The Northern England Yoshinkan Dojo is dedicated to the study of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts:
Our style is Moto-ha Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu (a branch of the Hontai Yoshin Ryu Takagi Ryu lineage), under Soke Yasumoto Akiyoshi.
More information about the history of the Hontai Yoshin Ryu-Takagi Ryu lineage can be found in the archive section on our website:
The dojo is the headquarters of The North Lakes Jujutsu Association, an independent not for profit martial arts association based in Carlisle, and is the Motoha Yoshin Ryu headquarters for the UK under the supervision of the British Hombu-cho Andy McCormack.
The North Lakes Jujutsu Association was founded in 1992 by Andy McCormack and training partner Martin Elliot, with the aims of furthering their study of traditional Japanese Jujutsu, and to promote authentic Japanese Jujutsu in Cumbria and the North.
We were initially introduced to Yasumoto Soke as teenagers, when at that time (mid-1980s) as a Menkyo Kaiden teacher of Hontai Yoshin Ryu, Yasumoto sensei visited the UK teaching Hontai Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu to the World Jujitsu Federation.
Since then the standard of jujutsu and the North Lakes Jujutsu Association has grown from strength to strength, and in 2008 the association opened the Nelson Street Dojo, that features a 132m2, matted training area, changing rooms & showers, a full range of striking equipment (bags, pads, mok jong), members lockers, weight training equipment, and training weapons.
Monday – Adults and older juniors – 7:30pm to 9:30pm (Please check in advance of attending)
Tuesday – Younger juniors (5+) 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Adults and older juniors 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday – Black belt training by appointment (Please check in advance of attending)
Thursday – Adults and older juniors – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday – Adults and older juniors – 7:30pm to 9:30pm (Please check I advance of attending)
It is really worth getting in touch beforehand, so we know to expect you
If anyone would like any further information please contact us via the information on our website contact page: