Success Stories

Martial Art World has been serving the local community for over 20 years! In that time, we have helped to improve so many lives through the medium of Martial Arts. Here are some of our favorite success stories from the last 2 decades.

Chris McShane, Headteacher, Winton School, Andover

Winton School has been working in partnership with Martial Art World (MAW) for them to deliver part of our foundation learning programme. This programme is primarily focused on getting young people employment ready and therefore concentrates on personal development areas such as building confidence, effective communication, self discipline, problem solving and teamwork. The work they have undertaken on our behalf has been delivered to the highest professional standards and I am extremely confident in recommending them to others.

"We can evidence noticeable improvements in determination, self-control, confidence, assertiveness, working together as well as the students own personal fitness. We have also witnessed an impact on the wider curriculum as students become more focused on what they have to achieve."

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Soldier & Active Reservist

"I have found being taught by Master Bonthuys a valuable and rewarding experience, he has always demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and knowledge; he has never failed to understand the needs of his students. Master Bonthuys has always sought to expand his skill base and has always given time and credence to anything that may improve his syllabus. I have found him to be the soul of discretion and utterly trustworthy."

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Susan Mackrell and Family

"You have created an exceptionally warm, welcoming and positive environment at the Academy and we have thoroughly enjoyed our training on the Positive Start Programme. The instructors do a marvellous job motivating the children and everyone is always happy and smiling during training sessions. We have had a lot of fun as well as improving all aspects of our fitness."

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Tim, Director, Codan UK Ltd

Thank you so much for the training session you conducted for my team at our quarterly staff meeting. It is clear that the discipline and focus of the martial arts world is very relevant to people in business.

"My experience with most training is that the effects are diluted over time – not so in this case ! I look forward to another energising session with you and the team."

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Ross Jones, Test Valley Borough Council

"The Academy has worked with the majority of Test Valley School’s, both primary and secondary and are a huge asset to the Borough. The Academy also trains a large number of children and families with learning difficulties and has an abundance of examples of effecting real positive change within both groups."

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Helen Kilby

"Martial Art World has been fantastic for Hayden. He struggles with focus, low self esteem and is easily distracted but with the patience, understanding and positive reassurance from the instructors at MAW he has flourished!"

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Tim & Jill Ricketts, Thomas & Emma

"I wanted to write to express my appreciation to everyone at the Martial Art World Black Belt Academy for the experience that you have given to my whole family and I since we became members. Thank you to all the instructors who have helped us and of course to you for your vision and leadership in creating an academy with the highest standards, which is nonetheless accessible to a family such as ours in which we have such different requirements and can all enjoy training."

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Our Friendly Academy (written by Mrs Wedge)

"The Black Belt Academy is the place to be, With lots of friends for you to see. With friendly people to show you the way, With what to do, and what to say! No matter what or who you are, We’ll look after you all, from near and far. No matter if you need some help, It should be clear that that’s why were here."

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Mr Ken Wedge and Family

"My thanks go out to the Bonthuys family for all their help, expertise, and the time that they have taken in bringing out the best in my family. I am so proud of them all and without the excellent proficiency and expertise off the academy instructors then they wouldn’t be where they are now."

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Janette Morgan, The Wing Centre, Bournemouth

"I would like to congratulate you and your team on providing an excellent staff training day for The Wing Centre staff. The ‘Communication and team building day’ was well organised, with a warm welcome, constructive classroom session and energetic practical work which kept everyone involved."

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Mr S. Ridler

"Every aspect of the academy is top class; the best instructors, the best facilities, the best programmes and the best students. From the day of your first visit to the end of each class, everyone is working hard to be the very best that they can be and enjoying every minute."

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Nathalie Danon-Kerr, Academy Director, The Vici Language Academy LLP

"So we just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for making his lessons fun, interesting, challenging yet manageable. I have nothing but admiration for your family and the wonderful Academy that you run."

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Mrs Donna Gleed

"You all made the start of my new journey so comfortable and easy. From the first time of meeting you all, you made me feel a part of your family. There was never any issue with my size or level of fitness; I was treated with the same level of respect as everyone else."

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Rae Adams, TVBC Play Development Office

"I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the training that you gave myself and the youth facility team at the Andover Depot yesterday. I would recommend this course not only to lone workers but also any person who has to commute alone or is an active independent person."

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GM Walters, Major, Royal Military Police

"Having access to, and utilising such high profile venues, where discretion and control is key, adds genuine value to this type of exercise. Without your continued support, we would not be able to fully train and prepare for our missions."

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