The Academy was established in 1989 by instructors qualified in a variety of martial arts and combat disciplines. We offer high-quality, safe and fun classes in a friendly and appropriately relaxed environment. Our three main training programmes are Integrated fighting arts, Savate and Canne de Combat. You can chose to train in one or all of these programmes. Find out more in The Arts. Our instructors are DBS checked and fully insured. You can find out more about our instructors by visiting the Instructor menu, in About Us.
Joining the Academy
The Academy welcomes new members, whether beginner or experienced. We are community-based club, with a mission to open up the martial arts and combat sports to the widest range of people.
Our instructors are qualifed, friendly, trained in First Aid and have been CRB/DBS checked. If you are unsure which class(es) to try, and you would like to talk with one of the instructors, you are welcome to call or email.
High quality training, with qualified trainers, is essential to good and safe progression. Our instructors are carefully selected, and encouraged to continue their own development in martial arts. CAMA instructors, who are responsible for running any training sessions, are required to hold a First Aid certificate and be CRB checked.
Savate Grading Success – April 2023
Three adult and six junior members took part in the Savate grading held on 16th April at St Bedes, in Cambridge. Members had been working hard to prepare, so we were pleased to see some good results:
Josh Emms and Kyrill Tkachov were both awarded red glove, and Seraina Blumli gained her blue glove, with merit. All 6 juniors passed, 3 gaining Savate Tiger 1, level 1 and 3 gaining Savate Tiger 1, level 2.
Adult Savate Beginners Course – starts 7th March 2023
Now recruiting new members. Train for the Fun of it, or for improved Fitness & Conditioning, to Compete (if that prospect takes your fancy), or simply to make New Friends.
New Four-week Adult Savate Beginners course starts on Tuesday 7th March, 2023. Four evenings in the month of March: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. £28 only if you pre-book by the end of this month (28th Feb.)
Please contact us for further details, and the sign-up link.
Introduction to Integrated Fighting Arts – Tuesday 7th February 2023
Taking Bookings Now for an Introduction to Integrated Fighting Arts
Get fit and increase your confidence at the same time!
The Integrated Fighting Arts system combines some of the best techniques for striking, trapping and grappling.
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Success for Bella!
Bella entered the Talent Competition of the World Youth Festival, which was held in Saudi Arabia and online. Senior Instructor Ollie Batts presented Bella with her bronze medal.
Martial Arts Cross-Training Seminar – 23rd October 2022
Thanks to everyone who attended the Martial Arts Cross-Training Seminar at St Bede’s. Senior Instructor Ollie Batts covered a wide range of empty-hand and weaponry skills from Kali, JKD, and Savate, with some bonus walking cane defences. It was good to see some old friends and make some new ones, and to get some great feedback.
Wheelchair Cane Fencing – starts 1st November
Thanks to our friends at ParasportUK for featuring our new classes in Wheelchair Cane Fencing!
Wheelchair users are very welcome in all of our classes, but if you would like to try an inclusive, exciting new sport, we would be delighted to introduce you to wheelchair cane fencing – a form of Canne de Combat.
Sessions run on the first Tuesday of each month. More information here