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Marsden Martial Arts LLP

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

(141)
‘15 Certificate of Excellence, 2015
Marsden Martial Arts LLP logo
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Marsden Martial Arts LLP

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

(141)
‘15 Certificate of Excellence, 2015

Reviews (141)

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R
15 November 2019

Great atmosphere, safe training, great life skills lessons.

R
16 October 2019

I've been going to Marsden Martial Arts for about 2 months now and I've loved every minute of it! There's always a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and, having just moved back to chesterfield after 5 years living elsewhere, it's been a great way of meeting new people. I find going to a training session a great way of letting loose and having fun after a long day at work and it's been great for my health; I've lost over a stone since starting and my chronic pain and fatigue (I have EDS, a connective tissue disorder) have both become far more manageable. My sister has joined recently and has really enjoyed the sessions she's been to so far. We would both recommend this gym to anyone who wants to get involved in martial arts, whatever your motivation for doing so! More...

J
23 September 2019

My grandson was struggling to focus at school and this reflected in his behaviour. He has joined Marsden Martial Arts and his attitude towards school has improved greatly. I asked my grandson besides all his hard work what else had assisted him in changing his attitude towards school. His reply was 'going to martial arts' I am so proud of him he has really turned things around. The Sensai's are so supportive to both the students and their families. More...

L
18 September 2019

Amazing place to train. Honest family values. The courses don’t just teach martial arts but also confidence, commitment, listening skills and more. My children have been attending lessons for 4 years and I haven’t looked back. More...

D
9 September 2019

Amazing place to be with amazing people not just a dojo it's a lovely family friendly place who strive for the best in everyone . .. joining this martial arts family was the best decision I made as a parent you wont be disappointed !!! More...

M
17 August 2019

Amazing gym, and a good place to get your confidence up and to make friends.

A
17 August 2019

Excellent my two kids love going they can't wait for there next lesson it's the best thing we could have given them.All sensei are so friendly they make you feel welcome we have all made new friends I would recommend them anyone.

A
17 August 2019

My daughter suffers from anxiety. She joined this club and they have boosted her confidence so much , amazing and friendly people.

S
10 August 2019

I have thought long and hard about this review before posting...... a few years ago my husband, 3 children and I met with sensi Steve one Saturday afternoon. ....that afternoon Steve told us he saw potential in all our children but particularly our daughter who happened to be the one child who wasnt too keen on joining and the child we were having great difficulty with at the time. We joined based on faith on the word of Steve who filled us with confidence and belief that they could help us as a family. Fast forward 3 years and that same child who was hesitant about joining is now oozing with confidence....interacts with people she doesn't know....allows physical contact and knows the importance of eye contact. Throw into the mix that she has amazing body confidence, higher levels of fitness and of course amazing martial arts skills and self defence techniques. She really is a different girl and even though she has since had a diagnosis that makes us understand why she she struggled with lots of things we took for granted......with the help of the Marsdens we can honestly say she is doing amazing. She pleads to go whenever they are open and this is the only place she gets excited about going. She even wanted to come home from holiday early as she wanted to go to her lesson!!!!! I can only tell folk about our personal experience but wow....it has been the right choice for us and although my other children chose different interests they are still accepted as part of the Marsden family when we go. They know my daughter inside out.....can read her moods....accept her little quirks and take it all in their stride. She is doing well with her belts...but for us it's not just about the grading.....its the whole thing and the whole thing works for us. Happy to talk to anyone who may have a child with additional needs who is not 100% sure if this is the right academy for them to share our experience further. Ps......Sensi Lynne......we absolutely adore you!!! ❤ More...

J
25 July 2019

Since getting my new job it's definitely highlighted how much I love Marsden.There's been so many days where I've got home, had less than half an hour to put the kids to bed, get ready and showered and then come to lesson when i feel exhausted after walking between 16-20 miles already. It's literally the only thing in the world that could motivate me, any other form of excercise I just give up on but I genuinely cannot imagine not having Marsden and everyone there not in my life. More...

J
1 July 2019

Such a shame to see a one star review from someone who obviously doesn't understand how the MMA world works. I would recommend trying them for yourself and making your own judgement. Personally cannot recommend highly enough as the way they train the kids is first class and all the senseis are super friendly and helpful. More...

