New jujitsu club up and running

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A NEW jujitsu club based at The Zone in Leeds Road, Nelson, has held its first training session.

The Kano-Bushi-Ryu Club is headed by Sensei Bernard Variyam, 4th Dan, who said: “It’s been a dream come true, I have longed to have a KBR Jujitsu club in Nelson ever since I started training 20 years ago.

“As I am Nelson born and bred, this is my chance to give something back to the community in teaching not just jujitsu, but teaching kids to have more self awareness and respect for others”

Training sessions are on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. Adult classes are also available during this time.

For any information on the club, call Vincent Masih on 07515 928288.

You can catch the club on Facebook or email

Sensei that will be teaching at the club include KBR’s founder Mick O’Connor (7th Dan), Bernard Variyam (4th Dan), Stuart Holmes (1st Dan) and Wayne Mason (1st Dan).