MARTIAL ARTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

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Matt Hudd Martial Arts proudly serving Hereford since 2006

Matt Hudd Martial Arts has Classes in Hereford, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts Lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know OUR World Class COACHES

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Matt Hudd (Founder & Chief Instructor)

Matt Started his training at the age of  7 years old.  He has studied a whole range of different martial arts and holds 7 black belts and is also a level 2 Tai Chi instructor under Steve Rowe. 

Matt is also a NLP Master Practitioner and a certified hypnotherapist.  

His passion apart from Martial Arts is personal development and his mission is to help as many people with their mental well being as possible. 

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Xav Lett

Xav has been training with us for 4 years and has achieved his Purple Sash in the Kung Fu and his blue belt in the Chinese Kickboxing as well as being very competent at the Tai Chi too. 

Xav is a full time coach at our academy and brings his own take into the classes. He studied a lot of martial arts before coming to us and also has a like for weaponry as his other passion is Viking re-enactment. 

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Nikki Smith

Nikki started her martial arts journey studying Kung Fu as a teenager before moving on to study kickboxing at the age of 19. She has been training under Matt for 13 years, and is his longest standing student. 

Nikki holds a purple belt in Chinese kickboxing and coaches both the ladies only and the mixed adult kickboxing classes. Having taken up tai chi at the centre 2 years ago, she has recently started to coach tai chi as well.

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Ian Harris

Ian initially started training in our Tai Chi classes and since then has started training in our Chinese Kickboxing and Kung Fu classes. His goal is to be the oldest person to achieve their Black belt with Matt.  It is currently the age of 53!

Ian has achieved his purple belt in  Chinese Kickboxing and blue sash in Kung Fu. He’s a great inspiration in demonstrating that age is just a number.

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Langton Amor

Langton started training with us as his Daughter was training in the Kung Fu Kids classes. Having a karate background in his youth, as so many of our students do, he had an urge to get back into martial arts.

Langton holds a Brown Belt in the Chinese Kickboxing and has been helping out in classes and courses right back to when we first started taking on help. 

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Aaron Craze

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Ripley Cornwell

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Andy Senior

Andy is one of our oldest coaches, sorry I mean longest serving Coaches!   Andy also came initially to try the Tai Chi class but then soon got hooked on the Kung Fu.  He has also had a lot of experience in meditation and brings a lot into our classes. 

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George Dixon

“I’ve been a martial artist since 2014, having mostly done Taekwondo while dabbling in other styles. I’ve been training with Matt since 2021 and joined the coaching team in 2023. 

What I enjoy the most about Matt Hudd’s is the sense of community we have here. Matt lives by his principles which fuel the club and its members, and those principles lead to excellent teaching. As a long training martial artist I also find the quality of the classes here to be superb. The Tai Chi is incredible for movement, balance and general wellness, and the Kung Fu offers an approach to training both traditional and yet highly practical for real world self-defence. 

Everyone is friendly and approachable here, which again I think comes down to the principles Matt teaches and speaks to the sense of community and togetherness that the club offers”

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Sophia Kalapac

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Charlie "CJ" Jones

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Mark Haron

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Get to Know our AWESOME Special Winning Additude TEAM (SWATS)

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Tomas Lin

Tomas initially started training with us in the Kung Fu Kids classes but it wasn’t long before he started training in the adults Kung Fu classes. He was also one of our first SWAT’s (Special Winning Attitude Team) that joined our Youth Leadership Programme.

Tomas is now a Brown Sash in Kung Fu and a black belt in Chinese Kickboxing. He has now taken up Tai Chi as well.  

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Jack Maguire

Jack is a very keen SWAT that took to teaching like a duck to water.  He manages to turn up to training on his bicycle in all weathers, sometimes having to borrow uniform while his own is drying on the radiators from the rain.

Jack has achieved his Yellow belt in Chinese Kickboxing and a Green sash in Kung Fu. 

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Vaughan Cresswell

Vaughan has loads of ambition and puts everything into his training. He loves the competitive side of martial arts and turns up to all the sparring and competitions. 

He still trains and helps out in the Kung Fu Kids classes as well as training in the adult Kung Fu.

He has achieved Black belt in the Kickboxing and a Purple Sash in the Kung Fu. 

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Chloe Van Damme

With a surename like Van Damme it was obviously a calling for Chloe to get into martial arts. 

Chloe is our youngest SWAT member and was an experiment in taking a 7 year old into the Leadership programme.  She is now 10 years old and is coming on brilliantly. 

Chloe holds a Black belt in the Kung Fu Kids Syllabus which shows us exactly what hard work, commitment and determination can do at such a young age. 

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Kaden Davies-Jones

Kaden joined us from another martial arts club and had passed his 1st dan Black belt with them.   Anyone that has gained a Black belt with another style does not automatically have the right to wear their grade when they come to our academy, in fact it is said to be  a mark of disrespect to assume this. However as Kaden’s Black belt was in kickboxing, after a probation period, we were happy with his standard and character to keep him at his grade. 

Kaden’s coaching skills have come on brilliantly since joining the coaching team and was awarded SWAT of the year 2021. 

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Jack Woodward

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Izzy Watts

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Julia Smiejek

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Charlie Dunn

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Get to Know our Amazing Office Staff

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Bryony Hudd (Admin and Front of House

Bryony, apart from being Matt’s wife, does an amazing job behind the scenes for our academy. 

Bryony also trains in the Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chinese Kickboxing when she can.  She openly admits that she would never have thought about training in martial arts before meeting Matt, however she feels that she has really benefitted from doing so. 

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Jane Bennett (Admin and Social Media)

Jane has recently joined us as a member of staff, working in admin and social media.

Apart from knowing Matt since his ‘birth-day’ (she is his sister), Jane has worked as a therapist for many years and is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master Teacher and also a Laughter Yoga teacher.  Jane specializes in Hypnoanalysis, which is regression, inner child, free association, and past life regression.

Jane has joined our Tai Chi classes and has been known to take part in the occasional Kickboxing session too.  Jane and Matt run Meditation Workshops at the centre, as well as meditation sessions.

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Charlie Brunton

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