M
1 July 2019

Our son started in May and graded today. The sensei are so welcoming and friendly we would definitely recommend this martial arts. It's like one big family and our son always looks forward to going. Thanks to all the sensei More...

S
1 June 2019

No requirement for muscles, tattoos or strength. I was introduced to Marsden Martial Arts with the most relaxed, friendly and warm family. Marsdens have catered their academy to suit everybody's needs... I do shift work and just wanted to improve my fitness and self-defence skills. I am now inspired to achieve black belt and continue building friendships. Every student is approachable and welcomes anybody new who walks through the door. More...

S
1 June 2019

Amazing family run academy for all ages and skill levels. Me and my 6 year old daughter go and she's been going since she was 4. She loves 'little ninjas' lessons, we do family class together and I like the adult and advanced sessions they do. Having gone back to martial arts after a 27 year gap, bad back and overweight they've worked with me to fit with and around my limitations and I'm now fitter than I've been for a long long time and pain free from back pain for the first time in a decade with regular controlled excercise. Make no mistake though you can train to cage fight if you want....it's up to you how far you go hence why I'd happily recommend for anyone....just go and talk to them! More...

R
1 June 2019

Excellent gym for all ages and abilities. Great ethos, positive reinforcement & can actually teach most of us a lot about how to go about things. Calmness, discipline & respect are the key here, whilst having fun and learning great physical & mental life skills on the way. More...

X
1 June 2019

Family run, Families' atmosphere, which means no matter new member or experienced, no matter young or old, no matter ladies or gentalmen, always share learning and caring and understanding in a warm,open, acceptable, respected and supportive circle. All sensei are high professional but also different in their own day. No matter totally new beginners, or some experienced or trained people, with variable class programmes to choose from all year around, could find their own areas or purposes to learn and improve here. Sensei are good at spotting your weaknesses or strength and encouraging you, so progress comes smoothly and safely.Membership is more like a flag waving in your desired destination, showing your way, with Sensei's guidance and knowledge, with your own efforts and willingness, get there is only a time matter.My friend's whole families (9yrs girl and 13yrs boy) love this place, and me and my 13years old daughter love here, too. More...

M
1 May 2019

This place is truly amazing. They have given a very shy quiet boy the confidence to talk to people and interact well. What ever the magic is here it works very well

A
1 May 2019

Such a shame that there are only five stars to rate... “Amazing” is not enough to describe how Marsden’s & Co are! Brilliant people! Our son loves every single minute spent at Marsden Academy. The senseies put a lot of effort and dedication for their students to achieve the goals! I strongly recommend this place to all parents who want their children to be a winner in life! Thank you for existing, Marsden Martial Arts Academy! More...

L
1 May 2019

This is a fantastic academy for both young and old great family environment. They have done amazing things to my daughters confidence and she is gaining the ability to protect herself even at the tender age of 8. Thanks guys great job x

D
1 May 2019

Great atmosphere, no ego’s, a proper family run martial arts academy for all ages. I would recommend anyone to join and gain confidence and the ability to defend yourself. The wealth of knowledge and teaching style offered by each instructor is amazing. More...

S
1 May 2019

Our two boys aged 3 & 6 were offered a free trial, and to our surprise both absolutely loved it. Marsden Martial Arts is not how I would have expected, it's very family orientated and with a strong focus on self development. We met Sensei Steve whose passion shines through, he has a brilliant way with kids and is able to get the best out of them. We signed our boys up immediately and they are so excited to get started. More...

L
1 May 2019

My daughter started at MMA in November 2018 aged 37 months, she is a child who knows her own mind and is very strong willed. We struggled lots with getting her to do anything we asked or her listen to us. Since starting at MMA, I'd say it has taken 3 months for her to stop running in circles and hitting etc, and actually take part (she is only 3) but the change in our daughter is huge, all our family and friends have commented about her change in attitude. She listens more, she stops and pays attention, she is just a much calmer focused child. We go 2 to 3 times a week sometimes 4 if she wants to. She loves the lessons esp Sensei Lynne and Sensei Steve (they are children whisperers I'm sure, so patient). It is quite scary at first to sign up as I didn't know if it was the right thing to do, but looking back we defo made the right decision. More...

