Matt Rudman is the owner at Cheltenham Martial Arts. Our facility is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on Winchcombe Street (opposite Holee Cow and The Ruby Key Hair Studio). We have years of training in martial arts, with a special emphasis in working with children and families. We are black belt martial artists who stand tall and live strong. That's what sets us – our students – apart from the crowd. At our academy we teach the 6 qualities of a Champion which are; Focus, Accuracy, Speed, Power, Intensity and Excellence.

Fitness, self defence and personal development are the three components that make our school a success. It is not just me here though, I have a GREAT team, they will build your confidence and belief that you can succeed in any of our programmes, and of course, have fun along the way. Maybe you are looking for Self Defence, Kickboxing, Karate, or just get in the best shape of your life. Everyone trains at their own pace, but through instructor involvement, you push yourself harder than you ever thought you could. It is like having a Personal Coach in every class. No matter what your ability, we guarantee you that you will be treated with common courtesy and recognition. We make the classes fun, so learning and getting in the best shape of your life is easy.

We specialise in age specific Classes for Children starting from age 3. Our Panda Classes are for age 3 & 4, Ninja Class 5 & 6 Years, Samurai Class 7 - 9 years, Warrior Class 10 - 13 years and our Adult & class for REAL self defence.
Our special Fitness Kickboxing programme is the most exciting weight loss and fitness programme out there. For that special child our 'Karate Birthday Parties' are something special. We offer outstanding instruction and training for men, women, and children.

Our centre is fully matted air-conditioned in both classes and we have everything you would expect and more from a professional martial arts centre.

Relax in our lovely reception area and enjoy a tea or coffee, you are welcome to make the most of our homework/work stations, with ample phone charging outlets.

Our staff members are well qualified and are role models to their students. Individuals that become part of our training programme here in Cheltenham will have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest masters in the field.
People choose to train here at Cheltenham Martial Arts in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire because we provide a non-intimidating, safe and clean environment which allows an individual to get the most out of every class. We pride ourselves on welcoming you in to the family on your first induction with us. Programmes are comprehensive and balanced and offer students the ability to learn technique, strength, confidence, and self-defence. At Cheltenham Martial Arts we believe that all of our programmes should be serious but fun at the same time. We want our students to feel comfortable in class and to really get the most out of their time spent here.

“Hard training requires a lot of physical stamina, but it also builds mental and spiritual strength too.”

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.”

Meet Matt Rudman
Owner at Cheltenham
Martial Arts in Cheltenham, GLS
4th Dan

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Come join our Cheltenham, GLS facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Fitness Kickboxing . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 01242 30 0 2 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!