All Combat JuJitsu instructors under the guidance of Jeff Evans work hard to create a friendly and structured class where students can learn in a safe environment. Each Instructor is CRB checked and have proven ability in the martial art of Combat Jujitsu. There is a syllabus for all students to follow and for instructors to teach. By becoming a member of this site each student will have the opportunity to view instructional videos of the syllabus and to put them into practice.
Students must be aware that the syllabus is not the "fight", they are a sequence of moves to show how the body reacts to locks / strikes and throws. Once students are proficient with the syllabus they can move onto "applications". Applications would be equivalent of the fight. Simulations of real situations they could come across and how each student would apply the moves they have learnt in the syllabus towards a successful conclusion. Each student can develop their own applications that suits their build and level of fitness.
Gradings are held every 6 months. This is the time for students to demonstrate what they have learnt of the syllabus and an opportunity to demonstrate to others the applications they have developed. A successful demonstration of student skills will allow the student to progress through the belt structure.
Sensei Jeff started training in 1990 under Kancho Ray Wonnacott 8th Dan Black belt. Jeff took his wife to a self-defence class that Kancho Ray was running. Kancho Ray was looking for males to simulate attacks during the class and Jeff was invited onto the mat. Ever since that evening Jeff has been hooked onto JuJitsu.
Jeff gained his 1st Dan Black belt in Combat Jujitsu way back in 1994 and progressed to his current position of Director of Studies & Chief Instructor of Combat Jujitsu Wales just prior to Kancho Wonnacott’s passing away.
Jeff had the great honour of training with Kancho Wonnacott who developed the fighting system for many years. The same style used and taught in classes today. The system being developed through 40 years of experience in military Special Forces, door work and in the security industry.
Sensei Jeff promotes Combat Ju-Jitsu and encourages all who practice to progress and work to their best ability. All students are actively encouraged to achieve personal lifestyle goals via our grading structure for Junior and Adult students.
Sensei Keith started training Kyokushinkai Karate in the early 80's. He was awarded his first dan in 1988, 2nd Dan in 1992 and 3rd Dan in 2015. During his time studying Kyokushinkai he had the privilege of training under Howard Collins, Alwyn Heath, Gary Bufton and Steve Arnell. He fought in numerous local and national knockdown tournaments representing both Wales and Gt. Britain culminating in winning the 1993 European Knockdown Championships.
Club based Political problems saw him leave Kyokushinkai Karate with the death of Mas Oyama in 1994.
In 1999 he moved back to Cardiff and joined Kancho Ray Wonnacott's Combat JuJitsu and Cardiff's longest running Aikido club. He was awarded his 1st Dan in Aikido in 2004 and his second dan in 2010. Sensei Keith still studies aikido and brings his knowledge to class.
In 2015 he was awarded his 3rd Dan in combat JuJitsu and progressed to his current position of Technical Director of Studies of Combat Jujitsu Wales after Kancho Wonnacott’s passing away.
I started my martial arts career at the age of 15 studying Shotokan karate. I then transferred to Welsh Contact / kickboxing where I attended numerous events locally, nationally and internationally, achieving Welsh, British and European champion status and also in later years World champion in continuous style and kumite.
I began training in jujitsu with kancho Ray Wonnacott in 1990 achieving dan grades to 3rd degree in 1998, before taking a break from the system for 16 years and on my return to jujitsu achieved 4th dan in November 2014.
I started Jujitsu in 1995 as a way to help build my confidence and to improve my fitness, I was also having problems with bullying in school & my parents thought that it would be a good way to help improve my confidence & help with the bullying.
I was trained under the late sensei Ray Wonacott for many years & currently hold a 3rd dan black belt.
I have tried a number of different martial arts since starting Combat Ju-jitsu but have always found that I return to this very quickly. As I feel none of the others provide the flexibility & range of different techniques that Ju-jitsu offers.