H
1 May 2019

Amazing atmosphere.

M
1 May 2019

Great family Martial Arts Academy for all ages, my two children attend here and they have developed unbelievably in the small amount of time they have been attending, The Marsden Family have truly created something special here.

K
1 May 2019

My son has been at marsdens for about a year now and he went there with no confidence but now he is super confident and happy with progression and lots of new friends. Joining Marsdens is a great idea. I recommend you to give it a go. 5 stars. More...

T
1 May 2019

Since our daughter joined at 3yrs her confidence and focus has grown in leaps and bounds. When our youngest is old enough hopefully she too will join.

C
1 May 2019

Absolute great team at Marsden Martial Arts.

S
1 May 2019

Very patient Instructors. Our son is on the autism spectrum and struggles at times to concentrate but is doing well. Thank you.

J
1 May 2019

Marsden Martial arts is a fantastically family run academy they have boosted my daughters confidence 100%

R
1 May 2019

Overall great place to train. What makes this dojo really stand out is the ethos of the trainers. The respect and the positive attitude they try to instil on the students is truly admirable. All instructors I have met – and even the young instructor assistants – show great patient and genuine caring for the students. The martial arts style seems to be practical and usable and Sensei Steve tends to give the full-breakdown into the self-defence purpose of each move. I would recommend this academy to anyone. More...

A
1 May 2019

Family friendly very nice people family run Gym

S
1 May 2019

Instructors are very helpful and everyone is friendly and welcoming - highly recommend. I was worried about how my bad knees (having had 2 ACL reconstructions done) were going to be but it has helped strengthen them.

M
1 May 2019

I have going to Marsden Martial Arts over 8 years and I love going there as it has built my confidence and I have made loads lovely people

S
1 May 2019

Professionally run, friendly, excellent tuition. Would recommend to anyone who is considering it.

C
1 May 2019

My daughter absolutely loves coming here the sensei's are so amazing with all the kids I would highly recommend them

P
27 April 2019

Very friendly and great place to go.

E
19 April 2019

So so friendly. I was so nervous about transferring from a different place and they made me feel like I've been there my whole life. I 100% recommend, they are so nice and treat everyone equally. They make you feel like you have always trained there and will go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. I would spend every day at Marsden Martial Arts if I could. Thank you guys so much :). More...

J
14 April 2019

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 stars. my little boy has only just turned 3 and sensei Steve and sensei Lyn are brill with him. he is very shy in big groups and has only been going around 3 months now and the difference in his confidence is showing already. sometimes we get there and he still gets shy and doesnt want to go on but sensei Steve will just ask him to perhaps hold something for him or turn the heating down and then he has forgotten he didn't want to join in and done the whole lesson smiling and laughing. you do a fab job, thank you. More...

K
14 April 2019

Logan had a trial and loved it

L
13 April 2019

My daughter started at MMA in November 2018 aged 37 months, she is a child who knows her own mind and is very strong willed. We struggled lots with getting her to do anything we asked or her listen to us. Since starting at MMA, I'd say it has taken 3 months but the change in our daughter is huge, all our family and friends have commented about her change in attitude. She listens more she stops and pays attention, she is just a much calmer focused child. We go 2 to 3 times a week sometimes 4 if she wants to. She loves the lessons esp Sensei Lynne and Sensei Steve (they are children whisperers I'm sure, so patient). It is quite scary at first to sign up as I didn't know if it was the right thing to do, but we defo made the right decision. More...

M
9 March 2019

We are foster careers who have a boy who is very shy and has been asking to do “karate”. We took him to the trail session after Xmas not expecting him to say much and just sit there, within 10 mins he was running round talking and having a great time. Since that day he has listened and come out of his shell and loves going to karate. He has improved greatly and his confidence has grown immensely and even school has commented how much he has changed. His instructors say he is a joy to teach as he listens and does what he is told. What ever the magic is that Marsden Martial Arts have they are doing something right. An absolutely brilliant team that I could not recommend anymore highly. More...

A
13 February 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed my taster session yesterday followed by my first group session tonight. Lovely bunch of people, very welcoming and made me feel like I was part of the family! I will be back x

M
1 February 2019

Fantastic martial arts academy. Family run. Great friendly atmosphere. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Knowledgeable instructors. The highlight of my week is attending classes here (especially Monday night bjj class ) More...

