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Tried numerous fitness classes and facilities over the years but X-Martial Arts doesn’t disappoint whatsoever. No class is ever the same, instructors are WORLD CLASS experts who come from experience and not just a qualification. I’m 41yrs old and my daughter is 14 and we are both members so we can train together, build confidence, and gain life long skills. Classes to suit all capabilities and Couldn’t recommend them enough xxx.
A fantastic place for children and adults; encouraging and developing fitness and confidence. It’s such a welcoming and friendly place with first-class instructors 🥊
So, I started training at the Malton location under Mr. Rochester and Mr. Pritchard about a year ago. Since then I have hit every personal goal I've set. In March we were hit with lockdown and they set up a system where we could still train at home via zoom and Facebook or catch up through youtube until we could reopen again. During that time my 6-year-old girl came out to watch and asked if she could have a go, so I stuck a pair of gloves on her and she was instantly hooked, so much so I signed her up, once classes were reopened she was straight in for a few classes then passed her 1st belt test and currently holds red belt and in such a short time her self confidence has taken a massive boost in every way, all she talks about is when her next class is. I currently hold orange and feel great. The people I train with a top bunch of lads and lasses and have also become really good friends and we all look forwards to seeing each other week in week out. In short, if you read this review and are thinking about coming, don't think, just do. you won't regret it. The classes are really friendly and the instructors are world-class in my book. I also have a 25-week old boy and once he hits 3 he will be coming straight into the Lil Dragons program. Keep it coming XMA, :-)
After my 10yr old daughter had been struggling with confidence we came across X Martial Arts School and got in touch. We were told all about their positive start programme and it matched everything we wanted our daughter to get out of participating in classes. We were so impressed with the programme we enrolled our 8yr old daughter on it too. They both started in February and fell in love with it. The 1-2-1 tuition and FB live classes provided over lockdown were simply amazing and kept both my girls focused and raring to get back to classes. The change in both their attitudes has been positive and this continues to only benefit other aspects of their lives. My eldest has just started at secondary school and she feels confident, healthy, happy and I do believe that the XMA classes have definitely contributed to this as she feels so much better about herself and what she is capable of both physically and mentally.
I have been so inspired by their abilities that myself and my husband have also joined. I had 2 serious emergency back surgeries last year and have struggled with any strenuous physical activity since but I now feel ready to do something and while I've only been attending for 2 weeks yet I feel fully supported by the instructor who offers a different exercise if I struggle with the one set.
There is also a real community in class and when I struggled with one of the combinations the other members around me didn't hesitate to offer advice on the best way to do it, this is instilled in every member attending and I am so glad to be part of this Martial Arts School. I cannot recommend X Martial Arts School enough.
Best Kickboxing classes in York. I joined XmartialArts in January and it was definitely one of the best things I've ever done. There's always variety between classes every week and the instructors are amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone, whos looking for something new and fun!!!
X Martial Arts is a huge part of both my life and my kids’. They have grown in confidence and discipline as well as learning the techniques. We have made friends for life. The teamwork so hard in delivering a professional and personal experience for everyone. Highly recommended Martial Arts is a huge part of both my life and my kids’. They have grown in confidence and discipline as well as learning the techniques. We have made friends for life. The teamwork so hard in delivering a professional and personal experience for everyone. Highly recommended
My 6-year-old has been coming since he was (just turned) 3. He spent 6 weeks crying on the sidelines, flinching when the big kids ran past and refused to join in. We both wanted to give up. He now has his little sister joining him, he does a warm-up for me before my ladies X Fit class and looks forward to every single class. It makes me so proud seeing how much he has grown in confidence and developed his skills. This is all thanks to the brilliant and very patient martial arts teachers who push him to be his very best whilst being engaging, tolerant, and making sure they always have loads of fun. Thank you everyone but especially Mr. Watkinson & Mr. Burks.
All the instructors are both personable and professional, making sure every member is progressing at their own pace and ability. Couldn’t recommend it more!
I have been attending classes here for two years now, progressing from the Ladies only to the Teens and adult classes moving up the belts, improving my fitness levels and confidence. The instructors are excellent clearly explaining what is required and helping with technique, no class is ever the same either so you won't get bored easily! There is such a friendly and supportive XMA team which I'm pleased to be a part of! Love it :)
X Martial Arts Schools has supported us as a family with fitness, but also with confidence and drive. The instructors are so polite, supportive, and professional and show great patience with the younger children. A club we are proud to be part of.
There are an amazing team that makes you feel welcome and makes the lessons fun and enjoyable, me my 3 year old son and my partner all attend X Martial Arts, it has been the best decision we have made and all looking forward to working up our belts.
The teachers and the venue at this school are brilliant. My son has been training at XMA for 2 years - he's always excited to attend, and the positive values that they encourage are really helping him not only with his training but also with his attitude to school. Big thanks to our amazing coach, Mr. Watkinson, and the always happy and helpful Carla who does a great job keeping us organized. We love you guys!
