Master Jon Ryley

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.

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

Jon is one of only two people in the UK to have Active Instructorships with the Dragon Society International.

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.

Ranks & Certifications:

  • 7th Dan Karate Jutsu
  • 7th Dan Shotokan Karate
  • 4th Dan Torite Jutsu
  • 3rd Dan Freestyle Karate
  • 3rd Dan Kick Boxing
  • Level 3; Coach, British Combat Association
  • Chief Instructor; Karate Justsu Association
  • Kyoshi; Karate Jutsu Association
  • Full Instructor; Dragon Society International
  • L3 Coach; Core Combat

Awards & Recognition:

  • UK Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2015

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 6TH 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

"I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW JON RYLEY SINCE 1997. DURING THAT TIME JON HAS RAPIDLY EXPANDED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM) AS APPLIED TO THE MARTIAL ARTS. HE HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MA HAVING 5TH DAN SHOTOKAN AND SEVERAL OTHER HIGH DAN GRADES IN VARIOUS DISCIPLINES.
HE IS A MOST ACCOMPLISHED MA WITH A SUPERB ATTITUDE. JON WAS AN OCFM INTERNATIONAL COACH FOR OVER 4 YEARS, THE TOP LEVEL IN THE OCFM
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE GO TO TRAIN WITH JON, HE HAS AN OPEN MIND A WILLINGNESS TO HELP OTHERS AND JUST AS IMPORTANT HE LISTENS TO WHAT YOU WANT FROM YOUR TRAINING AND LISTENS TO WHAT IS REQUIRED.
NOT ONLY IS JON A FINE MA HE IS ALSO A GENTLEMAN WITH THE TRUE VALUES OF HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND HONOUR THAT ARE A RARE COMMODITY IN THESE TIMES. ALWAYS TRUE TO HIS WORD AND HIS BELIEFS I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE ABLE TO CALL JON NOT ONLY A MA COLLEAGUE BUT A FRIEND AS WELL."
RUSSELL STUTELY
6TH DAN
OCFM PRINCIPAL AND INTERNATIONAL COACH

"I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY AND TRAINED WITH JON SINCE 1995, HE IS A GREAT TEACHER AND IS ALWAYS TRYING TO FURTHER HIS ALREADY VAST KNOWLEDGE OF MARTIAL ARTS. HE IS ALWAYS TRYING TO HELP AND BETTER THE PEOPLE HE WORKS WITH IN ANYWAY HE CAN WHICH IS A BRILLIANT QUALITY. IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE KNOWING, TRAINING AND GROWING UP WITH JON."
ROBERT MAWDSLEY
1ST DAN
KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION

"I HAVE KNOWN JON PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY FOR OVER 12 YEARS. HE IS AN EXCELLENT MARTIALARTIST AND AN EXCELLENT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR. I HIGHLY RECOMEND TRAINING WITH JON OR WITH ANY OF HIS STAFF IN HIS ASSOCIATION."
STEVE KELLY
4TH DAN
OCFM
NATIONAL COACH

“I MET JON A FEW YEARS AGO IN CYPRUS ON A TRAINING CAMP. ON MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF MEETING HIM I TOOK AN INSTANCE LIKING TO JON. I WAS PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED WITH HIS INTERPERSONAL SKILLS. JON IS ALSO AN EXCEPTIONAL MARTIAL ARTIST AND UPHOLDS VERY HIGH STANDARDS. I HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH JON AND MEET UP AND TRAIN WITH HIM WHENEVER I CAN. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK JON FOR ALL HIS HELP."
BRIAN WHATFORD
4TH DAN KARATE JUTSU
ASSISTANT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR, KJA

