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Arun Aikido Club

Bognor Regis
The Arun Aikido Club have been offering unique training in the art of Aikido since 1992. Their instructors are highly qualified, hold professional liability insurance, are CRB/DBS checked, and first aid certified. They offer junior & adult aikido classes, self defence seminars, and private lessons. Learn aiki principles, self defence, pressure points, and power development... all designed to fast-track your skills.
The Boado Academy of Martial Arts based in Clapham, South London offers a unique, multi-faceted approach to martial arts consisting of Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Weapon Fighting, Kali Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sifu Chris Boado is the head instructor for all the Striking Arts at BAMA. He is a BSc Sports Science Graduate and Advanced Level 3 Personal trainer who trains a vast variety of professionals, athletes and personal training students. Professionally supervised and instructed by Sifu Chris Boado, you will vastly improve your fitness and learn how to defend yourself effectively.

An Ex National Kickboxing Champion, he now specialises in teaching the arts of JKD, FMA, KALI SILAT, BJJ and MUAY THAI. Qualified under the Late Sifu Dave Carnell and Guru Cass Magda he began training in 2000 and has been instructing since 2009.
Choi Kwang Do is the martial art for life! Based on scientific principles, this unique martial art promotes optimum health, self defence and personal development.

Choi Kwang Do is suitable for all ages and abilities and individuals can train together whilst progressing at their own rate. Without the need for competition or tournaments, students can train with each other rather than against each other.

The unique 10 component system of Choi Kwang Do is designed to develop everyone's quality of life both mentally and physically. Combined with proven practical, effective techniques, it is a powerful health and self defence system.
Berkshire CKD

Berkshire
Choi Kwang Do is a truly unique martial arts discipline. Unlike traditional martial arts such as Karate, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do it is based on modern principles of human anatomy and biomechanics. It is a natural, easy to learn system of sequential movements that maximizes your body's force producing capabilities and enhances your health.

Not only will Choi Kwang Do teach you the art of self defence, but it will also help to reduce illness and disease, increase your longevity and minimize the degeneration of your body and mind.

At Berkshire CKD you will learn a non-contact & non-competitive art that stresses mental, physical, emotional and social development. Our fun fitness workouts and action packed classes are suitable for all ages and abilities
The art of Ju Jitsu is such that a smaller person can overcome the strength of a larger and stronger person by subtle technique, which with practice anybody can acquire.

Ju jitsu is the name of the martial art the Bexley Ju Jitus practice. Ju means pliable - to use any necessary means to overcome our attacker, seen or unseen. Jitsu may be translated as warlike art or science.

The combination of Ju and Jitsu is formidable with it being possible to meet an attack with any type of defence from traditional martial arts kicks and strikes, throws, chokes, locks or takedowns. The defence would be applied to key weak points on the attacker including eyes, head, major organs of the body and joints.
Choi Kwang Do is a powerful and dynamic martial arts system.

It is based on modern scientific principles, providing you with a practical and effective self defense system whilst also improving your fitness and mental well being. It is easy to learn and is designed for all levels of students.

The Birmingham South Choi Kwang Do martial arts school and its team of friendly and dedicated instructors would like to welcome you for a free trial class.
Birmingham and Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club is a very traditional Shotokan Karate club under the tuition and guidance of Chief Instructor Cyril Cummins 8th Dan.

Cyril Cummins has been training for over 50 years in the art of Karate and is still training and teaching at the youthful age of 76. He has the legacy of being graded by the top legendary JKA instructors and has personally trained at the JKA Honbu in Japan. He is one of a select group of instructors outside of Japan who are registered as JKA Kodansha. He has trained with a vast amount of the World's top Sensei from Europe and Japan and is now well renowned around the World himself.

Cyril Cummins has trained countless regional, national and international champions, each and every year for over three decades. He is truly is a Shotokan living legend, in our generation and one of the most experienced Shotokan practitioners in the western hemisphere.

Cyril has appeared on the covers of "Shotokan Magazine", "Combat" and "Traditional Karate" and is a "Combat" Hall of Fame Inductee. He has also featured several times in the press, media and TV appearing on popular shows including The Alan Titchmarsh Show.

Not only a Shotokan Karate-ka, but a martial arts historian as well, Cyril Cummins teaches not for fame or fortune but for the enjoyment of passing on is infinite knowledge and experience to the next generation of students.

Many of the students in BHSKC history have gone on to represent England on an International stage and only have one man to thank for the opportunity – Cyril..!

Blue Dragon

Southampton
Blue Dragon Combat was founded in 2003 by Rob Rooney who began his martial arts training in 1993 at age 13.

They teach a progressive and constantly adapting hybrid style of martial arts aimed primarily towards self-defence. Our syllabus is constantly evolving to make sure our students are fully prepared for any given situation.

Lessons are taught in a friendly and open atmosphere and we welcome all levels of ability and fitness. They understand that you're an individual - not just a student and so we will teach you a wealth of skills and techniques so that over time you will be able to develop and adapt your own unique approach.

They can help you to become
FITTER
STRONGER
& MORE CONFIDENT

Your first lesson is free, with no obligation to book more so why not attend the class and give it a try?
The Hopwood management team boast vastly experienced instructors which are all hand-picked in accordance with the high standards demanded by Andy Hopwood. This means that the team are the best in the business.

Every client receives the attention needed to attain their optimum level of fitness for both mind and body. Every session (whether private or a class) is specifically designed to give the individual the means to gain maximum overall fitness and skills.

The HOPWOOD team know that the old adage 'healthy body, healthy mind' really means something and they have supported a myriad of people from many different backgrounds in achieving better fitness levels and attaining a better sense of well-being.

It's a well known fact that if your body is fit you will perform better mentally, allowing you to enjoy life to the full.

The British Naginata Association is the only body recognised by the European Naginata Association to teach atarashii naginata in the UK. Established in 2005, naginata is a relatively new martial art in the UK, but it boasts an ancient history in Japan.

They now have three groups practicing regularly, in London, York and Chatham (see Clubs form more details on their website).

Wado Ryu Sport Karate is one of the pre-eminent styles of Karate, but with a 21st century approach.

Wado Ryu, which translates as 'the way of peace and harmony' is a free flowing style and a lot less rigid then many styles of Karate.

Punches, kicks, sweeps, take downs, kihon, self defence, weapons and semi-contact sparring are just some of the things a student will learn on their martial arts journey.

Freestyle or Sport Karate students participate in points sparring under well controlled and supervised conditions.

In both of their styles of Martial Arts students will also work on:
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Fitness
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Speed
as well as making friends for life and being part of a team.

The British Karate and Kickboxing Association runs family oriented clubs with students ranging in age from 4 to 70 years old.

Many of their students have achieved success in tournaments throughout the world.

BKKA has guided students to 41 World Titles in all aspects of Martial Arts, as well as numbering many Champions of Britain and the USA amongst its ranks.

They understand that everyone starts Martial Arts for different reasons, whether your aim is to:

Become a top tournament fighter
Achieve the coveted rank of Black Belt
Make new friends
Develop your self confidence
Overcome bullying
Shed a few pounds

They wil do their best to help you achieve your goals, because we care!

Budo Kai Ju Jitsu Academy

Liverpool / Merseryside
NAKMAS introduces you to the Budo Kai Ju Jitsu Academy which is headed by their chief instructor, Peter Smith 6th Dan.

Self defence in a friendly safe environment. Suitable for ages 4+.

All levels of ability are welcome.

The training improves your awareness, confidence and skills. The club uses the anti-bullying programme of our national body - NAKMAS and has a named Welfare Officer.

Instructors have enhanced DBS clearance and indemnity insurance.

Students progress using a coloured belt system, which leads to black belt. Some students become instructors after a few years of practicing.

The club visits other martial art venues in the UK and abroad in order to meet like minded people, exchange knowledge, explore new places and revisit old ones.

For those that are interested in competition the club arranges and takes part in competitive events.

Social activities are arranged to allow friends, family and students to meet outside of the normal training sessions.

The club is an inclusive one. All are welcome to train or visit or help.

Training sessions are held in two venues

The Fitness Rooms, St Mary's Sports Centre, Crosby.
This is suitable for those aged 14 and over and is held on Mondays at 830pm and Wednesdays at 8pm. Finishing at 10pm.

For those aged 4 to 16 we have a session on
Saturdays at 12pm for one hour at Litherland Sports Park

The syllabus is designed to teach juniors slightly diffently from adults. Juniors are ages 4 to 17. Seniors are ages 18+.

The first session is free so that you can see how they train. Spectators are welcome at all training sessions.

The Crosby venue is next to Crosby Comrades Club and is the Sports Building of St Mary's School.

The Litherland venue is near Litherland Moss School and is one of Sefton council's leisure venues.


Capoeira Marazul

Southampton
The Capoeira MarAzul Group was founded on the 15th May 1983 by Valdenor Reis (Sarará) and Joãozinho da Figueira, both graduated by Mestre Carioca from the Capoeira Group and Academy Capitães de Areia in São Paulo, Brazil.

Looking for a Martial Arts Club in Leamington Spa that teaches traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate? Then you have come to the right place!

At Central Warwickshire Shotokan Karate they pride ourselves on focusing on the traditional methods and disciplines of Shotokan Karate and also borrowing the best ideas from other forms of martial arts, forever enhancing their style.From time to time technical approaches may differ to suit individual requirements.

Everyone is welcome, whether you've practised karate before or you'd just like to try something new. They cater for all experiences, levels and all age groups. So if you're a beginner, or a black belt, please feel free to come along and see what they are about.

They aim to help children to continually develop through the system using Merit badges that can be chosen by individuals to support their understanding that they are achieving new skills and enhancing those already learnt. They recognise the achievements of all Tiny Tiger and Junior Tiger members through the use of merit badges, stickers, certificates and belt promotion.

Adults and teenagers follow a very structured lesson plan with more emphasis on perfecting technique, power, speed, eye to detail and robust self defence that must work for you, with the chance to enter tournaments for those students who are more competitive.

They welcome you to any of our clubs. Parents and carers will be invited to watch students grade and view classes from the seating areas available outside the hall.

Chang's Hapkido Academy UK – a London martial arts school teaching traditional Wol Ge Kwan style Hapkido in the UK since 1993.

