Thanks to everyone who attended the Martial Arts Cross-Training Seminar at St Bede’s. Senior Instructor Ollie Batts covered a wide range of empty-hand and weaponry skills from Kali, JKD, and Savate, with some bonus walking cane defences. It was good to see some old friends and make some new ones, and to get some great feedback.
The Academy was established in 1989 by instructors qualified in a variety of martial arts and combat disciplines. We offer high-quality, safe and fun classes in a friendly and appropriately relaxed environment. Our three main training programmes are Integrated fighting arts, Savate and Canne de Combat. You can chose to train in one or all of these programmes. Find out more in The Arts. Our instructors are DBS checked and fully insured. You can find out more about our instructors by visiting the Instructor menu, in About Us.
The Academy welcomes new members, whether beginner or experienced. We are community-based club, with a mission to open up the martial arts and combat sports to the widest range of people.
Our instructors are qualifed, friendly, trained in First Aid and have been CRB/DBS checked. If you are unsure which class(es) to try, and you would like to talk with one of the instructors, you are welcome to call or email.
High quality training, with qualified trainers, is essential to good and safe progression. Our instructors are carefully selected, and encouraged to continue their own development in martial arts. CAMA instructors, who are responsible for running any training sessions, are required to hold a First Aid certificate and be CRB checked.
Wheelchair users are very welcome in all of our classes, but if you would like to try an inclusive, exciting new sport, we would be delighted to introduce you to wheelchair cane fencing – a form of Canne de Combat.
Sessions run on the first Tuesday of each month. More information here