Osu and Welcome!
You have reached the web page of Jigoku Dojo Scotland (est. 1988)
Style practiced: Kyokushin Budokai (All-Round Fighting), Kyokushin Budokai Goshin Do, K1, Submission Wrestling, Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Traditional Wrestling
As it says above, welcome! This is the home site of the Jigoku Dojo, one of Scotland’s most eclectic and original martial arts clubs. While the Jigoku Dojo has been through a series of metamorphoses within its structure, its modus operandi has always been true to the pragmatic outlook of its founder Marc Howes Hanshi (8th Dan). He sees the incremental stages that the Dojo has gone through as logical steps towards a more practical and effective martial art. Throughout his martial arts journey, Hanshi has always been drawn towards the more pragmatic styles, from kickboxing in 1983, then moving onto knockdown karate (see Hanshi’s old photos and videos) and more recently adapting Kyokushin Budokai’s formidable fighting system into Goshin Do (see below).
Now training out of Bodyworx Gym: ‘Small Gym, Big Results’ (2, Jopps Lane - behind John Lewis)
The Jigoku Dojo nows offers three interlinked, but separate systems:
So in conclusion, if you are looking for more out of your martial art, if you wish to join a club and system that has a proven history, if you have an interest in the philosophies of the East, including, of course Budo and if you enjoy a relaxed, intelligent, structured environment that encouraged learning and participation, then maybe, just maybe, this is the Dojo for you.