Our Blog

Our blog will be a regular source of information about events and information regarding a variety of subjects at Martial Art World. Be sure to stay tuned, to expand your knowledge and learning.


The meaning of black belt

Date: 19th April 2019
Author: Master J Bonthuys

The text book answer found in most Tae Kwon-Do manuals: "Black is the opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Tae Kwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer’s imperviousness to darkness and fear."

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Protecting children by giving them the skills to protect themselves

Date: 5th April 2019
Author: Mrs N Bryden

A parent’s job is to protect, care and educate their children. Responsible parents naturally watch over their children and eliminate the obvious dangers such as fire and teaching road safety.

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How Martial Arts can give your children skills to keep them safe

Date: 22nd March 2019
Author: Mrs N Bryden

The world we inhabit now is not always a safe one and many people seeing aggression stay back lest they should become the next target, which happened to my son recently.

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Is it important to test for your new belt in Martial Arts?

Date: 8th March 2019
Author: Master Bonthuys

As an instructor, the question often presents itself of whether its important to grade or not.

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Tyler’s Martial Arts Story

Date: 28th February 2019
Author: Mrs N Bryden

Tyler’s martial art journey started in 2015 when he met Mrs Bryden and Miss Whiley, two of Martial Art World’s instructors, at Portway Primary School Fete. The rest is history! Read on to find out Tyler's story.

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Why children need clear boundaries and how Martial Arts can help

Date: 15th February 2019
Author: Mrs N Bryden

In my opinion for a parent bringing up children is one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs anyone can do. Read on to find out why I believe children need clear boundaries and how Martial Arts can help with this.

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Self Defence Smoothie

Date: 31st January 2019
Author: Master J Bonthuys

Most people think of martial arts when they here the words 'self defence'. Of course martial arts plays a huge role in learning how to protect yourself but considering your diet should also be taken into account.

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Martial Art World: A Student’s Perspective

Date: 17th January 2019
Author: Master J Bonthuys

We recently asked Dr Matthew Witt about his training at Martial Art World. He has made some amazing progress with us in such a short period of time and we thought we would share some of his journey with you. Take a look at some the questions we asked him and his answers below:

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How Martial Arts can help you feel more confident and safer in the dark months

Date: 5th December 2018
Author: Mrs N Bryden

Are you nervous out in the dark? Now the clocks have gone back do you dread walking home in the dark? Do you find walking the dog during the winter less enjoyable than the summer months because you don’t feel safe in the dark?

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