From top left: Sensei Brian and wife Gillian, Sensei receives Dan grade certificate from Sensei Terry Parker, Sensei in 'Katana' action, a young Sensei Mallon in Official attire, and the first ever Pee-Wee class!
In 1980 Sensei Brian Mallon stepped onto the mat for the very first time. Under the tutelage of Roy and Ray Huggins who themselves trained under the esteemed Vernon Bell, Sensei Mallon honed his skills as a Ju-Jitsu student.
As the years progressed, and his skills developed, Sensei Mallon became one of the highest regarded Black Belts within the British Ju Jitsu Association. So much so that many Black Belts, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Dans alike, owe their skill sets to the teachings of Sensei Mallon.
In 1999 Sensei Mallon opened the doors to his own Dojo, at St Josephs Old School Hall, with his wife Gillian. In the Summer of 2005, the club officially took on the mantle of STANFORD WARRIORS, and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
Over the last 15 years and [starting with only 6 students], Sensei Mallon and Gillian have worked hard to teach Discipline, Self Defence, Confidence - and the traditional art of Ju Jitsu - to children and adults. They can now boast over 600 full members and, with those numbers steadily rising, Stanford Warriors has evolved from a Club to an Association, and are now actively working to become an Academy.
With his strong bond and amazing friendship with Professor Terry Parker 10th Dan, Sensei Mallon has been guided and mentored throughout the years and, in 2013, received his 7th Dan and was subsequently voted onto the Executive Committee of the British Ju-Jitsu Association (The only recognised governing body for Ju-Jitsu in the United Kingdom).
Above: Sensei Mallon performs the Sai Kata