Their classes are mixed ability and beginners are very welcome. Master Parlour teaches all sessions ensuring students receive quality and consistent instruction no matter which time you attend.

If you know little about martial arts, choosing the right one can be rather daunting. Please don't hesitate to drop in during a Hapkido session or contact them directly for more information and/or arrange your free taster class.

Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. "Tae" means to kick or smash with the feet, "Kwon" means fist or to punch and "Do" means art or way. Therefore Taekwondo is the art of hand and foot fighting.

At Chaudry`s Taekwondo thery will teach you basic, effective techniques to help keep you safe. Their job is to make you feel more confident, more aware, and to feel able to deal with a situation effectively should one arise. The basic techniques are the ones you can learn and master, and which will hopefully keep you safe. It's not about strength but about technique and being knowledgeable in a situation.

Colne Valley Black Belt Academy offers Karate, Tai Chi and Kickboxing to both adults and children in their full time academy just outside Huddersfield

Combat Ju-jitsu is a martial art based on military teachings and developed by Ray Wonnacott for use in the civilian environment.

The streets of today are arguably relatively safe but can depend on where you live and who you associate with. Having knowledge of this martial art will help you avoid confrontational situations and if necessary apply a means of escape. Learning a martial art does not make anyone indestructible but more knowledgeable and confident when faced with confrontation.

Combat jujitsu exploits the bodies limitations, working against joints, using leverage, punches, kicks, nerve points, throws and weapons.

No matter what your size, age, shape or level of fitness, learning this versatile and effective system will help you evade danger in most situations, whilst having fun along the way which, makes the experience an enjoyable and memorable one.

Wayne Beadell and his wife's name is Sue, together we run Crawley Black Belt Academy.

Their mission is to make our students more successful in life throughout their practice of karate and kickboxing at their school.

They do this by teaching our karate and kickboxing as a complete discipline (mind body spirit) which in addition to developing physical defence, encourages the formation of high personal standards and respect for your fellow men and women.

Through their practice and teaching they strive to produce individuals who are positive, respected and contributing members of society.

With classes in Aspatria, Maryport & Silloth they focus on practical application of karate and other related martial arts.

They offer classes from age 4 through to juniors and adults, our classes are excellent for fitness and stamina and many people from other sports use both our classes and our private lessons to improve their levels of fitness.

They teach a modern practical Kickboxing style which has evolved from their Chief Instructors experience within Kickboxing, Boxing, Thai Boxing, Kung Fu, Combatives and Grappling, this ensures that their classes are always varied and interesting.

Droitwich Ohku Kai offers Wado Ryu Karate to both adults and children in Droitwich.
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The Durham Shotokan Academy is a local friendly group situated in and around the Durham city area, who study the martial art of Shotokan Karate. Their students range from children to adult, from all ages and abilities.

There is no minimum experience required or whatever level of fitness you may be, everyone is more than welcome to train at any of their clubs in the Durham area.

  1. No, you do not have to fight someone. When people first hear about kickboxing classes they think "oh that's exactly what I see in the movies". The will actually visualize guys and girls fighting each other in the ring within fitness gyms and centres. They are very wrong. In fact, most of the time the classes offered consist of intense, calorie-burning workout sessions conducted WITHOUT physical contact. You DON'T have to fight anyone! If you're hesitant to take a kickboxing class because you're scared you'll have to take physical abuse from another person, don't be. Kickboxing classes prioritise the fitness aspect of the workout without making students spar each other.
  2. It's not as hard as you think it is. People sometimes think we make our students kick trees with their shins to condition them, or make them run 25 miles daily. Perhaps even hanging meat carcasses for them to punch. The movies have a lot to answer for! The classes require a lot of physical activity but nothing like that mentioned above. There may be many press ups, sit ups and such like. Beginners are taught how to punch and kick properly. Yes, in the beginning it will be difficult and tiring, but over time it becomes easier.
  3. It's not as easy as you think it is. Many gyms offer cardio kickboxing classes where students do not use boxing gloves or pads. They simply punch in the air. Our classes use both and it is different experience altogether. Yes, you will sweat. Yes, it will make you breath hard. Yes, it will tire you out. Isn't that why we exercise?
  4. No, the Instructor isn't trying to kill you. Many students will think that the Instructor is actually trying to kill them during and after their first class. We push students and encourage them to get the most out of the classes. It may seem like we're on your case at the time, but think about the sense of achievement you're going to feel when you've completed a class.
  5. Yes, you will get addicted. The feeling you get after a class is like nothing you've felt before. Your fitness will improve. You'll learn how to defend yourself. You'll tone your body and become more flexible. You'll become more confident. It can be life changing.

Emil Herzberg Martial Arts Academy is a Freestyle Kickboxing & Karate Academy (EHMAA) based in Cannock, Staffordshire, which operate from Pye Green Community Centre, and was founded by Emil Herzberg in January 2013.

The club it's self has been well established here since September 2006.
Emil has 22 years experience in Martial arts and is ranked;
* 4th Degree Black Belt - Kickboxing
* 4th Dan Black Belt - Karate.

EHMAA have an amazing team of professional instructors and volunteers with many years training experience in Martial arts and have great knowledge to pass on to all of their students and are all here to help you achieve your own personal goals, whether that be to build your self confidence, enhance your fitness, meet new people, progress through the syllabus or even hit the tournament scene. The choice is yours! They pride our selves with having a very high standard throughout the academy and are proud of what the have all achieved so far.
The club has been running as Tamashii Sento Aiki Ju Jitsu since 2000 under the guidance of Norman White. On his retirement it was decided that the club should be independent of governing bodies so that we could continue to explore and develop the martial arts in an unrestricted fashion while acknowledging properly the history of the arts.

So in the summer of 2012 the club became independent and renamed Eight Waves School Of Martial Arts. The name reflects several concepts adhered to in our art and that we live by the sea, some of us even get in it it from time to time.
Taekwondo and realistic self defence is offered to both adult and children.
Their aim is to provide safe, effective and friendly coaching in Martial Arts to all sections of the community, and to promote the benefits of Martial Arts for general fitness, health and well-being.
At Elite Fighting Arts & Kyokushin Academy, with head coach Omid Khademzadeh, the primary fighting style is Kyokushinkai & Knockdown - Full contact no glove fighting.

To further enhance their standup fighting strength, they have incorporated a Muay Thai Kickboxing & fitness programme, sponsored by TUFF Camp, Thailand. They have also introduced the Karate/MMA style; Tsuyoi-Kakuto (meaning powerful combat) - Hybrid Karate, Budo MMA. This is a form of Koshiki fighting. In Okinawan karate this refers to old style, or hard style fighting. They use a mix of Japanese standup full contact knockdown fighting, kickboxing, Okinawan Tegumi, Jujutsu (Jiujitsu) & Persian Koshti wrestling & strength training methods.

Elite Ju Jitsu

Liverpool, Widnes & Warrington
Norman McCaffrey is a 4th degree black belt and an NVQ qualified Ju Jitsu coach with over 20 years experience. He is also the head instructor at Elite Ju Jitsu, which currently has 7 clubs running in Liverpool, Widnes and Warrington, including classes in leisure centres and both primary and secondary schools, with more coming in the near future. His passion for teaching Ju Jitsu has lead him to become a full time professional instructor, and he takes great pride in running friendly, relaxed, politics free Ju Jitsu classes for anyone wishing to train with them.

The Elite Taekwon-Do Academy is headed by Jason Rogers 4th Degree and offers Taekwon-Do for both adults and children in Kings Norton at the Hawkesley Community Centre, 51 Edgewood Road, Kings Norton, B38 9RN.

Choi Kwang Do is not designed for competition and does not have the intensity of sports training. The system is meant for the average individual who wants to learn real-life, practical self-defence skills and achieve a greater level of health and well-being, not people solely interested in winning trophies. Because it's a limited contact, nonfighting, non-competitive art that stresses mental, physical, emotional and social development, Choi Kwang Do promotes nonviolent resolutions to conflict, practical solutions to cardiovascular improvement, and enjoyable methods of exercise.

In addition, with competition removed, students can continually develop—not against each other, but with each other. With a progressive system from White belt to highest level of Black belt, Choi Kwang Do always offers you something new and challenging to learn, experience and enjoy.

Their training is based on individual needs, capabilities, skill levels and age. Their students range in years from 5 to 50+, and their Instructor Team has over 70 years experience in Martial Arts. Since their primary goals are to prevent or reduce illness and disease and to promote optimum health and longevity by minimizing degeneration of body and mind, they also welcome those with limitations. Everyone is welcome at Choi Kwang Do.

Fighting Fit was founded in, and has developed since 1983. The White Tiger system was developed from Tae Kwon Do and the Black Tiger system was developed from Kickboxing & Western Boxing. Over the years their focus has changed from competition to Self Defence. Some of the best techniques from many styles that I have been involved with have been added, modified and adapted into both systems to improve their effectiveness in a Self Protection situation. As the club name "Fighting Fit" suggests the fitness system is superb and is a great way of making Life Changing decisions.

Adult classes
At Fighting Fit their effective training system combines martial arts with fitness and self protection to bring out the best in you. Their programme will help you to feel good, look good and be confident in yourself, whatever your age or fitness level. They are proud of their many women black belts and instructors, who encourage and support their female students.

Kids Martial Arts
Fighting Fit's highly trained, certified and friendly instructors have encouraged, nurtured and helped thousands of kids to become healthier, more confident and above all learn some awesome Kung-fu and Kick Boxing moves through their effective and unique training system! They help develop the life skills your children will need to excel in school and today's competitive world.

Fitness & Personal training
Tony Lloyd and his team of personal trainers develop tailored programmes to your particular needs. They improve fitness, physique and they incorporate self protection with techniques from Karate, Kung Fu, and even Aikido for peace of mind. Their routines also help to relieve stress after a hard day at work. There is nothing like taking out your frustrations on a punch bag!

FOCUS Tae Kwon Do

Warwickshire
FOCUS Tae Kwon Do is a Martial Arts Academy offering classes in local communities for students of all ages and levels of ability.

