Hello From All Of Us To You
Firstly, thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to read up on what we are all about here at Halesowen Martial Arts Centre. I have always been involved in boxing, kickboxing and martial arts my whole life. I had ran schools part time whilst working full time, due to my love and passion in training people, just like you, to be the best they can be. In the early 90's, I had a personal tragedy and decided life was too short to just do the 'day job'. With the support of my wife, Julie and the kids, we made the centre a reality. Our goal here is all about striving to be better. Family is an important part of the centre. Julie, my wife works here, Kiyra, my daughter trains here and Reuben, my son, works and trains here. We really pride ourselves on having a strong positive family environment to encourage support to each other and push each other on when we need it. We train and welcome everyone from World Champs, to you gents and ladies who'd like to have a mini six pack for the summer (if only it was that easy : )). So whether you are looking and striving to be the next World Champ, whether you want your son or daughter to develop more confidence and be healthier or whether you want to see if you can get that 'mini' six pack for the summer....we are more than willing to welcome you into 'our family'. Come, give it a try...what have you got to lose!
Jase : )
aka Boss Man
So about me, when I was 6 years old, the doctors told me I'd probably never walk as I had Perthes disease and look at me now, I am a 6th Dan Black Belt. I know what personal struggles are, I've felt them. I know how hard is it to get to where you want to be - I've lived it, but that is what makes me good at what I do.
I began my training in boxing and then started with taekwondo before moving to Sport Karate. I have never forgotten my roots and these have helped me to build the CMA brand.
I have trained many British and World Champions within my sport and I am extremely passionate about helping anyone of any age be the very best they can be. I'll make you sweat, I'll make you train hard and I'll make you a fitter person, but I will also support you, encourage you and listen to you. This is why I have been successful for as long as I have been, and continue to do so.
In addition to building the CMA brand with my family, I also train kids in schools in their PE classes and wrap around facilities meaning building a positive relationship with the schools and communities in the local area. I am DBS checked and hold the relevant Safeguarding qualifications.
Call me to help me make a difference!
Hi, I'm Julie. I have ate, breathed and slept Martial Arts, kickboxing and boxing for years. If you can't beat them, join them, and that's exactly what I did. I am currently a 6th Dan Black Belt. I have gained
3 x World Championships, 5 x European Champs and 20 plus British Championships.
I teach the ladies only, little kickers and junior classes and I also offer one to one training sessions for ladies who may feel better training with another woman.
I will help you, support you and listen to you but you will get results. Sometimes its hard to make the first step, so come along to our Tuesday and Thursday ladies classes and meet other like minded women and see you are not alone : )
aka The Champ
So where to start about me and my journey through the sport of kickboxing. I love being part of the school and love working with the students at the centre. I run the junior sessions as well as the fitness and fight classes. I know what it is like to win or lose as I have been doing this since I was 3 at a very high competitive level and so I have a big understanding on what you need to do to push above and beyond. I consistently train day and night finding new ways to improve everyone that I teach in ways to suit them best because not every one person is the same and everyone needs to enjoy and learn in a way that suits them best. I am a 5th Dan Black Belt and won many of kickboxing titles if they be British titles, various European titles and even world titles in lots of different associations.
Heyyaa my name is Kiyra, I’m the daughter of the gym. I help out around the gym by helping to train the little kickers, juniors and adult kickboxing classes. I do private lessons and I also compete all across Europe as I am part of the CMA Villans squad. Kickboxing is a really big part in my life as I was born into it and grew up around all of it. It has helped me a lot with my confidence, made me become more mature person and also made me become more sociable and better with talking to new people.
I really encourage young girls and women to take part in kickboxing as its not known to be a “girls” sport but I disagree. I think it's important for people to understand that it's not just about the fighting side because it's more than that, it's about the confidence building, being able to look after yourself, discipline and also fitness.
In addition to all the above the main part that I think is special that is that the gym has brought to me is all my friends and family. Being able to compete around the world has given me the opportunity to not just have friends from the UK but from places such as America, Italy, Germany ect…
I hope to see you down the gym with us. :)
I started martial arts and boxing at a very young age. Being young and having to try and stick to something so challenging is very difficult. Now I am much older, all of that dedication has paid off. Being able to teach other people what I have learned throughout the years is great.
Seeing everyone progress and flourish brings great happiness for me, and when the boxers step in the ring or anyone steps on the mat a part of me steps up as well.
I have been doing Karate for many years. I loved having to wear a crisp, clean white karate Gi and the sound that it made with sharp punches and kicks. Traditional Shotokan karate is very important to stay true, but it as almost important to move with the times and introduce methods to blend and help carry on this growing martial arts.
"There is no quick way to grow a tree that is strong enough to withstand a storm"
To me, being a coach means to help everyone that I teach to be at their best ability and to learn everything that they need to know ready for their next grade or next competition. Watching all of the students that I teach, learn and grow from each session is maybe one of the best things that I see whilst teaching.
When I’m fighting at different competitions around the UK and around Europe I have coaches sitting behind me telling me what to do while I’m fighting and thanks to my coaches I am able to win many competitions.
It means a lot for me that I am a coach to the little kickers and juniors of the club. I enjoy helping them improve the way they fight and to help them pass their grades.
I have enjoyed kickboxing myself from the age of 4 years old and I enjoy passing my experiences on to them.
I enjoy kickboxing as it helps keep me fit and I get to meet new people as well as giving me the opportunity to travel and compete around the whole of Europe and many other countries, winning titles along the way. At the age of twelve I gained my first dan black belt and I am proud to be part of a great team.
I started kickboxing at the age of 3 years old. I have gained a lot of experience from CMA and I attained my black belt when I was 11 years old. From then, I have been able to teach the little kickers class at the club. I enjoy passing on my knowledge I have been taught onto others and helping the develop their skills to be better kickboxers, and also better people.
To me, being a coach means to help other people learn new skills, and to encourage them to be the best kickboxers they can be.