Matt Hudd Martial Arts CIC, formally known as Dragon Fitness Academy was formed in 2011 when Matt Hudd decided to quit his full-time job to become a full-time martial art instructor. Tired of politics in the martial arts and seeing clubs with big egos with statements like “Keep It Real” and “Have You Got The Bottle?” Matt wanted to create something different.
Matt believes that martial arts have got something for any individual to enjoy, they are not just for people who want to take part in the competitive side of things.
Matt Hudd Martial Arts is proud to be the only Martial Arts club in the area which has been awarded the Sport England Clubmark.
In 2013 Matt Hudd Martial Arts was accepted into the British Council of Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA), the national governing body (NGB) for British Chinese martial arts and in December 2014 was awarded Sport England's Clubmark, which is awarded to clubs by their NGB when the club is able to demonstrate that; it meets the criteria as to the activity programme, it provides a high standard of welfare in it’s community and effective club management.
Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in the sport.
All our classes offer something quite different. We have our Chinese kickboxing classes for people that want to learn a modern martial art and burn off some pounds. For the dedicated martial art enthusiasts, we have our traditional Kung Fu, and for the person interested in learning internal martial arts there are our Tai Chi classes which incorporate neigong and meditation, the Tai Chi classes are suitable for anyone, especially for the mature individual.