The first FOCUS Tae Kwon Do Marital Arts Club opened with a small group of students based at a local Village Hall, training on a Sunday afternoon. From day one, Chief Instructor, Adrian Perks' ambition for the Academy has been to provide Tae Kwon Do in local communities, offering people from more rural locations the opportunity to participate in an interesting and fun sporting activity. It is that vision that laid the early foundations for the successful Academy we operate today.

Adrian Perks, 2nd Dan, has over 30 years' experience in Martial Arts and a wealth of experience in teaching Tae Kwon Do. He has a teaching style that nurtures students' self-confidence, sense of achievement and physical development, whilst encouraging fun and friendship along the way.

John Evans heads the Fudokan Dojo:

John Evans began practising yoga and tai chi in his teens. At Oxford University he trained in Shotokan karate and after graduation went to live at an Anglican monastery where for 5 years he continued studies in tai chi, Sanskrit and yoga. In 1981 he went to Japan and began studies in Mikkyo (esoteric Buddhism) and Kurikara Ryu Heiho near Mount Takao with Fushi Sensei (Murana Masayuki). – an independent gyoja or yamabushi. The yamabushi (mountain ascetics) instruct through a systematic and progressive training in the mountains called shugendo, "the path of training and testing". After 3 years of intensive practice Fushi Sensei introduced him to two of the most senior teachers of sword schools in Japan, Nakamura Taizaburo 10th Dan of Toyama Ryu and Nakamura Ryu Battodo and Danzaki Tomoaki 9th Dan, head of the Kenshukan Dojo where he studied Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo. He also trained at the Kashima Shinto Ryu school under Yoshikawa Koichiro.

In 1987 his training regime of swordsmanship and Shugendo was profiled in a 30 minute NTV programme in Japan entitled "Igirisujin no Mushashugyo" (An Englishman's Warrior Discipline). In 1992 he published Trog a book of poems about shugendo (ISBN-10: 0-935086-20-X)

Following his return to England in 1993 he founded the Fudokan dojo in London. He teaches Nakamura Ryu Battodo and Kurikara Ryu Heiho and received his 7th Dan in 2008 from the International Battodo Federation.

His book Kurikara – The Sword and the Serpent was published in 2010 by Blue Snake Books. He is a Senior Advisor to the SMAA (Shudokan Martial Arts Association).

Anthony Wendt in the Chief Instructor of the Future Martial Art and was born and bred in Richmond, and it was always his dream to bring Choi Kwang-Do back to his home town.

Born in 1975, Anthony showed an interest in martial arts at a very early age. Anthony started Choi Kwang-Do in Richmond at the age of 14, and was a regular and devoted student for the next 4 years.

Due to the closure of the Richmond location, Anthony was forced to postpone training in Choi Kwang-Do. During this time, Anthony continued with his studies at college in Business, with Accounts being his chosen career. He also experimented with various martial arts, including Kickboxing and Kung Fu.

In 2002 Anthony returned to Choi Kwang-Do more determined and focused than ever. Anthony now realised that Choi Kwang-Do had the answers that other systems were missing.

Under the tutelage of Jason Wright, Anthony was awarded Assistant Instructor status in 2003 and obtained 1st Degree Black Belt in 2004. Anthony then became a Chief Instructor in 2005.

In 2006, Anthony reached his next goal, gaining his 2nd Degree Black Belt.
He knew the time was then right to look upon opening his own school in his home town.

Since then, there has been no stopping him! In June 2013, Anthony was promoted to the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt and International Instructor. Anthony was presented his belt by Grandmaster Choi at the 25th Anniversary Seminar at Harrow Leisure Centre.

Choi Kwang-Do Richmond first opened its doors in July 2007, and has built a reputation of first class tuition. Anthony teaches and trains regularly twice a week. Choi Kwang-Do is back in Richmond!

GKR Karate UK was established in 1994. They have over 1,000 classes running across the UK with a membership base of over 7,000 students.

GKR is one of the largest martial arts organisations in the UK, with dojo's in most major cities across the UK. Most locations are within 10-15 minutes of each other, thereby catering for classes 7 days per week. GKR classes are suitable for all ages (5 yrs and up), and we also run specialised kids only classes in many locations.

There are 36 regions throughout the UK. Each region is managed and operated by a qualified Regional Manager. Their role is to oversee both the karate training and business development within their region.

The UK's overall karate and club development is overseen by 4 Senior Instructors / Zone Directors, who ensure the professionalism and quality of standard remains high in all areas of the organisation.

Japanese Jujitsu covers all aspects of Self Defence such as:
Holds and Grips, Throws,
Locks and Strangles,
Standing and Ground Grappling,
Strikes Punches and Kicks, Nerve Pressure.
Control and Subdue the Opponent.
Defence against Weapons.

Jujitsu practices these moves by:
Pre - arranged training with a partner using repetition (Kata).
Competition style free Practice with Single and Multiple Opponents.

Jujitsu is a very effective Self Defence System for Women and Children
Go and try one of their no obligation classes to find out more.
They have 4 Black Belt Instructors, with Chief Instructor Trevor who has 37 years of Jujitsu experience.
Hamilton Shotokan Karate

Fairhill (Hamilton)
They are (Satori) Shotokan Karate Club based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. The club was formed in 1986 and has produced many British and Scottish Champions in Kata and Kumite at Senior and Junior levels. The club is open to all ages from 5 & upwards, males and females, all are welcome. The club has created many Black Belts (Dan Grades) over the years and have been credited with the youngest 2nd Dan in Scotland (aged 10) and the youngest 1st Dan (Aged 8)
Ch'uan Chang Do is a Martial arts association based in Essex and Hertfordshire. Ch'uan Change Do is the way of the hard fist and the soft palm Kung Fu Style. The association and style of kung fu was founded in January 1975 ago by Michael Crisp. It combines elements of many different martial arts.

There are currently clubs in Sawbridgeworth, Takeley, Aythorpe Roding, Braughing, and Hatfield Broad Oak that all train weekly throughout the year including during school holidays. Each club has slightly different approach reflecting the personalities and style of the club's instructors. Ch'uan Change provides a framework that allows you focus on the various aspects of training from the combat side, physical fitness, to the skill and art as suits your own build and temperament. Complete beginners and experience practitioners from other styles are all welcome.
Herts Choi Kwang Do

Hertfordshire
The history of Herts Choi Kwang Do goes back to 1981 with Mr Peter Wake and the opening of the Hitchin CKD School. Mr Wake began his martial arts training that year studying the traditional Korean art of Tae Kwon Do at RAF Henlow. By 1984, he had attained the rank of not only black belt, but also Chief Instructor. Shortly after qualifying as a Chief Instructor, he took over the running of the school.

On 16th February 1986, a young Mr Simon Sparrow joined the Henlow Tae Kwon Do School under the instruction of Mr Wake.

Introduction of Choi Kwang Do

Two years later, in 1988, the school converted from Tae Kwon Do to Choi Kwang Do, the martial art of Grandmaster Kwang Jo Choi, an 8th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

In 1989, the newly formed Choi Kwang Do school relocated to Hitchin, firstly to Bancroft Park Halls, and then in 1990 to its current location at the Town Hall Gymnasium.

Growth

Mrs Wake gained her Chief Instructor status in 1991, and that year, Mr & Mrs Wake established their second Choi Kwang Do school in Stevenage. This school ran until 1992. This school was re-opened in Stevenage in 1998 at its current location, the Stevenage Leisure Centre. Mr Sparrow became it's main Chief Instructor and joint school owner following his Chief Instructor qualification 2 years earlier.

In 1998, Mr Wake became the UK Choi Kwang Do Association chairman and both himself and Mrs Wake took on the huge responsibility of running the UK side of Choi Kwang Do.

In 1999, Mr Mark Foster became a Chief Instructor and established a children's club at Hitchin. He joined the other students to qualify as Instructors and move on to start their own clubs, notably, Mr Darren Busby, St Neots Choi Kwang Do and Sandy Choi Kwang Do. Mr Foster then went on to establish Royston Choi Kwang Do in October 2000. Hitchin has also produced a vast number of Assistant Instructors.

Tragedy and new beginnings

July 2000 saw the tragic death of Mr Wake and was a devastating blow to the Hitchin club which he had founded. The club continued with Mr Simon Sparrow as the main Chief Instructor under the guidance of Mrs Wake.

In January 2002, Mr Huggins and Mr Renney qualified as Chief Instructors and took over the Hitchin Junior school from Mr Foster. As junior students progress and mature, they transfer from the junior to the adult school ensuring a more tailored type of tuition.

Mr Sparrow had been a partner in the Stevenage school since its opening and went on to take full ownership in April 2003.

At the end of 2003 he founded the Stevenage children's school and went on to take over Hitchin school ownership from Mrs Wake in April 2004.

One month later, he also took over Royston school ownership from Mr Mark Foster and started a children's school at this location the following September.

Mr Sparrow now runs an after school program at the John Henry Newman School in Stevenage. As well as the John Henry Newman class - Hitchin, Stevenage Junior and Adults and Royston Juniors and Adults are now formed together as Herts CKD. Herts CKD continues to produce a steady number of Chief Instructors, Head Instructors and Assistant Instructors.

In May 2006, Assistant Instructor Mark France from the Royston school was promoted to Chief Instructor and opened his first school in Thornton Heath, Surrey.
Hydodokan

Northamptonshire
The club belongs to the Dentokan worldwide organisation, the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei. The club instructor, Neil (6th dan), is the personal student of Roy Hobbs, the head of the Dentokan worldwide.

They are a non-profit community-focussed club open to everyone. No club membership fees, no grading fees, no hidden costs. In addition, under 16s can train free with an adult family member. It is an adult club which also accepts U16s who are able to train with concentration and dedication, qualities which are expected of all members.

They are a traditional martial arts dojo and sessions are focussed on high quality training for those who want to develop their skills.

They accept new students, whether you are experienced or a complete beginner.
Healthkicks Martial Arts

Blackpool and Fylde Coast
Personal training and taekwondo in blackpool and the fylde coast with healthkicks
helping you to achieve your dreams

Chances are, you'd like to feel better… who wouldn't? But for so many people, the way they look plays a huge role in this. Traditional personal training might leave you exhausted, but is it really giving you the results you want?

