Experienced Teachers

The Senseis have a combined experience of over 30 years in martial arts.

Owner, Sensei Ciarán is widely experienced in education including Primary School Education and Special Educational Needs.


Sensei

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David Chantler

Dave is the oldest member of the team, he joined the AJJA before it was the AJJA. He has trained Judo and Ju Jitsu. When not in the dojo, you are likely to find Dave at a City game, renovating his daughter's house or relaxing in Spain with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also works full-time as a caretaker for a High School in Manchester.

Qualifications:

Shodan Black Belt Atemi Ju Jitsu Association

Level 1,2,3 Coaching BJJAGB

First Aid for Martial Arts Training

Level 2 Child Protection in Sport and Leisure

Level 2 Equality and Diversity

Level 2 An Introduction to Leadership

Level 2 An Introduction to Risk Assessment

Level 2 Preventing Bullying

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Ciarán McLoughlin

Ciarán formed the AJJA in 2008. He has trained in Ju Jitsu, Judo, Karate and Kickboxing. He currently trains Kickboxing at Manchester Elite Kickboxing Academy, Blackley. When not in the dojo, you are likely to find Ciarán cycling or relaxing with his fiancée, dogs and cats. He also works full-time as a SENCO in a Primary School in Manchester.

Qualifications:

Shodan Black Belt Atemi Ju Jitsu Association

Nidan Black Belt Atemi Ju Jitsu Association

Level 1,2,3 Coaching BJJAGB

Schools First Aid inc. Epi-Pen Administration

Level 2 Child Protection in Sport and Leisure

Level 2 Equality and Diversity

Level 2 An Introduction to Leadership

Level 2 An Introduction to Risk Assessment

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Peter Sadler

Pete joined the AJJA before it was the AJJA. He has trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ju Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Taekwondo. He regularly trains BJJ at ASW, Altrincham. When not in the dojo, you are likely to find Pete traveling for work, attending a gig or relaxing with his wife and children. He also works full-time for an audio engineering company in Manchester.

Qualifications:

Shodan Black Belt Atemi Ju Jitsu Association

 


General Manager

Rachel Heyes

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Rachel joined the AJJA in October 2016 as General Manager to help the club with finances, equipment, licences, training, marketing. She is a qualified teacher of creative media production and trained dancer. She enjoys walking her dogs and photography.

Qualifications:

Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect

Data Protection at Work

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Fire Safety

First Aid for Martial Arts Training

Health and Safety

Infection Control

Keeping Children Safe

Manual Handling in the Workplace & Moving and Handling Theory

Medication Administration

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme

Risk Management