Other classes

Other classes and activities at MCSDA

At MCSDA we offer a range of Martial Arts and related activities. Our aim is to offer classes at reasonable cost or in some cases free, in order to make activities accessible to as many people as possible. 

MCSDA Fear fighter

The Fear Fighter programme is a six week self defence and personal safety training program for young girls and women of all ages. Classes are run periodically as and when there is sufficient demand. There is also the Fear Fighter one-day workshop which covers the major points of the six week course content. Both of these courses are offered at as low a cost as possible or even free. Contact MCSDA to enquire when the next one day workshop or six week course may be commencing or if you have a few interested friends why not organise them and have your own workshop or course?  

MCSDA Wrestling

Wrestling is a sport as old as mankind itself. Since the dawn of time men have been pitted against each other in physical hand-to-hand combat, making this almost certainly the most ancient of Olympic sports.  Wrestling is split into Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines. In Freestyle wrestling the competitors have a much greater freedom. They can use not only their arms and bodies, but also their legs and can take a hold of their opponent anywhere that allows them to overpower and gain total control of them. WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, as its name entertainment suggests, bears no resemblance to wrestling as a sport. At M.C.S.D.A. we are lucky to have several B.W.A. registered coaches one of whom is female.

Contact Head Coach Trevor Hoskins on 07961 51672,. or log onto www.britishwrestling.org for more information. MCSDA Wrestling is a registered BWA Club.

Genshin Kan Ju Jitsu

Martial arts training in; Iaido “way of the sword” Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, Jodo “way of the stick” ZNKR. Myo Shin Ryu Jujutsu Do.

Contact Jim Rooney Shihan on 07748982120 or email to rooney@obtmail.com.


CobraFIT is a unique, low impact, full body workout for all abilities, from beginner to advanced, classed as High Intensity Interval Resistance Training (HIIRT). Burn fat, build muscle, improve fitness and have fun! Have you been bitten by the Cobra yet? Ages 18 yrs+

Our website is at www.cobrafit-derby.co.uk please take a look for more information. Instructor Mr. Rew Griffiths-Brown.


In the Art of Ki Aikido there is no aggression, tension or competition. Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and may be practised equally by men and women of any size, age or ability. The purpose of the practise is to learn to co-ordinate our mind and body, through enjoyable exercise, and this will then enhance the quality of our lives.

Contact Neil Shaw Sensei on 07753 829753 or log onto  www.kifederation.org.uk

Karate (Wado Ryu) 

Founded May 1934 when Hironori Ohtsuka registered his own style of Karate, which he called “Wado Ryu” and was recognised as an independent style. However, its origins were developed by Ohtsuka’s continuous study of all martial arts, formulating the “Wado” techniques by combining his own innovations and natural movements found in the other martial arts; MCSDA hosts two Wado Ryu Karate Clubs.

www.derbykarateclub.co.uk Phil Harris Sensei on 07880 674432 or email info@derbykarateclub.co.uk


Jun Fan / JKD Study Group

The original art of Jeet Kune Do was Bruce Lee’s own personal combat philosophy and fighting system. There are now many off shoots of the JKD tree dependant upon Instructor and lineage. The Jun Fan / JKD taught at MCSDA belongs to the Hartsell / Inosanto branch and the Chief Instructor at MCSDA, Gary Stringer,  was awarded his teaching qualification in Jun Fan Martial Arts by the late Larry Hartsell Sifu, who was described by Lee himself, as being JKD’s premier fighter. MCSDA is now a registered school under the auspices of the Larry Hartsell Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Grappling Association as headed by Sifu Hartsells’ widow Debra.

The group meets intermittently and is headed by Kevin Stringer who holds an Apprentice Instructor Credential from the JKD/Jun Fan Grappling Association.

Contact Instructor Kevin Stringer on 07931 692937 or email stringersicloud@me.com