|Posted on December 4, 2009 at 3:40 AM|
Tai Jutsu Kwai opened its doors to budding martial arts students in the Midlands in 1979 and has now run successfully for the last thirty years.
It all began when James Moclair a Midlands Martial Arts Instructor kicked into action his first club. It was a cold dark Monday night in November at Haden Hill Leisure Centre in Cradley Heath. As soon as the doors opened, the hall filled with over seventy new students. Since that night the club, Tai Jutsu Kwai has never looked back.
In the same week, James opened another club under the same banner, Tai Jutsu Kwai. This time it was the other side of Birmingham at the Astral Club on the Castle Vale Estate; this too was a great success.
Over the next few years James opened up further branches of Tai Jutsu Kwai at Four Dwelling school in Quinton Birmingham, a full time Dojo (martial arts centre) over in Redditch, a club in Stratford upon Avon and one at Kingstanding Leisure Centre in Birmingham.
Part of James’s directive for his teaching is to seek perfection in the techniques taught. This directive has been the basis of training for every new student and it can be said that throughout the last thirty years, each and every student has had to maintain this high standard.
Fourteen years ago, James moved most of his group to one central Headquarters in Dudley; this is where the Tai Jutsu Kwai is housed today. The headquarters is a proposed built Dojo (club) and is one the best equipped in the U.K.
Joining the club has not just meant joining a martial arts class; it has also meant making life time friends. Some of James’s students have been training with him for over twenty five years! Several have clocked up well over fifteen years and the list for those who have trained for over tens years is always growing. Students as young as four have stuck at the rigorous training but now ten years on have black belts in two different martial arts, this is a fantastic achievement.
One person who beats all of these is James’s wife Lorraine; she has an impressive thirty years plus under her 2nd Dan black belt. Lorraine is an extremely popular member of the club, her enthusiasm and dedication is a credit not just to the club but also to the global martial arts community.
The club has always had a family feel to it, over the last thirty years the clubs member’s have enjoyed numerous martial arts courses, training holidays, disco’s and trips abroad to visit other martial arts groups. All of this has helped advance the communal knowledge within the club and has strengthened the bond and respect between the Instructor, James and his students.
The passing of time has also brought the sad passing away of some of James’s students. To name a few, Glen, Mark, Paul, Karen, Dave and Chris will never be forgotten. While they are no longer with us, the love and passion for the martial arts now carries on with new people starting out this life time venture at the club.
In James’s words ‘who would have thought that thirty years ago that Tai Jutsu Kwai would still be running and is still as vibrant today’. While James has been the driving force behind the club he also realises that none of this would have been possible without the loyalty and dedication of his students.
James also has something else to celebrate; this is the 45th year that he has been practicing martial arts. To commemorate this milestone, James has been working extra hard, sometimes putting in over ninety hours a week. The big push has paid off; James has just had his third martial arts book published, Ju-Jutsu ‘A Comprehensive Guide’. Additionally James has had documented on seventeen DVD’s some of the arts and techniques he has developed. This may not sound much but it is a visual record of thousands of martial arts techniques.
James today is recognised as an international martial arts author and globally as a Martial Arts Grand Master. This is a fantastic achievement from a midlands man.
James’s philosophy is: To do nothing is to achieve nothing, to achieve an ambition you must be unwavering.
|Posted on October 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM|
The Internet Warrior
This is a complete new breed of Warrior; He or she has the PC or lap top on twenty four seven, ready to deliver a ferocious attack from his or her key board. These warrior’s are super fast and deadly at posting there murderous views.
They are ranked by the amount of posting they have on the forum, some have in excess of 4000 postings! While to the layman this seems impossible, to this new breed of warrior the arduous hours of trawling, radiated eyes from looking constantly at a monitor and sore finger tips makes them the elite of elite.
To other forum member’s these soldiers of righteousness are demy gods. Like most gods of legends they have fierce titles like, Jihad Assassin, Punk Slayer, Eternal Wolf and Martial Dominator.
It has to be said, when these internet combatants join forces they are a force equal to an internet tsunami, sending out word waves of destruction, destroying every plausible defence put forward.
The war they wage is against those who have defiled the martial arts global community by not being a citizen of the country of origin that they portray through the martial arts they practice and teach. What is even more contemptible is these individuals then gone on to achieve an elevated status in martial arts. This to this new age internet warrior means only one things, let the battle of brutal words begin.
Each internet warrior has a platform to fight from, this is called a forum. The strongest army of these warriors is on Bullshido forum. They are the S.A.S of internet warriors. Other forums have banned for life some of these fearless warriors for unscrupulous written attacks. However this has not deterred these invincible warrior, he or she often re-invents a new email account and profile and they are then back in the war.
Outside the battle zoned internet, these warriors are expects at stealth, perfectly blending in with the local communities. Some are housewives, other’s mere college students and some are lonely men. What they all have in common is the revulsion for martial arts achievers.
This loathing is often derived from past experiences they had had. The college student, who has gone to a martial arts class and found it difficult to complete a single press up and is humiliated, the women who wanted her child to be black belt but the child could not do a single technique correctly. And lastly we come to the lonely man, his anger is overwhelming, he got to be a black belt once, a long time ago but, then never made the grade for higher dan gradings. It’s not his fault; it’s just that nobody likes him.
Through these humiliations and hardships a new a deadly internet warrior has been borne, one who now unleashes a fury on the martial arts world like none before, the internet warrior.
One should ask, how serious are these internet warriors taken by the global martial arts community? Well by the information presented, they have no expertise in martial arts and for those who have a small amount of experience, are they really competent to judge other’s who have achieved success through years of hard work and dedication. The answer is they are disregarded as total idiots. ‘The way to be nothing is to do nothing’.
|Posted on October 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM|
The Journey Continues for martial arts expert James Moclair Soke Shodia 10th Dan.
After forty five years of practicing and teaching martial arts, you would think that all that could be achieved would have been achieved. But for one devoted Dudley enthusiast the accomplishments of one man keep increasing upward.
James Moclair now aged 58 has now had his third martial arts book published. His latest book is about the ancient Martial art of Ju-Jutsu. It is a comprehensive guide that takes the reader through the all essential basics of martial arts etiquette and then continues to explain in clear detail each element that makes Ju-Jutsu techniques so effective as a comprehensive self defence system.
One of the reason James wanted to write this book is James feels that through modern media Ju-Jutsu is been portrayed as a overall grappling system that is effective for ground fighting only but, in reality this is not the case. Ju-Jutsu has through its heritage has been a fighting system that was engaged by the Samurai warrior. It is renowned for its fierce joint locks, limitless throwing techniques, devastating immobilisation techniques; strategy in multiple attack defences and its ferocious weapon disarm techniques. James has portrayed this fighting spirit in his book.
James’s achievements have not stopped with the publication of this latest book. James in the last nine months has also completed seventeen instructional DVD’s on the various martial arts he teaches. These have proved so popular that in co-ordination with an American martial arts association, Chunjido International. Three of the systems James’s teaches, Ju-Jutsu, Aiki-Jutsu and Kempo Karate are now online for students all over the world to enrol in. James believes he is one of the first in the United Kingdom to do this.
Over the next week, James will be doing a daily book signing at his Dudley based Martial Arts Centre. You can also buy any of James’s books to order from any good book shop or go online where 23,000 outlets around the world will be able to have them delivered to your door.
If you would like further information on James’s books, DVD’s or classes please call into his (Dojo) club at Tai Jutsu Kwai Martial Arts Centre, 89 High Street, Dudley, West Midlands DY11QP or telephone 01384 243060 or 07815 676950. Web site www.taijutsukwai.com