The appropriately named and increasingly popular Inspired Martial Arts continues its successful expansion of its dojos into Peterborough One Retail Park. The new school, which opened on Wednesday 22nd July, teaches a range of combat skills to all ages.

Its success lies within the core values of respect, self-worth and belonging that accompany the principles of combat, serving to boost confidence.

Classes for Children and Adults

As well as Peterborough One, Inspired Martial Arts have venues in Hampton, Milton Keynes, Stamford, Market Deeping, Eye, Gunthorpe and Cardea Stanground. The martial arts environ provides classes in karate, boxing, MMA, adult kickboxing and ladies kickboxing, as well as general fitness classes. 

They also teach Sport Karate for those between the ages of 3 and 16 years, of all abilities and standards. During these classes, children are taught the principles of self-defence. The sessions are fun but disciplined, where students can learn new skills, gain confidence and pride as they work towards becoming a black belt. This is done via fun games and great activities. What’s more, Inspired Martials Arts offer a four week trial for little ones, giving them a feel for the club and how the lessons are structured. 

Jo Arnold-Mallet took her son Jack to Inspired Marital Arts. She said: “My 6 year old son has severe anxiety and I have tried many things for him to help build confidence and join in with and he’s never done any of them, but this morning something clicked and he went and joined in and had such a good time! He even asked to go back next week! We had the odd moment but the staff were amazing and friendly and they made it fun, which is a must! Thank you. I hope this lasts and Jack will grow each week with his confidence. Brilliant class.” 

Jamie Johannes, Inspired Martial Arts proprietor and school leader says, “We know how to bring out the best of all ages. We provide support, encourage and teach in a manner allowing students to develop at their own pace whilst growing in confidence. We’re extremely happy to be running a dojo at PE1. It is a safe environment with ample parking with nearby cafes and other leisure attractions. Classes are already being quickly taken up which is great news.”

A Full Roster of Tenants

Peterborough One Retail Park has come out fighting after the pandemic boasting a full roster of tenants with a range of both leisure and retail uses. Other additions to the retail park over the past few months include Kiss & Make Up, Angle Axe Throwing and Aldi.

Paul Dunn, Associate Director at Peterborough One owners Targetfollow Estates says, “It is fantastic to welcome Jamie and Inspired Martial Arts to the park. It’s another fantastic leisure use along with Hebden Dance Academy, InflataNation and the increasingly popular Angle Axe Throwing. These uses sit well along with existing retail tenants such as Van Hage Garden Centre, Aldi and The Works creating a fantastic vibrancy which we’re proud of. To the point now that we are now considering plans for further development on this site.”

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