration with Shihan Hans, Shihan Dan and Shihan Craig.
Sensei Dan Newcombe 6th Dan Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu Jujutsu, 2nd Dan Shotokan Karate, THRI Principal
Sensei Dan’s family involvement with Tsutsumi Jujutsu spans 3 generations and started in 1986 where he was introduced to jujutsu at a young age. Sensei Dan has been teaching Tsutsumi Jujutsu since 1996, is graded to 6th dan black belt in Tsutsumi Jujutsu and 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate, holds Cert III in Fitness Instruction and is a Senior First Aider. Dan teachers the Advance class at Self Defence Central Dojo and is the Principal of Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu International (THRI); a grading system framework to coordinate with affiliated clubs and assist the introduction and promotion of Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu Jujutsu.
Sensei Anil Bhudia 1st Dan THRI Jujutsu, 1st Dan Shotokan Karate (WKF)
Anil has trained at Self Defence Central Dojo for several years and successfully graded his practical assessment of 1st Dan and is undertaking his instructing qualifications under the THRI syllabus.
Anil regularly teaches and assists all classes, bring the foundations of Shotokan karate into his jujutsu teaching style that brings benefits of learning self defence.
Senpai Jeremy Millar 1st Kyu THRI Jujutsu, 4th Kyu Shotokan Karate, 2nd GUP Tae Kwon Do.
Jeremy has trained at Self Defence Central Dojo for several years and is progressing towards his practical assessment 1st Dan and instructing qualifications under the THRI syllabus. Jeremy regually teaches the Beginners class on Wednesday’s.
Additionally Jeremy is a qualified military instructor in Army Combative (Unarmed) levels 1, 2 and 3 in the Army Reserves, holding the rank of Major.
In Jeremy’s professional career he holders qualifications in:
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
- Master of Leadership Curtain University
Senpai Angus Ashby 1st Kyu Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu Jujutsu, 1st Kyu Aikido, Blue Belt BJJ, 3rd Dan Taekwondo,
Angus has been training with Jan De Jong since 1987. He was lucky to accompanied Mr. De Jong to teach Jujutsu in Europe. Angus is the chief instructor of Body Mechanics Self Defence School. His school is affiliated with Self Defence Central Dojo. Angus is a long-term friend of Sensei John Coles who has been a constant mentor of Angus’s development in Jujutsu. Angus regularly trains at Self Defence Central Dojo progressing towards his practical assessment of 1st Dan in THRI.
Sensei Wim Mallens (Rotterdam) 5th Dan Shotokan Karate, 1st Dan Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu International (THRI) Jujutsu
Sensei Wim Mallens is Self Defence Central Dojo’s Shotokan Karate Principal and the Tadashii-do Principal. Tadashii-do is a school closely affiliated with Self Defence Central Dojo. A 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, Sensei Wim started his Shotokan Karate Club in Rotterdam, Holland in 1981 that later went on to become the well known and widely respected Tadashii-do Shotokan Karate Club. He is a long term friend of Master Hans de Jong and regularly invites Hans over to the Netherlands to run seminars at his dojo. More information on Sensei Wim’s school can be found on his website: http://www.tadashii-do.nl