"I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE A MEMBER OF THE KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION (KJA) AND CORE COMBAT FOR JUST OVER FOUR YEARS NOW. I TRAVEL 30 MILES THERE AND BACK TWICE A WEEK TO TRAIN, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NUMEROUS CLUBS ON MY DOOR-STEP. I BEGAN TRAINING IN VARIOUS MARTIAL ARTS AT THE AGE OF 5 AND SPENT BASICALLY TWENTY YEARS TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING THAT I REALLY LIKED. AT A TIME WHEN I NEEDED IT THE MOST, I DISCOVERED THE KJA AND HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. IT IS A WARM AND WELCOMING CLUB WITH STRONG VALUES AND IS THE MOST PROGRESSIVE, FORWARD LOOKING CLUB I HAVE EVER TRAINED AT. I URGE ANYONE WITH A DESIRE TO LEARN TRUE MARTIAL ARTS TO COME AND TRAIN WITH THE KJA.?"
KRIS MANSFIELD
1ST DAN
KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION

I HAVE BEEN TRAINING WITH THE KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION AND CORE COMBAT FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND HAVE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT. THE MARTIAL ARTS TAUGHT AT THE KJA/CC APPLICABLE TO REAL LIFE SITUATIONS AND EVERYONE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO ADVISE AND ASSIST. ALL TOGETHER THIS IS A FANTASTIC CLUB.?
JAMES HOPE
2ND KYU
KARATE JUTSU ASSOCIATION

"JON RYLEY IS A FOCUSED AND DEDICATED SELF PROTECTION INSTRUCTOR, JON AS INSTRUCTED ME FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS IN SELF DEFENCE/ PROTECTION WHILST ALSO BEING HEAVILY INVOLVED IN HIS MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION WERE I HAVE LEARNT WESTERN BOXING AND THE FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS JON NOT ONLY TRAINS IN PHYSICAL SELF DEFENCE AND OFFENSIVE COUNTER ACTIONS BUT ALSO IN MIND CONTROL AND MENTAL AWARENESS I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND JON AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN LIFE’S PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGES AS HE HAS HELPED ME IN MY BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LIFE."
STEVE BARNES
CORPORATE CLIENT FROM DELARUE PLC

"JON, IS AN EXTREMELY TALENTED, DEDICATED AND WELL-DISCIPLINED INSTRUCTOR. HE HAS BEEN INSTRUCTING MYSELF AND MY DAUGHTERS IN MARTIAL ARTS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. WE ALL THOROUGHLY ENJOY THE TRAINING AND TEACHING METHODS EMPLOYED BY JON AND CONTINUES TO ENRICH US IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES."
SIMON RYLEY
STUDENT ON THE CORE COMBAT PROGRAM

"I TRAINED UNDER JON AT HIS KARATE CLUB FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, ONLY LEAVING WHEN I MOVED AWAY FROM THE AREA. I HAVE TRAINED SINCE IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PLACES, NONE OF WHICH CAME CLOSE IN COMBINING EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION WITH A PERSONABLE AND RELAXED TEACHING STYLE THAT WAS ADAPTABLE TO EACH STUDENT’S LEARNING STYLE WITHOUT EVER COMPROMISING ON CHALLENGES OR STANDARDS. BUT THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS, THOUGH VALUABLE AND ENJOYABLE AS TAUGHT BY JON, WERE SURPASSED BY THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION JON PROVIDED, STILL WITH ME TODAY, IN MENTAL RESILIENCE, DETERMINATION, AND COMMITTMENT. THE MARTIAL ARTS WERE THE MEDIUM IN WHICH JON TRAINED THESE SKILLS, BUT THEY ARE NOT LIMITED TO USE IN THAT MEDIUM. JON HAS A KNACK OF IDENTIFYING THE STRENGTHS IN AN INDVIDUAL OR AN IDEA AND TURNING IT INTO A SUCCESSFUL PACKAGE THROUGH THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF MOTIVATION AND CHALLENGE. I CAN’T RECOMMEND THE KARATE CLUB HIGHLY ENOUGH – BUT BE PREPARED TO WORK HARD AND BE CHALLENGED AND THE SKILLS LEARNED ARE APPLICABLE TO MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE MARTIAL ARTS"

DAVID JAKULIS
4TH KYU
GRADUATE OF THE KJA

Dragon Society International