CHILDREN'S CLASSES​

With many years of teaching experience we have found that the children learn best in specific classes tailored for each age group. We split our children’s classes into 5 age groups.

EXPERIENCE | ACHIEVE | EXCEL

Whether you are looking for health and well-being, realistic and effective self-defence, getting fit in the form of a new sporting hobby or a fun, character-building work out for your kids, Exeter Martial Arts has classes for you. 

 

Come and try one or a selection of classes - all under one roof. The perfect way to cross-train and effectively use your time. Please, see below for more details on our classes and session times!

TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS

Here at Exeter Martial Arts (EMA) we pride ourselves as being the premier Traditional Martial Arts dojo in the South West.
Our traditional Martial Arts stemmed from ancient Japan and have been passed down through many generations of martial artists. As well as their rich history they are still very relevant to us today, not only as fantastic self defence but also as a great way of building fitness and wellbeing.

TESTIMONIALS​

Exeter Martial Arts

BOXING

Boxing, termed the sweet science by Muhammad Ali is a martial art and combat sport in which two

people throw punches at each other with gloved hands.

FITNESS & STRENGTH

Bored of a standard gym workout involving machines and treadmills? Want to try something new?

Stretch your fitness boundaries with this excellent fitness class.

TAI CHI & QI GONG

Tai Chi is a martial art originating in ancient China. The ultimate goal is to combine hard and soft movements to produce a great effect with minimum effort.

LITTLE LIONS (5-6)

Our teaching programme focuses on a number of - what we deem to be – important concepts, such as discipline, respect, focus, co-ordination, fitness, and many more.

WRESTLING

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

PAD BLAST

Like punching and kicking? Want to improve your cardio? Try our Pad Blast session to improve your fitness while gradually honing your striking technique!

LION CUBS (3-4)

We pride ourselves on our children’s classes and the values and principles we pass on to the kids. For us, martial arts training is more than learning how to physically defend yourself.

JUNIOR JIU JITSU (7-11)

In these classes, we teach Japanese jiu jitsu, a battlefield martial art used in feudal Japan, which has become one of the most effective self-defence systems in the world.

CADETS JIU JITSU (11-15)

Our Cadets classes are tailored for 11-15 year olds.  At this age the classes focus strongly on self defence skills- which we feel are a crucial life skill as children become more independent.

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WRESTLING

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

COMBAT SPORTS

At Exeter Martial Arts we have probably the largest selection of combat sports under one roof in the south west

HEALTH & FITNESS

We like to provide an holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Our classes range in intensity from
our gentle Tai Chi class, through to our challenging Strength and conditioning class

JIU JITSU

Jiu Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art which relies on technique rather than strength to defend against one or multiple opponents of any size, weight, and gender.

KOBUJUTSU

Okinawan Kobujutsu refers to the weapon system of the Okinawan arts, including the 6-foot staff Rokushakubo), dagger-shaped truncheon (Sai), among others.

KENJUTSU

Kenjutsu (literally translated means ‘sword art’) teaches techniques that entail the use of bladed weapons.

We train in the Kaze Arashi Ryu style of Kenjutsu.

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, often likened to human chess, is as much a battle of wits as it is a battle of the bodies - techniques rely on leverage.

JTX KICK BOXING

Kick Boxing is a hybrid combat sport which draws on techniques from several preceding martial arts and combat sports, such as Karate, Muay Thai, Savate, Western Boxing,

JUNIOR BJJ (5-11)

Our sessions are fun and dynamic but also focus on respectful behaviour, discipline, and always reinforce the idea that continuous effort reaps rewards.

CADETS BJJ (11-15)

Cadets Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is for 11-15 year olds. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a competitive sport martial arts, similar to wrestling and judo.

JUDO

Judo is a great combat sport with a high popularity status across the globe. It has achieved Olympic

recognition and become one of the most popular martial arts in the world!

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

(MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts - traditional and combat sports

MUAY THAI

Muay Thai, also known as the science of eight limbs, is a martial art originating in Thailand which focuses on the use of fists and feet as well as elbows and knees.

BOXING

Boxing, termed the sweet science by Muhammad Ali is a martial art and combat sport in which two

people throw punches at each other with gloved hands.

