Leanne Walsh

"My martial art journey began at 14 years of age. I was super shy and very quiet. Along the way I learnt to be tough when I am weak, confident when I am afraid and calm when I am troubled. I learnt to stand up and be heard in a world dominated by strength and ego, something which I had little of"
Leanne Walsh
Chief Instructor
  • 7th DanĀ  Rishinkan Jujutsu, Kyoshi
  • 5th Dan Judo
  • 5th Dan Iaido, Renshi
  • 3rd Dan Jodo

At 14 years of age I started to learn judo/jujutsu in Kensington. It was there that I met Kevin Walsh. He became my teacher and mentor. I received my black belt and took over the instruction of the school. Kevin and I married and continued our martial art journey together.

  • Taught at seminars in Germany, Hungary, France & Greece
  • Demonstrated Jujutsu, Judo, Iaido & Jodo at Dai Nippon Butoku Kai events in Japan, Portugal, Belgium and France.
  • Commenced training in Iaido and Jodo in 2005.
  • 2nd Place in Australian National Iaido Championship, Canberra 2009.
  • Attended DNBK Elite Jujutsu seminar Kyoto, Japan.
  • Attended World Butoku Sai events in Kyoto, Japan in 2008, 2012, 2016, 2023.
  • Awarded the title of Jujutsu Kyoshi from Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.
  • Organised the “Fight for Life” martial art charity event.
  • Taught at “Fight for Life”  since 2010, a charity event to raise money for curing cancer.
  • DNBK – International Butoku Commending Leadership Award, 2023.