- Chongshin Do – Instructors
- Cage Fighting
Martin I. Blakeway, Sensei, has been involved in the Martial Arts for many years – he started at the age of 18 when he joined a TKD style Martial Arts.
During his journey to Black Belt he moved to London to experience the lights and fast living of the capitol. Having passed his Black Belt 1st
He began Instructing and soon found he had a natural “way” of coaching.
The journey took him to many of the great wonders of the world and he experienced many different cultures and countries including America, Australia and the far East. He visited Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Here he witnessed Thai boxing and other Martial art forms.
After this trip he decided to go back to Australia and he lived there for a further year and a half before the pull of his large family was too great and he returned home. It was then he decided to go full time into the great passion of is life – Martial Arts.
He opened eight Martial art Schools in the Midlands area teaching mainly in Taekwondo but with the added knowledge and an open mind he began to expand the system and developed it further.
Martin attended college for three years in order to gain more qualifications in sport related subjects including RSA Diploma, Sports & Fitness Diploma.
He also holds the assessor awards – D32 and D33.
Qualifications through MAAS include:-
BKBU Kickboxing diploma,
Judging Diplomas and
level 3 SCI Aikijutsu (Black Belt Jujitsu standard)
Martin is also a trained Healer and meditation coach.
Chongshin Do was “born” when politics in the TKD style Martin was learning stopped him from developing and progressing any further (as is the trouble with many styles out there) – with the continuing thirst for knowledge and questioning, a Martial art “stuck in the past” was not for him and Martin decided to look else where for an expansion of the TKD back ground he had.
He introduced Jujitsu and aikido techniques to the syllabus and with the meeting of a true legend in Martial Arts – Soke Brian Dossett the Chongshin Do system began to evolve rapidly.
Soke Dossett is a 10th Dan Grandmaster of Jujitsu & Aikido – his fifty (plus) years of Martial Art experience helped form the way Chongshin Do is today – with the inclution of the SCI – Aikijutsu sylabus – Chongshin Do became a style of continued development – a style that is free of politics – run in a traditionally”family” way and is practical and exciting.
Chongshin Do is getting its head above the masses out there – promoting themselves at the UK’s largest Martial art exhibition – SENI 2000 ,2001 , 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 2006, at the NEC – Chongshin Do has also organised fighting events that prove Chongshin Do is a style that breeds great fighters as well – beating some of the UK’s best Kickboxing associations. They are very proud of one of their top instructors – Sensei Paul Taylor who held the MAAS World Cruiserweight Full Contact Kickboxing Title (plus PKA Title – won in South Africa).
Paul is now persuing a careea in Cage Fighting. There are many more fighters coming through the ranks and the association is continuing to expand.
Martin has developed a style that is continually evolving and improving. The Chongshin Do clubs are very popular and the team of Instructors in the Chongshin Do Association are all great friends as well as expert Martial Artists.
This is a big part of the Chongshin Do philosophy – it is run traditionally with the emphasis on the “Family” feel to the running of the Association.