The current Life Skillz word is SELF-CONTROL

For the kids martial arts classes we run Melody Johnson's Skillz Martial Arts drills which take into account the abilities of different age groups. While aiming for fitness and learning self defence Skillz Martial Arts drills bring in an element of fun into what can sometimes be repetitive when training in martial arts. 

Each term we also have a Life Skillz word for the students to consider along with a work sheet and a Life Skillz badge on completion of the work sheet.

All students aged 7 and over grade for a club certificate in mixed martial arts (MMA), a club certificate in Kali/Escrima and a World United Martial Arts Federation (WUMA) certificate.  Gradings are three times a  year at the end of each term.

Competition with WUMA is also available for students who wish to do competition in light touch/semi contact kickboxing (continuous) and also martial arts forms (weapons, team and empty hand)

The classes run are age specific with Core Skillz (ages 7 to 9) and Extreme Skillz (ages 10 to 14). 

In addition due to demand we are running Family Skillz, a mixed age range of kids up to 9 years old training alongside their parents.

Shortly we will be launching Spectrum Skillz for kids with autism and/or certain learning difficulties.  Please check back here for updates.

Please scroll down for more information on each age group.

Coming soon.....

This is martial arts for children with autism and certain learning difficulties. Classes will be available on a Monday.

Each potential student initially has a one to one session to asses where they are on the spectrum being given a score on awareness,  detailing,  observing, listening, communication, retention, durability and determination. The assessment and score is to determine if the potential student can manage and if they will do well in a group class.

The martial arts classes will be running with a tailor made martial arts curriculum from Skillz martial arts designed for students on the autism spectrum. Please contact us for more information.

ages 7 to 9

Martial arts for 7 to 9 year olds incorporating self defence,  escrima stick fighting and defence systems, knife defence,  sparring, focus pad and bag work.  Training in mixed martial arts with Skillz martial arts drills keeping classes fast moving and fun with fitness and self defence. 

Gradings take place once a term and students grade for a club certificate in mixed martial arts, a club certificate in kali/escrima and a World United Martial Arts Federation certificate in Freestyle Martial Arts.

Class time is Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm during term time. 

Please contact us via the contact us page.

ages 10 to 14

Martial Arts for 10 to 14 year olds. Running with Skillz martial arts specific to this age group which keeps classes fun and fast moving. Building on self defence techniques, martial arts weapons, ground and knife defence, sparring and competition, partner and bag work.

Gradings are once a term and students grade for a club certificate in mixed martial arts, a club certificate in kali/escrima and a World United Martial Arts Federation certificate in Freestyle Martial Arts.

Black belt gradings are held at the world united martial arts federation headquarters in Gloucester.

Class time is Mondays 5:30pm to 6:30pm durng term time. 

Please contact us via the contact us page

Family Skillz - up to age 9 and parents

Due to demand the Family Skillz class is a mixed age range class for kids ages 3 to 9 and their parents who wish to train with them.

Using a variety of Skillz martial arts drills from across the Early (ages 3 - 4), Basic (ages 5 - 6) and Core (ages 7 - 9) Skillz programmes with each training session running fast paced martial arts with plenty of fun and variety incorporating self defense  and fitness. Training in mixed martial arts, escrima and kickboxing.

Students up to the age of 6 grade for a  club certificate and wrist band, while both kids aged 7+ and adult students grade for a club certificate, a WUMA certificate and WUMA belt grade.

Classes run on a Monday from 6:30pm to 07:30pm.

Please contact us via the contact us page for more information. 

The youth of today, the leaders of tomorrow

The Storm Team comes under the umbrella of Skillz Martial Arts.  The Storm Team is made up of the club's instructors, assistant and trainee instructors. There is a full course of certified ongoing training in leadership and instructing skills. If a student is doing well enough and joining the team would be beneficial to the student, then the student will be invited to join the Storm Team, working towards Skillz instructor certification and ultimately assistant coach qualification with W.U.M.A.Contact us for more information.