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Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools have been established in Warrington for over eight years and provide a wide range of classes from junior martial arts to ladies only kickboxing.

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools was established in 2004 by chief instructor Steve James, who has been involved in martial arts for over 30 years.

Since 2004 the schools have grown to become one of the most successful martial arts groups in the North West, with classes held in Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn, Wigan and St Helens. In recognition of this success, Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools were named Franchise of the Year 2011.

The main objective at Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools is to develop well-rounded students who are not only skilled in martial arts but positively contribute to society. Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools teach the principles of Black Belt excellence, which promote a desire to achieve both academically and personally.

Anyone interested in attending martial arts classes with Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools can book a free trial by simply texting "PunchMF11" to 60066.

 


 

 

Mighty Matts - 3 to 6 years

The Might Matts programme has been specially designed to introduce younger children to the fun and lessons that can be learned from martial arts, nurturing them in a safe and friendly environment.

The programme allows the children's abilities and characters to develop, building confidence and respect for others. Mighty Matts offers an extremely high standard of education and care, teaching children basic self-defence as well as vital skills such as avoiding strangers, dangerous situations and defeating a bully without fighting.

Mighty Matts classes are 30 minutes long and run by highly qualified instructors who have been specially trained to teach this age group. All staff are full CRB checked and totally dedicated to developing your child's skills.

 


 

 

Junior Karate - 7 to 11 years

The junior programme has been specially designed for kids aged 7-11 years of age and gives them the opportunity to thrive through physical fitness, a boost in confidence and respect for others.

Students, parents and teachers alike love these classes because the schools make them fun as well as encouraging children to grow into responsible young adults.

The junior programme has also been tailored to work hand in hand with your child's school work, improving self-discipline, self-confidence, concentration, mental alertness and co-operation as well as offering goal setting advice and anti-bully skills.

Instructors work closely in partnership with your child's teachers to ensure they are progressing as well in the classroom as they are in martial arts. This approach is unique to Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools, making them educators and not just martial arts teachers.

 


 

 

Adult Kickboxing - 12+

This programme is fun and exciting and no class is exactly the same. With adult kickboxing you'll always learn something new and you can train at your own pace as classes are split into different levels.

Instructors are highly experienced and always on hand to motivate you and help you reach your individual goals. These instructors attend regular courses to ensure skills and teaching methods are up to date.

Taking part in classes at Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools not only have numerous physical benefits; they help to improve self-control, self-confidence, positive thinking, communication skills, goal setting, perserverance, courage, motivaton, focus and reduce stress.

 


 

Ladies Only Kickboxing

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools have recently developed a Ladies Only Kickboxing programme, which concentrates of fitness, muscle tone, aiding weight loss and improving your overall wellbeing.

The female-only classes are relaxed and set to your own pace, teaching self-defence techniques and building self-confidence. As is the case for all forms of martial arts, the programme will also help you to become more focused and aid with motivation in other areas of your life, such as work or study.

The class is ideal for individuals, mums and daughters and groups of friends as all participants are made to feel welcome. If you are unsure whether the class is for you, why not come along for a free trial?

 


 

The Leadership Programme

This programme has been specially designed to focus on the development of leadership skills through martial arts. It is available to students who have been invited to enrol by their instructors.

The Leadership Programme includes:

  • Ju Jitsu
  • Grappling
  • Board breaking
  • Unlimited classes
  • Exclusive extra lesson per week
  • Access to all seminars and events
  • Unrestricted time frame to a Black Belt
  • Weapons including Nunchaku, Escrima, Tonfa, Bo Staff, Knife and Bokken

Please note that there are limited spaces available for The Leadership Programme, please contact Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools for more information using the details on the right.

 

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

Matt Fiddes martial arts has given my son goals to achieve and a wanting to achieve them.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My daugther started when she was 3 and struggling with a bed temper. The school has given her control and focus and is a nurturing environment. A worthwhil investment for your child and a club for life. Many thanks!

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My daugther has attended the Wigan classes of Matt Fiddes for nearly four yeats. They instill discipline and confidence into their self defence classes. The tuition from the tutors is first class and I would advise people of all ages to attend.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

Since my son has been going to his classes he has really calmed down as he had no focus in his life and was running to stand still as he has been in foster care most of his life. He is now achieving a goal he hasn't had before.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

The way the instructors teach the children discipline, respect and self defence is excellent. I can see the development of my grandson and all the other children, It is fantastic to watch.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

Our daugther has gained so much confidence since she has been going to Matt Fiddes martial arts with Mr James and his team. It has helped with co-ordination and ability to cope with different situations. Her school work has gone brilliant. The best thing ever joining Mr James.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

I would recommend Mighty Matts classes to all parents of young children as it instills discipline and encourages confidence and teaches martial arts in a fun way whilst they learn respect for themselves and others around them.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My name is Mark. I have a disability. I am nearly blind. Joining Mr James and his team has helped with my confidence in everyday life. I feel I can go out and feel safe with what I have learned thanks to Mr James and his team.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My name is Mark and I have a disability. I am nearly blind. Joining Mr James and his team has helped with my confidence in everyday life. I feel I can go out and feel safe with what I have learned thanks to Mr James and his team.

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In April 2013, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My name is Mark and I have a disability. I am nearly blind. Joining Mr James and his team has helped with my confidence in everyday life. I feel I can go out and feel safe with what I have learned thanks to Mr James and his team.

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

All the instructors have a good bond with the children. They are strict but fun and fair at the same time. My children have learnt so much from attending these classes and enjoy them them week in week out.