J
1 February 2019

AMAZING!Went to a trial tonight and didn’t quite know what to expect but everyone was extremely welcoming and put us at ease immediately! It’s nice to go somewhere and feel like you’ve known everyone years. Loved the training session and very informative. Highly recommend xx More...

D
8 January 2019

5 stars! The guys here go out of there way to get to know you, Friendly welcoming students, of all ages! I highly recommend taking a taster. You can have fun whilst being strangled, who knew! More...

C
23 December 2018

My son started at 4 years old 12 months ago in the little ninjas class hes more outgoing and confident now because of it.The instructors are the most friendly and patient people you could wish to meet. 5 stars!!!

L
22 December 2018

family friendly organizations had a positive impact on my daughter's confidence x

L
19 December 2018

Sensi Steve and all the other instructors are brilliant with my 6 year old daughter she loves coming to her martial arts lessons I would highly recommend Marsden martial arts to any one thank you so much for helping my daughter with her confidence

K
16 December 2018

The Marsden Senseis are the BEST!! And, they treat you like one of the family. Always a warm smile and a friendly greeting. Learning loads too! I really like how they’re regularly trying to instil gold standard technique, so as not to injure yourself, in the long run as well. Keep up the fantastic work Marsden Family!! More...

T
12 December 2018

5 stars An amazing environment that is so welcoming. learning at whatever pace and style that suits you. so laid back and friendly with a phenomenal group of people who are all there to help each other . it's like one big family. I love it , my son loves it, I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. 5 big fat stars to them. thank you so much to all the Marsdens family More...

K
12 November 2018

My 3 year old, Finlay had his first session today. He's in love with it and so am I! Steve and the whole family are amazing. Thank you!

G
1 November 2018

This is a TRUE martial arts centre of excellence, run by an amazing, devoted family. Truly inspiring and experts in their field. Whether you are a veteran, novice or complete beginner. Adult or child, you are always made to feel welcome. Please, if you are thinking you may want to improve your fitness, confidence, happiness or social circle please just try this place once. It can could change your life for the better, and most likely will. It did all of the above for me. For that I am eternally grateful. More...

M
30 September 2018

both of my children have been attending marsden martial arts for nearly 12 months now. They have both improved with their attitudes towards life and others. We could not ask for more from anyone here, they are a fantastic set of people who go above and beyond to support not only the children but parents too. I would and I do recommend anyone to bring their child(ren) here, they will be more than happy. thankyou everyone at mma for everything you have done and continue to do for Amelia and Lewis. More...

A
4 September 2018

My son has been attending Marsdens Martial Arts now for just over a year. I wholeheartedly recommend them. They are brilliant at what they do and go above and beyond to help your child when they need it. I thank them all for their hard work and dedication. More...

N
2 September 2018

My 3 years old son Teddy had his first session today and absolutely loved it! The staff are so professional and friendly and know exactly how to relate to children of all age groups. Highly recommend.

L
29 August 2018

Just to say how impressed we are with how much Dougie our little boy has learnt since starting martial arts. He has been showing us lots of his moves, knows the names and when to use them. Thank you!

S
29 August 2018

Marsden martial arts is professionally run with helpful staff on hand at all times. This form of martial arts ensures kids learn to listen both in the dojo and at home by their curriculum.

T
18 August 2018

Thanks to all at Marsden Martial Arts

N
15 August 2018

This is one of the best martial art school, my son Bryan really loves it and he gain some useful skills such as confidence and listening. I will recommend Mardsen Martial Arts to all my friends. More...

R
1 August 2018

Great place to train! Clean, tidy and professional! Great instruction!

L
1 August 2018

Starting martial arts has helped me gain so much confidence in myself, not only my ability to defend myself but also in day to day life. Marsden Martial Arts feels like a second home, everyone is so friendly and supportive! I would recommend to anyone wanting more confidence, fitness or to lose weight! It's an all rounder :) More...

