This is cool little clip of 10 year old Superstar Harvey White. He’s been training at the Crawley Martial Arts Academy for around 6 years now and has moved from being a part of the class to a part of our Lumpini Crawley fight team.
But not only does Harvey star in the video, he’s the editor and producer as well!
Here’s a clip of Harvey training with one of our instructors and fellow Lumpini Crawley fighter — Paulo Da Silva — who’s been training Harvey for most of his time here at the gym.
Of course not everyone who trains at the club fights, most of our adults and kids martial artists train for fun, to learn a new skill and keep fit.
Our gym is open 7 days a week with kids classes Monday – Saturday for children aged 4 and up. The best way to find out about our classes is to call in a watch one in action or call us on 01293 552 511 and speak to one of our martial art instructors.
Since 1996 we’ve been teaching martial arts to teens and kids in Crawley.
And since moving to our 5,000sq foot gym in Manor Royal just over 2 years ago we’ve continued to expand our timetable with classes for children aged 4-7 years, 8 – 12 years and teenagers before they move into the adult classes.
We’ve a proven track record in taking children from as young as 4 all the way through to the adult classes.
Winning Championship Titles and competing all over the world.
Of course not all of the kids and teens (or their parents) are focused on competing.
For many it’s about building self-discipline, improving confidence, beating bullying at school and adding a positive influence into the lives of our kids.
This short video clip shows a class with our teens being put through their paces.
Training hard and working through a circuit designed to build their physical strength and fitness.
Which ‘in-turn’ helps us all learn that by pushing and persevering. Digging deep and building character is exactly what we need to grow as adults.
If you’d like to find out more about our teenage martial arts classes or any of our younger, kids martial arts classes then get in touch by calling us on 01293 552 511 or simply enter your name, telephone number and email address in the box to the side of this page.
All of our classes are taught by fully-qualified, CRB checked instructors who’ve had years practical martial arts experience and won National, European or World titles in our martial art and sport.
You can rest assured you’re son or daughter is getting the best martial arts training locally from some of the UK’s leading martial artists.
Our classes run 4-6 days per week (… depending on the age group) and with the exception of Christmas we’re open all year around.
If you’re looking for a martial art that will build your child physically, teaching them the importance of having a great attitude and hard work then get in touch to find out more.
We’d be more than happy to help and — by the way — that’s me walking around in the hooded jumper making sure the teens are working hard and — just as important — working safely.
I look forward to seeing you (and your kids) in class!
More than you see advertised and many more than you’ll find on a simple “Google” search.
From the Chinese Arts (Kung Fu Schools and Styles) like Wing Chun, Preying Mantis, Japanese Arts like Judo, Karate, Ju Jitsu and Ninjitsu through to the more modern combat sports and self-defence systems.
Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Western Boxing and Submission Wrestling. Arts made popular by events like the UFC and through the Mixed Martial Art (MMA arena). And there are plenty of others styles tucked away in Crawley’s school halls, at the K2 Leisure Centre and at Tilgate Huts where we were once based.
There are loads to choose from… so where do you start?
Picking the Right Martial Arts Club
First is it for you? Or is it for your kids?
If it’s for you the biggest and most important question is why do you want to start training? Is it for fitness, to learn self-defence or master a martial art? Are you looking to complete, earn your Black Belt or — maybe — it’s just something you always wanted to do but never got ’round to?
If fitness is your primary concern then a sports based martial art should be a priority. Ideally an art with a competitive element (even if you don’t intend to compete) simply because they will push members to train hard, work up a sweat and get in great shape. Even if you don’t want to compete you’ll be training as hard as those who do and reap all the rewards without any of the pressure!
For self-defence, perhaps a traditional or simple style. Wing Chun is a practical style of Kung Fu taught in Crawley or perhaps look into one of the styles tried and tested in the ring and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) arena. Muay Thai for the punches, kicks, knees and elbows, Boxing for the hand-speed and physcial condition and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for the grappling and ground side to things. Many self-defence experts say 90% of fights go to the ground… so the ground game should be part of your arsenal.
And if you just want an interesting hobby with a philosophical edge then a more traditional route is likely to be your best bet. Don’t necessarily count on the art for self-defence or expect extreme physical fitness but the roots of many more traditional arts are deeply embedded in Eastern religious philosophies. One of the exceptions being Muay Thai which has strong roots Buddhism with each and every fighter performing a ritual showing thanks and respect to their parents and teachers before fighting.
Choosing a Kids Martial Arts Class
The first question is and always will be your child’s safety. The environment they’re in, the techniques they will be learning and — of course — the instructors teaching them.
So choosing a professionally run martial arts school with friendly gym or club that encourages parents to watch classes is paramount.