About Spirit Combat International

Spirit Combat is a synthesis of many different martial arts styles. The originator or ‘Soke’ Brian Dossett has learned many martial ways on his travels, he is a master of Aikido, Ju Jitsu and Boxing and has brought what he feels is the best of all of them together in a modern martial system. With separate syllabuses for adults and juniors. You can also attend regular seminars competitions. If you choose to join us and have have graded in another martial arts system you will be given the chance of keeping your existing grade.

Ju Jitsu

ju jitsu is the gentle art. The yielding art. The supple art. Ju-jitsu was made famous by the samurai. They developed unarmed combat as a measure against their sword being lost in battle. Throws, joint locks and strangles were developed as their opponents would usually be wearing armour.

Ju-jitsu is one of the oldest martial arts practised today, its influence can be seen indirectly in most martial arts, and seen directly in the creation of judo by Jigoro Kano, the creation of Aikido by Morihei Ueshiba, Wado Ryu Karate and of course Brazillian Ju Jitsu made famous by the Gracie family, which is used to great effect in mixed martial arts competitions around the world.

Kick Boxing

A great way to test your power, accuracy, defence and attack strategy and stamina than in the kick-boxing ring. Kick-boxing involves the use of the hands and feet (but not the knees or elbows) in an attempt to beat your opponent, either by scoring more points – as in the case of semi-contact kick boxing – or by incapacitating your opponent – as in the case of full-contact kick boxing.

Kick-boxing is a very competitive style of martial art, especially at the full contact level, requiring a high level of commitment and physical training not always demanded by other martial arts training systems. Kick-boxing is mostly geared towards competition, kick boxing could be considered a martial sport, in the same way that judo is a sport. However many practitioners enjoy their training for the fitness and skill aspects and choose the semi-contact version of the training.

Self Defence

A logical progression from sporting martial arts is how these techniques can be used to prevent, deal with and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. This also involves developing both mental and physical attributes.

Physical Training

The training syllabus which SCI has developed for is based on the sound principles of health, safety and fulfilment. This means disciplined and effective safe training methods with opportunities for safe and responsibly run competitions.


We offer a different syllabus for children which incorporates fun with discipline allowing kids to learn escape and immobilisation techniques which gives them confidence and allows them to avoid and overcome bullying.

There is also a “soft weapons” game we call Viking Combat where a padded stick, sheild and mask are used, kids think that this is great fun. It teaches them speed, agility and skill. Bring your child along to a class to see what you think.

Martial Arts Taught at Dorset Spirit Combat

  • Ju-jitsu
  • Aki Ju Jitsu
  • Kick-boxing
  • Weapons combat
  • Combat Ju-jitsu
  • Modern Aikido
  • Self defence