Modern martial art approach to effective fitness, self defence and counter-bullying training for Children.
  • Phoenix kids classes are broken into ages; MIghty Dragons 5-8 years, Little Dragons 8-11 years and Dragons is 11-16 years. Kids 14+ can do adult classes. Over 20 years experience developing Kids. 
  • Phoenix Children’s programs are a modern martial art approach to effective physical and mental development. The base system is Muay Thai but kids also learn street wise self defence, counter bullying and assertiveness training. 
  • The fitness is demanding and developmental and designed to enhance mental toughness and coping skills. 
  • The program is a real-life contact based practical program that includes striking to all parts of the body and learning to defend strikes, that is practiced through contact and application. It is developmental and develops from practicing in the air, to partner work to sparring and competition. 
  • We endeavour to train kids to safe and strong and believe that robust physical training, discipline, work ethic and working hard is great character development for your child.
  • We have male and female coaches all with Working with vulnerable People Certificates. Our coaches have been coaching at Phoenix for over 10 years. The team is led by Anthony Manning, who has  coached children for 23 years to be physically and mentally strong. He has been a Muaythai National Team Coach and coached juniors to numerous medals at world champions and played a big part in kids life’s preparing them for adult achievement

Parents can train at the same time for the same price as your kids at fitness!

Children’s/Parent Fit Membership Packages

Phoenix coaches practical and useable skills in a challenging but positive environment. We have a developmental system but only reward effort and development so kids learn to earn what they get and work hard for it. The kids get great satisfaction in their efforts and love the training; every session is a workout and fun. 

The skills are practical and work for self-defense. Our program encourages hard work and effort but unlike most martial arts we do not wear GI’s and give belts or teach impractical memory based systems or choreographed techniques. We teach kids to stand up for themselves and instil a strict code of behaviour. We coach honour and loyalty and instil in kids a pride in themselves that comes from knowing they can look after themselves and stand up to the vigour’s of real life.
Martial Arts are a life skill and should be honest and challenging. Martial Arts that train kids to put their hands down to punch and grade them memorising sequences whilst doing ‘no or light’ contact training are false and misleading. This is not the real world, it is child care and enforces an indoctrination system of trained dogma that has no place in reality. Training kids without head contact, emotional challenges and conflict management is not safer, it is fraud. Martial Arts are martial first and should work in the real world not just in your own gym.

Muaythai is full power head punches, kicks, knees, and grappling and every kid is trained in a progressive way to prepare for this. The fitness is challenging, great fun and developmental.  We are strict but prefer energy and ability to apply over rote learning. You don’t get belts for turning up or looking good, you get graded for effort, ability, work ethic and many kids will not grade. There is no participation trophies or kids that feel they have an entitlement. The kids have fun, there is energy, team work and achievement in every class.