Chelsea, London 1

Chelsea, London

Instructor:Sensei Mike McClure, 6th Dan (Okuden)
Times:Wednesday evenings 8.30pm to 10.00pm
Teaching:Jujutsu, Iaijutsu, Bojutsu, Hanbo and Kodachi
Address:The Budokwai, 4 Gilston Road, Chelsea, London SW10 9SL
Age Range:Adults 16+
Fees:First session is free then £10 per class or £24 monthly

The dojo is within walking distance of Gloucester Road, South Kensington and Earls Court underground stations. On-street parking is free on single yellows after 6:30pm (be aware that the resident’s bays are restricted until 10pm!)

About the Instructor

Sensei Mike McClure
Sensei Mike McClure

Sensei Mike McClure is the Head Instructor of Hontai Yoshin Ryu in the UK and is responsible for all UK dojos and students on behalf of the 19th Soke of Hontai Yoshin Ryu.

Having started with other martial arts, he became aware of Hontai Yoshin Ryu and subsequently travelled to Japan in the 1980s to further his training. On his return to London, he set up the Latchmere dojo. He has visited Japan several more times since and arranged visits to the UK for the 18th and 19th Soke and other senior instructors.

In 1989 the UK was recognised as an official branch with Sensei Mike McClure as the head instructor. He is currently graded 6th Dan, Okuden.

About the Dojo

The Budokwai was founded in 1918 by Gunji Koizumi and is the oldest Japanese martial arts club in Europe. We are both honoured and proud to be a part of its long and rich history, having had a presence here for almost 30 years. For more details please see

Further Information

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