MARTIAL ARTS IN THE BANBURY AREA

1.   21st Century Martial Arts Banbury & Bicester College, Broughton Road, Banbury, OX16 9QA Telephone: 07854 705 780 Martial Arts for the 21st century With excellent facilities and welcoming atmosphere, Freestyle Martial Arts provides a really good student experience. Specialised classes - Professionally trained staff - Close student-teacher support - Parental involvement - Modernised curriculum - Personal development enhancing activities.

2.   Aikido - The Japanese Martial Art Bodicote Village Hall, White Post Road, Bodicote OX15 4BN Telephone: 01295 266712 Instructor: Keith Denney - 4th Dan - Coach Level 1 BAB 001364. Phone for details of classes.

3.  Banbury Jikishin Ju Jitsu Club Fighting Fit, Power Park, Station Approach, Banbury, OX16 5AB Telephone: 07974 925207 Fun for all, from complete novices to experienced martial artists, of all ages and sexes. An enjoyable way to maintain/improve fitness, build self confidence and learn practical self defence. All are made welcome so come a long and give it a go. Phone for details of classes.

4.  Banbury Shukokai Karate Schools Various classes through Banbury Telephone: 01295 272436 We are very much a traditional karate group with a strong emphasis on basics, kata, impact padwork, kata bunkai and kumite. A general lesson will normally consist of theory, technical breakdown, practical application and last but not least, hard work. Our policy in Banbury Shukokai is all students give 100 percent effort and in return our instructor will give you 100 percent tuition and coaching.

5.  Banbury Tae-Kwon-Do Club Banbury School, Ruskin Road, Banbury OX16 9HY Telephone: 07877 971342 Phone for details of classes.

6.  Bujinkai Karate Wykham Gym, Banbury School Telephone: 07877 870 437 Louise Tanner has several year’s experience in competing in kickboxing, karate and mma, with a successful win rate. As well as the mentioned martial arts Louise has also trained and taught boxing for several years and has a good level of knowledge to pass on - Phone for details of classes.

7.  Fighting Fit Unit 2 Power Park, Station Approach, Banbury Telephone: 07545 233 525 Fighting Fit are fully equipped Martial Arts, Fitness and Self Defence Centres where only one thing matters and that is results! Our fully qualified helpful staff are always on hand to motivate, help and ensure everyone gets the maximum benefit from every visit. Everyone fits in at Fighting Fit! We have members as young as 5 and one of our members is 78 years young! Fighting Fit is not a ‘gym’, ‘health club’ or ‘leisure centre’ we are a completely unique experience of personal, mental and physical development with an endless choice of activities to engage, develop and enthuse our members.

8.  Freestyle Martial Arts Banbury & Bicester College, Broughton Road, Banbury, OX16 9QA Telephone: 0333 4567 585 Martial Arts for the 21st century With excellent facilities and welcoming atmosphere, Freestyle Martial Arts provides a student experience that is second to none! Specialised classes - Professionally trained staff - Close student-teacher support - Parental involvement - Modernised curriculum - Personal development enhancing activities.

9.  Jado Kuin Do - Family Martial Arts Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Woodgreen Avenue Telephone: 07775 682 494 Martial Arts for all the family, from 4 years and up. Running on Wednesday evenings. 18:00 (4 - 12 year olds) and 19:00 for adults (13+). Free introductory lessonc.

10.  Krav Maga Midlands Spiceball Leisure Centre, Cherwell Drive, Banbury, OX16 2BW Telephone: 07830 676646 Beginners Krav Maga Self Defence Classes - These classes are suitable for people without any previous kick boxing, mixed martial arts, muay thai, karate or self defense experience. On those classes we teach basic principles of Krav Maga Self Defence including : Moving, footwork and principle of scanning the area. Punches and various strikes, Kicks and knees, Combination of attacks, Defences against punches, Defences against kicks, Defences against chokes, Defences against dangerous grabs, Defences against headlocks, How to counterattack efficiently and quickly, Defences on the ground, Dealing with falls, Defences against knives & Much more...

11.  Ninjutsu Lucy Plackett Hall, Round Close Road , Adderbury, OX17 3EE Telephone: 0788 229 0883 The beginners classes and main basic lessons. Phone for details of classes.

12. Proaction Martial Arts Chenderit School, Archery Rd, Banbury OX17 2QR Telephone: 07791 114 419 Martial arts classes for all ages. Mighty monkey classes 4 to 6 yrs Family taekwon-do 6yrs plus. Free suit and one months free training!!!!!!!!

13.  Shires Elite Taekwon-Do Village Hall, Main Road, Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire OX17 2LR Telephone: 07739 368558 We train in Village Hall, Middleton Cheney. Phone for details of classes.

14.  Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing Bloxham Telephone:  01295 720881 Get the autumn off to a relaxing start with a chance to try Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing for free! A new class starting in Bloxham with a free taster for anyone interested in finding out more about the TMW sequence, which combines Tai Chi and Chi Kung movement to help you soften, unwind and explore balance and poise. All ages and abilities are welcome. Ring for details of classes.

15.  Tao Noy Sing Karate Hardwick Community Centre, Ferriston, Banbury, OX17 1PB Telephone: 01295 750570 or Mobile: 07774 980 122 For Self-Defence, Fitness, and Confidence, Tao Noy Sing Karate is a traditional form of martial art taught in a relaxed friendly manner. Suitable for adults and children, please call Paul or Louise for more information..

16.  TMW Training 8 Brookside Way, Bloxham, Banbury Telephone: 01295 720881 Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing - a simple sequence of Tai Chi and Quigong based moves suitable for all ages and abilities.

17.  Toh Kon Karate Kai & Kick Boxing Ruscote Community Centre, Ruscote Arcade, Longlands Way, Banbury Telephone: 01295 272814 Sensei Scott Bedding 5th Dan CMAA,has been trainning for over 35 years,he has dan grades in Karate, Ju Jitsu, Kickboxing, Aiki Jitsu and high grade in Judo, mantis Kung FU and instructorship in Eskrima. Phone for details of classes.

18.  USKO - Karate Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury OX16 0HS Telephone: 07976 247182 or 01386 831695 USKO Karate welcomes you to the concept of Sports Karate. Our students learn more than just how to kick and punch. They learn self-discipline, etiquette and respect. Our classes are taught in a relaxed but disciplined manner and are great for both children and adults alike. The varied workouts (Line work, Bag Work, Kata and Sparring) are both rewarding and stimulating.

19.  Wing Chun Street Defence Stanbridge Gymnasium, Banbury Academy, Ruskin Road, Banbury OX16 9HY Telephone: 07527 283 429 If you are considering starting a martial art or wish to convert from an existing style, it is worth knowing that Wing Chun's strong focus on body mechanics means that gender, physical strength, age and fitness play little part in the ability to overcome any adversary, making this the perfect martial art for women and men of all ages. Our particular brand of Wing Chun focuses on modern day applied techniques that will help you stay out of danger and 'convincingly discourage' any further aggression.