I had a couple of tries at judo at school and achieved top orange belt but to be honest, I was never very good at it. Judo never seemed very practical to me because it is more of a sport than a combat system.
I moved to Nottingham in November 2005 and found out about KickFit by personal recommendation shortly afterwards.
I enjoy the variety of training at KickFit and I have done a fair amount in all the different classes. All the instructors bring their own styles of teaching.
There is a good range of sessions from the physically tough to the technical and practical sessions. We are encouraged to train with everybody so I am helped by people with more experience and enjoy passing on my knowledge to beginners.
Why do I train at Kick Fit?
- It could help me get myself out of a difficult situation
- It gives me the awareness not to get into a difficult situation in the first place
- I train much more regularly and intensively than I would do if I just ran or went to the gym
- I enjoy training and just being physically fit
- I feel significantly safer on the streets and have been prepared to fight on a couple of occasions.
I’ve only been training at the KickFit Academy a short while but already I feel like part of the family.
Having never trained in martial arts before I was a bit nervous at first but Richard made me feel right at home straight away. Once I had tried a couple of the classes on offer I settled for the mixed martial arts and Jeet Kune Do classes; I can’t believe how quickly I have progressed.
Master Richard’s enthusiasm is so infectious it’s impossible not to get stuck in and enjoy yourself. My only issue is finding the time to come down as often as I’d like as there’s so much to learn.
If you’re looking for a friendly, relaxed and respectful environment Kick-Fit is the only choice. There’s something for everyone.
I have been training at kick fit for over three months now and have found it both an enjoyable place to train whilst also being extremely challenging.
Over the three months I have greatly improved my fitness, stamina and confidence not only within martial arts but also in daily life.
The training is flexible and you can choose the areas you wish to concentrate on and the instructors will assist you in building up areas in which they think you could improve, giving you a good all round training schedule.
You meet people from all walks of life and there is a friendly helpful atmosphere in the gym, coupled with competitve and intesive training.
Training at Kick Fit also got me interested where the arts taught at the academy originate and inspired me to go and visit them and I have just returned from a trip to Indonesia.
I am pleased to write this testimonial to endorse and support Kickfit Martial Arts, Nottingham.
I have two sons who attend Kickfit. At first, I registered my youngest son because he is the victim of bullying at school and found it hard to feel positive about either school or himself, or to feel strong.
Our first encounter with Master Richard Hudson was at the recommendation of a friend when I was at my wits end. I really had no expectations other than that he might learn to hold his head up. The reasons to renew their memberships are completely different today!
I have noticed a dramatic change in my sons. They are more self confident than ever before. My oldest one was not interested in the classes at the time I registered his younger brother. It only took a few weeks before he expressed an interest in joining as well and now he is so committed that it is an integral part of his life. They both look forward to each session.
Master Richard Hudson is really keeping them both motivated. He has had to adopt two very different instruction styles as my boys have completely opposite learning styles. With the youngest Richard had to ensure that the sessions were free of any feelings of intimidation at first and move forward slowly and gently. He has continued to inspire their development and now the youngest is much more robust!
Their confidence has grown with the realisation that they have a strength which comes from within. I think that they both feel stronger, more aware and confident. I know that I am happier knowing they are more confident and self-assured and that they are more able to handle themselves in everyday life.
Thank you for your passion and dedication to the boys, and for everything you do for them!