Healthkicks is a Blackpool personal training and wellness consultancy that's designed to help you feel better in all kinds of ways, and focused on helping you achieve your fitness and happiness goals. Presented by Blackpool personal trainer and martial arts instructor Paul David, the Healthkicks approach will increase your confidence in yourself, and keep you motivated to achieve your dreams, whatever they might be! Across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, Healthkicks will inspire and empower you to realise your potential.
The Martial Arts and Fitness Centre (M.A.F.C) based in Newport, South Wales, has been offering instruction and training in Martial Arts since 1998. The M.A.F.C. has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts.

Headed by Gary K Gassor (Chief Instructor) and the MAFC Staff, which include expert Instructors and Managers. The M.A.F.C. offers a wide range of programs for physical fitness and instruction in martial arts.

They would like to invite you to come and visit their family-run fitness Centre which is located at 135 - 137 Chepstow Road Maindee, Newport, South Wales.

To find out where we are situated please visit their website.

At present, we offer a considerable number of Martial Arts/Fitness classes:

Little Dragons Taekwon-Do (4-6 years)
Children's Taekwon-Do (7years+)
Adults Taekwon-Do (13years+)
Little Kickers Kickboxing (4-6 years)
Children's Kickboxing (Tigers 6-10 years)
Teenage Kickboxing (Cobra's 11-15 years)
Adults Kickboxing
Ladies Fitness
Kickboxing daytime classes (5 week course)
Judo
Flip Tricks
Budo Ju-Jitsu

First lesson FREE on most classes!!

You can contact the Centre via our direct email gary,gassor@ntlworld.com or online via their website. You can also call the Centre on 01633 222260.
Ippon Ken Karate Club

Steeple Claydon, Buckingham
Ippon Ken Karate Club was established in 1997 by Sensei Kath Dearden. Ippon Ken practice traditional Shotokan Karate and teach the fundamentals of respect and discipline, whilst maintaining a close-knit, friendly and intergrated 'Karate family'.
Jishin-Kai Shotokan Karate
Stotfold, Shefford and Arlesey
JKSK follows the path of traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate-do with a strong Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa 金澤 弘和 10th Dan influence.

In Japanese Jishin 自信 means self belief and Kai 会 means Group or Association. Self belief is the ethos the JKSK promotes within its group.

JKSK is a non-political group which strives to promote training in a friendly and safe environment whilst maintaining the values and discipline of traditional shotokan karate.

At Jishin-Kai the class structure is mainly geared around the 3 K's of Shotokan Karate. Kihon, Kumite and Kata are all taught within the JKSK's syllabus. In addition the training with focus pads and striking shields are also an important aspect of the weekly training, together with some self protection to enhance awareness of one's surrounding.
Jushinkai
Ipswich
The core martial art is Aiki Jutsu. This focuses on learning principles of movement so as to make the best use of body weight to take control of an opponent's balance and posture. This could involve throwing an opponent or employing various methods of joint locking. Kamishin Ryu Aiki Jujutsu. This is a very practical style, which compliments the Aiki Jutsu, incorporating the principles but also enabling students to learn a very comprehensive range of techniques. Goshin Jutsu. This basically means 'self-defence' and is a syllabus designed purely to allow our students to apply their knowledge in very practical situations including some groundwork. Iaijutsu. This literally means 'techniques of drawing the sword'. All aiki jutsu movements were originally based on the body movements of sword combat. As there is a traditional martial art they ensure that regular practise is done with sword – mainly the wooden training sword (bokken). Their main style is Toyama Ryu but they also incorporate other styles. They also practise with Jo (wooden staff) hanbo (short wooden staff) and tanto (wooden knife).
Kano Ju No Ri Judo Club, first opened its doors in April 1999 the Club has grown ever since, the youngest member of only four, and the oldest being in the mid sixties. All Instructors are fully insured, first aid trained and DBS cleared for your peace of mind.

The classes are taken by Sensei Phil Kempe (5th Dan Black Belt) who has many years of experience teaching Judo and believes that learning must be fun but most of all safe.
Karate Jutsu Kai is an established Martial Arts system with international recognition.

Founded by the renowned Bernard Creton (9th dan), the style strives to provide a system of self defence with traditional values. In Bernard Creton they 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.

Karate and Kickboxing is offered, nationally.
Keibudo Karate Schools
Torquay & Exeter
Join Keibudo Karate today - Be part of a professional organisation with friendly and well experienced staff.

All staff are qualified, registered and insured.

All Keibudo Karate instructors are DBS checked as well as trained in First Aid and Child Protection.

Call us today on 01803 606305 to book your place for a healthier, brighter and safer future.
Kenshukai Karate Do
London and Kent
Kenshukai Karate-do is a traditional Japanese Martial Art. The meaning of the club name is:
"Kenshu" = training, "Kai" = school or academy, "Karate-do" means the way of the empty hand.
Kenshukai Karate is based on two core styles: Shotokan and Goju-Ryu.
Kenshukai operate within Kent and London
Kenshin Shotokan Karate Club was formed in 2000 by Franklyn Doras 6th Dan who is the Chief Instructor and Grading Examiner of the Club. Franklyn began his karate training in 1973, with Cyril Cummins 8th Dan, and over the years has trained with some of the top Japanese and European Instructors. He has also competed at the highest level (Regional, National and International competitions).
The Kent Karate Schools operate in East Kent and offers karate to both adults and children, including those on the autism spectrum. Established in July 1983 by Joe Ellis 7th Dan, it offers educational karate to children including anti bullying. Adult are offered strong karate and effective, realistic self defence techniques and moves.
Kenzenkai
Banbury
The Kenzenkai was founded in 2015 by Mr Spencer-Hicks in Northamptonshire UK. It is a small traditional dojo.

The name Kenzenkai was given to the school by Atsushi Shimojo. The name has a number of meanings when you read the Japanese characters. A reading of the characters which has been chosen is 'Samurai Spirit'. A tenant that Shimojo stresses – correct attitude/spirit.

Mr Spencer-Hicks is a direct student 'Jikideshi' of Shimojo / Nippon Toyama Ryu Iaido.
Kodokan
Watford
Kodokan Kendo UK's 'Premier Centre for Excellence' is located in Watford Hertfordshire at Rembrandt House and is a custom built Kendo dojo funded through a Sports England 'Inspired Facilities Grant' in 2011

Kodokan as a club was founded in 1980 by Paul Budden Nanadan (7-dan), supported by the 'late' Terry Holt. Paul Budden is a registered NAKMAS Senior Instructor, Technical Director of the Maltese Kendo Federation. Dojo Leader is Kazuyo Matsuda Nanadan (7-dan) a registered NAKMAS Senior Instructor and BKA National Coach. Former Great Britain National Ladies Team Coach and National Team Coach to the Maltese Kendo Federation.
KMA Academy has been offering instruction and training in martial arts since 2002.

Located in Great Wyrley, Walsall, the Academy is a fully equipped Dojang including floor standing wave masters, VTS system, Slam man, 4, 5 and 6 foot hanging bags, kick shields, focus mitts, mirror wall x 2 , male and female changing rooms, parent waiting area and equipment sales providing its members with a clean, friendly, non competitive and safe environment in which to learn.

Bringing together the art of Korean Choi Kwang Do, and Kickboxing the academy gives the student a well rounded, realistic and powerful freestyle form of self defence.

Studying a Martial Art can provide numerous benefits - improved co-ordination and balance, increased fitness, strength and flexibility, increased confidence, build self-esteem and learn a lot about what you and you body are capable of.

All this said, you will only ever get out of your training what you put in - no effort, no results!
The LSKA association was established in September 2010 by LSKA Chief Instructor, Sensei Richard Pavšič.

From beginners to experienced karateka, everyone will fit in well within the LSKA. It is a friendly and supportive environment, with the headquarters Honbu based in a Pathfinder High School. The facilities are excellent, with ample free parking, refreshments available and good quality flooring in the dojo.
LTMA provides martial arts training in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They believe that martial arts should be fluid and flexible, allowing individuals of all levels of skill, fitness and ability to take part. They welcome all new students - whether you have lots of experience or none at all.

The academy are proud to have students that travel from all over Yorkshire to be part of our community and we work hard to make sure that our classes and courses are always of the highest quality, fun to take part in and suitable for all our students and their needs.

Their Ju Jitsu classes are made up of street self defence techniques, striking, throwing and groundwork. Everything they teach is useful, practical and relevant. You will gradually drill every technique to the point where you can use it against a non-compliant opponent. They also offer access to regular masterclasses.

Learning a martial art is an excellent way to improve your fitness, flexibility, self-confidence and personal safety. If you would like to learn Ju Jitsu, you can find their class times and all the information you'll need in the Learn Ju Jitsu option on their website menu. You can also browse their website to find out all about them and what they have to offer you.
Mark Clough's Tae Kwon Do Club based in Weston-super-Mare, is one of the most innovative and respected clubs in the UK today.

They welcome all ages and abilities to train in a safe and encouraging environment. Their complete martial arts training will give you confidence and provide you with the best training, using progressive training techniques as well as maintaining it's vital heritage and traditional Korean martial arts roots.

With so many years experience we understand that walking into a martial arts class for the first time can seem quite daunting. Their Tae Kwon Do Club wants to make this experience as enjoyable as possible. They know that everyone has their own level of fitness and ability and our instructors will work with you to encourage you to achieve your full potential.

The club is popular with people of all ages, from children up to seniors. Students train with us as individuals to improve their fitness and well-being, parents encourage children to attend to help develop strong self control and respect as well as valuable physical disciplines.
At Martial Fitness they believe in giving you the best fitness & martial arts training to achieve your personal goals, whilst also providing a great opportunity for social interaction in a fun and exciting environment - whether you're looking for fitness with focus or fitness for fun!

After 18 years of providing our community with effective training solutions, they are committed to continually evolving & aiming to inspire and motivate individuals to help them train & learn new skills whilst developing their fitness and self-confidence. They welcome students of all ages, lifestyles & experience to learn & train in a safe & friendly environment whether you're looking to work towards a black belt, 10 rounds, a special event or just a better, healthier & happier you! Whether you're looking to transform your body or mind, improve your fitness & confidence for a challenge that lies ahead, lose fat or simply want to gain a better quality of health by making positive changes to your lifestyle, they can provide the expertise to help you reach your goal.