WRESTLING

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

CADETS JIU JITSU (11-15)

Our Cadets classes are tailored for 11-15 year olds.  At this age the classes focus strongly on self defence skills- which we feel are a crucial life skill as children become more independent.

CACADETSKICKBOXING / MMA STRIKING

 

again this brings with it the option of competition but also all the benefits of fitness, coordination and confidence.

TESTIMONIALS​

EMA welcomes back Exeter Uni students with some free taster classes

Exeter Martial Arts is a permanent martial arts gym just a few minutes’ walk from Campus. We are one of the biggest martial arts dojos in the south west and offer classes in a wide range of martial arts from Kickboxing and Boxing to Jiu Jitsu and BJJ and MMA to traditional Japanese weapons. We have a full equipped, Covid secure facility and a high quality fulltime professional instructor team.  We are offering some Free TASTER CLASSES during the first two weeks of term to Exeter University studnets so check out the link below but before you do hear what some of our awesome uni studnets are saying about our classes :)      Alina McGregor, 3rd year BA Sociology/Anthropology student   I train mainly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, though I’ve also trained in kickboxing and traditional Jiu Jitsu. I’ve     been at the gym since I was 16 so it’s been 4 years now. I chose EMA because of the people and the attitude that makes the gym.For me it’s really about the people. I’ve made friendships that I would never have made otherwise and I’ve been able to enjoy developing myself through martial arts in terms of confidence, determination and physical ability.     Jack Birch, 4th year student, studying physics  I have trained at EMA for 2 years in the kickboxing class. I chose Exeter Martial Arts as I wanted a gym that was not part of the university. I wanted   somewhere I could train and not be reminded of my studies and university. It has provided a nice   escape from the stresses and strains of being a student.Training at EMA also appealed to me because of the broad range of disciplines they teach. I found that I could not only become a good striker but also a good grappler too. My favourite thing about my training at Exeter Martial Arts has been the quality of coaches. The coaches are friendly and really want to see you develop and improve your abilities. There is a good sense of community in the gym. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and everyone wants to see you improve.       Oli Miles, 4th Year in Arabic and Islamic studies.   I train Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have done so for about a year and a half. I     train at Exeter Martial Arts because its teaching is varied, affordable and enjoyable. My favourite   thing about training here is the family atmosphere and the attention that the coaches give to each   student so that they can improve and enjoy themselves the most. The staff are amazing and really care for everyone here.         Grace Alexander, Law conversion  I started train kickboxing with EMA at the beginning of my first 3 year.  I'm going into my 4th year now doing a law conversion course at Exeter.  I chose to train at Exeter Martial Arts as I wanted to continue my training from home and meet new people outside of the university setting. At my taster class everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I loved it straight away!My favourite thing about the training is seeing myself improve and the sense of community amongst the class. It's a great chance to socialise as well as train!      Angela Breimann , PhD student  I have been training  Jiu jitsu which is a traditional martial arts for a year and a half now. I chose     Exeter Martial Arts because they have a wide range of classes on offer although I was mostly   interested in  jiu jitsu and they also had a free trial session. I am, really glad a went along before everyone was super supportive and friendly.  The thing I like best about training at Exeter Martial Arts is the real sense of achievement I get through the training and getting to interact with the people their.                         _______________________________________________________________________________ Martial arts are well known to have a lot of benefits. Not only are they a great fitness work out but they also help build confidence and develop effective self-defence skills. They are also great for mental health and stress relief providing a switch of to modern life.For Exeter University students we are holding several Free Taster on the following days.Here you can come in and try a class and if you join up take advantage of our student discounts and our perks programme one of which is 50% of pizza at Sidwell street Pizza hut. 🥊Thursday 17th September at 1.30pm, MMA🥊Tuesday 22nd September at 7.15pm, MMA🥊Wednesday 23rd September at 1pm, Jiu Jitsu and Nunchuks🥊Thursday 24th September at 1.30pm, Kickboxing Our expert coaching team will introduce you to a wealth of knowledge around your chosen martial art, while helping you reach your fitness goals and learn some awesome new skills. Here is some more info on the individual arts we are offering in the tasters. 🥊MMAWhether you want to learn MMA as an awesome way to improve your fitness and learn something new or if you are planning to train for competition in the ring, our classes are a great way to learn more about BJJ, wrestling, kick/thai boxing and boxing. 🥊K1 KickboxingWant a fitness regime that is fun and has a great stress release?. Then our kickboxing class is for you. 🥋Jiu Jitsu and NunchuksLearn the ancient art of the samurai and the skill of the Nunchuks in our friendly and fun Jiu Jitsu classes.Here is a video where you can see more of our combat sports classes  To find out more about what EMA has to offer check out our combat sports video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBgo8_NlvN0&t=6s Want to come and try a FREE TASTER class no problem however TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND PREBOOKING ESSENTIAL!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exeter-martial-arts-freshers-week-free-taster-classes-tickets-120991038453?utm_campaign=post_old_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=fullLinkOldEmail  ​