I joined Ladies XFit in January as a way to lose some weight and find some exercise I enjoyed. The initial layout for a 6 weeks course was motivation to get my monies worth and go 3 times a week for a good kick start. I'm not a super gym bunny, have metal pins in my ankle, and was a little nervous that I may not have been able to do some of the exercises. I need not of worried as everyone was welcoming and reassuring putting you at ease. If there is anything you can't quite do or isn't possible you don't feel pressured you are encouraged to do what you can. 8 months on I LOVE it. I usually do 3 classes a week. They are so varied and short bursts of routines that you keep focused and don't lose motivation. I am now a member and have even begun belt testing. That's something I definitely wasn't doing when I signed up but I have the bug! I love the classes, the exercises, and the skills. All delivered by a fabulous team who work super hard as standard but have bent over backward to accommodate everyone during this current pandemic! Cannot recommend enough! Come and give it a go!
We started our Martial Arts journey 7 years ago. Over the years, I have done, some form of training, in one way or another.
we enrolled our Son 1st and before we knew it, we were training as a family. All the Instructors are very professional and are full of knowledge and encouragement and the members are all really friendly too. Going back to my personal training, over the years, I have never been in an Environment like X MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS. The school is always tidy and clean, well mannered, and full of respect, which is hard to find in this sort of environment (Gyms).
From Instructors - Staff and from members, it’s a very welcoming environment and a happy place to keep fit, make friends & even go on to compete in competitions, you are always supported and encouraged, in whatever training you wish to do.
After 7 years, we still enjoy Martial Arts and we are still learning new skills and developing as individuals.
I, we, can’t recommend X MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS enough. 🌟🌟🥋🌟🌟
Such a fantastic martial arts school/family to be part of. The instructors are world-class martial artists but more than that they are super lovely people who are amazing with all the children as well as the adults. X Martial Arts schools help to develop mental fitness as well as physical fitness by increasing confidence, discipline, and friendships with so much support given. Enrolling them in X Martial Arts school is one of the best decisions I’ve made for my kids.
My eldest son has been attending since January 2020, we were looking around for an ‘after school activity’ and something to distract him from his console! We enquired about Martial arts and also spoke to the team about the benefits and they ticked all the boxes straight away! We were offered a free trial, which is good because it’s hard to know if he would like it with us not knowing anyone attending the school! He instantly fell in love and noticing confidence straight away was something huge for my son as this is something we wanted to work on.
Since returning after lockdown he’s come on leaps and bounds not only at martial arts but at home and school too! His teacher has noticed a huge difference in his personality and his drive to want to join in with other activities and I have no one else to thank other than his teachers at martial arts! They are always supporting him and encouraging him to be able to achieve things I didn’t believe a 7-year-old could. So thank you to every single one of you! You are the real hero’s!
My son has been attending this school for 4 years, during this time he's learned a lot. He's always looking forward to going to his class.
My daughter has been coming here for 18 months now. The staff is fantastic and very welcoming. Could not ask for a better martial arts school for my daughter.
Fantastic teens & adult classes are inclusive to all ages and all abilities. The staff are enthusiastic and dedicated to everyone's progress and the class times are flexible throughout the week. Would highly recommend for anyone who is looking to improve their fitness and learn a new skill.
The trainers are brilliant. They're great at encouraging all levels of ability and challenging everyone. A great supportive community as well. Not too mention its the most fun I've ever had while getting a good workout.
My boys have been coming here since they were both three years old. They get so much from their training, learning about dedication, resilience, working hard, manners, and respect. Fantastic instructors and a really warm welcoming environment.
Fantastic people. We love all of them!
Been going to XMA for over a year, I really enjoy going it’s really inclusive doesn’t matter about your age or ability everyone is welcome.
My little boy absolutely loves it, the coaches are brilliant with all the children.
My daughter has been a member since she was 3, and it has helped her focus and learn more than just martial arts. The instructors are friendly and great at creating a welcoming space. I started the air class 2 years ago and my girlfriend started the ladies only x fit class last year, and we all enjoy the classes and the community here at the school.
Fantastic team! Great positive energy and learning! Noah loves his sessions and the feel-good factor you guys leave the kids/adults with.
My son had his first trial today absolutely loved it, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We have now joined him up and Alfie cannot wait to come back next week to do it all over again. 🙂
Great teachers, very down to earth and brilliant with all the children. would recommend to anyone.
Great facility, super friendly staff, and a really great place to do kickboxing regardless of ability. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
When I need help with my kicks or punches one of the teachers will improve me.😊
We had a bad experience at a different school so needed a new beginning for a little girl who absolutely loves martial arts and wow did we find it! From the minute of speaking with the team, to meeting and partaking, everything has been an absolute dream! So nice to finally feel a part of a team and a family that all have the same aim and want of giving the very best training to any student who walks through the door. I cannot recommend enough! Thank you all for the amazing experience.
My kid loves X Martial Arts because they're very good.
They are fantastic my granddaughter Savannah goes & absolutely loves it. The staff are lovely and friendly & know each child by their 1st names (which let me just say that's a lot of kids). Would highly recommend X Martial Arts School.