In 2000, Sensei Mumtaz established her own club and named it Onna Ju-Jitsu (being female, Sensei Mumtaz wanted a name representative of herself and decided on the name Onna which translates as 'woman' in Japanese. Also the name 'onna' played on the word 'honour' which is one of the seven codes of bushido). Moving on from Sensei Riley she started attending training at the World Ju-Jitsu Federation headquarters in Liverpool with the world famous Sensei Robert Clark (9th dan). Under Sensei Clark's careful and expert guidance she attained her Sandan (3rd), Yondan (4th) and Godan (5th degree blackbelt).

Following the tragic death of the late Professor Clark in 2012, Sensei Mumtaz (together with her team of coaches and senior graded students) decided that the best way forward for the development of the club was to join The British Ju-Jitsu Association. Sensei Mumtaz continues with her own personal training at the Masters of Martial Academy, Accrington with Sensei Martin Dixon (Head of BJJA).

Onna Ju-Jitsu Club started from humble beginnings with only 2 students and over the past 13 years has become one of the leading martial arts clubs in the country with over 500 members regularly attending weekly through its network of clubs in community centres and local schools.
Onna History
Onna History
Sensei Mumtaz discovered Ju-Jitsu purely by accident at the age of 21 after double booking a hall whilst Sensei Robert Kabongo was teaching. Fascinated by the art she joined the class and soon made her way up to Blue belt at the University of Bradford. Sensei Kabongo moved on from the club due to work commitments and was replaced by Sensei William Riley of Katana Club. At the age of 25, Sensei Mumtaz achieved Shodan status (1st degree blackbelt) followed by Nidan (2nd blackbelt) 2 years later.
Fascinated by the art she joined the class and soon made her way up to Blue belt at the University of Bradford. Sensei Kabongo moved on from the club due to work commitments and was replaced by Sensei William Riley of Katana Club. At the age of 25, Sensei Mumtaz achieved Shodan status (1st degree blackbelt) followed by Nidan (2nd blackbelt) 2 years later.
Sensei Mumtaz discovered Ju-Jitsu purely by accident at the age of 21 after double booking a hall whilst Sensei Robert Kabongo was teaching.
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