L to R: Chris Haseman, Lee Hasdell, Akira Maeda, Volk Han and Kohi. Japan 2012.
Lee visiting the grave of Sosai Oyama in Japan, the teacher of teachers. Osu!
The COMBUDO organisation was founded by martial arts pioneer and innovator Lee Hasdell in 2000 the year of the new millenium, after returning from his long professional martial arts career in Japan. Whilst in Japan Lee studied the Art of Japanese Submission Shootfighting, MMA and Kickboxing.
After spending 6 years under the tuition of Fighting Network RINGS in Japan where was taught directly by Akira Maeda and TK Kohsaka in the art of Japanese Catch, Shootwrestling, Jiujitsu and Submission Fighting, Lee introduced Japanese MMA to the UK.
Lee with some of his students.
In 2007 Lee earnt his black-belt in the Japanese MMA method of Kudo.
Lee started meditating at the age of 13 after watching his mother practising Yoga for many years, but as he grew older he became fascinated with the martial arts as a way to develop himself and make himself stronger. After many years experimenting with pyscho-physical exercises within the world of professional martial arts competition and his hobby of freediving, he is now able to help others who would like to develop gain greater strength in mind, body and fighting spirit.
Lee Hasdell has produced the following amateur and professional MMA events in the UK since 1997.
- RINGS UK Amateur J-MMA Trials Stantonbury Leisure Campus Milton Keynes 1998
- RINGS UK Amateur J-MMA Trials Stantonbury Leisure Campus Milton Keynes September 1998
- RINGS UK Amateur J-MMA Trials Wolverhampton December 1998
- RINGS UK Amateur J-MMA Trials Stantonbury Leisure Campus Milton Keynes 1999
- RINGS UK Total Grappling Challenge Stantonbury Leisure Campus Milton Keynes Sunday 5th September 1999
- COMBUDO 1 Amateur J-MMA Trials Stantonbury Leisure Campus Milton Keynes Sunday 2nd April 2000
- COMBUDO 2 J-MMA 2001 Sport Jui-Jitsu & No Gi Combudo Stantonbury Leisure Campus Milton Keynes Sunday 16th September 2001
- COMBUDO 3 Woughton Sports Cntre MK July 2008
- COMBUDO 4 Open Tournament Sunday 9th December 2012
- COMBUDO 5 Open Tournament Sunday 5th May 2013
Professional Events:RINGS UK Total Fight Night - October 5, 1997RINGS UK Night Of The Samurai 1 - March 7, 1998RINGS UK Night Of The Samurai 2 - October 11, 1998RINGS UK Night Of The Samurai 3 - March 7, 1999RINGS UK KRG 5 - October 3, 1999Ring Of Truth 1 - March 12, 2000Ring Of Truth 2 - July 9, 2000Ring Of Truth 3 - October 8, 2000Cage combat Evolution - November 30, 2002COMBUDO Evolution - March 8, 2003COMBUDO 1 - July 5, 2008COMBUDO 2 - July 18, 2009