We have an outstanding group of teenagers and young adults from all over Basingstoke and the surrounding area, training in Karate, Judo, Kung Fu, Judo or Kickboxing with highly qualified international coaches.
Urban Warriors is the name given to our age specific martial arts class for students aged between 10 – 14.
Classes are designed to be fun, lively, friendly and innovative, offering many opportunities to try new things from grappling to flying kicks.
As an Urban Warrior your classes are designed to teach you all you need to know about Martial Arts and set you on the road to becoming a senior Black Belt with the depth of knowledge that this entails. In your classes we help to develop a broad base of skills in kickboxing, close range sparring, throwing and groundwork including developing speed, relaxation and power before then moving onto, at a more advanced level, the internal Chinese Martial Arts with Tai Chi and deeper aspects of Karate and Kung Fu.
Because you are more mature both physically and mentally than the Young Legends, we also teach more demanding aspects including pressure points, joint ocks and pragmatic self defence. We also help you to learn about the principles and theory behind what we practice and, especially as you rise in ability this knowledge is vital along with practical sports science knowledge around biomechanics, nutrition, skill acquisition and how to deal with somatic and cognitive anxiety and stress.
At this stage student’s physical skills are advanced and we will continue to develop these, enabling students to reach the peak of their abilities. In addition the teenagers and young adults will, through their practise with us, develop their abilities in these areas:-
- Goal Setting
- Positive Attitude
- Self Confidence
- Smart decision making
Being an Urban Warrior is about far more than just turning up at your classes each week. It’s about learning to have a ‘black belt attitude’, even from your very first lesson. That doesn’t mean that you get to wear a black belt straight away (although if you work hard you will earn one in the future), it’s all about trying as hard as you can to be the best you can be, not just at your martial arts moves but also in your behaviour and attitude at the dojo, at home and at school.
Remember, learning Martial Arts with us can save your life. It’s really important to be able to defend yourself, and it’s at this age that you are more likely to need those skills than at any other time in your life. We will teach you how to protect yourself in a fight, but more importantly we will teach you how to safely avoid fighting.
Within this group we also run a successful Junior Leaders program where the participants act as a special team of role models to show to the younger and less experienced students the benefits of hard work and effort and the skills that this can develop. Entry to this program is by invitation only and includes additional in depth technical tuition plus regular development in personal and leadership skills such as public speaking, effective communication, leading by example and team-working. This program leads to formal Sport England recognised coaching qualifications.
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