Professor Steve McDade

Professor Steve McDade

World Renowned 8th Dan Belt Black Jiu Jitsu Instructor

First let me welcome you to our website and I hope you enjoy it whether you are a martial artist or novice interested in learning self-defence.

I have held a Senior black belt grade in the Mother Art since 1983 and in that time I have been fortunate enough to have trained with and been taught by some of the most respected Ju-Jitsu master's in this country & abroad, I could not name all of them as it would fill up the page, however they know who they are and thank you.

My first experience of Ju-Jitsu was back in 1973 when my father took me to the former London ju-jitsu centre in church street North London; I joined the junior class on Saturday mornings.


  • Over forty years training in the art of Jiu-Jitsu
  • Taught self-defence all over the world
  • Graded 1st Dan in Jiu-Jitsu 1983
  • One of the youngest ever 8th Dan International Instructors
  • Promoted to 8th Dan Professor of Jiu-Jitsu 2015
  • Grades recognised by several Jiu-Jitsu governing bodies both in the UK and internationally
  • Represented England twice with two separate International Associations
  • Specialist in close quarter combat and advanced self-defence combinations from street weapon attacks

I would strongly recommend Ju-Jitsu to anyone who truly would like to learn how to defend themselves, today people talk about cross-training learning Karate & Judo and so on, well that's fine; however Ju-Jitsu has all these aspects and always has, so I personally found that Ju-Jitsu is the most complete fighting art known to man.

I have served with the British Army back in 1986 and was selected to fight for my company boxing team; I also held a regular class for Ju-Jitsu at weekends. After my first few fight's I aggravated an old injury that I had before joining the Army and so left on voluntary retirement after 2 years.

After leaving the Army I got straight back into training 4 to 5 times a week at my fathers schools around London and progressed through the Dan grades.

Included in our client base are former British army special forces and tactical specialist police units along with various different companies in the security sector.

I was selected to represent England in the first United Nations Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the Weapons and Kata category in Roses Spain back in 1992 and I was also selected to represent England for the AMA (amateur martial arts association) British team in (IJJF) International Jiu-Jitsu Federation Championships in Bologna, Italy in 1994.(World Games)

Although we do not do competitions in total self defence as we concentrate mainly with self-defence principles. Students that want to do sport and are competition minded, we have many friends that do and could put you in touch with them to enter international competitions if you are interested.

The classes we run are open and friendly, and everybody is welcome, our oldest student was 73 years old and could mix it with the best of them, so age is not a problem.

Our classes are mainly syllabus orientated, so you will be learning what you need to know for your next grading. Gradings are held every 3-4 months.

We have regular international courses available to all students several times a year; you can train with some of the world's top instructors with Yoshimi jujitsu International. Also you will get the opportunity to have a go at “KOBUDO” weapons training that are usually reserved for black belts.

Again let me welcome you to our web page and if you have any questions please get in touch.

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Contact Steve McDade, our 8th Dan Jujitsu instructor, for friendly advice and any questions you may have about the jujitsu training

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  • Threat Assessment
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Take a look at the videos and photos to see our Black Belt Instructors in action

7 year old Steve McDade
8th Dan Certificate Award
With Soke Richard Morris 10th Dan
Presentation by Soke Richard Morris
On the receiving end of a technique
8th Dan Certificate Award
8th Dan Certificate Award
8th Dan Certificate Award
8th Dan Certificate Award
8th Dan Certificate Award
Jujitsu Training North London
With Hans Demant - Denmark Dec 2000
With Grand Master G Testenoy - Belgium
Presentation from Prof Leslie Ottoey
Prof Jim McDade, Dieter Losgen, Shihan Steve McDade 7th Dan
Represented Great Britain 1992
Jujitsu Demo
Denmark International 2010
Professor S McDade during active service in 1988
With Olu Bambose 8th Dan - Denmark 2010
1st Dan Certificate
The Institute for Supervision and Management
Soke Inoue of Hontai Yoshin Ryu 1984
United Nations Ju-Jitsu Course & Competition
Level 2 NVQ Coaching Qualification
Sensei Steve 1st Dan Age 16
Life Time Certificate
Jujitsu Certificate
International Jujitsu Course ©