Beeches Martial Arts Instructors

April 20, 2016

Sensei Paul Taylor – Club Founder

Sensei Paul Taylor - Beeches Martial Arts Club Founder

Sensei Paul Taylor has been a practitioner in martial arts since 1975 when his father, after seeing how the world was changing, took his 5 sons to an Aikido club . The family later started to learn Judo.


Over the past 40 years sensei Paul has engaged in many different martial arts studying under many top class martial arts instructors including the late great professor Clive E. Taylor. Progressing through these different martial arts has helped and honed his skills. Deciding to specialise in Goshin Jitsu, Paul subsequently founding the Beeches Martial Arts System, concentrating on a real self defence system not just for people who are fit and healthy but for everyone to enjoy.

Sensei Paul Taylor – Qualifications

  • 5th Dan Goshin Jitsu
  • 4th Dan B.S.D.F
  • 3rd Dan Judo
  • 1st Kyu Aikido
  • Competition official B.J.A
  • N.V.Q Judo (Bilston college)
  • Jujitsu Coach W.J.J.C
  • Judo Club Coach B.J.A / A.M.A
  • Regional Martial Arts Coach A.M.A
  • Personal Safety Adviser B.I.A
  • Senior Club Coach Beeches Martial Arts
  • School Governer at Four Dwellings School

Professor Clive E Taylor, deceased

Clive Taylor

Clive was the most dedicated practitioner of martial arts I’ve ever had the privilege to work with in my 35 years of martial arts. He was the one true master with integrity and professionalism never getting involved with politics, and always showing full respect for all martial arts. He is sadly missed.

Professor Clive E Taylor – Qualifications

  • Over 40 years experience
  • 6th dan Goshin Jitsu
  • 6th dan BSDF
  • 4th dan Judo
  • 1st dan Aikido
  • Founder of CET Martial Arts
  • Founder member of AMA technical advisory committee
  • Goshin adviser to the BJA
  • Personal safety adviser
  • The only one I know who won 5 gold medals in one day.
  • The list goes on…

Professor Colin Whitaker

Colin is a well respected martial artist and well liked by all, practicing jujitsu most of his 78 years, he was president of the amateur martial association, and president of the world jujitsu council. Colin is now running 3 x tai jitsu classes in the leeds area.

Professor Colin Whitaker – Qualifications

  • 9th dan JuJitsu
  • 4th dan Judo
  • Tai Jitsu instructor with over 50 years martial arts experience and expertise

Sensie Leslie Davies

Leslie Davies

Les has been a practitioner and instructor in martial arts for over 60 years. I remember him as a young boy when I had the privilege to be taught by someone I looked up to as a God and still do. He has trained under some of the old masters and produced a few himself.  Again some one not into politics, possibly the reason for his grade over 60 years. But to me and many others no grade is needed, simply Sensie Les.

Leslie Davies – Qualifications

  • One of the founder members of Austin Judo Club
  • 6th dan Judo
  • 1st dan Kendo
  • 1st dan Goshin Jitsu
  • Personal safety adviser
  • BJA kata judge
  • Adviser BJA table official
  • Trained under many Japanese Masters.
  • Again the list goes on… I am humbled.

John Jeffery

John Jeffery - Chairman of the Beeches Martial Arts Club

John started Jujitsu in 2004 following spells of Judo and other martial arts.

He has been an asset to Beeches Martial Arts having organised many events. He has worked his way up to chairman of the Beeches Martial Arts Club plus head senior junior coach. A valuable and irreplaceable member of the club.

Qualifications

  • 4th Dan Goshin Jitsu
  • 2nd Dan Judo B.S.D.F / B.J.A
  • Senior Junior Coach B.S.D.F / A.M.A
  • 2nd Dan B.S.D.F
  • Competition official B.J.A

Vicki Taylor

Vicki has been in martial arts for over 20 years and is a valuable member of the club. she works tirelessly as an official and student.

Qualifications

  • 3rd Dan jujitsu
  • 1st Dan b s d f
  • Qualified club coach
  • Womens self defence instructor
  • Member of BMA self protection team
  • First aid trained
  • CRB checked
  • Qualified in child protection
  • Member of the bma committee

Keith Taylor

Keith is the son of professor Clive Taylor and has been involved with martial arts since he was a toddler. Keith is also a valuable member of the beeches martial arts club and works tirelessly with his students to produce the best.

Qualifications

  • 4th Dan Goshin Jitsu
  • 1st Dan Judo B.S.D.F
  • Jujitsu coach A.M.A / B.S.D.F
  • 2nd Dan B.S.D.F
  • Jujitsu Dan B.S.D.F
  • Jujitsu / Judo Coach C.M.

Adam Hannah

Adam is a great personality and is always there for his students with many years training as a lad, he has bags of experience to pass on.

Qualifications

  • Adam has over 10 years martial arts experience mostly in judo competitions were he gained many medals and titles
  • 2nd Dan Judo
  • 2nd dan jujitsu
  • Qualified club coach
  • First aid trained
  • CRB checked
  • Member of BMA committee

Lee Deeley

A respectful member with good traditional values and lots of respect.

Qualifications

  • Over 13 years martial arts experience
  • 3rd Dan Jujitsu
  • 1st dan b s d f
  • Qualified club coach
  • First aid trained
  • CRB checked
  • Member of the club committee

Sensie John Rotheram

John has done many martial arts over his 76 years, but chose to specialize in Tai Chi, which he has owned his skills over the last 25 years. John has now has decided that after all that time, he just has enough knowledge to teach, a very welcoming man, who can put any one at ease.

John Clark

Qualifications

  • qualified jujitsu coach
  • qualified boxercise instructor
  • qualified kids boxercise instructor
  • FA football level 1
  • personal trainer level 3
  • advanced sports and exercise nutrition adviser
  • circuit training
  • studying BSC sports coaching science
  • DBS checked / first aid trained
  • 24 years martial arts experience

sensei chris handy

Qualifications

  • 1st dan jujitsu
  • qualified jujitsu coach
  • over 4 years martial arts experience
  • DBS checked/ first aid trained
  • a very valuable member and coach

sensei john pickup

Qualifications

  • 1st kyu jujitsu
  • 3years martial arts experience
  • qualified jujitsu coach
  • treasurer at grove m a
  • DBS checked/ first aid trained
  • a very valuable member of beeches coaching team

sensei dave king

Qualifications

  • 1st dan jujitsu
  • working towards his coaching qualification
  • working towards his first aid training
  • DBS checked
  • trained very hard over the years bags of dedication,
  • part of the team of coaches at grove, and beeches as a whole