Bradford College’s Martial Arts Academy comprises of three key sports - Judo, Karate and Tae Kwon-Do. Each sport is linked to a National Governing Body and a local club, all of which have excellent reputations for quality coaching and achievement at competition level. As a student, you’ll benefit by studying techniques in the different disciplines, developing your skills as an all-round martial artist. Additionally, you’ll be able to pursue your individual sport through the College - Club partnership structure or continue to work with your own existing club.
Supported by the British Judo Association, the College is linked with the Bradford Judo Club. Our coaches, who include a South African Judo Champion and former member of the British Judo Squad, have over 25 years of coaching and international competition experience in judo and jiu-jitsu. The Club has developed judo players for British squads at junior, cadet, senior and masters level whilst still maintaining an enjoyable, family atmosphere which encourages beginners to judo.
Within Karate, you will be trained by a professional Black Belt with the English Karate Organisation. The College trainer’s selection to fight in the Kofukan World Karate Championships 2009 in Japan is a tribute to their international competition record. With a degree in Sports Performance Coaching, the College Karate instructor will develop your skills in a highly traditional martial art and select an appropriate syllabus, linking to British University& College Sport [BUCS] competitions.
You will benefit from expert professional coaches as the College Tae Kwon-Do instructor is the National Coach of The Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) and a former World Team Champion. The TAGB is Europe’s largest single martial arts organisation, with over 20,000 members training in over 600 clubs throughout the U.K. Through the experience of our trainer you will develop your skills, whatever stage you are currently at, and be given the opportunity to compete at elite levels.
Your vocational study programme is approximately 15 hours per week in your chosen career path. This can be any vocational course from our Further Education Prospectus, such as Construction, Public Services, Beauty Therapy etc. Sports Academy students who wish to choose a Sport course will have the choice of the following vocational sports courses:
The level of course will be chosen in consultation with your tutors, depending on your GCSE performance. Our Sports Academies cater for all abilities and all programmes include a study of Key Skills, to enhance your employment potential.
Students are appointed on a competitive basis and to be successful you will need to demonstrate your sports skills, fitness, motivation and commitment to the sport.
There will be a combination of morning (07.00 – 09.00), lunchtime (12.00 – 14.00), twilight (16.00-18.00) and evening (18.00 – 20.00) sessions. All college competitions will take place every Wednesday afternoon.
The Academy will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to either continue with your sporting career, progress through Further and Higher Education courses or gain employment in such fields as: Sport Coaching, Sports Administration, Fitness and Leisure Industry, Sports Management and Teaching. The College provides Foundation Degrees in Health-Related Exercise and Fitness, Sports Coaching and Sports Science to help you plan your progression routes in the sports and leisure industries.
For more information on Bradford College’s Martial Arts Academy, please contact our Course Enquiries Team on: 01274 433333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org