bedford martial arts class


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Biddenham Upper School (Dance Studio)
Biddenham Turn
Bedford MK40 4AZ
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Mon 7.30 – 9.00pm
Wed 7.30 – 9.00pm


Full details of our class prices can be found on the classes page

About the Bedford club

The Bedford dojo has a friendly atmosphere – welcoming all new students, male and female alike. At present we have students as young as 12, all the way up to those approaching 60. Junior and Senior students train separately. The focus at the Bedford Martial Arts School is very much on generating maximum power through precision and technique. Jujitsu techniques will be demonstrated by your instructor in slow motion, and at normal speed, breaking each technique down step by step. As you practice, instructors will advise on how you can improve, tailoring the drills and exercises accordingly.

Comments from our students

Natalie: “I joined this club 6 months ago and can’t recommend it enough! I went along on my own and was very nervous about turning up as I don’t do any other form of sport and I have never trained in a martial art. However, I needn’t have worried – both the instructors and the other students have been unfailingly welcoming and kind, continually supporting me to learn new techniques at my own pace. It has been a very steep learning curve but it is one I am thoroughly enjoying. The class is a real mix of ages and abilities and caters for all of them very well but I am especially keen to recommend it to any women who would like to learn self-defence techniques in a safe environment. It has already helped me to feel more confident (there’s nothing like learning to throw a guy over your shoulder to help with that!) and I am amazed at how much I have done in such a short space of time. This is a really great group of people with teachers who make learning Jujitsu accessible to everyone – now I’ve started, my only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago!”

What to expect from your martial arts lesson

Typically each class comprises the following components:

  • registration & check for any injuries
  • rei (formal bow as a mark of respect)
  • warmup stretches and light exercise
  • breakfalling (learning / practicing how to protect yourself if you fall to the floor)
  • focus pad / kick shield warmup (strikes)
  • syllabus work (practiced in pairs with someone of similar level/ability)
  • enhanced teaching (techniques outside of the syllabus)
  • cool down

Techniques are practiced in a hands-on fashion wherever possible – helping students learn how to deal with opponents of different shapes and sizes.

Students choose from higher or lower intensity training, ensuring we have something for everyone.


  • free parking
  • toilets
  • changing rooms