New To Martial Arts?

Why Study Martial Arts?

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Martial Arts and what/who they are actually for. This Martial Arts FAQ is designed to answer any questions you may have about Martial Arts at the Guildford Academy.

Who can do Martial Arts?

From the Lil’ Dragons course for 4-7 year olds to Wing Chun Kung Fu and the MMA classes which you can take at your own pace, the Guildford Academy of Martial Arts has something for everybody. We have seperate kickboxing classes for beginner and advanced students, and classes designed specially for each age group. We also offer tailor-made fitness and nutrition programmes perfect for you, whatever your goals or level of fitness.

Which style is the best?

There are hundreds of different Martial Arts Styles from around the world, each with their own strengths. Freestyle Kickboxing is the main programme we teach as it is the style believed by our instructors and our founder to be the ideal balance of fitness, self defence and fun. Our Beginners Kickboxing course is extremely popular as a means of improving fitness and self defence skills, and these exciting and energetic classes are an ideal way into Martial Arts for beginners.

What are the benefits of studying Martial Arts?

There are hundreds of reasons for studying Martial Arts. Whether you’re looking for a fun fitness class, a practical self defence class or even a new sport to quench your competitive thirst, both adults and children can find what they’re looking for in the Martial Arts. Some of the benefits include:

  • Confidence
  • Posture
  • Assertiveness
  • Discipline
  • Respect
  • Self-Control
  • Full Body/ Holistic Fitness
  • Self Defence
  • Competition
  • Meet New People
  • Fun Classes
  • Learn A New Skill
  • Discover A New Culture

These added benefits of Martial Arts training are what make it so different from other sports/physical activities.


The sooner you begin learning the better, but it’s never too late to start. The GBMAA currently have around 2000 members aged between 4 and 74, so why not give it a go! Simply click book a free class or give us a call!