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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.


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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Is it right for a child to earn a black belt?

Date: 31st October 2018
Author: Master J Bonthuys

I achieved my Tae Kwon-Do black belt at the impressionable and early age of 10 years old. Some argue that this is too young to hold the responsibility of a high grade. I beg to differ...

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How can martial arts enhance your life?

Date: 27th July 2018
Author: Mr B Bonthuys

Martial arts focuses on enhancing the quality of your life through personal development, not only physically but also mentally. Read on to see what Mr Stockwell-Smith has to say about his own personal journey whilst only training at Martial Art World for less than 3 months!

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How you do anything is how you do everything

Date: 19th February 2018
Author: Master J Bonthuys

How you do anything is how you do everything. Take your time to read that again and fully process this concept... I truly believe in these words. I also believe that how you approach anything in life can be down to a number of factors but mindset certainly plays a huge role in any outcome.

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Do you train when you’re on holiday?

Date: 8th February 2018
Author: Master J Bonthuys

Do you train when you're on holiday? Some people don't like it and feel a holiday should be relaxing. Some feel it should be the opposite with a chance for adventure and to simply see the world. For me, I like to do all 3! I love to relax in the sun, I love to adventure to new places and of course I love to train!

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It would’ve been a lovely picnic if it hadn’t rained…

Date: 4th January 2018
Author: Master Bonthuys

Putting aside the content of your syllabus or the standard of student that you create; it's amazing how many instructors think that the "teaching" aspect of running a successful school is the only thing to focus upon.

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Master J’s Top 3 rules for getting in shape

Date: 13th December 2017
Author: Master J Bonthuys

Everyone’s perspective of being “in shape” is slightly different. People’s goals can be varied, however most people that come to me and want to get in shape are looking to either 1. BUILD MUSCLE OR 2. LOSE WEIGHT/BODY FAT. Of course there’s also the ideal goal of doing both at the same time!

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Self Defence

Date: 16th November 2017
Author: Master J Bonthuys

Most people think of martial arts when they hear 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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We’re offering the gift of Martial Arts again this Christmas (for only £49)!

Date: 10th November 2017
Author: Master Bonthuys

After the success of our Christmas promotion last year we're pleased to announce that we're going to be offering this fantastic deal again for 2017.

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