Chuldow Martial Arts - Knottingley

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Karate Gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 16th April 2019


After a fantastic standard of kick boxing gradings last weekend, it was the turn of our karate students on Sunday. A really full on grading day starting at 9am and finishing at 6.30 pm!!! First off were the 4-7 white belts only.  A first grading for many.  For this age group they were so well […]

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Kick boxing gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 9th April 2019


All I can say is WOW!!!! Kick Boxing gradings were held last Sunday. The first white belt only junior grading at 10am started off the day. First ever gradings for many and there were some nerves – but they all worked so hard for such a young age. Next up, low grade juniors. There is […]

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Academy of the year nomination

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 2nd April 2019


As you all know, we have been shortlisted for the Academy of the Year award. We are extremely proud of this nomination when you consider this is against the hundreds of martial arts academies in the UK. Over the last weekend Mr and Mrs Walker, staff and CIT have been working hard  on a refurb […]

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Black Belt Gradings

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 24th March 2019


What a fantastic week it’s been at the academy. Assessments started for kick boxing gradings and the standards we are looking at have been outstanding – a special mention to some of the juniors who are showing great potential. The classes were all busy and energetic. The kids in karate did groundwork for the first […]

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Self Defence

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 20th March 2019


I was reading an article yesterday which was looking at whether Karate is a good “street”’self defence. There were some interesting points but this is my personal take on it. We teach two styles but my summary is the same for both our styles. The most important part if self defence is to try and […]

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Personal challenge

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 12th March 2019


In last nights live Q & A Mr Walker talked about accountability and challenging ourselves every day to be better. He started it off by confirming his challenge is to read one book a month – some audio books, martial arts based / self development based etc, and he put the challenge out for others […]

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Street crime

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 5th March 2019


It’s very sad and frightening to hear on the news this week that two more young people have lost their lives during knife attacks. Any murder is horrendous  but when it is teenagers, what a terrible waste of life. It’s good to hear that the government are taking action to seek to cut down on […]

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Karate Gradings.

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 25th February 2019


WOW what a fantastic weekend of gradings – excellent standard throughout the day on Sunday. The day started with our 4-7 white belts.  They behaved so well, listened and worked really hard. Next up were 4-7 higher grades, again a wonderful grading with great technique and katas. Followed by 7-13 white belts.  Many of whom […]

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Kick Boxing Gradings.

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 18th February 2019


This weekend saw our first ever Sunday kick boxing graduations, with gradings split out by junior low and high grade, adult white belt, low grade and high grade. This split was due to the growing number of kick boxers at the academy with grading becoming very busy. I have to say that the new full […]

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Key Benefits of Sleep

Posted by chuldowknottingley on 11th February 2019


Anyone who knows me well will know that I don’t sleep well.  No issues with insomnia, I fall asleep pretty easily BUT, I wake up usually around 4am and then struggle most nights to get back to sleep. Most of us know that a good nights sleep makes a huge difference to how we feel […]

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