Jon Ryley

Jon has dedicated the last 33 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 Torite Jutsu (pressure points).

At Gracie Barra Chorley, May 2019.

Always on a quest with a great thirst for knowledge, he is currently studying BJJ under  Professor Matthew Callaghan of Grace Barra Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu

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

Jon is one of only seven people in the UK to have Active Instructorships with the Dragon Society International and is the only Full Instructor.

With Shihan Brian Whatford, 15th Dec 2017, at Brian Peterborough dojo

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.

Contact Jon at or on +44 7831 879882

Ranks & Certifications:

      • 7th Dan Karate Jutsu
      • 7th Dan Shotokan Karate
      • 7th Dan GM Level Dragon Society International
      • 4th Dan Torite Jutsu
      • 4th Dan Okinawan Kempo
      • 3rd Dan Freestyle Karate
      • 3rd Dan Kick Boxing
      • Purple Belt – Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
      • Level 3; Coach, British Combat Association
      • Chief Instructor; Karate Justsu Association
      • Kyoshi; Karate Jutsu Association
      • Full Instructor; Dragon Society International
      • Head of the Dragon Society in Europe

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 7th 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