|Instructor:||Sensei Dave Malvern, 4th Dan (Shoden)|
|Times:||Wednesday evenings 7.30pm to 9.00pm (Weapons training)|
|Friday evenings 7:30pm to 9:00pm (Jujutsu)|
|Sunday mornings 11:00am to 12:30pm (Iaijutsu)|
|Teaching:||Jujutsu, Iaijutsu, Bojutsu, Hanbo and Kodachi|
|Age Range:||Adults 16+|
|Address:||Lantern Centre, 101-99 High St, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9NH|
|Fees:||First session is free then £5 per class|
About the Instructor
Training is led by Sensei Dave Malvern, who travelled to Japan to receive Shoden in 2015. He also holds 4th Dan in Iaijutsu and has over 30 years experience in Shudokan Aikido. Dave is assisted by Dean Shanley, 4th Dan and David Richardson, 4th Dan.
The club has a good balance between open-hand, sword and weapons training.
Over the years, his work has placed him in London for long periods of time where he is one of the assistant instructors at the Budokwai under Dr Mike McClure. He continues this role whenever work allows.
About the Dojo
Originally a church, the Lantern reopened in November 2015 as a multi-use space for local clubs, business and individuals and is the current home for Hontai Yoshin Ryu in Devon. The beautiful Great Hall is both impressive and a perfect setting for our regular classes.
Although this dojo has only recently opened, for nearly 20 years there have been students in Devon studying Hontai Yoshin Ryu weapons, with regular visits from Budokwai members and teachers.
If you have any further questions about training at the Ilfracombe dojo, please check our FAQ/Contact page.