Ronin Yudansha Ryu was founded in 1990 by John Steadman to teach and promote Ju Jitsu in the UK and Overseas. John his friends and students concerned at falling teaching and ethical standards in the organisation to which they then belonged, decided to break away and form their own association which would strive to achieve the highest possible standards in martial arts.
Ronin Yudansha Ryu is an appropriate name for the association given our beginnings. A Ronin was a samurai who through fate or personal choice had no master, the word literally means man on the wave. Yudansha is a Japanese word meaning Black Belts. Ryu another Japanese word meaning style of or school of. The name therefore means The school of the black belts who acknowledge no master or Break away school of Black Belts.