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 International Instructors

About Steve Joseph


           teve Joseph started his martial arts training in 1974 at the age of 10 with Judo, Karate and Kung Fu.
           After one particular training session at an East London Dojo in Chingford, 1977 Steve Sensei was  attacked by local 'far     Right neo nazi skin head' gang members.   

He dissect the attack and thought that his current martial arts was of little use in a real world applications. He thought that  if he knew how to strike, throw, lock and apply other techniques he would be far more equipped to deal with the formless attack of a street scenario.

He focused his attention of gathering a multitude of techniques from various Martial Arts and fighting systems.
A syllabus was created and his method was given a name ('Sun Kune Do' chinese pronunciation which later translated later to 'ShinKenDo'  Japanese pronunciation meaning True/Real Fist Way) Modern Martial Art. 
At the age of 23 years Steve Sensei began teaching ShinKenDo as a Modern Mix Martial Art. He is credited of creating the First Mix Martial Art in 1977 London UK. 

The syllabus practical method of restraints, low leg kicks and unarmed combat gained the attention of the London Met Police where numerous officers trained at his various Dojos.
The creation of the British ShinKenDo Organisation started in 1985 with  The International ShinKenDo Organisation established shortly later with Dojos located in Europe Canada Brazil and Japan.

Sensei Steve Joseph has been involved in the martial arts for a period of 45 years with 35 years teaching experience He has taught over 15'000 students including celebrities, British and US Law Enforcement and Security personals.
Steve Joseph now resides in Japan where he furthers his study in Japanese JuJutsu and continue to teach Nihon ShinKenJuJutsu (ShinKenDo) 


Who Can Learn?

Whether you are a beginner or already studying the martial arts training is open to all.

Beginners will find explanations simple, and direct with techniques useable from the start and their strength general fitness will increase. 
ShinKenJuJutsu techniques are practical and was meant for the everyday individual.
Techniques are based on real world application and are non sport.
There is no training in traditional weaponry . Students are taught how to use weapons of opportunity. There is nor fighting in ShinKenDo but rather self defence, emphasising a martial art that is within the LAW.

Whether you are a student looking to improve on your self defence repertoire or a Black Belt  there is something in ShinKenDo JuJutsu for everyone.
The syllabus has been divided into simple stages from beginner  to intermediate to advance. 


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International ShinKenDo JuJutsu Instructors

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Sensei Mark Flynn 4th Dan

Sensei Mark Flynn has been in training for over 20 years. 
After 20 years of dedicated practice and teaching Mark Sensei was made Chief Instructor to the 
all Ireland Dojos of ShinKenDo JuJutsu.
He maintains regular practice  and teaches at the
 Cavan Dojos.

Sensei David O'Connell 3rd Dan Ireland
Sensei David O'Connell Started his martial arts training under Sensei Mark Flynn .
After 10 years of dedicated training Sensei David was awarded his 3rd Dan.
He teaches in Ireland under the tutelage of Sensei Mark Flynn and has produce numerous excellent students of the art.

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Sensei Nina Lund 3rd Dan

Sensei Nina Lund started her training in Kick boxing before making the full transition to ShinKenDo JuJutsu.
A dedicated practitioner with over 20 years of experience.  Sensei Nina Lund Spent many private lessons with Steve Joseph. She resides in her homeland Denmark where she continues to teach ShinKenDo JuJutsu and KickBoxing.

Sensei Steve Bremner 3rd Dan UK
Sensei Steve Bremner has extensive martial arts training.A true gentleman who is admired and respected by all. Sensei Bremner started his training in ShinKenDo after gaining his black belt 1st Dan in Karate.  He trained under Sensei Steve Joseph in London England UK where he holds 3rd Dan and is Chief instructor  UK Dojos. He can be contacted via email

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Sensei Darren Gargan 2nd Dan Eire
Sensei Darren Gargan has been a dedicaed student and now instructor of the ShinKenDo JuJtusu where he conduct classes in Ireland.
A true gentleman and 

student of Sensei David O'Connell, Sensei Darren continues his

training showing continued passion and dedication.


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