Budokan Ju-Jitsu Club
Based at Hale Youth Centre

Budokan Ju-Jitsu Club  - Website updated 22.05.21

Professor Jack Britten 1889 - 1978

Professor Jack Britten started his fighting life as a pro boxer in London he was fighting all comers, one day a Japanese fighter came to the gym and fought Jack using Ju-Jitsu, fortunately for us Jack lost.

Jack gave up his boxing and asked to be taught by this victor, this happened and Jack got his black sash / master black belt,

Professor Jack Britten started The Alpha Ju-Jitsu Institute in 1924,

He was the grandfather of Ju-Jitsu in the northwest, most high level instructors were taught by him at some point.

Until his death he remained a full time instructor teaching the same system he was taught by his first Japanese instructors.

A true British Pioneer of the Art

Professor Jack Britten  Master Grade