Jake Ogden

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Jake Ogden (born September 2, 1975, Northampton) is a professional martial artist, actor, author and former professional rugby union and rugby league player.

At representative level Ogden was selected for England U16s rugby union and at club level played for Northampton Saints, Salford City Reds and Blackpool Gladiators playing on the wing in the 90s. Ogden was the first black player to represent the England Commons & Lords rugby union team and made his debut on 13th April 2010.

Jake Ogden founded the Jado Kuin Do Kung Fu art form of self-defence and World Jado Organisation. Ogden also studied Judo, Kick boxing, Thai boxing, Mauy Thai, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, Wado-Ryu Karate, Aikido, Taekwondo and Wing Chun Kung Fu and holds Black Belts/Sashes in Jado Kuin Do Kung Fu, Wing Chun Kung Fu Kickboxing, Karate, Thai boxing and Taekwondo.

In 1998 Ogden opened the very first Jado Kuin Do Kung Fu martial arts class in Northampton, England. From 1998 to 2003 he worked as Head of Rugby at Northampton College and lectured in Sports & Recreation. He then worked at Moulton College as Head of Rugby & Sports Science course manager until 2006.

In 2007 Jake Ogden release his first book called From Beginner to Black Belt, 'The ultimate guide' (From Beginner to Black Belt {ISBN 978-0-9557792-0-6}. All profits made were put back into the WJO art form foundation.

In 2009 Ogden was declared a Master in the art form of Jado Kuin Do Kung Fu by Combat Magazine, Fighters Magazine, MA Publications, Shotokan Sports Karate, UKTG, and the Martial Arts Guild.

Jake Ogden is an official Hall of Fame martial artist for outstanding contribution to martial arts. Combat & Fighters Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 26 November 2011. London International Hall of Fame, 15th June 2013. Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame, 17th November 2013.


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