- Martial Arts
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. It very much compliments the other forms of martial arts that we teach including boxing and kickboxing.
There are a wide variety of kicks and students improve their technique and flexibility to be able to do more complicated moves such as jumping, spinning, and head height kicks.
Taekwondo’s roots are in other older martial arts including Chinese martial arts and Karate.
Speed and agility are two of the defining characteristics of this martial art and are important parts of our advanced self defence system.
As with other martial arts, speed, balance and coordination are favoured over strength and power. It’s a great way to build core strength and improve cardio health.
My children (7 and 6) absolutely love attending MMA Defence (Little Lions). The sessions are well structured with excellent instructors that have positive influence on the children’s progression. The ethos is clear; the sessions objectives are clear on building children’s confidence emotionally together with the physical aspect of defending oneself. In addition, the sessions continue to build on maintaining self discipline and promoting respect for all.
You all should pat yourselves on the back for continuing such a great standard of instruction through what is proving to be a difficult time for all – you have been our stability through the weeks and months. Thanks for all you do, it is much appreciated.
My 6 year old joined in about September he absolutely loves it, it has really brought out his confidence. The instructors are amazing too.
MMA Defence classes are absolutely fantastic. The team are friendly, accommodating and do an amazing job. Great atmosphere, good syllabus structure and they offer grading to encourage progression and self positivity.
The classes are really good. The team who take the classes make you feel welcome.
From 6 to 60 everyone is welcome and I’ve learned so much the past few months and feel so much better in myself. To be honest I’m sorry I didn’t do something like this 20 or so years ago. Best thing I’ve ever done for myself and feel like I’m learning as well as achieving something.
If you train under the instructors here, then you will learn. I guarantee that you’ll leave each session with a new and effective skill that will help you in later life. The instructors are excellent, as they know what they’re talking about and they work with you every step of the way. I couldn’t be happier to train under them at this MMA school
From our first enquiry regarding joining the MMA classes, we were made to feel valued and welcome. They took time to phone me and talk through the programme and what was on offer.
My 8 year old son and I attended our first session and were welcomed and looked after so well. We love the classes and the friendly staff and structured programme. Definitely happy to recommend.
The MMA Defence team is like a big family; they’re always welcoming, cheerful and encouraging. I attend classes with my two daughters aged 10 and 7. We are constantly pushing ourselves and developing in fitness and confidence. We always leave classes feeling so pumped and proud of ourselves.
We thoroughly enjoy our time at MMA Defence. The team of instructors are first rate. They manage to make every session enjoyable but also individually challenging, working towards your own limits. There’s a broad age range of members who are catered for professionally but in a fun way. We would recommend joining us, no matter your age or fitness level.
Exactly how I wanted it to be.
First session and straight into learning.
The club is very friendly and welcoming which means a lot if you are coming in as a beginner in MMA or any type of fitness training. The instructors are always on hand to help and allow you to go at your own pace. It’s a fantastic mix of training and skills that makes it fun and exciting to progress in and keep you motivated. I would recommend anyone to give it a go!
The club is ideal for all ages, very welcoming, without judgement over abilities or fitness.
The instructors are all about encouraging, not shouting at or telling students off. You come away from the classes on a high and knackered, it’s exercising in an enjoyable and fun way.
As a 52 year old unfit parent, I highly recommend these classes.
You’re all doing a great job. I try to spread the word near and far for you.