About us

Goshin Jutsu is a non-profit organisation which prides itself upon being a family run club.  It has undergone many changes over the years to keep up with the change in demand for types of martial arts. The syllabus is constructed around being realistic and practical, we treat our students with a high level of respect and expect the same in return. 

The first recognition of Goshin Jutsu was in 1982 by The Martial Arts Commission through SEKU. It was called Gong Yuen Pai - Goshin Jutsu back then and probably the first true Mixed Martial Arts system in the UK.

Kris Tanaka is the founder of the art, throughout his life he studied multiple martial arts: Boxing, Kick Boxing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Wado Ryu Karate, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Lau Gar Kung, Shorinji Kempo and Aikido. Elements from all these martial arts can be seen within Goshin Jutsu such as strength, fluidity, focus, acceptance and balance.

In 2006 the Art was used in a film called 'The Witches Hammer', made by Amber Pictures.

Kris Tanaka passed on the club to Paul Judd who took the art under his wing and has evolved the club to where it is today.


The club is now run by senior instructor Adam Sheppard

Goshin jutsu has now developed into 3 different classes; Street Combat, Tenshin Ryu and Synergy.

What to expect


Pair work and close contact techniques are often used within Goshin Jutsu. These techniques increase the risk of infection therefore we must take every precaution to protect the people in our classes, this is why we ask you to stay home if you have any cold, flu or COVID symptoms. If you turn up with any signs of a cough or cold you will be sent home.


Wear your martial arts gi and trousers, if you are a beginner please attend wearing clothing you can easily move around in. 

Staying Hydrated

All students should bring a bottle of water with them to keep hydrated throughout the session. We also encourage you to use the toilet before entering class to prevent crossing paths with other people, minimising the risk of mixing households. 


Students are expected to bring their syllabus to every class, when students have practiced the technique(s) and have been assessed they will be signed off and will be moved onto the next part of the syllabus.



Once students have completed a section of the syllabus they will take part in a grading, this will be completed in class and will not cost any extra. If a student passes their grading they will be awarded a new belt and a certificate.

What we expect from you (DOJO ETIQUETTE)

Clean and presentable uniform (not damaged or unfit for purpose)

Punctuality - arrive 15 minutes before the class starts

Syllabus to be kept presentable - not ripped or stained

No food to be consumed in the hall 

Follow any safeguarding procedures

No shoes to be worn in the hall - please remove these before entering the dojo

Clean hygiene at all times - nails to be kept short

All equipment to be bought to each class - including sparring pads (please speak to an instructor if you need to purchase these)

Be respectful to all fellow participants and instructors

The instructors reserve the right to refuse individuals access to train if they do not adhere to these guidelines