Adult Martial Arts

Regardless of whether you want to learn Martial Arts for self protection, for fitness, competition, for weight loss or simply for fun, we have a class suitable for you to train in.

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Kid’s Classes

childrens martial arts basingstokeAt our Academy, children not only learn self-defence skills, they learn much more from us. Martial Arts training with us is different, it’s fun, it’s exciting and as a life skill is invaluable.

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Snow closure

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Saturday 11:53pm Update.
We’ve driven through Jays Close this
evening, the road is very icy and there’sa couple of inches of snow in the car park. Given the forecasted temperature and the messages from several families, saying they aren’t coming tomorrow, we are not running the Sunday family class.

19:36 Update.

We are also closing tomorrow morning, Saturday. Assuming we thaw out Sunday training will be on.
Given that the snow is continuing and seems to be getting heavier, we’ve taken the decision to close for the day to ensure everyone stays safe.
Please contact us to arrange a catch up class next week

It’s too much!

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Chinese Tai Chi Fan

Train harder! Train faster! Longer stance! Deeper stance! Go harder! Lift heavier! Do one more.

Have you heard those whilst training? I’m guessing, with a reasonable amount of personal experience and knowledge that the answer is yes. That’s fine, a good coach should be helping you to extend your boundaries or in sports terms training the overload principle.

However some days what 100% looks and feels like will vary tremendously and that’s also fine, but you need to take that into consideration when training to get the best from your body.

Today I went to the gym and planned to hit some heavy weights, tried the first exercise and it was clear it wasn’t going to work today. I needed to drop 20/30kg on bench presses, military presses, lat pulldowns and on the deadlift it was 50kg. I still trained to my limit today, just was limit was a lower than expected and planned.

Why do we need to do less? There are many reasons; fatigue, injury, recovery, menstrual cycle and puberty. We shouldn’t forget a range of psychological factors; stress; anxiety; burnout and hormonal. All of these and many more things effect how we are able to train.

If you need to do less, do so, but still try to stretch yourself to make improvements in every session you train in.


Christmas Closure

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Our last class before the Christmas holidays is on Sunday  16th December. We open again on Wednesday 2nd January.


We’d like to thank all of our members for training with us this year and we would all like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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Telephone (01256) 364104.


Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy,
The Annex @ ITT Industries,
Jays Close,
RG22 4BA