Guest of honour at Cobra Ju-jitsu’s Easter presentation night 10 years ago was ex-Skegness Mayor Coun Frank Grunnill.
Mr Grunnill opened the club in 2001 and was able to present Nathan Lake – a member of the club when it started – with his first dan grade, meaning he was no longer a student.
Before the presentations there were several demonstrations. The junior club members gave a display of synchronised breakfalls, the art of landing on the ground without hurting yourself. The seniors, aged 13-60, followed with a demonstration of locks, throws, and take downs all used in self-defence.
Senior sensei Nick Preston also explained how the club also mixes a Russian martial art called systema with ju-jitsu.