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  A little update on our classes this week! A great week here at The Warrior Academy. In our Martial Arts classes across Wiltshire and Somerset this week we focused on boxing sparring to make students focus on their guards and footwork. All students have shown an improvement in speed and reaction times which is › Read more
We’ve had a great week here at the Warrior Academy, the students aged 4-15 in all of our clubs across Wiltshire and Somerset have learnt a huge amount. Here’s what went on last week in the Warrior Academy… The Freshford advanced class; which currently teaches a rotating curriculum of traditional martial arts weapons to students, finally › Read more
10 Reasons Warrior Academy Martial Arts Benefits Children
  In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent behavior and gory injuries, › Read more
Who were the Samurai? By the end of the 12th century, samurai became almost entirely synonymous with bushi, and the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. The samurai were usually associated with a clan and their lord, and they followed a set of rules that later came › Read more
We work on our students focus from the first class because we believe improved focus accelerates the learning curve! Check out this little graph that our martial-arts-scientists put together in the lab…it’s a good way of showing how we look at “learning” with our students. It shows that as students build focus the rate of › Read more
This term we have had 4 students with injuries, which have occurred outside of their Martial Arts training (not in class!). Gymnastics, football, rugby, dancing, climbing trees and other general ‘being-a-warrior-outdoor-stuff’; resulting in broken arms, ankles and wrists. Whenever a physical accident occurs concerned parents armed with Doctors advice advocating zero physical activity pull their › Read more
Gradings
Everything you need to know! Gradings are more frequent with the Junior grades (under Green Belt) and happen every 3-5 months depending on how ready the students are. Seniors normally wait 6-8 months and Red Belts often wait up to a year! If you have been invited to come and watch your child grade, we › Read more
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School!
The transfer takes place at a time when many changes within the individual, their family, and their school are occurring simultaneously. Biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional changes converge with the school transition to make it a time of considerable adaptation. If the transition between primary school and secondary school is not well managed, children can end › Read more
Success Through Martial Arts
What we mean when we say “Success Through Martial Arts”           It’s been ingrained in our logo since inception – our students understand it and the parents of our senior students believe it and have seen it in action. We believe the development of character through Martial Arts is applicable to › Read more
Warrior Feb 2015, Daniel Taylor
  Warrior of The Month – Feb 2015 What is The Warrior of The Month Award? Once per month one student from the 400+ Warrior Academy students is chosen carefully by the Instructors to be presented with the Warrior of The Month Award. The prestigious Warrior of The Month award given out to the student who › Read more

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What we mean when we say “Success Through Martial Arts”           It’s been ingrained in our logo since inception – our students understand it and the parents of our senior students believe it and have seen it in action. We believe the development of character through Martial Arts is applicable to
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