Martial Arts and Self Defence


Taekwondo is a fast paced predominantly kicking art originating from Korea. Build your fitness and confidence from any age or ability.

Taw Kwon Do Tigers is a class for 4-10 year olds and is the perfect way to improve fitness, confidence and discipline.  It also helps prepare for all taekwondo training while being fun and challenging.


5-6pm Beginners
6-7pm Adults and children
8.30-9.30am Tigers (4-10 years)
9.30-10.30am Advanced students
For booking & additional information call Peter: 07723607521

Krav Maga

An accessible, effective self defence system, Krav Maga is not a martial art or a sport it is exactly what you need to be able to defend yourself in today’s world if you had to.  Welcoming all ages (16 and over), no minimum fitness level or previous experience required.  Come boost your confidence & resilience, improve your awareness and better your mental and physical health.

Learn invaluable skills and stay safe with Spartans Academy of Krav Maga Newcastle.

Try a class for FREE:

Thursdays, 19:00-21:00


Northumbria University Kendo club run a session here at Benfield on a  Wednesday 7.45-9.45pm. The session is open to all levels of ability, participants must be 18 years old or above to attend.

Kendo is the art of Japanese sword fighting. Kendo improves speed, strength, reflexes, stamina and concentration. It also encourages self-awareness whilst being enjoyable at the same time.

For all enquiries please check out their Facebook page: Northumbria Kendo Club


Northern Free-style Karate Association is one big family which, for practical reasons, trains in many different venues across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

N.F.K.A. was formed in 1990 and has grown from strength to strength. We now have a number of schools throughout the North East of England. Our association is, without doubt, one of the largest martial arts organisations in the North East.

Since its formation it has trained many British, World and European Champions and thousands of Blackbelts, however medals, trophies and grades are not only our measure of success. Many of our students talk about the self confidence they develop through training and how they learn to respect themselves and their fellow students, due their development of skill, honesty and integrity.

Affiliated to the AMA we have a growing reputation, by being friendly, yet insisting on discipline and high standards in all aspects. Our instructors are DBS checked, have undertaken child protection, first aid training and have been assessed as National Coaches by the National Governing Body.

We practice a sporting style of karate with emphasis on freedom of movement and incorporating the best of traditional and modern systems. Emphasis is placed on the quality of instruction, producing well disciplined and technically excellent students. Karate is an activity that the whole family can participate in, and family participation is well catered for within the N.F.K.A.

First lesson is free, with no need to be fit to start, no expensive coloured suits to buy to train, just a white karate suit.

Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm

Open to Seniors and Juniors

£3.00 per person per lesson

Check out their facebook page: Click here



Aikido is a Japanese form of self-defense and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements.

Nishio Aikido Club Newcastle

A warm friendly club and welcomes new members. Open to Seniors and Juniors 10+

Session held at Benfield Sport Centre is as follows;


7:30 – 8:30pm
Contact us for more information; 
Michael Henderson
Keenan McMahon

Facility Hire

All of our facilities are available to hire for regular weekly bookings, one off bookings and large events.

Facility Hire

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