Traditional Jiu Jitsu Weapon training for August 2020

Hi all its great to be back in the dojo after 4 months of lockdown and we just wanted to update the traditional jiu jitsu students what they would need for theor classes in August. The weapon we are going to be studyiing/working with is called a Tanbō in Japanese.  Please note this is different to a hanbō (1m staff) that the green belts  and above learn as part of theor grading syllabus.                                                      Hanbō                  The tanbō is a short staff used for close quarter protection (traditional 30-60cm in length). The ones we are using in class are also padded so we can work on the striking stations with them. There is lots of detail and ways of using them. With varied grips and ranges plus uses not just for strikig but grappling too,. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge of this great little weapon with you.  You need to buy before your class as we can not take payments on the day due to time restrictions. You will also need gloves as we can’t lend any out due to Covid restrictions. Again, they can be bought from our online shop and we will hand over the tambo and gloves when we see you at class. The classes will work in pairs in the week of August  Mon/Tuesday  will be the same class and Wednesday/Thursday teh same each week so important to make two classes a week in the beginning or end blocksHope this helps and see you on the mat Its going to be fun 😊 Sensei PS remember to book in for class (you can book now up to 2 weeks ahead)  ​

Corona Virus / Covid 19 update for EMA

We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about the coronavirus/Covid19 in relation to EMA. To date there are no cases in Exeter but we are putting extra measures in place to keep everyone safe. As you know we wash the mats several times and week. In light of the current Coronavirus we will be increasing this and also ensuring that we treat all contact points ie doors, light switches, desks are wiped daily with disinfectant, etc. In an effort to improve hygiene and reduce the possibility of transmission within our academy, we ask that members wash hands thoroughly upon arrival at the gym, as well as continuing to practise good hygiene as normal (shower before and after training, clean kit after every use, don't share personal kit, gum-shields must be in your mouth or in a case in your bag... gum-shields left lying around will be binned immediately). We encourage everyone to have their own kit re gloves and pads. If you want to buy some feel free to ask at the desk or here is a link to our online shop As always please do not come to the gym/ bring your child to training if there is any suspicion of illness within your household, including;Generally feeling unwellHeadacheHigh temperatureCoughing or sore throatShortness of breath Please do not come to training/ bring your child to training if you have recently returned from travelling to any of the areas currently known to be affected by outbreaks of Covid-19/ Coronavirus. Contact your healthcare provider for more information. Any persons who come to the gym showing any symptom of illness (however mild) will be asked to leave. Please help us to avoid this embarrassing situation by heeding the advice given above. The risk to the general population remains low and we do not wish to cause alarm among you, but equally we wish to reassure you we are treating this outbreak seriously and doing what we can to minimise risk to yourselves, our valued instructors, our families and the wider community. Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions, and please report to us any instances of suspected Covid-19/ Coronavirus and checkout the NHS website for their updates etc ​

