Festival martial arts is a community martial arts club which runs every week during term time at Clehonger Village Hall. The martial arts styles taught are mixed martial arts (MMA), freestyle kickboxing and escrima. The club is a licenced Skillz martial arts school and a member of the World United Martial Arts Federation (WUMA). The club moved to Clehonger village hall in 2017.
For the kids classes we run Skillz martial arts drills in age specific classes, which keep things fun and fast moving.
In addition to both kids and adults martial arts we also run cardio kickboxing sessions.
As we are closed due to the current COVID-19 crisis, when the club reopens we will be running on Thursdays only to begin with. There is the option of opening on a Monday as well but classes on a Monday will only be offered once classes on Thursday are full.
Provisional class times when we reopen are:
Core Skilz – 7 to 9 year olds – 16:30 to 17:30
Extreme Skillz – 10 to 14 year olds – 17:30 to 18:30
Family Skillz - 6 to 9 year olds plus parents - 18:30 to 19:30
Cardio kickboxing - ages 13+ - 19:30 to 20:30
Elite Skillz - ages 15+ - 20:30 to 21:30
Festival Martial Arts - Mat Thornhill
Mat Thornhill was born in London to Scottish and Armenian parents. He has travelled most of Europe eastern and western, working in telecoms, with the British army and also as a journalist and award winning chef. These days he is now married, lives on a working Livestock farm, works in security and is a martial arts instructor.