Meet the team
All instructors in our classes must meet exceptionally high levels of professional competence and satisfy strictly observed principles having a duty of care & respect for our students. All instructors are CRB/police checked.
Sensei Andy Privett: Senior Instructor
Andy holds a 4th degree black belt in Ju Jutsu and is also highly graded in Judo.
Andy is a fully qualified PE teacher who has taught PE, sports and martial arts in schools around Gloucestershire. He retains close links and is involved in LEA activities around the county.
Andy has trained thousands of students over an 18 year period.
He has a simple motto – ‘we empower our students to take control and stay safe’.
Tim Kenyon: Instructor
Tim holds a 2nd degree black belt and is one of the oldest members at the club. Tim has unparrelled levels of energy and expertise and has supported hundreds of students over the years.
Joe Kinane: Instructor
Joe is a 1st degree black belt in Ju Jutsu and also holds a black belt in Aikido.
Joe is an experienced school teacher and headmaster who brings that expertise onto the Ju Jutsu mats.
Hayley Privett: Club Administrator
Hayley handles all the administration tasks at the club. Hayley has an NNEB qualification and has worked in schools for over 14 years.
Sensei Ross Iannoccaro: President of Tai Ju Jutsu
We are very proud to work under the guidance & expertise of Sensei Ross Iannoccaro (7th degree black belt) and Tai Ju Jutsu Kai. Sensei Ross formed TJK in 1980 and now has 20 clubs and thousands of students around the country. All clubs follow a carefully designed and proven syllabus. The syllabus covers all aspects of the art, from practical & effective self defence to the traditional application of techniques to the ever popular kumite & grappling competitions.
As a club we meet all the national requirements for safeguarding training.
What Our Students Say
“To be honest wasn’t sure it would be my thing but went along to see and was hooked the first week!! Look forward to our class and my confidence has grown every week!! Thank you Andy and team”Ros Brown
“Sensei Andy Privett is always friendly and approachable to parents and all of his students. His professional and enthusiastic way of teaching shines through my son’s progression from being a beginner to holding a green belt in Jujutsu. Regular classes, organised and run by Andy, is bringing out the best in my son’s development into a confident martial artist. Andy brings a fresh and exciting angle to each lesson which always encourages my son to focus and enjoy his time on the mats training.”Chris Woodward