A national Martial Arts Centre of Excellence is expanding its provision to its first location in Warrington.

The Glasheen Academy (TGA) Martial Arts uniquely focuses on improving the lives of its participants by providing them with quick solutions to difficult situations, enabling them to feel safer in society.

TGA currently teaches Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Street Dance across 12 locations in the UK, with its headquarters based in Cheshire’s Crewe.

Self-defence, discipline and respect are all key elements to TGA’s Martial Arts grading scheme, supporting children in boosting confidence and creating a strong focused mental attitude.

Second degree black belt Martial Artist, Dean Saitch, will be delivering the new sessions.  Dean has 15 years of teaching experience and was drawn to the TGA Martial Arts philosophy.  He said: “We are really looking forward to launching the new Martial Arts groups and Ladies Only Kickboxing.

“The TGA philosophy sets high standards for young people to adhere to and helps prepare them to be good citizens in the community as well as progress in self-defence.

“I’ve seen children in these classes consistently develop not only their fitness and self-defence, but also their confidence and respect for themselves and others around them.”

Jack Iggo, aged 12, started Martial Arts at TGA when he was 5 years old. He said: “I love practising martial arts.  It helps with my fitness but also teaches about the dangers in society.  It means I can find out about how to protect myself.”

Weekly Martial Arts sessions will begin from 9th January 2017 across three cateories: Little G’s 4-6 year olds; Juniors 7-11 year olds; and Teens 12-16 year olds.  There will also be a weekly Ladies Only Kickboxing session, all to be held at St Thomas Church Hall in Warrington.

All new members will receive their first month and new uniform for free.

To book your child’s place, please call The Glasheen Academy on 0800 035 1507 or email damian@theglasheenacademy.com