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.


Attitude is everything!

Date: 21st November 2019
Author: Mrs N Bryden

Effy started training at Martial Art World just two years old. It was clear from the start that Effy had a passion for learning and thrived each week learning new martial art drills and skills with her mum or dad’s support on our Ninja Tot programme.

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How martial arts can help a child at school

Date: 22nd August 2019
Author: Mrs N Bryden

Being a Ninja is more than just kicking and punching. It’s what a child can become. Miss Dinnegan’s story shows how Martial Arts has played a huge part in ALL areas of her life.

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Top 3 stretches for higher kicks!

Date: 8th August 2019
Author: Master J Bonthuys

Are you looking to improve the height of your kicks? Do you stretch regularly but see minimal improvement? Are you confused as to which stretches you should be doing? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading!

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What’s the story of my coloured belt?

Date: 6th June 2019
Author: Master Bonthuys

This is a GREAT question! In the “good old days”, students were given a new white belt when they started their martial arts journey, and simply dyed it a new colour as they worked their way up in the ranks. This is why the colours progress from lightest to darkest.

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Free Knife Defence Workshop

Date: 30th May 2019
Author: Master Bonthuys

We’re delighted to announce that, on 22nd June, Master Bonthuys will be hosting a free knife defence workshop at the academy.

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Do martial art students get better grades at school?

Date: 23rd May 2019
Author: Master Bonthuys

Students that learn discipline with a good work ethic at MAW usualy develop superior confidence and concentration, and this often leads to superior achievements and better school grades.

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Do you train to grade or grade to train?

Date: 9th May 2019
Author: Master Bonthuys

When grading time comes around, are you the sort of student that chases the new belt, or chases the knowledge?Do you put everything else before your attendance, or are you a disciplined martial artist that follows the art by building their training schedule into their life? Remember that each lesson you miss, misses out on the knowledge shared...

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Top 5 supplements for a martial artist

Date: 3rd May 2019
Author: Master J Bonthuys

So you're serious about your martial arts training? You're training regularly, eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep? Great! But maybe your joints are aching? You keep getting run down? Or you're just not feeling recovered between your training sessions? If you're answering yes to these questions, you may want to try a variety of these supplements!

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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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