The junior programme is for kids aged 7-11 and is designed to give your child everything they need to thrive in life from physical fitness and confidence through to improved school work and respect for others.
Our classes are loved by the students, parents and their teachers because we make them fun and encourage the children to grow into young responsible adults in a natural way.
We hear a lot in the media about failing schools and children failing at school. Our aim is to give children and their schools a helping hand to get back on track. The Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Junior Programme works hand in hand with a child's schoolwork, providing improved self-discipline, self-confidence, concentration, mental alertness, co-operation, goal setting advice and anti-bully skills. Our instructors work with their students teachers to make sure they are achieving in the classroom at well as the martial arts gym. This is one of our unique features and why we are so successful in working with children. We are educators and not just martial arts teachers and we run "schools" and not "clubs".
All young students in our children's programme are required to take a specially designed form to their teachers at school once a month. This has to be signed off by the teacher before the student can be considered to be put forward for an exam to take them to their next martial arts grade. The form also needs to be signed by the parents to show that they are being well behaved and are showing respect at home!
An important point to note is that our students are taught that the physical side of what we teach them should only ever be used in self-defence. We constantly remind them that their martial arts skills should never be used for unwarranted aggression.
Our aim is to progress children through our belt grading system and every student’s goal is to achieve Black Belt and beyond. Black belt is a symbol of excellence in martial arts and an important tool for instructors and parents to use for developing desire, determination and for teaching the importance of follow-through in any activity. Our students are taught never to give up at any given task and that they can do anything as long as they just put their mind to it.
None of the above is possible without having outstanding instructors to guide and nurture your children. Matt Fiddes Martial Arts employs only fully qualified instructors who are CRB checked before they join our organisation.
To secure your child’s place in a Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Junior Class call our enrolment office now on 0800 0354 660 (or click on your nearest location to contact your local Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School directly). Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact details form and we will be in touch within the next 48 hours.
Our Leadership Programme focuses on making you or your child a Leader in the martial arts and life. Students can be invited to enrol by their instructors by special invitation only. Our instructors will let you know when they feel you are ready our prestigious leadership. Special classes have been set up to help Leadership students achieve their goals. This is our premier martial arts programme where you will be taught the highest level of martial arts skills. You’ll learn new martial arts programmes, such as: Nunchukas, Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Tonfa, Kali, Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Thai Boxing, Kung Fu and many more.
Our leadership programme is considered to be one of the best in the world and is fully recognised by UK MASDA which was founded by multi-style world-renowned martial arts instructor, Sifu Laurence Sandum.
If you wish to be considered for the Leadership Programme, please register your interest with your instructor.