Essex Martial Arts Academy

We are dedicated to teaching traditional Japanese martial arts under the direction of Dojo-cho Jason Hindley, a direct student of Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei.

The foundation of all our training is the Amatsu Tatara tradition, which has a history of knowledge and training methods that goes back over 2,700 years. The Amatsu Tatara contains both martial arts techniques and training for the heart and spirit. Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei is the 58th generation Grandmaster of this traditional system.

Our training is based upon two traditional martial arts, Ninpo (more commonly known as Ninjutsu) and Jujutsu. Our system also includes weapons training and much more. You can find more detailed information for everything we do within the pages of this website.

We invite you to join us at our training locations in Hornchurch and Ilford.

At the Kinkan Dojo we are proud to offer dynamic martial arts training for children from age 5 upwards.

Genbukan Kinkan Dojo, London’s Premier Japanese Martial Arts Training Centre: About Us: Children's Classes

Martial arts training benefits children in so many ways, including self control, self defence and self discipline. The skills children learn during martial arts training can help them develop the proper motivation, discipline and attitude necessary to reach their potential.

Martial arts training is fairly unique in comparison to other sports and activities. Not only will children learn to keep their bodies healthy and to defend themselves, they will develop goal setting skills, teamwork skills and a “can do” attitude necessary for them to be successful in the future. Learning these life skills at a young age can have a massive positive impact on what they can accomplish later in life.

Join us at the Kids Activity Expo 2015 to find out more.