Self Defence (Aiki-Jujitsu)
We train students of all abilities
MONDAY 18:00 - 19:00 KIDS CLASS
TUESDAY 19:30 - 21:00 ADULT CLASS
New Priestwood Community CentrePriestwood Court RoadBracknell RG42 1TU
Black belt adult 3rd Dan (Aiki-Jujitsu) 16 Years+ Martial Art Experience.
presented with the Warriors Assemble Fighting Spirit Awards 2016
Blue belt Kids grade (Aiki-Jujitsu)
First Aid Trained. DBS checked. Adult Safeguarding training Level 1
I have been doing martial arts for 15+ years achieving a blue belt in kid’s syllabus and a black belt
3rd Dan as an adult. For 15 years I studied with Martin Thompson sometimes traveling a 40-50
mile round trip to attend his class. I was born with cerebral palsy.
My condition has meant that I found learning martial art difficult. I am unable to do everything due to
physical restraints, for example kicking or hip throwing. I have undergone many drastic operation
to get to where I am and each time bringing new physical challenges. There have been times when I was in a wheelchair
or on crutches and still wanted to train so we had to adapt what we do or teach. I have found my cerebral palsy to be
getting worse and is so we are adapting whenever possible. Martin has taught me how to adapt my style and methods
within my abilities as well as pushing me to aim higher than my self-confidence would suggest. It hasn't been easy to
achieve the grade I have now but I can honestly say I have earned it through my
persistence and dedication with the support and guidance of Martin Thompson. He has never
made things easy for me and always made me work hard to achieve my grades, only adapted the
syllabus to what I can physically achieve. Opening my own Jujitsu club has been an ambition of
mine for many years and especially to focus on inclusive teaching of martial arts. From our long association it was clear to me that Martin Thompson shares my inclusive and adaptable passion for Jujitsu and was the natural choice to help form All Abilities Martial Art. I run a regular class training Adults with physical and learning disabilities.