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Mixed Martial Arts

GWMA is a mixed martial arts system which is based in Mountsorrel



As a mixed martial art, GWMA’s main influences are Shotokan/Goshin Ryu karate with elements of Kung Fu.

Gavin Walker is the chief instructor with 31 years’ experience in

martial arts and has been running his classes for over 10 years.

We believe that learning martial arts should be an enjoyable

experience and can benefit anyone in the following ways:

1. Self-Discipline – One of the central tenets of martial arts is a focus on self-discipline. 

2. Boosting Socialization Skills – People who don’t always thrive in

highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people

and make new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who

share a common interest.

3. Encouraging Physical Activity – In todays technology based

environment where most things are at a touch of a button, enrolling

into a physical enjoyable activity can inspires yourself to keep

moving and become fitter as a consequence.

4. Learning to Set and Achieve Goals – Most forms of martial arts are

based around an accomplishment system of coloured belts that signify

the wearer’s degree of skill.

When your child or as an adult strives toward each new belt, they are learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching goals.

5. Increased Self-Esteem – Confidence comes with achievement, so your

self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move mastered and

every belt earned.

People who struggle with a low sense of self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they’re enrolled in a martial arts class.


6. Instilling a Sense of Respect – Learning any martial arts style

will require you to show your instructor respect.


Today’s culture doesn’t always include respect for authority. When you go to a Martial Arts class, you will be learning lessons in respect along with new



7. Developing Teamwork Skills – Working together to learn new things

and accomplish goals is an important life lesson to be learnt, and

instruction in the martial arts can help you learn that lesson.


8. Improvement in Other Areas of Life – The benefits of martial arts

training don’t end in the dojo.


The boost in confidence, increased fitness levels and new cooperation skills will help you in other areas of life.