We would just like to say as a family Laila~Ola has been welcomed and feels like she has found a place where she can blossom. She has so much trust and confidence with all leaders and feels like she belongs with you all. Thank you all…
Laila has learnt so much already and feels a great connection with you and this we see has a great blessing…Laila~Ola is so proud she had her graduation with yourself and is looking forward to the future. Thank you so much.Mrs Van-Eijk for her daughter Laila
There are so many positive aspects to family training at JTBBA but it starts with a simple, obvious logic: the first day I visited the Academy they said “well Jim, you can sit and watch Amelia train to earn her Black Belt over the next few years or you can do it with her” and they made me realise how amazing it would be for us to do it as father and daughter, to look back and say “we did that together”.
There are days when work or other commitments get in the way and I look at the clock and I wish I had more time but, because we’re both training, it makes it easier to get there, harder to make an excuse, it’s not just about me and my time, it’s about us and our time. And there has never been a day, in more than two years of training, when we didn’t get to the Academy and feel better coming out than we did going in.
Training at JTBBA is structured, incredibly professional, inspiring, and promotes respect, leadership, confidence, discipline, anti-bullying, fitness and self belief. Honestly, I defy anyone to commit to it and not walk out a better person. More than that, I defy anyone to commit to it with their sons or daughters and not feel incredibly proud of a benchmark they’ve managed to reach together.Jim Ormonde for himself and his daughter Amelia
I used to struggle with anxiety quite a lot at school and out. When I heard about John Turners Taekwondo, I wasn’t sure about it, however I went and gave it a go. I was worried on my first couple of days but everyone is when they’re new. When I had a few days at Taekwondo I loved it and it turned out that it has helped me quite a lot; with confidence, strength and relaxation.
Taekwondo for me is a getaway from all of the worries and stress I was going through. It’s not just about Self Defence, it’s about getting in your right set of mind and helping you to feel safe when walking about by yourself or at school if you are being bullied. It’s not just about fighting, it’s about feeling good!
There are some really nice people at John Turners, always looking out to help. The staff aren’t like teachers at school. They encourage you to push to your limits while helping through the way which boosted my confidence in school and out!
I haven’t missed any more days off school, I try and do as many activities as I can and I am also much closer with my friends! I do sometimes have worries but everyone does at times, nevertheless I now have learnt how to get through it feeling good, feeling strong and feeling confident!
Before Taekwondo I often let my anxiety get in the way, I would miss days of school, miss out on fun activities and even missing out on being with friends! But now I feel so much more relaxed and strong, and feeling confident!Evie - Aged 12
We have been training at John Turners Black Belt Academy since November 2012, initially just the boys but now also Mum and Dad!
Our experience of the Academy has been wholly positive. Training is always fun, the atmosphere is always welcoming and the Instructors are excellent role models.
Its great to be able to train together as a family, to spend time together doing something we all enjoy, learning new skills and developing fitness & confidence in a family-friendly environment. We would recommend John Turners Black Belt Academy to anyone who wants to increase their fitness, learn new skills & have a lot of fun in a positive, supportive atmosphere.
Mr and Mrs Flanagan, for themselves and their sons, Theo and Anthony
George has been attending John Turners 3 times a week since January 2018 and we can honestly say it’s the best decision we have made. The standard of teaching both physically and mentally is outstanding and all of the teachers have made George feel part of the family. He loves coming to lessons and his confidence improved in such a short time. George looks forward to his lessons every week and can’t wait to achieve all his belts!
Mr and Mrs Williams for their son George
For the previous three years running up to being 52, I attended my local gym three nights a week and did 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise on each occasion; my weight lifting days being a thing of the distant past.
I then decided that I wanted to make a return to martial arts training. From previous experience with the martial arts in my younger years I knew that this was going to be a choice of one out of Taekwondo, Karate or Kung Fu; definitely one of the striking arts.
I settled on Taekwondo at JTBBA in Brigg where I now train between 3 and 5 times a week. My professional career is a very busy one so my leisure time is precious to me. In my view, the commitment that I have made to my training is easily repaid by the benefits I receive from it. The training that I have received has made a very real difference to me. I am now faster, stronger and more flexible and agile than I have been since I was in my late twenties.
The technique of the instructors is excellent as is their attitude to the students they are training. Having trained at a number of different martial arts schools over the years, I know there is always a certain level of angst surrounding what to expect when starting at a new school. Some of the environments in which I have trained have left much to be desired; not so at JTBBA which is a very welcoming and inclusive environment.
JTBBA is also extremely well resourced and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in receiving martial arts tuition. Good martial arts is all about respect and accordingly JTBBA training regimen supports a highly structured and disciplined training environment, in which everyone, staff and students alike, without exception, are all really nice people with a shared goal – achieving their black belt.
My two children have been part of Little Dragons for 8 months now and both thoroughly enjoy it. We started for a few reasons. Firstly I was struggling with my son having little respect and an attitude towards me and also felt he would benefit from learning to be more agile as he lacked confidence in this. Both of these have drastically changed., I feel like I have my lovely little boy back who has grown in confidence and self belief in his physical abilities. My daughter was having temper tantrums and constantly arguing with her brother, although this has not stopped completely it has definitely become less of an issue. She has matured so much since starting at Little Dragons.
They get along much better now and both enjoy all aspects of Martial arts at Little Dragons. They look forward to getting home and completing their work sheets ( unlike their school home work) and constantly want to impress their instructors.
Everyone at the club have been very welcoming and I feel it’s very personalised as they check to see how your children are settling in.
We would highly recommended JTBBA to anyone and have even got friends looking at enrolling their children as they’ve seen how well our two are getting on.
Mr and Mrs Small for Amaya and Duffie
We decided to pay JTBBA a visit. On walking through the door I could tell it was the place to be. Great set up and warmly welcomed.
In the first two years Reilley has gained lots of skills, as in courtesy, spirit, self-control, honesty and perseverance.
JTBBA is a very friendly place to meet people and learn great skills. All the instructors do a great job and I would recommend the Academy to anyone.
Mr P Mason for his son Reilley
Ben initially attended an Anti-Bullying workshop as a guest of a school friend and I was so impressed by the staff that I decided to let him try a couple of sessions. From the start he has thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to get there even after a busy day at school.
He is generally a placid little boy and I had already become fearful of him being bullied, but even in the short time he has been going his confidence has grown immensely, and my fear diminishes daily as he practices his self defence techniques, and he becomes a physically and mentally strong individual. This is not just about the physical activities, the education they provide is also paramount.
I cannot praise the instructors highly enough for their positive, encouraging attitude, patience and look of pure joy at seeing these Little Dragons practising what has obviously become their beloved art.
Emma Larder for her son Ben