At Matt Ward Karate we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching in the Swindon to Hungerford area. Whether you are an adult or child who has trained at another Dojo previously or if you have no previous martial arts experience, we look forward to starting or continuing your training journey.

Literally meaning ’empty hand’, karate is one of the most traditional martial arts, in essence an unarmed-combat system, employing kicking, striking and defensive blocking with arms and legs. There is a big emphasis on mental attitude and courtesy.

Children's Karate Classes

We offer group and private classes for children from the age of 4. We run a junior syllabus tailored specifically for children. There are ‘kids’ classes for children aged 4-7 and the ‘Cadets’ classes for children aged 8-15.

Adult's Karate Classes

We offer one to one classes and also have a club session where anyone can come along and train as a group. Our one to ones are available both during the day and in the evenings to work around your work/life schedule.

“The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups." Bruce Lee