How learning Jiu Jitsu can improve your mental health 

It is no secret that exercise can do wonders for your physical health; from weight loss to a healthier heart, the physical benefits of exercise go on and on. Yet, the benefits exercise can have on your mental health still go unacknowledged by many, despite it being one of the most effective ways to overcome mild mental obstacles. Martial Arts teaches more than just physical ability, it teaches discipline and resilience. Exercise can improve the release and re-uptake of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline; all of these neurochemicals have been proven to have links to mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. Medical professionals across the UK, and across the globe, continue to stress the benefits exercise can have on your mental health and how much joy it can bring to your life. Meditation is often commonly associated with martial arts, and this is a great way to improve your mental health, as martial artists focus their mind and fully connect the body to the soul. Many people engage in martial arts as they teach more than just physical prowess; these ancient forms of combat and can provide many life lessons, as well as teaching skills such as patience and resilience. Learning Jiu Jitsu can do wonders for your mental health. Not only will the exercise increase your neurochemical activity, and thereby boost your mood and outlook, but the social benefits of martial art classes should not be overlooked. As an opportunity to make new friends, the social element of attending a martial arts class can also have positive effects on your mental health. Alongside the physical health gains , you will most likely notice a large boost in confidence, even if you were very shy and timid before. This is because immersing yourself in something, whilst also having fun and making friends, is a great way to find your true potential. Confidence is one of the most important things anyone can cultivate in life , regardless of age. It will mean they are more likely to aim high, set goals to achieve them. Learn more by booking a FREE no obligation trial traditional jiu jitsu lesson below  or just call into the academy for a chat with our qualified coaches and students who have all benefitted from our great programmes at Exeter Martial Arts ​

Job Vacancy at EMA  

We have a fantastic new opportunity coming up at Exeter Martial Arts for a Customer Service Administrator to join our team at our central Exeter Gym. This position will be available from 25th March 2019 for 32.5 hours per week during our operating hours of 3pm- 9.30pm Monday- Friday. We are looking for a person with excellent communication skills.  They need to be confident, sociable and a great team player. They need to think quickly and creatively and to be able to rapidly build rapport on meeting new people.  They also need excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. The role includes being front of house throughout our operational hours, representing Exeter Martial Arts.  A key part of your role will be meeting and greeting new and existing customers, dealing with customer queries and selling our training packages. You will also be required to make hot drinks, sell stock and manage stock levels.  The successful candidate will also deal with membership, insurances and new potential customers both face to face, on the telephone and via email. They will need basic IT skills and be able to deal with telephone and email queries and update social media platforms regularly. From time to time there will be some data entry, and processing of membership and insurance. Customer service or Sales experience is preferred- but not essential.  An interest in sport, fitness or martial arts is preferred but not essential-training will be provided. The hours of work are Monday- Friday, 3pm-9.30pm.  It is not a suitable position for an existing EMA member who is keen to continue with their classes as the candidate will need to be available on the desk throughout these hours.  Salary is £8-£9 per hour depending on age and experience. Extra hours will be available from time to time. Please send any enquiries and CV’s to helenexeterma@gmail.com before the closing date on 22nd Feb. ​

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COMBAT SPORTS

At Exeter Martial Arts we have probably the largest selection of combat sports under one roof in the south west

HEALTH & FITNESS

We like to provide an holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Our classes range in intensity from
our gentle Tai Chi class, through to our challenging Strength and conditioning class

JIU JITSU

Jiu Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art which relies on technique rather than strength to defend against one or multiple opponents of any size, weight, and gender.

KENJUTSU

Kenjutsu (literally translated means ‘sword art’) teaches techniques that entail the use of bladed weapons.

We train in the Kaze Arashi Ryu style of Kenjutsu.

JTX KICK BOXING

Kick Boxing is a hybrid combat sport which draws on techniques from several preceding martial arts and combat sports, such as Karate, Muay Thai, Savate, Western Boxing,

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

(MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts - traditional and combat sports

KOBUJUTSU

Okinawan Kobujutsu refers to the weapon system of the Okinawan arts, including the 6-foot staff Rokushakubo), dagger-shaped truncheon (Sai), among others.

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, often likened to human chess, is as much a battle of wits as it is a battle of the bodies - techniques rely on leverage.

JUDO

Judo is a great combat sport with a high popularity status across the globe. It has achieved Olympic

recognition and become one of the most popular martial arts in the world!

MUAY THAI

Muay Thai, also known as the science of eight limbs, is a martial art originating in Thailand which focuses on the use of fists and feet as well as elbows and knees.

Exeter Martial Arts is open as normal from 2nd December for Adults and Children's covid secure classes.

 

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