V
30 July 2018

Couldn't ask for more from a martial arts academy!!! Myself my partner and all 5 of our children train there and they are basically an extension to our family. All 4 senseis are the most amazing people who have always got time and advice if ever we need it. We wouldnt train anywhere else!!!! The bjj lessons are our absolute favourites and the only place we would choose to spend our date nights. The laughs and camaraderie are second to none!!! More...

E
29 July 2018

A fantastic and extremely friendly place to be

N
25 July 2018

amesome family friendly place. me and my friend both attend. i would advise to anyone who is interested in martial arts or who just wish to better themselves to join this club. the sensi's are understanding of different ability levels and play to your strengths whilst bettering your weaknesses, also they are really friendly and obviously very knowledgeable. More...

L
25 July 2018

I apologise for my terrible writing before I start.
I signed Corey up in March this year, I'd been having a few issues with his listening skills, and controlling his behaviour when he is worked up or frustrated.
Recently he has been attempting (and sometimes succeeding) in pushing the boundaries, to the point where he had gotten so worked up he kicked me in the mouth, causing my lip to split, pinching, biting and also hitting his siblings leaving very clear marks and bruises. I was at the point where I felt like a failure as a parent, that there was no way out. I arrived at the following lesson, and spoke with Sensei Steve, who booked Corey in with Sensei Tom for a talk for the following Saturday. I spoke privately with Sensei Tom, explained everything that had been happening, and he explained his past experiences and how to deal with them. Afterwards he took Corey in and spoke privately with him, before bringing me back in with Corey and amazingly explaining a few ways on how to help Corey improve.
It took a few weeks, alot of tears, and I hate you mummy's! I wish someone else was my mummy! Etc. But I pushed through it and didn't give in. Corey is now like a whole new child, he still has his amazing personality, but finds it easier controlling himself. Of course like with all children, he has his moments to see if he can break any of the new boundaries, but realises quickly that the rules are in place and will be staying.
Marden Martial Arts are definitely the way forward. So much so I signed my Daughter up in August. You don't come here and just become another student/parent of a student. You become part of a huge friendly, and welcoming family!!
Thank you Sensei Tom, Sensei Steve, Sensei Brandon, Sensei Lyn, Aisha, Jake, Lucy and everyone else here. You are all amazing!
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R
25 July 2018

Wow what can i say, the team's fantastic! Sooooo welcoming and friendly, they definetly get the job done well, my son Jayden absolutely loves it, this i totally a forever thing!!! Thank you for being just amazing

L
25 July 2018

Jake has now joined the leadership program to black belt and is so excited. He has also been asked to be a mentor to the young students, little ninjas, so he’s pretty pleased with himself. A great programme to inspire, ins-till confidence and provide skills that are immeasurable to a young adult. Thank you Sensei’s. More...

B
25 July 2018

I signed kyra up in December and I wouldn't look back she has come on leaps and bounds all thanks to these guys she's gained more confident and has respect and made alot of friends been for a progress review and before we left I signed her up to leadership so all good thank you for dedicating your time sensei Steve sensei lynn sensei Brandon and sensei tom your all brilliant thank you :)

K
25 July 2018

The loveliest bunch of people to exist, if you want to get fit why go to a gym where you feel like an alien and not go to a place like this that make you feel as if you are family, well and truly an infinite out of 5 you can't compare anything to this club because it is truly unique and beautiful.
Signed Bear

C
25 July 2018

Great place with great people, My whole family love coming hear. Highly recommended

N
25 July 2018

I joined the Academy last year in November with my boys too. It is really nice to have found something to do with my son's that we all really enjoy. The teachers at Marsden Martial arts are all awesome and friendly and I am getting fitter as I'm going more and more. It's a great life choice made to join this Academy and I do not regret it one bit.
I have made a lot of new friends and feel privelidged to be a part of this MMA family.
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C
25 July 2018

Sensei Steve, his sons, his wife and his gym members are an unbelievably welcoming family.

Steve spent his own time with us before we signed up making sure we felt comfortable, welcomed and had had all of our questions and concerned answered.

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On our first day all of his members were VERY friendly and welcoming, which was great as a few people in our group felt nervous about martial arts.

We were ensured there was no need to be nervous and this was proven correct.

We were shown techniques slowly and safely and then when it came time to practice on each other, we were placed with higher grades who could ensure we wouldn't get hurt and would look after us.

