Martial Arts offers your child the opportunity to grow their confidence, stay in shape, learn self defence and improve their self defence skills whilst participating in an ever-growing sport.

There are more than 250 disciplines and styles to try, all with their own unique way of doing things. With a heritage stretching back thousands of years martial arts offers one of the oldest and most respected methods of training available anywhere in the United Kingdom.



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We’re campaigning to make martial arts safer.

It might surprise you to learn that there is no singular governing body in the United Kingdom for martial arts. That means no singular standard for instructors, no set guidelines for clubs to follow and no requirement for coaches to undergo any specific training.

We don’t think that’s right.

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