We are a Black Belt School.
Taking gradings i.e. martial art examinations, is a great way to measure your progress. There are many things in life you can do, enjoy and improve at, but not gain any recognition for, unless you choose to enter competitions. Whilst competition can be helpful, you are being compared to other people. Ever joined a gym, only to become disillusioned after the first three months, as you find that it then becomes boring, or you’re not progressing as fast as you initially were? Or a fitness class, and felt that you were just another number in the class, without any real care being shown to you? Good quality coaching keeps you progressing and encourages you. Passing your gradings is proof that you have progressed up to the next level.
We have gradings every 2 months for all students below black belt. This means that you can get to black belt standard in only 24 months in the adult class, and 36 months in the junior class. The Chief Instructor, Master Martin Ace, is not only a very highly graded at martial arts, but is also qualified in coaching and teaching. He has over 23 years consistent coaching and teaching experience.
Most people automatically respect anyone that has gained a black belt. They understand that gaining a black belt displays a high level of personal competence, goal setting, long term commitment, self discipline, self control and that is only mentioning some of the mental attributes.
Everyone here in The Academy wants to see you progress. Master Ace is an excellent coach and will help you to develop and go up through the ranks. He wants YOU to be a black belt too 🙂