Hanshi John Greenhalgh

Hanshi John Greenhalgh

Hanshi John Greenhalgh 9th Dan Ju Jitsu, 6th Dan Kobudo

John Greenhalgh was born in Manchester in 1942. He began his martial training in 1967, studying first Shotokan karate, attaining the grade of 1st Kyu, and then Atemi-Jutsu, attaining the grade of 1st dan. John gained his 2nd shodan with the British Ju-Jitsu Association. This was followed by a move to the World Ju-Jitsu Federation, where he was made Senior Technical Officer, was graded up to 6th dan in both Ju-Jitsu and Kobudo, and travelled abroad teaching in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

In 1995, John joined Hanshi Richard Morris' World Kobudo; having known Hanshi Morris since the 1970's. Today, John is still teaching in the Salford and Manchester area, where he has been based since 1975. Over 250 of the people that have trained under John, over the years, have been awarded black belts in Ju-Jitsu. John has taught in schools, and numerous self defence courses, as well as in the dojo.

John's grades have been recognised by the Japanese Dai Nippon Botoku Kai, who have the patronage of the Japanese Royal Family. John was the first 6th dan in England to receive this honour.

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