is What some of our Clients have said about us.
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Julie Wiseman has to say about the Academy
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Gemma has to say about the Academy
I have really enjoyed coming. I have more confidence.
I have stuck up for myself more and gained strength. Before
I have struggled a bit now I am ok. My brothers and sisters
have seen a real change in me.
Joel has built a lot of confidence since ha joined kickboxing
in may 2004, he has built a lot of muscle up. Joel was
bullied till he started kickboxing.
Black Belt Academy are words I can say with pride. I
used to get bullied frequently at school but when I turned
to Black Belt Academy they showed me how to deal with
such problems. They have also done wonders for my confidence.
I try things and give them a go. The techniques they teach
and like very they teach them are brilliant, they make
sure that you can go to other people and say ‘I
can do that’.
There is one major thing that they have taught through
and that is ‘You can do anything if you put your
mind to it’
Glen age 13 really enjoy lessons and I Joined because
cool after joined I started to feel more so I enjoyed
it more. I like sparing the best.
Milo continues to enjoy his kickboxing sessions and remains
continued to achieving his black belt. He particularly
enjoy the weapons classes, learning the different routines.
He is confident and cos tam assertive. I think the classes
move helped towards his gaining this even cos tam confidence.
Since joining the black belt academy my partner Darren
Collingwood and children Megan and Jake have grown in
confidence and as well as keeping them healthy they enjoy
doing it as a family.
K. G. Birtles
My flexibility has come on major and the more trying
lessons have increased my endurance. The kicking drills
are fun and learning to “Axe kick” has improved
my confidence in sparring. As well as a good way to keep
fit lessons are a good place to socialise and meet interesting
My son, Lewis Musgrave, commenced Black Belt Training
at age of 9. Now 13, he has successfully achieved his
Black Belt, with a grade A.
Lewis is a wonderful child. He is active, energetic and
full of fun. At school, he had problems with reading and
writing and has since been assessed as Dyslexic. Needless
to say, falling behind his peers in this area knocked
his confidence a lot. Lewis needed something in his life
that he could enjoy, and that would also make him feel
better about himself.
This was the main reason why he joined Kickboxing, and
within the first 6 months, it was noted that his ability
in this area was outstanding. He was focused, started
to feel good about himself, and shown, at his then age
10, a great deal of commitment to the sport. I recall
him getting upset on the nights that he did not have any
training. We then decided Lewis should join the Black
Belt Members Club.
Since this time, Lewis has gone from strength to strength.
He has entered competitions, and even fought on four occasion
at Master Edwards ‘Black Tie’ Events, in front
of crowds of people. His confidence is improving all the
time, and so is his trophy and medals collection. And
the discipline and focus he trains so hard to achieve
has even assisted his performance in school.
The support that Master Edwards and Miss Gott have offered
Lewis over the past 3 years has been magnificent. Not
only have they trained him to be a ‘Kickboxer’,
they have also assisted Lewis in the development of life
skills, and most importantly, they have been friends to
him and myself.
He absolutely loved gaining his Black Belt. Everybody
cheered for him on the day, and he couldn’t stop
smiling. As his Mum, it was a very proud and tearful moment,
one of his first great achievements in his life. I have
no doubt that he will go on to achieve even more. He is
currently training for his second Dan, which will take
2 years. I have no doubt that this will encourage him
to grow in further confidence thought his teenage years.
Miss Jane Musgrave
My name is Darren Collingwood I am 32 and have been at
the Edwards Black Belt Academy now for a year, along with
two of my children Megan 11and Jake 8, initially I intended
for them to take classes.
I wanted them to gain fitness learn self defence but the
main reason was to increase their self confidence as they
are quite shy.
I saw how much they enjoyed their classes and decided
to join as well, I liked playing football at the time
and was already quite an athletic person I thought this
would be more challenging, and I was right, plus it is
a lot more rewarding than getting up early every Sunday
morning only to loose another game due to lack of team
We are all pleased when grading comes around, so we need
to put in the effort and focus
I started kickboxing because I wanted to improve my fitness
and learn a new skill. Within a few weeks I found my fitness
and flexibility had dramatically improved. But the thing
I wasn’t anticipating was how much I enjoy it (exercise
has always been a done, but it isn’t anymore!)
Never trying any martial arts before I was some what
(apprehensive) when approached in me steel to come along.
However, I have been very pleasantly surprised. The wirier
is excellent and everyone is very friendly.
I hope in the next couple of years to become much fitter
I have improved my self confidence by a long way because
now I feel a lot more comfortable with people I have just
I have also improved my flexibility because now I can
almost do the splits because when I came I could hardly
do them all.
It was made my fitness levels a lot higher and the like.