We are a small team of passionate, full time martial arts instructors based in the South West of England. At the Warrior Academy we focus on the development of young people through martial arts. Our tried and tested programme aims to increase confidence, improve focus, and teach about respect and courtesy. We believe in building self esteem through self defence and we believe martial arts is an excellent choice for children wishing to develop themselves.
The success stories posted on our website here from parents who have entrusted their child/ren into our programme speaks for itself. The majority of our students stay with us for over 6 years, on the road to black belt. We were also recently finalists in the Bath Life Award in the Education category, something no other martial arts organisation has achieved and speaks volumes for the skills past onto our students.
What to expect
We’ve noticed that improving a child’s focus improves their learning ability. The confidence gained in classes transfers into every aspect of our students lives. The courtesy and respect learnt through the teaching of our traditional values gives students the morals to make the right decisions in life. Learning these important lessons at such a young and influential age is so important.
Due to our classes parents report improved behaviour at home, better grades in school, more determination, perseverance and a very visible aura of self-confidence which is clear to see in each task our students apply themselves too.
At the Warrior Academy we teach an incredibly exciting and diverse martial arts programme based around TaeKwon-Do.
We believe martial artists must become adaptable in order to be efficient. The Taekwon-Do system was originally created to be as efficient as possible. Our freestyle-Taekwon-Do system utilises the highly disciplined nature of Taekwon-Do with line work, accurate kicks and strikes alongside the proven defence system of Muay Thai and western boxing. The Warrior Academy system has been specifically designed to develop the students technical ability in Taekwon-Do, while providing the young and old, male and female, realistic self-defence application.
Character development lies at the core of our training. Weekly lessons are taught to instil strong values in your child. We believe the core values of traditional martial arts are so important to the students development. As martial arts evolves, these values are often overlooked and lost. Within our organisation the tenets of Taekwon-Do are at the forefront of our training; while our freestyle nature ensures our students become highly adaptable and talented martial artists.
We believe working with you to develop your child is so important and so we ask parents to be as involved as possible. A good attendance record is important for development and indeed compulsory in order to be invited to grade. There’s a lot to cover and students progress rapidly. This chart helps explain what is taught in our classes:
Teaching our students to avoid danger and aggression, protecting themselves and those around them, and as a last resort using our self defence techniques.
Our excellent Character Development programme is designed to give students an education in important values, these are taught at the end of each class and follow a progressive structure. Click here to read more about our excellent Character Development programme.
The Warrior Academy Freestyle Tae Kwon Do Syllabus is exciting and realistic, with influences from Muay Thai and Boxing, the majority of our work focuses on combinations, pad work and line work.
Each student is mentored to be able to teach the class, through our confidence building techniques our students grow every month!
Our Warrior Academy Sparring Programme (WASP) takes students from grass roots to competitive level sparring with an 8 level programme designed to build confidence, timing and control while having fun. Click here to read more about WASP.
Alongside a possitive mindset an important part of being healthy is being physically fit! Our programme gradually increases fitness and strength so students can reach their full potential!
Through various calm, meditative drills and exercises we teach our students that one of the most important things they can achieve is control over their mind. You may often see our students in their sitting position, eyes closed, rehearsing/focusing on a technique we are about to practice, this greatly improves their concentration levels, while teaching our students to eliminate stress has had a huge effect on their development in sessions.
Where we teach
We run across Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire throughout the year (including the holidays!). We have a term time table and a holiday time table. Click here for class times and our club map.
Whether your child needs a boost in confidence, learn to focus, improve their self-control, learn about self-defence or wants to get involved in a sport where they can compete at a high level… we have a class for you! We currently offer a month free, come along and see what we are all about!