Specialization/s: Martial arts coach, Ju Jitsu (Japanese),
This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.
John Beckman is an 8th Dan in Ju Jitsu
Hanshi Beckman is a well-known figure in the world of martial arts with many years of commitment and hard work in building the Australian Ju Jitsu Association of which he is elected president – for over 20 years in fact.
John Beckman operates his own Ju Jitsu program under the Association, known as Senjutsu Ryu Ju Jitsu. His influence throughout his 40 years coaching career has been vast. The longevity in his art is because he truly loves what he does and understands the profound benefits that one gains through the practice of a traditional system of martial arts.
John Beckman is the perfect ambassador for traditional Ju jitsu which undoubtedly is why the AJJA members keep him in his role of president. The political environment in martial arts can be very stormy, but John Beckman is able to navigate the peaks and troughs with a calm demeanour that few get to achieve in a lifetime.
As a teacher John Beckman is concerned with the development of all his students and is known for his “iron fist / velvet glove” approach that successfully achieves the best results possible. John’s methodologies is conducive to the development of champions, and champion Ju Jitsu players is what he achieves, ensuring that the future of the art is safe and sound.
John’s Senjutsu-Ryu Ju Jitsu system offers classes to school groups - either as a one-off introduction to self-defence, or as part of an ongoing curriculum activity. We show self-defence techniques that are designed to be simple, straightforward and effective, both in and out of school situations.
Regular classes are undertaken in Melbourne, Australia: Altona, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee and Williamstown. The program caters for juniors and adults, for those looking for fitness or self-defence and more.
8th Dan Black Belt | 2014-04-20
Australian Ju Jitsu Association | President
Senjutsu Ryu Ju Jitsu | Chief Instructor