Gannon's Black Belt Academy

Martial Art Instruction in Leicester

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Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 8pm

Saturday: 9:30am - 3pm

Sunday: 24 hours

Key Services

adult fitness kickboxing, anti bullying self defence, brazilian jiu jitsu


About Us

The focus of our martial arts school in Leicester, is on physical fitness through the training of mixed martial arts (MMA), kickboxing and karate, character development and self defence -- rather than fighting. Our overarching goal is in building our student's self-esteem. As soon as you become a martial arts student, you join a community that works together toward improved physical strength and stamina, better focus and concentration, greater self discipline, competency in self defence through learning a wonderful system of mixed martial arts, kickboxing and karate, and, most importantly increased self confidence. For us at Gannon's Leicester Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)/ Kickboxing Academy, the practice of martial arts means respecting each other, encouraging and supporting each other and celebrating each other's successes. These values are especially important in working with children and families -- the primary focus of our martial art school in Leicester.

Kickboxing Programs For Students Of All Ages

We have martial arts / kickboxing programs for students of all ages. For children's Karate and children's MMA, our emphasis is on character development and physical fitness. With adults mixed martial arts, our goal is to deliver all of the benefits of kickboxing, including improved muscle tone, increased cardiovascular fitness, lower stress levels, increased energy, and greater flexibility. Self-defence is also emphasised but it's always tempered with the training on how to seek alternatives to conflict. Each of our martial arts and karate instructors is committed to teaching the physical skills while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student. We hope you become a martial arts student at Gannon's Leicester: Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

Children's Karate: 4-7 years

Give your Child a strong start on Life! Leicester Karate Kids and mixed Martial Arts Classes are fast-paced, fun filled, educational and motivational. Kids love Karate and parents love watching their kids learn and grow in a positive, well disciplined and encouraging atmosphere. Each karate class is filled with exciting, hi-energy drills that are carefully designed to develop important life skills. Mixed Martial Arts Classes start simple and gradually become more challenging based on each children's individual pace and readiness for new material. All lessons are based on positive recognition, reward and reinforcement for effort, skill, manners, sportsmanship and respectful treatment of others. Self-confidence and Self Esteem are built in a gradual step-by-step fashion. Leicester Karate training builds a strong foundation that can easily be applied in academics, sports, arts and social settings outside the Leicester Karate dojo.

Children's Karate: 8-13 years

Children love learning at Leicester Karate & Mixed Martial Arts. Our martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive. The overarching goal of the Leicester Karate School is to build our student's self esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognising and rewarding not just our student's accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well. Learning mixed martial arts and karate is a physical endeavour, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student's physical fitness. But our emphasis in the martial arts classes goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques. At Leicester Karate and mixed martial arts Academy, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character and life-improvement skills in our students. Our martial arts Leicester classes emphasis is on the personal-development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self discipline, and optimising physical fitness.

Adults and Teens: Mixed Martial Arts / Kickboxing

There are many clubs which teach martial arts, Mixed Martial Arts and kickboxing, but one of the great things about our Leicester Martial Arts school, is that we have the experience and teaching skills to enable anyone to learn really fast, our Mixed Martial Arts classes are for Regular normal people, who maybe a bit out of shape, or lack confidence, our classes are for people just like them and you. Now, it should not take years to learn these things but only months, and with Master Gannon's Easy Learn System, which he has developed over the past 20 years, you will feel conformable and confident with what and how you learn, as you become skilled the most effective martial arts system ever created. Get in the Best Shape of your Life - with Kickboxing and MMA. If you want to lose weight or tone up or increase muscular strength, our martial arts training is simply the fastest, most enjoyable way to achieve your fitness goals, what we do is much much more effective than going to any gym, come along try a class and we will prove it.


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