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Matt Fiddes is calling on the UK Government to introduce mandatory personal security / self-defence classes into UK secondary schools.

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THE PROBLEM

A harmful threat to our children in the UK is at an all-time high and rising fast. The Crime Survey for England & Wales estimates that there were around 373,000 incidents of violence against children aged 10 to 15 in the year ending March 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics.

It's crystal clear that our children face a wide range of violent threats ranging from simple playground pushing and shoving to lethal abduction, murder, and sexual assault.

While schools provide health and safety training, they don’t have a personal security program that will teach students how to recognise, avoid, and resolve potential attacks.

THE SOLUTION

We propose a mandatory personal security curriculum that will prepare UK children to stay safe in our increasingly violent world.

THE APPROACH

95% of personal security is mental so it is important that children learn simple tactics to avoid confrontation. This will help to keep them out of harm’s way and reduce their odds of being targeted.

The 5% physical side will focus on how to escape grabs and holds while eliminating the threat as quickly as possible.

The curriculum will not aid bullies or make children more aggressive because students will learn defensive methods only. They will also learn about self-defence laws and the legal consequences of a physical assault.

There is a difference between kids being kids and kids being cruel. This program will help them understand that line.

WHO WILL TEACH THIS?

The school P.E. instructors can be trained in a personal security syllabus that is easy to learn and teach and does not require any type of special training background. The curriculum is based upon proven law enforcement training and protocol.

Our Martial Arts Programmes


Welcome to MF Martial Arts

Congratulations, you have arrived at the online home of one of the world’s biggest and most recognised chain of martial arts schools, Matt Fiddes Martial Arts, founded in 1997. The renowned MF Group also owns preforming arts schools, MF Dance, MF Pilates, and the Street Education Programme. Our experienced, many award-winning, instructors are trained only to the highest level at the highly regarded MF University, with the best educational instructors in the martial arts industry. All instructors are DBS checked and vetted before joining us.

The Founder Matt Fiddes has taken the discipline and knowledge that made him the UK's top martial arts instructor and shaped it into training for life for everyone. Young children and adults are welcomed at all levels to learn how martial arts can be combined with fun, fitness and structure to help anyone get the most out of their life.

By following the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts path you will learn how to bring together both mind and body to achieve your goals, be this weight loss, getting fit or boosting confidence and social skills. The Matt Fiddes Martial Arts staff are highly qualified, well trained and motivated to help you get where you want to be, through learning and practicing martial arts.

Martial Arts Programmes for all ages and fitness

Matt and his team have used their vast collective experience to develop programmes for people of all ages and levels of fitness, from the "Mighty Matts" pre-school clubs to the latest brand developed solely for women - "Ladies Only". Our philosophy is simple; "Everyone can learn and develop their bodies and minds by learning martial arts in a relaxed, exciting and fun way." To find a programme to suit you, or other family members, click onto the individual programme links at the side of the page.

Regular training through Matt Fiddes Martial Arts delivers much more than physical improvement. Your strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and confidence will increase considerably. But this is only the start. Physical skills act as a foundation for something much more important: the development of value skills, both mental and spiritual.

Children at the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools learn life skills such as Respect, Discipline, Goal setting, Concentration, Stranger Danger, First Aid and lots more.

Our method incorportates a range of techniques and styles for a well-balanced self-defence system

The Matt Fiddes Martial Arts method incorporates a combination of techniques and principles from a variety of martial arts styles, including: Karate, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Ju Jitsu, martial arts weapons and Kung Fu - all of which provides our students with a well-balanced self-defence system. Bringing together the best of a range of styles into an integrated system gives Matt Fiddes students the advantage they need to protect themselves in virtually any situation.

The Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools have been helping people improve their lives through teaching Martial Arts since 1997. Our main goal is to enhance self-esteem and confidence. We achieve this through building self-confidence and character, and by developing a sense of respect for others; in addition to teaching effective self-defence skills and action-packed, fun classes!

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts schools have become a commercial success because of the professionalism and dedication of the staff at hundreds of schools around the world. If you want to be part of this brand?s growth, either as an instructor or franchise holder, then get in touch for further details.

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools offers training at facilities internationally and throughout the UK.

If you require further details please call 0800-0354-660, or e-mail to office@mattfiddes.co.uk

 

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