I don’t have any time to Practice!

Yep that is one of the biggest excuses I hear from students when they are not where they want to be in their martial art studies. Along with, I don’t have the space or I did try to practice but I didn’t want to practice it wrong! Without sounding harsh but its all bollocks! We […]

Loyalty within the Martial Arts

I read a good quote the other day which went something like ” When drinking from the well, do not forget where the water came from” My immediate reaction to this was “So what about if you discover that the water is poisonous after drinking from it for years?” This has really got my thinking […]

What is Tai Chi?

One of the many disciplines we practice here at Matt Hudd’s Martial Arts is Tai Chi. There are still a lot of people that are not even aware that Tai Chi is  an actual martial art.  The reason being is that so many people practice it for the health benefits that it can bring. Tai […]

God I’m an ugly Fat B*****d

Humans are weird species, we have managed to evolve over time and control, or ruin the planet we live in, depending on how you look at it. However there’s no denying it, that the thing that has made humans, top of the chain is also our biggest weakness. I’m talking about our conscious mind, the […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Martial Arts Can Improve Your Mental Health!

Exercise in general has been regarded as a great means to help with mental health. You can not argue with this as there has been many great research articles done and anyone that has suffered with poor mental health will clarify this if they had enough energy to put it to the test. In this […]

If your Martial Arts Club does not teach Meditation then………

its missing one of the most important aspect in martial art training.  I used to think that it was just a cool thing to do and didn’t really understand the importance or the link to learning self defence!  All of the top  martial artists that I admired did it, now that I know a lot […]

Are Tradition Martial Arts becoming extinct?

This is an interesting subject or debate that pops up quite often on Martial Art forums. In our School we teach Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Kickboxing where Tai Chi and Kung Fu are classed as traditional arts whereas Kickboxing is classed as modern as its only been about since the 1970’s whereas the former […]

WUMA 2022 English Championships Review

Sunday 13th February was the first of 2022’s tournaments that we had scheduled in the calendar.  It took place at Perdiswell Leisure centre in Worcester.  It was a slightly smaller group than the last time but was great to take a some students that had never entered before.   It was an ace day, really well […]


What an amazing day of highs and lows from yesterdays WUMA competition, it was quite an emotional one if I’m honest.  So many students stepped onto the arena for the first time in what was one of the toughest competitions I have been to for a while.  The standard of fighting was top notch  and […]