Andy Dickinson is one of martial arts highest achievers. he has spent many years travelling and studying many methods of martial arts worldwide.

Andy is the founder and head of Northstar Ju Jitsu. He has spent over 40 years, training, competing and researching all aspects of martial arts and personal well being worldwide. He is passionate about teaching martial arts as a legitimate path to understanding oneself and helping his students to see the link between training in the dojo and living a courageous life.

Andy has established a network of like minded senior students that have gone onto teach Northstar Ju Jitsu with in their own dojo’s making NSJJ accessable through out Sydney and Perth. He has also written and recorded a thorough online Northstar Mastery  Academy that adds a new dimension to the quality of how martial is taught and allows Northstar Ju Jitsu to be studied anywhere is the world.

The  author of Stand Tall,  Ancient traditions Modern Warrior, The Warrior Upgrade and now his first fiction novel The Last Warrior and several ebooks, and a prolific blog writer, Andy presents an education on a multitude of topics related to martial arts and life. Above all else, Andy finds his greatest inspiration teaching all levels of students at his beautiful dojo in the heart of Sydney’s inner west. His method of teaching is fun and he inspires the students to do their best by motivating at all times in a positive way.

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9th Dan International Budo Sports Ju Jitsu. Japan.

8th Dan World Sports Ju Jitsu Organisation. Poland

5th Dan Taekwondo (Kukkiwon. Korea)

3rd Dan SAW. Submission Arts Wrestling. Japan

2nd Dan Daito Ryu Aiki Ju Jitsu. Japan. Shinbukan dojo

1st Dan Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Ju Jitsu. Japan

Certificate 4 in Sports Coaching.


38 years experience

Black Belt Ju Jutsu

Black Belt Aiki Ju Jitsu

Judo and Kick Boxing

Meditation and Tai Chi

Recognised as a founding member of ISJA


President International Budo-Ju Jitsu Fed

Member Australian Ju Jitsu Fed

Regular trips to train in Japan

Approachable and friendly

29 Dan Gradings


Over 2000 Active Students

Over 75 active Black Belts

Classes throughout Sydney and Perth

Regular free classes and seminars

Local and International Competitions

Free Martial Arts Lesson

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    Having achieved your black belt and wanting to continue learning this course does not disappoint. Lots of new techniques and skills to learn an practice. Having started the 1st Dan training I could see where your training from White to red belt all starts to come together and then move forward adding another layer to your training. Well worth getting


    1st Dan Black Belt Course

    Definitely recommended, through informative videos which are just the right length you get exactly what you need to succeed with your technique. I used both dojo classes and the online material and they complement each other brilliantly. Online material allow you to learn in your own time and master the techniques before applying them in the dojo. I often forget a particular nuance of a technique and come back to the online course material to revise, which allows me to make the best of my time in the dojo.

    Matthew Platts

    Ju Jitsu Yellow Belt Course

    Highly recommended! These courses are very detailed and have videos, photos and quizzes to help you achieve your best on the mats. They also share the history of the system which gives you a greater appreciation for the system that Andy sensei has created.


    Ju Jitsu White Belt Course
    Northstar Ju Jitsu

    Northstar Ju Jitsu is also taught by senior Black Belts at their own studios'.

    These are independently run from the Headquarters .Andy Dickinson Sensei is the head of and founder of Northstar Ju Jitsu and oversees the teaching of his program.

    All Black Belts are graded by Andy Dickinson Sensei.