The Bristol Black Dragon
Kickboxing Club was founded in 1998 by Rita Ogden and offers a full range of
disciplines including semi contact, light continuous, full
contact, sparring weapons and creative forms to music, traditional kata and
street self defence.
Rita started her club
with the help and guidance of Master Richard Hopkins, who is founder and
president of World United Martial Arts Federation. (W.U.M.A.).
Rita achieved the
award of Most Successful Female Instructor within W.U.M.A, which is world
wide, and is a Grade A International Referee and a qualified martial arts
medic; she's had numerous competition successes.
dedicates her time to teaching and supporting
her students, many of which have been chosen to take part in
the Great Britain World Champion Squad.
is a 2nd Dan Black Belt
in Wado Ryu Karate, a 6th Dan Black Belt in Hop Kuin Do Kickboxing and a 1st
Dan Zen Shin Do Samurai Sword. Rita's son Matt is also at this level,
is at the forefront as a senior instructor at the club teaching the latest
techniques learned from travelling all over the world on the competition
circuit. He a huge amount of competition
experience from the age of 5 and is listed in the W.B.O.B. World Hall of Fame.
Matt has too many international titles to keep track with, and also claims
six world champion titles.
Come and join us, you
will be assured that you will be given as much help as possible to reach
standards that you never thought achievable.