Their fully equipped 'dojo' gym is conveniently located in Putney and their Instructors are always trained & nurtured internally to ensure you get the best motivation, results & experience we can offer whether you're participating in classes or personal training.

Martial Fitness are always happy help you find the right path - just call or email them!
Tae kwon-do is the spectacular Korean Martial Art of Kicks and Self Defence

Let's take a closer look at the meaning of the word "Tae" "Kwon" "Do." It is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. "Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline." If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind "Tae Kwon Do".

Tae kwon-do means "the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world."

Tae kwon-do is very different from many such oriental martial arts. First, physically it is very dynamic with active movements that include a mirage of foot skills. Second, the principle physical movements are in simpatico with that of the mind and life as a whole. Third, it possesses dynamic poses from another perspective.

Tae kwon-do pursues harmonious growth and improvements of life through its unique activities. This is why one could say Tae kwon-do is a way of life. To ultimately enable ourselves to lead more valuable lives, we would do well by finding the guiding principles deeply hidden in Tae kwon-do.
Their classes start from 3 years to 6 years in their Lil Dragons programme where their youngsters learn martial arts through fun based activities. This is a safe enviroment with a non contact approach to training, using targets to develop their range of skills. They can improve balance, co-ordination, concentration, confidence and physical performance. A confident and active child is far less likely to be a target for bullies.

KARATE KIDS:
Their Karate kids programme is an ideal way to have similar age and size children training and learning together in a fun and energetic class.

Suitable for the age range 7 to 11 years, theyr have the same syllabus as the teens and adults including semi contact sparring with protective equipment, but without the bigger children and adults taking all the space! more freedom to perform with their friends makes for a class aimed directly at their own leaning. A free trial is available.

FAMILY CLASSES:
This is where parents and children over 7 can train together and build fantastic family bonds. They pride themselves on being a family orientated class.
A family who trains together, stays together!

INTERMEDIATES/SENIORS:
For those who will start to need a little more to reach their goals, they have sessions specific to intermediates and senior grades, these are also suitable for keen adults who would rather work in a class away from young beginners. These sessions are often as extra time after family class or as a stand alone session dedicated to higher grade levels.
Mohan Martial Arts
Durham and Surrounding Areas
On offer to both adults and children is as selection of martial arts: Mo Ju Jitsu, Karate, Kickboxing, Unharmed Combat and Self Defence in various venues in and around Durham.
Mundo MMA Gym
Bury (Manchester)
Mundo MMA Gym was founded in Radcliffe, Bury, in July 2015 by Head Coach Will Burke, with the simple aim of creating the best combat sports gym in the Bury and Manchester area.

The Mundo set up is simple and effective: the best facility, the best coaches, and a friendly and healthy environment for learning and training without ego.

The name of the gym translates as MMA World, and is indicative of our philosophy. At Mundo they go out of their way to bring you everything necessary for you to reach your full potential, whatever your chosen discipline, and whatever your goals. They cater for first time students and experienced competitors alike, and have classes in MMA, BJJ, Submission Wrestling, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Strength & Conditioning, and Yoga. All of their coaches are highly experienced and their coaching team proudly claims some of the very best experts in their fields in the UK. They have group classes for both sexes and all ages, as well as private 1-1 tuition available with a number of our coaches.

Attached to the main MMA training area is the Strength & Conditioning Gym. Here they have everything you need to develop your strength and power. The main gym contains a large selection of free weights, machines, and monkey bars. The S&C lane which runs along the length of the MMA room contains a large yoke, sled, and farmer's walks.

Whatever your reasons for training, whatever your age or ability, at Mundo they have the facilities and the coaches to help you achieve your goals. Drop us a line via their website or give them a call and ask them how they can help you.

Aikido can benefit everyone to improve health and fitness...

The formal and more spiritual aspect can appeal to certain students, whilst the sports side appeals to others. Its full and natural body movement has aerobic benefits for all.

When practised regularly it will develop a fitter, more supple and stronger body with improved flexibility, reflexes and reactions. You will harmonise with the natural forces of energy and improve your everyday lifestyle.

In a conflict situation, the body, joints, posture and the mind are all vulnerable areas.
Aikido is a self-defence based on exploiting the weaknesses of an opponent by turning the opponent's power against them using the exact degree of control required to neutralise their energy without inflicting undue harm or injury.

A training syllabus may be followed for those who wish to progress through the promotion grades.
Their Club is based at the New 'NE-Sport & Fitness centre. They provide a wide range of classes which cater for different age groups and levels starting at 3 years. Take a look at what they can offer you in their designated Classes Page via their website.
Kendo, 'The Way of The Sword', embodies the essence of the Japanese fighting arts. Since the earliest samurai government in Japan, during the Kamakura period (1185-1233), sword fencing, together with horse-riding and archery, were the main martial pursuits of the military clans. In this period Kendo developed under the strong influence of Zen Buddhism. The samurai could equate the disregard for his own life in the heat of battle, which was considered necessary for victory in individual combat, to the Buddhist concept of the illusory nature of the distinction between life and death. Since that time many warriors have become enlightened through Kendo practice. Those swordsmen established schools of Kendo training which continued for centuries, and which form the basis of Kendo practice today. The names of the schools reflect the essence of the originator's enlightenment. Thus the Itto-ryu (Single sword school) indicates the founder's illumination that all possible cuts with the sword emanate from, and are contained in, one original essential cut. The Muto (swordless school) expresses the comprehension of the originator Yamaoka Tesshu, that "There is no sword outside the mind". The 'Munen Muso Ryu' (No Intent, No preconception) similarly expresses the understanding that the essence of Kendo transcends the reflective thought process.

The formal Kendo exercises, set down sometimes several centuries ago, are studied today using wooden swords in set forms, or 'kata' and uninhibited sword fencing using bamboo practice swords and substantial armour both by formal exercises and free fencing. Thus today it is possible to embark on the quest for spiritual enlightenment followed by the samurai of old. Concepts such as 'Mushin', or 'empty mind' as professed by exponents of Zen are an essential attainment for high level Kendo. Fudo-Shin, or 'Unmoving Mind', a conceptual attribute of the deity Fudo Myo-O, one of the five 'Kings of Light' of Shingon Buddhism, implies that the fencer cannot be led astray by delusions of anger, doubt, fear, or surprise arising from his opponent's actions.

Many of these concepts are relevant to other arts, like Judo, calligraphy, and the Tea Ceremony, but they are more readily comprehended in Kendo because the formal 'kata' exercises which were designed to express them can be performed in free practice at all levels from beginner to master swordsman. Other advantages of Kendo are that it can be practised by both young and old irrespective of natural ability. Physical fitness may be an advantage, but it is not essential. Thus young children and beginners can practice constructively and enjoyably with skilful people of advanced age. There are many formidable Kendo exponents of advanced age, even as old as eighty or ninety years, who can beat young champions a fraction of their age.

Kendo teaches methods of breathing to produce reserves of energy although you may be thoroughly tired. 'Ki-ai' shouting during fencing aids the circulation, and imparts vigour to the mind and body. Since the armour is fully protective, Kendo study should not be painful so you can overcome fear of aggression, and learn to remain calm in face of adversity through ordinary practice. Above all Kendo is enjoyable, and you will be welcome in any club in any country in which Kendo is practised. Teaching in Kendo is mutual, and the Kendo adherent will always find someone who will help him freely and willingly throughout his life, until he reaches the highest level of all as an enlightened swordsman. However there are few such persons. Since Kendo depends on mutual help, it is not run in order to make a financial profit. In the U.K. the instructors are proud of their amateur status, and you will never be expected to pay more than a share of running costs.
New Spirit we believe that Martial Arts should be made as flexible and as much fun as possible to allow many different types of people to enjoy the art. They also believe that it is important to have a high ratio of instructors to students, particularly for junior classes - and they are pleased to have such a large dedicated team who help to teach the students. All full instructors at New Spirit are registered and insured with NAKMAS, as both instructors and grading examiners.

As well as the registered instructors, they also have a number of assistant instructors, these are as yet too young to be registered as full instructors - but in the mean time they hone their coaching skills under the supervision of the older instructors, whilst waiting for their 18th birthdays.
Ninja School is an innovative grassroots Martial Arts program for children, co-created by the founding members and nurtured by the Students and Parents involved. It is a story of collaboration by like minded individuals who came together to mix skill-sets and take a step outside their comfort zones. Their aim is to create a unique environment where kids not only strive to improve themselves, but also to help those around them improve.
Nintai Kickboxing, fun, friendly, safe, family martial arts training.

Nintai in Japanese means patience, endurance and perseverance. We use this spirit to help our students achieve their goals, whether it is getting fit, losing weight, learning self defence or gaining a black belt.

Their syllabus and belts grades are properly recognized. All their instructors are DBS checked. Together their instructors have over 60 years of combined martial arts training and teaching so our students are in safe hands.

The classes combine fitness and kickboxing skills with the emphasis on having fun and working hard but within each individual's own limitations.

Payment for tuition is flexible. They offer pay as you train or by monthly standing order that can be altered by you if you are unable to train for whatever reason. There are discounts for families who want to train together. There is no membership fee. The first training session is free!!

Training is available to everyone from 7 years and above. They offer classes for children, families and teenagers and adults.

Instructors are David Wyness 6th Dan, Lisa Welsh 2nd Dan and Kelvin Pugh 2nd Dan.
North East Ju Jitsu Kobudo Association
Tyneside, Durham and Teesside
Ju-Jitsu in the North East of England was established in 1980.
Senior Instructors Dorothy Adamson, Stephen Eglitis, Karl Jessen are 7th dan black belts each of them with over 35 years of experience in martial arts.

Classes are taught throughout the North East covering North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Durham, Northumberland and Teesside.

The recommended starting age is 5 years old.

Grading Examinations are held throughout the year which are officiated by external Grading Officers. This means the student will not be graded by their own instructors.

Ju-Jitsu combines attack and defence techniques and has existed for more than 2000 Years.
Kobudo is the study of traditional Okinawan weapons such as nunchaku, tonfa and katana.
So if you want to gain confidence, get fit in a fun and friendly environment and maybe attain the grade of Black Belt enter the Tyneside and Teesside pages via their website for further details about classes in the North East.

