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Martial Arts

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Martial Arts

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Martial Arts

Find out about the range of Martial Arts in Swale's three populated areas of Faversham, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey.

Opportunities in Swale...

There are a number of clubs and organisations providing opportunities in Swale -




Remember to contact the club/organisation before you attend to ask any questions you have on their activities.

Background to Martial Arts...

There are many forms of Martial Arts across the world that can trace their origins back to a style of a teacher or instructor, known as a 'Master'. Many are local to an area but many over the years have made it to a more mainstream audience.

Each of the classes or sessions will have regular training organised during the week that will help you improve your skill and understanding within the activity; generally gradings or tests of your skills will show your progression, competitions are available if you wish.

Some of the forms are listed below with known local providers in Swale -

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that has a grading system to ensure participants train and compete against similar levels and has an emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. The Governing Body of the Sport in Britain is British Taekwondo.

Judo is an Olympic sport that has a grading system to help participants develop and or compete against others at the same levels and the National Governing Body for Judo in Great Britain is British Judo

Karate was originally developed and refined in Japan using the participants are unarmed and use their hands and feet for blocking and striking. Gradings are used to develop and ensure participants train and compete against others of a similar level and the Governing Body in Britain is Karate Union of Great Britain.


All activities offered by clubs overseen by a National Governing Body will be required to adhere to new procedures to protect participants. The National Governing Bodies of the activities, listed above, are working with Sport England to support providers to get back to activities.

Add your organisation

If you provide opportunities for residents or visitors to get involved in Martial Arts and would like your club or organisation to be listed then email Healthy and Active Swale and we can get your details uploaded.

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