Janine Ford 2nd Dan instructor based at the Llantrisant classs started her training with her father Sensei Jeff Evans. She had many private lessons with Kancho Ray Wonnacott starting from the age of 8 years old. Janine achieved her 1st Dan black belt at the age of 14 years old before finishing off her school studies. Janine took a break in training to pursue her career, but after 8 years she returned to her Jujitsu training and has recently progressed to her 2nd dan grade in August 2015.
I started studying traditional judo and jujitsu with Portsmouth Ky Shin Do club after I retired from competitive athletics in 1994. I achieved my brown/white belt in 1997. In 1998, one month short of my black belt grading I moved to Cardiff and searched for a club to join. After looking at several clubs I was lucky enough to attend one Sensei Ray Wonnacott's classes and was hooked!
During my time with Sensei Ray, I achieved my 1st dan in 2003 and my second dan in 2007.
After 18 months training in kickboxing Sensei Matt sought out a martial art with a strong focus on self defence. Through a recommendation he started training in Combat jujitsu in 2006 and was immediately hooked after just one session at Roath Park. He was lucky to train under Kancho Ray Wonnacott and was a student under Sensei’s Norman Heffernan and Mike Bagley in Pontprennau. He achieved his first Dan black belt in 2010 and his second Dan in 2015 and has taught in various classes since 2010. He has also spent a period training in Muay Thai kickboxing to refine his striking and has undertaken various knife, throw and stick seminars.
Sensei Matt remains committed to continuing his learning and improving his teaching skills.
I studied Judo as a teenager and started training with Ray in 2004. I received my Black Belt in 2008. I have also since then studied Kick Boxing, Wado Ryu Karate, Tai Jutsu, Krava Magar and Traditional Jitsu. I have returned to Judo and am now a children's coach. I have always found Ray Wanncott's Combat Ju-Jitsu the most practical and effective style for street self defence.
I started combat jujitsu about eight years ago with my eldest son and was hooked from the first class. With all the different techniques and friendly teaching, it was easy to fit in and easy to pick up the combat jujitsu style. So eight years on I am now a black belt and my youngest son is now training with the club. Things couldn't be better.
Gethin started training combat ju-jitsu at the age of 13 with kancho wannacott in channel view leisure center, Cardiff.
He later went on to train with sensei Tony hughes in Taff's well for a number of years.
Due to family commitments he stopped training and returned in 2012 and was awarded his 1st Dan by Sensei Jeff Evans in November 2015.
Sensei Dave took his young son to a class to train with Sensei Rob’s son and was invited onto the mat. His son stopped after a few lessons but Sensei Dave was hooked and carried on training under Sensei Norman Heffernan and Sensei Mike Bagley, as well as attending classes under Kancho Ray Wonnacott before gaining his black belt in 2009.
Together with Sensei Rob and Sensei James, he runs the Llanishen class.
After sitting on the side and watching my son training, I was persuaded by Sensei Norman Hefferman to have a trial lesson. I was hooked straight away with the vast array of techniques and the training involved and it was also impressed with the Wonnacott Combat Jujitsu ethos.
Gaining confidence, fitness and a great group of friends, I started to assist the late great Ray Wonnacott with the Llanishen Childrens Club as part of my black belt syllabus. It has been a pleasure to watch the children mature into confident young adults as they obtain their higher belts.
After years of working as security in nightclubs and body building, I fancied a change of direction in my training and after working with Kancho Ray Wonnacott, I felt that JuJitsu would be something that would interest me.
After 8 years of training and battling injuries, I've recently earned my black belt and am keen to pass on the knowledge I have acquired not only in my Ju-Jitsu career but also from my time spent working as a doorman.
I started attending my local judo club at 7 years of age. I progressed through the junior belts before leaving to play rugby.where I received under 19 international honours playing for Wales. I returned to martial arts through my daughters involvement with kickboxing. I attended seminars given by Roger Lewis which I thoroughly enjoyed. I started jujitsui in 2009 and have trained with Roger Lewis regularly since. I achieved my 1st degree black belt in 2014 of which I am very proud. I am now training for my 2nd degree black belt.