North East Karate Kai
Sunderland / North East
The North East Karate Kia was setup by its instructors in 2005, who are experienced teachers of Shotokan Karate and are full time school teachers in North East Secondary schools.

They believe a great way to see your child develop is by training with them. Adults and children train together but are regularly separated to work with peers.

We welcome all students aged 6+

They aim to teach this traditional martial art to develop fitness, well being and and self discipline. They also aim to improve your self confidence and self esteem.

North Surrey CKD
North Surrey
Without doubt, the club thinks Choi Kwang Do is one of the most unique martial arts in the world.

Based on modern science, it is a devastating self defence system but also a way to find total health and fitness!

Whatever your needs and age - Choi Kwang Do will help you realise your martial art dreams.

You will find training with Surrey Choi Kwang Do to be safe, effective and fun.

They run classes in Woking, Farnborough and Chessington.

They look forward to showing you our unique martial art and welcoming you into their club!
The best way to see if you are going to enjoy a class is to try one. They understand you may feel a little intimidated coming along to a class for the first time, especially if you have never been involved in martial arts training before but, you will always receive a warm welcome.

All instruction is by Chris Davies, Black Sash 6thDegree Training in internal Kung Fu may be a little different from what you may expect. The training can be demanding but, the benefits are great. In the class you will work as an individual as well as with partners. Different aspects are approached from the traditional forms through to the use of focus pads to develop fajing (explosive energy). Students quickly see development in power and speed, fitness and flexibility, focus and concentration, which they can project into their daily life. In the class you will be taught systems including Baguazhang, Hsing-I as well as elements of the Wudang Fighting Methods and Weaponary. Chris is also now teaching the internal way of Iron Palm training which, until now, has only been taught on a one-to-one basis to advanced students.

Free Parking on site. Frequent buses from Edinburgh City Centre - numbers 30 and 45 direct to Campus. 5 minute walk from Newcraighall Train Station.
Pendle Martial Arts Academy, the area's best school of combat arts. The Academy teaches:- Ju Jitsu, Judo, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsuand Self Defence. Other Schools claim to teach many of these arts, but for the genuine article, Pendle Martial Arts Academy is the only place to train!

Pendle Martial Arts offers quality instruction in many Martial Arts, however they specialise in Ju Jitsu, both Traditional, Self Defence (or Combat) Ju Jitsu, and Brazilian Jiu jitsu ( under World Champion Lucio Sergio Dos Santos). **Private Tuition is available upon request** So What are you waiting for? Simply drop into the Academy fill in a short health screening form and start training!
Progress martial arts aims to provide all their students with a unique and individual approach to your training. Their system is suitable for everybody wishing to study a practical and effective style of martial art.

They allow students to develop and grow in a way that is suitable to their abilities, but also have access to all the systems benefits. You can study for a deep applied martial art, for increased combat skills, or just to increase self-confidence, all will be treated equally in all of their classes. You will never be pushed into any area you do not want to develop. This is your system of martial art, so you make many decisions through your training.
Satori Martial Arts
Bournemouth & Poole
Teaching shotokan karate, self defence and freestyle combat in the Bournemouth and Poole Area.

Based in Bournemouth, Dorset, Satori Martial Arts Bournemouth was founded by Steve Goodhand in 2006.

The club is fundamentally Shotokan Karate, however they cross-train, therefore many elements of martial arts are included (striking, kicking, throwing and grappling).The training covers technique, pad work, forms and street self defence. This is also supplemented with weapons training/defence. Karate will help to develop awareness, confidence, power, speed and coordination.
You also have the opportunity to compete in any open, freestyle and karate tournements. There is no stress on competition; its entirely up to the student if they want to compete.

Please feel free to drop by a class for a free session.
Aiki-Ju Jutsu,m Ken Jutsu, Jo Jutsu and Atemi Jutsu are offered to both adults and children in Grimsby.
Sanchin Ryu Okinawan Karate is a traditional Okinawan Karate style offering Self Defence training to individuals throughout the local area. The clubs, which can be found in the local areas of Lancashire including Skelmersdale, Manchester and Merseyside, originally started out in 1978 and has many years experience in the Martial Arts and Self Defence trade.

The group provides individuals with an expert Self Defence Training schedule and has local Dojo (clubs). The expert Sensei (teachers) help students be more aware of danger in every day situations and the best way to resolve them. The training is designed to teach the student effective techniques in anti-bullying, anti-abduction, self protection and self defence every time.

With a team that includes 4 senior instructors, assistant instructors, a Student Welfare/Child Protection Officer, Colin Eadie and a very efficient secretary fully qualified martial artists, Sanchin Ryu Okinawan Karate has an enthusiastic vastly experienced team of, highly skilled Karate Instructors from 3rd Dan Black Belt to 6th Dan
Shikkari Karate Kai
Stanley, Consett and Chester le Street (County Durham)
Shikkari Karate Kai (S.K.K) was established in 1993 by Sensei Brett Wilkinson. The martial art practised within the classes are firmly set around the style of Shotokan, known for its explosive punching and kicking. In addition to this, traditional values such as focus, discipline, control and respect are firmly set within the clubs. These values form an important part of everyday life for its students. S.K.K instructors are, Chief instructor Brett Wilkinson, Black belt 6th Dan. Instructor Tony Smith, Black belt 2nd Dan and Instructor Carl Wilkie, Black belt 2nd Dan. All instructors are licensed and DBS checked.

The established clubs have proven to be successful in many areas, not only in achieving high standards in their respective grades, but have also shown to be very successful at all levels of competition with on many occasions walking away with an impressive amount of trophies.
Budo is an ideal Martial Art for all age groups, boys or girls of varying sizes and abilities.

Confidence and self-esteem are improved as a practitioner progresses through the ranks and the very nature of the grading system ensures that the next goal is always realistic and achievable with effort.

Budo Training is an ideal form of physical exercise and serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness.

The Martial Arts develop self ~ discipline and respect that practitioners have for themselves and others .

As well as building self ~ confidence , Budo training also assists in addressing issues such as passivity and a lack of assertiveness.

The S.S.B.K Martial arts upholds the principal that all children whatever their age , culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and / or sexual identity have the right to participate in the Martial Arts.

The Society and the Sensei's are committed to the welfare and protection of children so that they can enjoy sporting activities in safety .

We create this through a stable programme, where the Sensei's (teachers) are always cheerful, approachable and resourceful.

Our daily thoughts and actions should be directed towards the benefit of others. The mountains, trees and rivers change their appearance with the vicissitudes of time and seasons, as a man changes with his experiences and emotions.

BE FRIENDLY

Friends are very important; as are a friendly manner and a genuine smile.

DEDICATION

The S.S.B.K Martial Arts is dedicated to all those Sensei's and Trainee Sensei's who carry the flickering lantern of light so that others may follow, and to those students who stumble and fall along the path of Budo, unable to proceed by themselves.

The S.S.B.K Martial Arts hopes that through the practice of Martial Arts you may in some way improve your life and the lives of those around you.
Sooyang Do
Scotland (North East)
Since the founding of Sooyang Do on 19th May 2003, it has become firmly established as the most popular martial art in the North East of Scotland, with around 1000 active participants and 30 separate locations at the time of writing.

The individual and collective dedication of our instructors, which has brought us to this position, has also led to us being the first martial arts organisation to be awarded CLUBCAP and subsequently advanced CLUBCAP accreditation from both Aberdeenshire Council, and Aberdeen City Council, a level of recognition which reinforces our standing as a responsibly and scrupulously run organisation.

All of their instructors hold up to date First Aid certification, PVG Accreditation and Public Liability Insurance and also regularly attend nationally recognised additional third party coaching sessions to continually improve their coaching skills and to reinforce their awareness of issues such as those surrounding the teaching of children and vulnerable adults.

Sooyang Do is specifically designed to be suitable for all ages (5 upwards) and for all ability levels. No previous martial arts experience is necessary and the main requirement is enthusiasm.

Each belt level has a formal syllabus, which must be learned and demonstrated to an acceptable standard, to enable the student to progress to the next level. The technical progress of each student is monitored by way of grading events (belt examinations) which are held every three months and students must train, on average, twice per week to be eligible for grading.
Springwater Taekwondo, an independent organisation. At Springwater Taekwondo, they realise that there are many reasons for taking up Martial Arts. The reasons for training are often as varied and diverse as the students themselves. They do their best to accommodate each individual. They hope their extensive syllabus will cover everyone's needs and enable them to become skilled at Taekwondo.

Taekwondo translates to Foot, Hand, Way (or Art) in English. It is more often called the Way of Hand and Foot. Taekwondo is both a modern martial art and a combat sport that develops to become a way of life. Although modern, its' roots can be traced back to ancient Korea. To the untrained eye much of the art can resemble other martial arts due to the influence these have had over its' development but Taekwondo has a vast range of technique. It is most famous for its' incredible range of fast, high kicking skills.
Subarashi Judo Club
Kidbrooke, London
Judo is offered to both adults and children
Surrey Kick Boxing can trace its roots back to the Japanese Martial Art of Mugendo - "Unlimited Way".

In short, the traditions and styles of various martial arts have been incorporated into the current teaching philosophy of Surrey Kick Boxing with core emphasis on fitness, technique and self accomplishment of the individual student.

Originally established in 1985, (and previously known as Shannons) Surrey Kick Boxing is recognised by its students as being one of a friendly and family orientated club where the onus of training is not based solely on a grading system but based on the individual, his/her skill set and what they wish to achieve from the sport.

Teaching to music is also incorporated to all their classes, be it as part of the warm-up, stretch, high impact exercise, techniques, sparring or cool down - it is a fundamental part of our teaching methodology and makes for a great environment in which to train.

Of course, with many martial arts the opportunity to spar with your peers is one of the key elements and teaching principals. The club enforces a strict semi-contact policy (i.e. technique, fitness, control and respect).

Their aim is to ensure students enjoy our lessons.
Without doubt, Choi Kwang Do is one of the most unique martial arts in the world.

Based on modern science, it is a devastating self defence system but also a way to find total health and fitness!

