Our Founder

The founder of the Northstar Ju Jitsu System is Sensei Andy Dickinson.  Darren is a senior student of Andy Sensei.

Sensei Andy Dickinson

Andy DickinsonSensei Andy Dickinson developed the Northstar Ju Jitsu System. Andy Sensei has been studying martial arts and fitness for more than 30 years and is one of the Martial Arts highest achievers. He has 4th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo (WTF) and is the only non-Japanese to be trained and graded to Black belt by Japanese Masters in Japan in 2 of the most famous styles of Ju Jitsu; Daito Ryu Aiki Ju Jutsu (2nd Dan) and Tenjin Shin Yo Ryu Ju Jutsu (Ist Dan).

Andy was awarded a 9th Degree Black Belt in Budo Ju Jitsu in Japan by Aso Sensei and is President of the International Budo Ju Jitsu Federation. He has also studied many other forms: Judo in Japan, Taekwondo in Korea, stick and knife fighting in the Philippines, Thai boxing in Thailand, and Brazilian Ju Jitsu in America. He has also made in depth studies of kick boxing, boxing and wrestling.  In more recent times, Andy has been training in the Russian Martial Art of Systema.

Northstar Ju Jitsu

Andy Dickinson now devotes his time to expanding the training methods and philosophies of Northstar Ju Jitsu. The system can be studied on the surface to get fit and learn self-defense and it can also lead to incredible changes in self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and self knowledge.

Students can use their training as a metaphor to break through barriers and achieve outstanding results mentally, physically and spiritually in everything they do.
Andy Sensei has helped thousands of students enjoy a better life through regular martial arts and fitness training. He has many students that now use the Northstar Ju Jitsu system in their own martial arts schools.

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