Karate Jutsu Kai is an established Martial Arts system with international recognition. Founded by the renowned Kancho Bernard Creton (9th dan), the style strives to provide a system of self defence with traditional values. In Kancho Creton we are fortunate to have a lineage, which leads back to the teaching of Mas Oyama himself and today, Kancho's continued passion and leadership inspires all those who follow him.

Shihan Cliff Bolt 5th Dan opened the first club in Hailsham at the Groveland school in November 1993 as a Sempai 2nd Dan.  Apart from the original Groveland’s school being replaced with a new building in the late 1990’s the Hailsham venue has not changed.

Still under the guidance and tuition of Shihan Cliff Bolt Eastbourne & Hailsham Karate Jutsu Kai continues to go from strength to strength. Shihan Cliff Bolt started his training in 1982 with Kancho Creton 9th Dan at the Hastings Dojo, where he steadily rose through the grades.

Shihan Cliff Bolt 5th Dan

Shihan Cliff trained hard to become a proficient martial artist.  Partaking in multiple national and international tournaments including the: London and British Open Knockdown and of course many of Karate Jutsu Kai’s own competitions.

Today, Shihan Cliff continues to strive for the perfection and development of this art form. On his quest the students of the Eastbourne & Hailsham Dojo benefit from his ability, passion and commitment in teaching and practicing the true principles of karate and his continued life study of Karate Jutsu Kai under the leadership of Kancho Bernard Creton.

Today it is the students of the club that compete in all of the associations tournaments in addition to the WIBK Championships.  Their success is a glowing testament to the dedication and teaching abilities of Shihan Cliff.

The Club is also fortunate in that Shihan Cliff has studied various forms of weaponry and the students are instructed in the use of the Bo, Tonfa, Nunchaku, and Sai.

Hailsham Dojo
Grovesland School
Dunbar Drive
East Sussex BN27 3UW

 Mobile: 01424 854178




  • Location
  • Day
  • Discipline
  • Time
  • Hailsham
  • Monday
  • Junior Karate
  • 6pm-7pm
  • Senior Karate
  • 7pm-8:30pm
  • Kickboxing
  • 8:30pm-9:30pm

  • Shihan Cliff Bolt 5th Dan
  • Sempai Sue Phillips 2nd Dan
  • Sempai Adam Hopkins 1st Dan