A CLUB playing an important role in the community are celebrating their 10th anniversary.

Adam Forshaw BEM is the founder of Black Scorpion Martial Arts whose Ju-Jitsu club at Winsford Library is ‘making a difference’ to those who attend his JuJitsu sessions.

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The club tackle issues such as bullying through the power of the sport.

“We teach Ju-Jitsu which is a Japanese martial art which orientates around self defence,” said Adam, a sixth dan instructor with 27 years experience who received the British Empire Medal in 2013 for his continuous services to youth through Scouting and martial arts in Cheshire.

“By learning Ju-Jitsu our students don’t just learn how to defend themselves should they be a victim of an attack but we teach them self confidence and discipline which is often all that is needed to warn away a bully.

Winsford Guardian:

“Martial arts is a great way for people to build confidence and discipline while learning a life skill, getting fit and having fun.

“The great thing about martial arts is that there are so many variants, that there is something for everyone.”

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Adam’s role is voluntary and he takes satisfaction from seeing individuals progress in a positive light.

“Most enjoyable thing about teaching Ju-Jitsu is seeing the students develop and become more confident. Parents often tell me that they can see the difference it has made,” he said.

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“It’s not a business to me, I’m not paid to do it, I just teach Ju-Jitsu for the enjoyment of it and I want to help people who may need a little confidence boost to battle through the difficulties we all faced when younger, such as the blight on society that is bullying.”

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Winsford JuJitsu Club members meet every Monday at Winsford Library. Sessions for juniors aged seven and over run from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Senior classes, for those aged 16 and over, follow until 9.45pm when there is sufficient.

“The senior class hasn’t really recovered since reopening after lockdown, so we’re waiting for more interest to start it up again,” he said.

The first lesson is free, there is no joining fee or annual membership, and students can learn from £4 per week.