• Adult martial arts

    These classes combine fitness for health and wellness... self-defence for safety and peace of mind... and ancient wisdom for a happy, stress-free life.

  • Kids martial arts

    Sorry but We are not currently running a kids program. 

  • Self Defense

    KU is a method of responding to Acts of Physical Violence using punches, kicks, throws, joint manipulations, strangles, pressure point strikes and ground fighting .It’s goal is to prepare the student for dealing with acts of aggression in the real world.

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    • Martial Arts: A Way To A Better You

      Martial arts are an ancient method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one. Martial arts practitioners strive for harmony, but also learn effective and often devastating self-defense techniques. Children who get involved in martial arts reap many benefits in several areas of life. Most martial arts originated in Asia and include karate, kung fu, jiujitsu, aikido, Tae kwon do, Judo and Muay Thai.



      Fitness is a crucial element to all martial arts classes. Warm-ups with jumping jacks, push-ups and stretches are common, and the movements of the martial art itself often challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Martial artists are known for being toned, flexible and physically fit, and you will be no different.


      Self Defense

      The ability to defend yourself against an assailant is an empowering feeling. Most martial arts use self defense as a cornerstone of the entire program. The precise methods will vary from discipline to discipline, but you can be certain that with regular practice, you will learn to defend yourself in a variety of different ways. Many martial arts schools also teach street-smart techniques to help avoid problems altogether.


      Self Discipline

      Martial arts help instill mental focus, giving you the ability to concentrate on a task and see it through to its conclusion. The discipline that is taught in the Dojo in regard to uniforms, customs and techniques often translates into other areas of life, including school and household chores.



      Martial arts are all about respect. Punching, kicking, throwing and locking are all secondary to the respect that is shown form the moment you walk into a dojo. students learn to bow to the masters who came before them, and to their current instructors. They also learn to treat other students as they wish to be treated. Quality martial arts instructors impress upon the students the respect issue regularly and instruct students to practice respect for self, parents, teachers and peers at every opportunity.


      Self Confidence

      An individual who is involved in martial arts is generally a person who is confident in him/herself. Working through a martial art and the belt ranking system gives one a set of measurable goals to follow that are realistic to attain. The sense of accomplishment you will feel by mastering a new technique or graduating to a new belt will follow you everywhere you go.