Whatever your needs and age - Choi Kwang Do will help you realise your martial art dreams.

You will find training with Surrey Choi Kwang Do to be safe, effective and fun.

Theyrun classes in Woking, Farnborough and Chessington.

We look forward to showing you our unique martial art and welcoming you into the club!

For your free Trial Classes get in touch now!
Nick Kathawick (4th Dan) has been instructing Karate at Shoreham for more than 10 years and has nearly 20 years experience in a variety of Martial Arts. The Sussex Karate format has been developed over many years and is proven to be highly effective in ensuring students progress rapidly in their training.

All students male/female, adult/juniors, senior grades/junior grades participate in the same sessions. No previous martial arts experience is necessary.
Sussex Karate Association has been established for over 26 years, and is based in Worthing, West Sussex. It was established by Robert Birchlea, a 7th Dan Chief Instructor with over 42 years karate experience. Robert is still running the assocation and he is fully DBS checked.

They welcome all grades of students, from beginners right through to advanced students, and to those looking to achieve the highest grades and those wishing to gain an extra skill to enhance their lives.

Depending on experience, starters may wish to first visit and try our Karate Clubs on Tuesdays and Sundays held at the Broadwater Parish Hall, Broadwater, Worthing. Lessons will include basic techniques, but also utilise traditional Kata, which consists of forms of movement.

For those with previous experience, or not wishing to take part in a larger group situation, you may wish to take advantage of personal training options, available by appointment at their private Dojo. Please contact us to discuss you personal requirements.

Should you prefer, they also offer you small group personal sessions at their Dojo, which are often suitable and preferable for small groups of either female or mixed sex, who wish to engage in personal safety techniques and/or enhanced mental and physical well-being. Again, these sessions are by prior arrangement.

In addition, they shall bring fitness to all the students to make them mentally and physically stronger.

They realise that people have different levels and reasons for participating, and will always assist in finding the best suited method for your personal satisfaction.
Su-Zen-Kai karate has two clubs in Jersey channel Island. One club is based in the North west of the island at Les Landes school St Ouen, the other in the South, at Sammares school St Clement.

Both clubs are coached by 6th dan chief instructor Paul Goggin and with assistant instructors 2nd Dan Rui Tremoceiro, Daniel Tremoceiro and Cieran Mooney, 1st Dan Stephen Le Quesne and Tim Skudder.

Su-Zen-Kai karate operates under a strict child protection policy laid down by NAKMAS. Equal opportunities for all students no matter what age, gender, race or creed.

All instructors are qualified coaches with full insurance and full DBS disclosures, they have a friendly positive approach and a well structured teaching syllabus.

Su-Zen-Kai was founded in September 1998 by Paul Goggin and saw the opening of the first dojo at Les Landes school Jersey. A second dojo was opened in October 1999 at Le Sammares school Jersey. Where students from the age of 4 years and above enjoy practising karate.

Su-Zen-Kai is based on traditional karate and has been developed to adapt to modern every life style.

Class times and venues
Les Landes school: Tuesday 19.00 - 21:15 p.m
Le Squez school: Thursday 19:00 - 20:45 p.m and Sunday 10:00 - 12:00

Instructors:

Paul Goggin: 6th dan Certified Senior Instuctor, Grading Examiner, First Aider and Jersey junior team coach 2000 - 2003
Assistent Instructors: 2nd dan Rui Tremoceiro, Daniel, Tremoceiro and Cieran Mooney, 1st dan Stephen Le Quesne and Tim Skudder.

Brief history of the founder

Paul Goggin began practicing karate in 1978 when the influence of the late Bruce Lee and the mystery of the martial arts was extremely strong with a vast amount of media attention. Paul has practiced the following karate styles: Wado Ryu, Kenpo, Hakken Nara Shukokai, Ishin Ryu, Su Ha Ri and Su-Zen-Kai
Taekwondo Academy
West Sussex
Mixed Martial Arts & Self Defence classes in Cosham, Paulsgrove, Petersfield.

All ages from 4 +. Separate teens/adult classes.

Self defense, sparring, controlled drills, confidence building, also very good to improve strength, fitness and stamina.
What can improve your balance and co-ordination ,increase the ability to focus and concentrate,relieve stress and leave you feeling mentally energised?

No not some miracle drug but Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of physical exercise for the body mind and spirit; a type of 'moving meditation'. It is an internal martial art which means that it is not combative, however the moves do originate from fighting techniques. Its graceful patterns and spiritual and philosophical background make it an ideal way to improve balance and co-ordination,reduce stress increase stamina and suppleness.

A sequence of slow controlled gentle and graceful movements help the body to relax,which in time creates more suppleness,allows the mind to be still relieving stress and tension and bringing a sense of balance.

There is a therapeutic and appropriate quality to Tai Chi practise. It is an ideal antidote for today's hectic lifestyles. It is not a cure,quick fix or some miracle form of exercise, to feel the long term benefits you do need to practise on a regular basis. .
But if you are determined to suceed, helping yourself whilst having fun and learning something new then Tai Chi is for you.
Why wait give it a go.
Family run Karate and Kickboxing School based at Hope United Reformed Church in Denton, where they hold classes for both children and adults.

TMAC's total programme of family fun, fitness and self defence is the reason their junior and adult students make them their choice for getting more kick out of life.

They realise that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size and strength varies with each individual, so once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, their programme will enhance your personal physical capabilities and maximise your self defence skills. Whatever your reasons and your goals, TMAC can help you to become physically and mentally fit. Start your training today!
TSM Martial Arts
East & West Sussex
The system is a simple but effective one and is based on traditional Wado Ryu Karate.

Where TSM is unique is in the application of other styles and techniques which enhances what is already a good system and makes it more versatile.

TSM Martial Arts was started by Will Miles and Paul Carpenter and they jointly run the club on a day to day basis. They have over 25 years combined experience in Martial Arts and they always happy to pass on and teach their skills.

However one of the keys to achieve what you want in TSM is to focus on You… Yes, you will get far better results by improving yourself and working on your own potential than in any other way.
Tatsfield Martial Arts provide classes in traditional Kodokan Judo and Japanese Ju Jitsu at their dojo based at Tatsfield Scout Hut in Surrey. They welcome all ages and abilities to their classes and cater for complete beginners to competition level players. They also work with local organisations such as schools and Scouting to provide both long and short-term martial arts and self defence courses.

The chief instructor is Adam Plinston holds black belts in both Judo and Yoshin Ryu Ju Jitsu. He is graded to 5th Dan with World MAC Alliance and 5th Dan with the British Judo Association. He has been training in martial arts since 1979 and teaching since 1993. He is the current male Judo squad manager for Surrey County.

Adam also holds a UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification with the BJA and is fully DBS checked and a qualified first-aider.
Temple Martial Arts
St Neot's, Cambridgeshire
Whether you want to train in martial arts to keep fit, learn self defence or work towards your black-belt with a club that is part of a national organisation, you'll find a friendly welcome at Temple Martial Arts.

They train in the Wado Ryu style of karate, freestyle kickboxing and ju-jutsu; meeting three times a week in and around St. Neots.

New starters from 5 years upwards and all levels are welcome. So, whether you are thinking about taking up karate for the first time, or you have recently moved to the area and want to find a local club, or whatever your reasons, get in contact. Alternatively come along to one of their sessions to see what it's all about. Or, better still, join in. The first lesson is free. A free suit will be provided when you join and membership also includes a licence and insurance.
Test Valley offers Choi Kwang Do to both adults and children throughout Hampshire
Tetsudo
National
The Noble Art of TETSUDO has it's roots in Tibet and it's essence lies in the cornerstone that Mind and Body are inextricably linked and changes in one causes changes in the other and only when both are working harmoniously together can anything be done efficiently and effectively.

TETSUDO training makes the BODY physically strong, agile and healthy and the MIND to become more aware, perceptive and focused..... and when the two are in Harmony.... then the seemingly impossible becomes possible.

The skills learnt through the practice of TETSUDO offer profound benefits to EVERYONE regardless of age, gender or fitness level. TETSUDO is a Holistic Martial Art. It is a unique therapeutic experience for both Mind and Body and as such it is much more than just a means of physical self-defence.... it is the COMPLETE SELF-DEFENCE.
The Falcons Kickboxing Club is a friendly competitive kickboxing club for all age groups. Based in Thanet (Kent).

Kickboxing is often practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. In the full-contact sport the male boxers are bare-chested wearing shorts and protective gear including: mouth-guard, hand-wraps, 10-oz. boxing gloves, groin-guard, shin-pads, kick-boots, and optional protective helmet (usually for those under 16). The female boxers will wear a tank top and chest protection in addition to the male clothing/protective gear. In European kickboxing, where kicks to the thigh are allowed using special low-kick rules, use of boxing shorts instead of long trousers is possible.
Etheric boxing is a unique system of kung fu that is fundamentally eclectic, as are almost all traditional styles of Kung fu. It draws from influences and qualities from all the Chinese internal martial arts (Xing Yi, Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Yi Quan) as well as Wing Chun and western boxing.

You will learn about internal kung fu qualities that are developed through exercises such as Zhan Zhuang (standing), slow walking and Shi li (trial of strength). These are combined with exercises such as Chi Sau and combat based drills to develop fighting skills that will be effective and powerful.

Etheric Boxing is a formally graded syllabus that allows for the individual development of each student whilst adhering to the strict requirements of the grade. This is achieved by having exclusively private one-on-one tuition.
The Samurai Fitness Group
Berks, Bucks, Hert and Oxon
The Samurai Fitness Group likes to think it is different from other children's martial art classes in the UK because it was established solely for children and their classes are split by age.

Little Samurai (Age 4 to 7)
These kickboxing classes focus on developing;

Life skills such as confidence, social interaction, self discipline and awareness of the danger of strangers
Physical skills including fitness, balance and coordination.

They are non-aggressive and targeted towards the developmental stages of this age range, so include lots of games incorporating kickboxing techniques.

Most of all, they are great fun!

Classes are limited to 16.

Young Samurai (Age 7 to 11)

Young Samurai classes continue to focus on the life and physical skills that are taught to Little Samurais but there is also more advanced kickboxing, incorporating self-protection and anti-bullying techniques, pad work and optional light sparring. They are an ideal way to instil confidence in children. They also give the students a perfect grounding to prepare them for the Samurai Kickboxing syllabus for those aged 12 and above.