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

They have done great work developing our daughters mobility following hip surgery. Thank you.

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

I love them because they are great at developing life skills in youngsters

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts teach me and my son really good fitness and training. Excellent family martial arts.

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

They teach me how to become a martial artist - Jacob aged 7

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My 9 year old daughter has received a massive confidence boost since joining Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Widnes

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

I love them because they work really hard to develop the 'whole' person.

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In June 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

I have 3 children that attend Matt Fiddes classes. My eldest has been at the club for 8 1/2 years and all 3 thoroughly enjoy their lessons each week.

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In March 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

I would like to take this opportunity, to let anyone who is interested in joining this Martial Arts School know, exactly how superb they all are, and to say how it will an exciting and extremely pleasant experience. First, I have to say, I’m extremely impressed with the professionalism of the instructors... this is not always so in some organisations. They are a huge credit to the Matt Fiddes name and Mr James. My 7 year old son joined the Matt Fiddes Widnes Martial Arts School in July 2011. This was a particular difficult time for us as he has Autism (ASD). Trying to get any activity school to take a child with ASD was becoming extremely difficult, as they are not prepared to take/make time for them (always have excuses)... when I approached Nikki Allen (MFW school co-ordinator), I have to say she was extremely welcoming and very helpful, and assured me that my son would be made to feel very welcome. Also, Mr James was very understanding, and actually did take time to personally find out the areas of concern relating to him... this was promptly cascaded to all members of staff, and Nikki personally made sure he was appointed a 1-1. Teaching my son is not an easy task, and his concentration was very very poor.. Since being with his Instructor Mr McAdam, he has improved immensely. Mr McAdam has given him so much guidance, support and structure (which is paramount for an ASD child)... together with the help of Jack McAdam & Courtney Allen, he is a much more confident and happy boy... who is now working his way towards his orange belt. Even in his Master class before grading Mr James takes time to support him, and in the last class, Master Finch personally gave him re-assurance, which was totally amazing. I cannot express how grateful we are to all the team for the continuous support they give. Anyone who wants the Best of the best, look no further. You have found it with this Martial Arts School.

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In March 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My son has been training with Mr James at the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts schools for 7 years. He is now a second degree black belt and training to be an instructor. With the support of Mr James, my son is developing into a confident and mature person. This is a massive achievement as he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome 4 years ago. He has had some difficult times at school particularly after starting high school, and Mr James has been on hand to help and support both us, as his parents and my son in communicating with the school to develop ways of helping him cope with everyday life. Mr James has taught my son many skills to help him with his future life. As well as the obvious physical and practical side of learning a martial art, he has developed communication and social skills which will carry with him into his future. He is now training to be an instructor with Mr James, he really enjoys this responsibility and it has given him enormous confidence Thank you.

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In March 2012, said about Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools

My family have been actively participating with the Matt Fiddes martial arts schools for the last 3 years and my 3 children and I now attend classes twice a week on a regular basis. The classes are well structured and run according to age and ability, they incorporate fun and games for the earlier years to ensure that the classes are enjoyed and become more focused as the children progress in age and ability. The instructors are very professional and excellent martial artists with numerous years of experience and dedication. The club has a great warm and friendly feel amongst the adults and children and the instructors foster this during the classes, the club also has a series of extra curricula social activities away from the martial arts classes to help develop and support the team atmosphere. I am glad that I took the steps 3 years ago and enrolled our eldest child in the club and I would be happy to recommend the Matt Fiddes schools of martial arts to any parent who is looking to enrol themselves or their children in a martial arts club.

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Nothing gets in the way of young Daniel achieving his 3rd dan black belt!

Nothing gets in the way of young Daniel achieving his 3rd dan black belt!

  • 16th February 2014
  • Author: Matt C
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16 year old Ryan Clark from Great Sankey has overcome so many challenges in his life after being diagnosed with apurgess syndrome in 2007....

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Families that kick together stick together

Families that kick together stick together

  • 6th January 2014
  • Author: Steve J
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We are now in our 10th year at Matt Fiddes Cheshire and we have been working hard over the years to give your family as much motivation as possible....

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New Year New You

New Year New You

  • 16th December 2013
  • Author: Steve J
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The time is now for you to start the new year with a new you and come on the journey to Black Belt with Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Cheshire

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British Championship success for Matt Fiddes Cheshire Martial Arts

British Championship success for Matt Fiddes Cheshire Martial Arts

  • 25th November 2013
  • Author: Matt C
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This November in Stourbridge saw the annual Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools British Championships and there was a lot of success for our local competitors....

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Great Success For Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Cheshire at Northern Championships

Great Success For Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Cheshire at Northern Championships

  • 14th May 2013
  • Author: Matt C
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Last weekend saw the annual Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools Northern Championships and there was a lot of success for local competitors....

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From Hollywood to Warrington...the Defence Lab is here!

From Hollywood to Warrington...the Defence Lab is here!

  • 23rd April 2013
  • Author: Matt C
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The Defence Lab is the newest phenomenon sweeping the UK and it's now here in Warrington.

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Becoming a Black Belt

Becoming a Black Belt

  • 25th March 2013
  • Author: Steve J
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I am often asked about how long it takes to become a Black Belt.

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After School Martial Arts Bootcamps

After School Martial Arts Bootcamps

  • 22nd January 2013
  • Author: Steve J
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Childrens Martial Arts Bootcamps with Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Cheshire

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    Warrington,
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