ATADO (Ju Jitsu / Kung Fu)

A versatile self-defence system incorporating Ju Jitsu and a wide selection of different martial arts skills

A SHORT HISTORY of ATADO Ju Jitsu in Oxford. The `Far Eastern Club` (Atado White Tiger Style) roots are in Kung Fu, devised by Grand Master `Edward` Leong Lee Fu (1932 - 1991) who developed the martial art system for western servicemen stationed in the far east after WW2.

The Oxford martial art club was founded in 1968 by the late Ernie DANKS who studied under the Grand Master. The senior Oxford club instructor is David Rogers, 4th Degree Black Belt and the club has membership of the English Ju Jitsu Federation.

ATADO incorporates many additional techniques from judo, karate, aikido, kick boxing, escrima, wing chun, iaido and others, and also utilises defences from a wide range of weapons. With these other elements combined with the Ju Jitsu this martial arts style lends itself very much towards street survival / self-defence skills from early practice.

Beginners will experience useful techniques from day one and those with the right aptitude build knowledge and ability quickly. Our Ju Jitsu members come from Oxford, Abingdon, Bicester, Chalgrove, Cumnor, Didcot, Kidlington, as well as Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Latvia.

The Oxford Ju Jitsu (ATADO) Club Motto 'NUNQUAM OPPUGNATOR' translates as 'Never the Aggressor'. See CLUB HISTORY for more details.


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Wednesday 7th December 2016

Congratulations to Rob and Jakub - White belt

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Thursday 28th July

The club treated its students (and some partners) to an evening`s bowling at Oxford Bowlplex.

18 members bowled - plus a few cheer-leaders - and we all had a fun night.

Top scorers in the final game were Lee with 155; Adrian with 130 and David with 125.

As the club is non-profit making with no paid instructors, after room rental costs all the proceeds go back to the club and for social events.


Far Eastern Club - We all enjoyed Christmas Dinner at the Jude The Obscure, great turn out 20+ this years!

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Sunday 5th June

Annual Course - In attendance at the Oxford club, Master Tony Hughes, Pat Laming`s club from Sittingbourne and Tony Preece`s club from Cannock.

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DOJO Address

  • South Oxford Community Centre
  • Lake Street
  • Abingdon Road
  • Oxford
  • OX1 4RP
  • CONTACT Details

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  • Phone David on Tel: 07881 520203