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We offer regular club nights for a small number of students from all walks of life, all with similar aims; to better themselves, to learn self defence and to improve their health. The club is and has always been very friendly – an environment where no egos are allowed. We offer a free trial lesson – learn more and get involved now!
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We offer weekend Seminars across a range of areas from Internal Martial Arts (beginners to advanced and for combat), Dim Mak and Advanced Pressure Point Fighting to Knife Defence and Realistic Street Self Defence, Improvised Weapons and more. See the Events area of the site for other courses and training camps.
- International Training Camps
MARA has gained international acclaim and interest for its blending of internal and external approaches to multiple attacker and weapon scenarios. The system has been taught to civilians through to ex military personnel involved in the security industry as a trusted, reliable and realistic form of martial art.
- Outdoor Energizer
Extremely popular training courses across fresh air woodland locations around Greater London including Hampstead Heath, Horsenden Hill and Ruislip woods. One-day courses available with exploration into deep breathing & Chinese internal energy work to fortify and revistalize the mind, body and spirit.
From a poem by Tecumseh Tecumseh was a native American Shawnee worrier and chief, who became the primary leader of a large multi tribal Confederacy in the 19th century. « Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others and their views, and…Read More
The world is a sea of energy Energy is the driving force behind all activity. Control the energy with your mind. Heaven and hell, victory or defeat are all only in the mind. Sence all objects with your mind. Breath in sync with your enemies. When you do, you will be able read their next…Read More
In order to live it’s a very good idea to breathe. One of the many things that gives exponent of MARA a special edge, is our emphasis on proper breathing. The idea is to enhance your normal life and your combat response. The advanced Chinese breathing methods embedded into MARA have been specially chosen and…Read More
Traditional Martial Arts, what were they, how were they taught? In the ancient arts, the Chinese arts in particular, a student trained with a master until such time as the master selected him to become a disciple. This was not a forgone conclusion. A master probley only chose, may be three or four during his…Read More
Do not contemplate what will make you better martial artist, rather contemplate what will make you a better person, in its own way this will make you a better martial artist. Keep in mind when informing or instructing student that they have the potential to reach and far exceed the level that you have obtained….Read More
With a long period of training, reflexes that have been learned, take on the ingrained nature of basic instinct, so during confrontation, let your trained instinct and muscle memory take over. Your mind does not have a mind of its own, it only has what it has been prepared for, prepare it well.Read More
‘Just a little more effort.’ How easy to say, but difficult to achieve. ” Just a little more” is what distinguishes the victorious warrior from the vanquished. The higher ups may be able to simply write off losing the faceless soldiers as a cost of war, but to those on the ground it’s a little…Read More
Having seen hundreds of students, I would say that those who come in with a lot of gusto and initial enthusiasm often drop out. This seems the opposite of what you’d expect. The ones who are a bit more emotionally balanced seem to do better and last the course. Slowly chip away at it every…Read More