I love Martial Arts! It has been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember, this is why I decided to run my own club. I run the club with Janet between us we have over 30 years experience in the industry.
Over the years we have trained in many different styles but mainly focus on Karate mixed with the practical elements of self-defence. This is something that we find great for helping you in everyday life situations. We cover a wide range of social scenarios like anti bulling and everyday life confrontations. We will teach you many techniques that can help you and could even save your life.
As you may have come across already on my website i have been featured in Hollywood movies. I however am not the only one, my mother Janet has also featured using Martial Arts in films.
Here is a list of a few we have been in:
- Marvels Avengers Age of Ultron
- Marvels Dr Strange
- 47 Ronin
- James Bond
- Plus TV work
If you are interested in some of the films Hayward has been featured in, below is the link for his IMDB profile.
Where are you based and when are your classes?
We are based in Southbourne area and our Classes run on:
- Children sessions 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
- Adults sessions 7.30pm - 8.30pm.
-Children/Adults (family session) 11.30am - 1.00pm.
For more information on where to find us:
Karate has many different benefits:
Boosting attitude and self-confidence
Where you learn how to defend yourself this helps with confidence. Karate is an exercise in mental attitude as well as physical power. The training involved can increase mental maturity, improve your ability to make sound judgements and increase your calmness in day-to-day activities. Since your mental attitude is also tied in with your physical fitness, you will find yourself feeling more self-confident, self-sufficient and positive about life.
Like any physical fitness regimen, martial arts practitioners can expect improvements in cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. It's one more way to move and stay active. But martial arts has more to offer than some other forms of exercise. Martial Arts practice also tends to improve posture, stamina, endurance, and flexibility.
While the physical benefits and advantages of Martial Arts are a clear draw, the mental benefits can't be discounted. Martial arts increasingly understood as a comprehensive approach to both physical and mental well-being. The physical aspect of martial arts exercise can pair well with psychotherapy as a way to let out or discover suppressed feelings and emotions. Martial arts practice can raise self-esteem, both through simply improving physical fitness, as well as gaining discipline and learning how to defend themselves against opponents. The sense of preparedness that comes with learning self-defence can carry significant psychological benefits.
The martial arts also teach students, especially children, how to resolve conflict in a healthy way. Though a form of self-defence, the practice discourages starting physical fights. Instead, students learn not to respond to provocation with violence. It also helps to improve focus, attention and alertness.
Adults are not the only people who can benefit from the practice of karate. Karate offers children a safe outlet for any aggression they may experience, helps them find a positive role model in their teachers, aids in solving any balance or clumsiness they might experience as their bodies grow, helps them to overcome any introverted shyness or self-confidence issues, helps them learn how to control their bodies with grace and flexibility, helps them learn how to avoid conflict and offers a safe and structured method of self-defence if needed.