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Colin Elgie 8th Dan

Patron: Hajime Hayabuchi (16th Soke), Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido, Kobe, Japan

Sensei Bernie Witchlow

Bernie holds a 6th Dan in Jujitsu and 5th Dan Renshi in Iaido and holds the title of Kyoshi in Jujitsu, which means highly trained.


Bernie has held continuous membership for over 30 years and is Colin’s most senior instructor within Shuho Jujitsu Ryu and Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido club.


Bernie is a highly experienced teacher in modern and traditional Jujitsu and weapons and is always sought out by our students for his deep knowledge and understanding of martial arts.



Bernie helps teach Shuho Ryu Jujitsu and Araki Muninsai Iaido alongside Colin at the following locations and times:






Beckenham Spa

24 Beckenham Road





Adults: 10.30am-12.00pm



Adults: 8.00-9.30pm