Sensei Johnathan Bolt is the Chief Instructor of Ju Dachi Martial Arts Association. He opened his own club in the year 2000. He was a Shotokan Karate 1st Dan with a big passion for Karate when his first club was opened in Southend-On-Sea, Essex. With only around 10 students, he joined with UKASKO organization (United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organization). While being with UKASKO he won the Top Instructor award in three consecutive years; 2004, 2005 and 2006. Sensei Jonathan met a senior instructor Sensei Phil Snewin who taught Kamashin Ryu Karate, and Kobujutsu (Okinawan Weapons). Sensei Phil Snewin introduced the martial art of Kobujutsu to Sensei Jonathan Bolt, and after an interesting seminar, Sensei Jonathan found a new love for martial arts. So he started to practice and train in Kobujutsu.