Martial arts for kids and adults located at Slough, Langley, Reading, Coley, Wimbledon and Wokingham

Self-Defence To Self-Improvement


A healthy body is something we all strive for. Sometimes, it’s a challenge to find effective exercises that keep you engaged and having fun. Whether you are interested in finding a healthy activity for yourself or your children, Kickfit Academy has exactly what you need. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of a self-defence class.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

There are strong links between mental health and a healthy lifestyle. It helps reduce stress and strengthens the immune system. While this exercise can take place in many different ways, it’s always an added benefit when the exercise of your choice also adds valuable skills.

Self-defence, specifically karate, helps improve coordination, promotes an active lifestyle, and if you find yourself spending too much time sitting down, it gets you away from the desk and computer. This also applies to children who often find exercises boring. Self-defence is an excellent choice because while it is engaging, it still remains accessible and intuitive to all ages.

The Karate Kid

Sweep the leg! While things in our real lives don’t always play out like in the movies, there are a lot of parallels that we can draw. While we may not have the bullies Daniel LaRusso had, learning to protect ourselves could be an invaluable skill.

When teaching children or beginners self-defence, it is important to introduce the fundamentals correctly ‒ they must not be rushed too quickly. At Kickfit Academy, our instructors closely monitor individual progress and pair students according to their individual growth.

This way, all students are guided to their best potential while we do our best to promote individuality or creativity within their self-defence classes.


Self-defence classes also provide the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals interested in keeping healthy and improving themselves. Allowing your kids to interact with others allows them to counteract their busy school life. This allows children to spend time with other kids in a safe and supervised environment while also teaching them skills they will keep for the rest of their lives.

Join us here at Kickfit Academy for all your self-improvement and self-defence class needs. Choose your location to get started!