Ever since I was a kid I wanted to join a martial arts class and achieve black belt status but was always put off by the macho attitudes of some schools and the thought of having to learn Chinese names of the different moves. There’s none of that at the Hopwood Free Fighting Academy – it is a breath of fresh air.
There’s no intimidation, no elitism, and all are welcome. I never imagined that I would stay the distance – in the past I’d had knee-trouble, back-trouble, wasn’t fit enough etc. The carefully designed exercises and circuits taught at the Academy ensure that your core strength is developed without overloading joints or straining muscles.
When you join you will get all of the fitness benefits, self-confidence and self-defence skills but you are also becoming part of a big family and you will make many new good friends.