WARRIORS MARTIAL ARTS:
Our name represents who we are and what we do. We believe martial arts is a life-long commitment, a desire to continually improve yourself, striving to be a better version of yourself than the day before.
We believe in developing and building a mindset of resilience and drive through martial arts and fitness, focusing on the three P’s - Passion, Persistence and Perseverance.
We believe that wherever you are in this journey of yours, you are a Warrior.
WHO WE ARE:
Our belief in self-improvement and mindset defines who we are. We are a team working towards helping others build and progress in their own journey.
We seek to identify what makes each of our students different and aim to apply these differences to help them learn.
We believe the only way forward is positively, with Passion, Persistence and Perseverance, and we believe in the importance of teaching this to our students through martial arts and fitness.
We believe great teachers do not just teach, they inspire.
And we believe our trademark is the feeling our members and their families get after their experience with us.
THE WARRIORS FAMILY:
Warriors Martial Arts was created out of a strong passion, a shared vision and a ceaseless commitment to making learning karate fun and enjoyable. What began in a small room of the Newbury Community Centre in 2015, we’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and build confidence and self-esteem, all the while building an amazing community to all of our wonderful members and their families. We pride ourselves on making our karate classes both educational and entertaining for all students, and understand that each student is different.
Now a professional martial arts school, with world class facilities, our amazing students and members have helped us build Warriors Martial Arts into the place to train for the whole family. Catering for the little one (classes available for 4+ years) through to adults, we provide programs to support students from any age or level.
WHAT IS KYOKUSHIN?
Karate at Warriors Martial Arts is based on Kyokushin, a traditional martial art, and a very powerful style of karate - great for both fitness and self-defence. It was originally developed in Japan by the legendary Masutatsu Oyama, and is now one of the most widespread styles, with clubs all over the world.
WHY TRAIN KARATE?
Karate students are well respected and have high levels of self-discipline. Discipline and self-improvement are the core elements of karate. Students learn not only how to defend themselves, but also build confidence and self-esteem from their training. Karate is taught to both adults and children, with separate classes for different age groups and competency levels, so classes can be more suitably tailored.
At Warriors Martial Arts, our Instructors are qualified and experienced martial artists competing and gaining titles both nationally and internationally. Whether your goal is to learn self-defense and get fit, improve your technique and fighting style or improve your sparring and fighting confidence, the instructors at WMA have experienced first hand the training and dedication required to reach goals, and can help you do the same.
“The best reason to learn karate is to build character - to make a good man first, and a strong man second."
- Masutatsu Oyama
- We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm, unshaking spirit.
- We will pursue the true meaning of the martial way so that in time our senses may be alert.
- With true vigour we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial.
- We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors, and refrain from violence.
- We will follow our religious principles and never forget the true virtue of humility.
- We will look upwards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires.
- All our lives through the discipline of karate, we will seek to fulfil the true meaning of the Kyokushin way.
- When entering and leaving the training dojo, always face the front, bow and say Osu
- When any black belt enters the dojo and bows, all students must face him/her and say Osu.
- Shoes or any other footwear is not permitted in the dojo.
- Do not eat, chew gum, or drink in the dojo.
- Do not swear, giggle, talk, or lounge around during training.
- For the sake of neatness and safety, never wear jewellery when training or wearing your karate uniform.
- Keep your dogi neat and clean at all times. Your belt should be air dried but never washed; it contains the spirit of your training. The Kyokushin Karate uniform is highly traditional and is not to be tampered with or modified in any way. A Gi must never be ripped or dirty.
- Never walk away from your line, unless in an absolute emergency.
- When lining up in class, the highest ranks line up in front. When the same rank, the person who has been training the longest lines up first. Seniors are also to line up in front of juniors.
- You must always respect your instructors. Never address them by their first name during class, always use their rank.
- Always acknowledge instructions with a loud Osu. Never question your instructors’ directions or speak out unless asked. If you have any questions, raise your hand and say Osu.