There are so many benefits for kids training in Martial Arts, whether it is discipline, focus or coordination. Or indeed attributes such as gaining confidence and self-worth. And of course, on top of this is mental wellbeing and physical fitness for the child concerned.

At the Forge we want all our kids to gain in their confidence and sense of self-worth and so the coaches focus heavily on helping the kids grow through regular training and assessment such as gradings. They also interact with the parents to ensure the best care for the child. We do also tie in with outside behavior and schoolwork.

In terms of ranking and training the first three levels from White to Orange center mainly around the striking arts such as Boxing and Kickboxing.  From Red to Blue, they go deeper into throwing and grappling before then going into weaponry from Purple to Black belt.

It should be noted that when a kid becomes a Black belt it is a Junior Black belt. Should they then transfer to adult classes this will become an adult blue belt. This is because we believe there is a significant difference between a child’s Black belt and an adult one.

Classes are great fun and have a modern approach. All coaches are highly trained, and DBS checked to ensure high standards of teaching and safety. If you are interested in your child trying out a class, feel free to contact us below.

For more information simply fill in the online form and pop along for a free trial.


17.30 – 18.30
17.30 – 18.30
10.30 – 11.30


The Forge Martial Arts Academy
Hut 22, Tilgate Recreation Centre
Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9BQ


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