Jon Ryley

Jon Ryley - Dragon Society International

Jon has dedicated the last 30 years of his life to the acquisition of Martial Arts knowledge and techniques. His main focus is in the disciplines of; Karate, Self Defence and Self Protection incorporating aspects of Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali, Boxing, and ToriteJutsu (pressurepoints).

Always on a quest with a great thirst for knowledge he is currently studying Kali, JKD and Jun Fan Gung Fu under the tutelage of Rick Young and BJJ under Lucio Rodrigues,  Paul Hartley and Matthew Callaghan.

He is also a Coach with the British Combat Association under Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Jon is one of only five people in the UK to have Active Instructorships with the Dragon Society International and is the only Full Instructor.

Jon often teaches security staff from both civilian, blue light and military organizations where he incorporates aspects of Karate Jutsu to give participants some easy to use and more “Bang for the Buck” applications for threat removal.

Apart from his involvement with the BCA, Jon also runs the Karate Jutsu Association which concentrates on the adaptation of Karate techniques to real life situations whilst maintaining vast aspects of the founding karate principles.

Contact Jon at jon@karatejutsu.org or on +44 1704 823412

Ranks & Certifications:

      • 7th Dan Karate Jutsu
      • 7th Dan Shotokan Karate
      • 4th Dan Torite Jutsu
      • 3rd Dan Freestyle Karate
      • 3rd Dan Kick Boxing
      • Purple Belt – Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
      • Level 3; Coach, British Combat Association
      • Chief Instructor; Karate Justsu Association
      • Kyoshi; Karate Jutsu Association
      • Full Instructor; Dragon Society International
      • Head of the Dragon Society in the United Kingdom

Testimonials for Jon Ryley:
“I’m always impressed with a club which recognises both the importance of sound basics, but also the requirement to adapt a traditional eastern martial art to the demands placed on us in the west to cope with violence as it happens in today’s world!
Your club has always embraced the best of traditional standard jon, but been progressive and extremely open to the concepts and strategies of personal security and the need for intensive training.
This latter prepares your students for the realities of the street and not many clubs will embark upon ‘real’ hard core training – well done!
On a closing note, I fully endorse the training regime of Jon Ryley, and have had the pleasure of running open training courses at Jon’s club in Mawdesley, Lancashire. The BCA recognise and have graded Jon Ryley to 7th Dan Karate Jutsu, 5th Dan Shotokan Karate and 3rd Dan kick boxing.”

Peter Consterdine, 8th dan, kyoshi
Joint chief instructor
British combat association

“I have known Jon for around 7 years and he runs a well organised and effective martial arts association, i have had the pleasure to train with Jon at his club frequently over the last few years, and I’m always surprised by the skill level and openness to new concepts. Jon is a good coach and motivator and i wish i had known him whilst I was fighting, he would have been in my corner.”
Herol “Bomber” Graham
Ex British, European and commonwealth middleweight champion