Classes are limited to 16.

Samurai Kickboxing (Age 11 to 14 &14 to 16)

These classes focus on developing our students into confident and 'street wise' young adults, skills that we feel are incredibly important as they start socialising away from the home.

They make their students aware of some of the dangers they may be faced with as they get older and provide them with the confidence to use de-escalating techniques and positive body language in aggressive situations... kickboxing out of class is always discouraged.

The syllabus also focuses on fitness, leadership and team-work. The kickboxing and sparring techniques learnt in the younger age groups are developed at this stage and stepped up in both technical difficulty and physical intensity.

Adult Kickboxing - Age 17+

There are two aspects to our adult classes; (1) developing all-round fitness (2) focusing on the technical aspect of kickboxing. Their lessons will combine the two so that you learn how to do techniques properly. They also believe in teaching self-protection; where, when and how to strike.

If you are looking for a class where you're learning something as well as getting a good work out, then their adult lessons are ideal for you! You'll certainly leave most of our classes knowing you've worked hard!

All of our class locations and times are available via their website on the 'Class Schedule' link:
Tomodachi Karate Kai is a system of Karate based upon Mas Oyama's Kyokushinkai Karate, & Bernard Creaton's Karate Jutsu system. Tomodachi Karate Kai's Founder and Chief Instructor Rick McElroy also has black belts in Judo & hapkido . Tomodachikai is a system of Karate which use's both Jutsu and Do in its teaching's and in doing so is a formidable Self-defence system.
Keith Power holds a 6th Dan Black Belt within the Shu-Ho Jujitsu Association presented to him in 2010 by Colin Elgie, his most recent teacher and founder of the Shu-Ho system (formally Kempo Kai).

He has practised Martial Arts for almost 30 years, 18 of which were under the tutelage of Ron Weightman.

Keith Power inherited the Club from Ron Weightman and expanded the number of clubs he teaches at to 5 throughout S.E London and Kent.
The TSKA was formed in July 1993, to promote the style of Shotokan Karate, be non-political and friendly whilst maintaining high technical standards. It has established itself as a National Association as we as a respected and leading authority in the field of modern educational and safe karate.

The intention of the TSKA is to promote and practice traditional karate at all levels. A highly developed physical art, karate makes maximum use of all parts of the body in a dynamic system of self-defence. It provides excellent all-round physical exercise, developing agility, self-control and mental discipline. The rigorous training fosters the spirit of perseverance and effort.

The Association holds an Annual Residential Course, regular dan gradings, black and brown belt courses, instructors' courses and also courses with external instructors.

Triumph Martial Arts incorporates two martial arts schools run by Triumph's Chief Instructor Harry Limer – 헤리 리머.

Harry is a professional martial arts instructor who began training in Taekwon-Do in 1985. During that time Harry has trained with many different Taekwon-Do Organisations and various martial arts Masters. Couple this with 14 years Military and providing Public Service since 2001, Harry has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon when teaching students.

The two martial arts schools cover:- Taekwon-Do through the Aston Taekwon-Do (ATKD) as part of the services offered by the Aston Project, a Gloucestershire Constabulary initiative to work with local children and families.

Triumph Haidong Gumdo Hwang Yong – teaching the Korean way of the sword. Harry is also the current National Leader of the United Kingdom's Haidong Gumdo Association.
The school was first opened in January 2013 by Miss Kimberly Ralph after she moved from London to Bolton and found there was no Choi Kwang Do school nearby.

Turton School of Choi Kwang Do is an inclusive, welcoming school aiming to grow and establish itself in the local community. Our goal is to improve the fitness and well-being of their students, giving as many people the gift of Choi Kwang Do as possible.
The corner stone of our school is to provide each student with the support and personal attention they need to enable them to achieve their goals, both within Choi Kwang Do and in life.
TSKR was formed in 2006 by Chief Instructor Terry Wittkopp 5th Degree Black Belt, the association has around 200 members from 5yrs upwards and come from all walks of life.

TSKR clubs in the Norfolk area are within premier sports and social venues

TSKR teaches Traditional Karate. This concentrates on building the confidence of its participants, whilst installing the traditional values of Karate.

All Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Volunteers are DBS Checked for suitability to work with Children and Vulnerable Adults. They also all hold relevant qualification such as First Aid / Child Protection Training.

TSKR has an Appointed Welfare Officer. This is a Prerequisite from our Governing Body. The Welfare Officer has the important role of overseeing TSKR. Ensuring the Governing Body Policies & Procedures are followed by all its participants (Including the Instructors).

Melanie Whitred is the newly Appointed Officer and will be seen at all Clubs at least once per month

TSKR has associations with many other clubs in the UK & Europe & has opportunities for training with many UK & International Instructors every year.

All members are encouraged to attend Courses and Club training along with its Instructors where possible to advance there progression.

TSKR does encourage participants into Competition if they choose to go along this route, however the training and personal development of the Individual is of most importance.

TSKR is headed by Terry Wittkopp 5th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate who for the last 27yrs has had the privileged experience from training with many Senior English and Japanese Sensei throughout his martial arts training and continues to further the art of the empty hand karate. He has also trained in ju-jitsu and kobudo throughout his career and currently studies all martial arts.
It is very simple to start with Seido Karate and all their dojos are run on similar lines but of course with their own unique approach. They all use the same Seido syllabus which is comprehensive so you can train anywhere and not feel different.

All their instructors are DBS cleared (Enhanced Disclosure) and First Aid trained. They offer a free introductory lesson and you are automatically insured when you complete the pre training questionnaire for this.

They Care. Difference doesn't mean deficit and men, women and children have found Seido becoming an important part of their lives not only for the feeling of confidence you get from expert tuition but the friends you can make at the dojo. So why not try a lesson with them, just:

  1. Select the dojo that is convenient for you. Just click the "Contact Us" tab on their website.
  2. Contact the dojo head, they will provide you with all the necessary information for you to start - including any introductory offers.
  3. Or you can get the address of the dojo, look at the training schedule and go along and watch a class before you try a lesson.
NAKMAS introduces to the Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club which is headed by their chief instructor, Susan Hession 4th Dan.

Shotokan Karate is one of the oldest and most influential styles of karate. It was developed by Gichin in Okinawa in 1916. Shotokan has many benefits. Not only is it a means of self-defence, but it also helps to develop patience, courage, self-confidence, self-control, strength, flexibility, calmness and concentration.

Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate club is governed by NAKMAS an association for martial arts clubs. NAKMAS provides insurance for every student and instructor. All instructors and assistant instructors are enhanced CRB checked before being issued with a licence to teach.

Chief Instructor Sue, 4th Dan, was taught by Cyril Cummins, 8th Dan, who in turn was taught by the world famous Japanese Sensei Enoeda.

Sue has her own dojo in Weoley Castle and has recently opened a second dojo in Longbridge.
White Tiger Martial Arts offers Karate (Freestyle) to both adults and children in Littlehampton and Worthing
World Ju-Jitsu Scotland is an inclusive and independent martial art organisation for all styles of martial art.

WJJS aims to provide you with high quality martial art training, ranging from Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do and much more.
Yamato Damashii directly translated means Japanese Spirit.

The club are a friendly family-based martial arts club, for adults & children, based in North West Kent and train in traditional Wado Ryu karate.

They train every Saturday morning at Becket Sport Centre in Dartford, children's beginner class starts at 9am, adult class starts at 11am.

The club is open to all people who want to partake in a club that values and develops discipline, respect and focus. It's a club that encourages personal insights and development as well as teaching self-defence.

Whether an adult or a child, learning karate will teach you discipline, respect, improve your fitness, give you confidence, improve concentration and also teach you a useful new skill.

If you are interested in joining the club, you can just turn up to one of the classes wearing loose clothing such as t-shirt and jogging bottoms and join in, the first lesson is free. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.
Yoshin Ryu started in the late seventies as a collection of clubs based in youth centres and sports halls around the Croydon area run by Errol Field as its Founder and Senior Coach.

Then in the mid nineties Errol purchased an old church in Coulsdon and converted it into a full time dojo and HQ of Yoshin Ryu. This building was called Coulsdon Martial Arts.

The dojo now hosts classes 6 days of the week and special events, such as competitions and grading's are held on Sundays. Please see the Classes section via their website for a description of the different martial arts on offer and the Timetable section for information on times, and who would be best suited to each class.

The club is very active in each of its disciplines regularly competing in local, national and international competitions as well as providing displays for schools, festivals and we are often called upon to provide genuine martial artists for television programs.
Yarm Martial Arts
Stockton on Tees
They offer a family orientated environment; where you and your children can learn in a fun and friendly way. With over 17 years experience teaching Martial Arts, they are an academy where long term friendships are made whilst being taught values that will help you and your children along the path in life. They instill confidence in all our students from the age of 2 upto adults. They will help improve you and your children's lifestyle for the better, allowing you to feel vibrant and confident in the everyday world. Whether it's self defence, fitness, mental focus or confidence they aim to help everyone, families or individuals, that wishes to learn. Have a look through their site to see what we offer or call them on 01642 354 937 to discuss how to take your first steps.
The school was first opened in January 2013 by Miss Kimberly Ralph after she moved from London to Bolton and found there was no Choi Kwang Do school nearby.

Turton School of Choi Kwang Do is an inclusive, welcoming school aiming to grow and establish itself in the local community. Our goal is to improve the fitness and well-being of their students, giving as many people the gift of Choi Kwang Do as possible.
The corner stone of our school is to provide each student with the support and personal attention they need to enable them to achieve their goals, both within Choi Kwang Do and in life.
Contact NAKMAS:
NAKMAS PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW

Telephone: 01227 370055 Fax: 01227 370056
Email: admin@nakmas.org.uk

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am until 4pm
Fridays: 9am until 3pm

While there is a member of staff or Management available as far as possible, during office hours, there are times when we use an intimate call centre. This is mostly first thing, last thing, at lunchtimes or in times of sickness or leave. If you leave them your name, club code, contact number and a brief message, we will endeavour to return your call as soon as we are available. Alternatively you can drop us an email to which we can respond instead.