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We had a great time and a great workout while also learning lots about martial arts.

We would recommend Marsden Martial Arts to ANYONE.
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C
25 July 2018

So my lil one (Ethan) had his introductory session yesterday! And after a few bumpy minutes of seeming to be shy and embarrassed and totally out of his comfort zone seemed to really enjoy it by the time he had finished. ... Aisha spent so much time with him! Encouraging him along and just being so patient! It was hard to sit back as a parent and let someone else do the work! When we got given his kit he totally changed character and seemed to have alot more confidence! He couldn't wait to go back and put his gear on again! Lol... ! So took him again tonight for a session and he has totally enjoyed himself! He even told his dad to get up early on Saturday to take him again!! Lol. The guys are really good and you can tell All the children respect them and each other! It's going to be great watching his confidence grow and his skills develop! So much his dad is thinking of joining!!! Can't wait to get his little brother signed up but he's not three till the end of January! Now that will be a challenge for the guys! Kinda kicking myself we haven't done anything like this sooner! Great team of people who are down there! Would defo recommend and that's just after one full session. Thanx guys. More...

A
25 July 2018

I just want to say a big thank you to you all I sat and watched arwen on Monday I realised just how far she has come on not just in martial arts but her concentration she sits there watching you all taking in every bit of what you all are saying to them all she's turning in to such a lovly littel girl this is part your doing I just wanted the chance to say thank you to you all she loves coming and is thriving at Marsdens.
Anne

L
25 July 2018

So today was the turn of Ellis to join the Marsden crew! He turned 3 yesterday and had his introductory session last nite after months of itching to get on the mats! Sensei Brandon was amazing with him. Very patient and praised him loads! Wasn't pushy and let him get comfy with the new surroundings. Suggested we took him to a main lesson tonight which we did! Ellis loved it! Tried his best to get involved! Listened and seem to really enjoy it! Think he had a lil wobble but was soon back on the mats with Aisha who wouldn't let him escape! After positive comments from sensei Steve and sensei Brandon, quickly signed him up! Gi on straight away which he refused to take off! And even wanted to get back on the mats and try grading! Lol.... couldn't thank or wish for a better bunch of people to help develop my lil ones!! The boys really enjoy coming! Keep up the fab work guys! More...

R
25 July 2018

Asher has been to a few classes with little Ninjas now and he absolutely LOVES it. He asks me what day it is everyday to check if it's time for little Ninjas. A huge huge thank you to Miss Aisha for making Asher feel so welcome and at home at Marsden martial arts. He looks for you the moment he's through the doors. His listening skills at home have improved dramatically, his confidence has peaked.. I could not recommend more if I tried. Absolutely worth every penny. The families that attend are really nice, there's always a friend to have a chat with for me and for Asher! My little girl is 4 months old and already I can't wait for her to be old enough to start! Sensei Tom and Sensei Steve are fantastic teachers! Extremely patient and just all-around BRILLIANT!! If you're umming and arring about going- GO!!! More...

O
25 July 2018

Really great place to learn. Such a great friendly atmosphere and everyone, sensei's and fellow students make you feel very welcome.

Just a quick update. Now almost 3 and half weeks since I started and lost a nice 8lb already and feel So much better in myself.

Thank you to all thoes at Marsdens martial arts that's help in my journey so far.
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R
25 July 2018

Far more than just martial arts. They really help build your children’s confidence and take time out to be there for you and your children if you need them. It’s very family orientated and friendly. Our eldest has been going for almost 4 months and he is always counting down to his next lesson.
I cannot praise them enough.
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H
25 July 2018

I've been bringing my 6yr old daughter here for 1 month now. She really enjoys coming. The lessons are a good mix of fun and games, learning moves, paying attention, listening and being kind to others. Very well balanced and keeps the young ones interested as well as helping them to make friends. Its defence techniques are appropriate for the age of the children. Very friendly atmosphere. Totally recommend Marsdens to anyone with young children thinking of learning valuable protection and social skills. More...

P
25 July 2018

Joined Marsden earlier 2016. I've previously trained in a number of martial arts for about 20 ish years, and I was instantly impressed with the standard of the instructors and other students, as well as the friendly welcoming atmosphere from all, so settled in straight away.

I've since been constantly learning something new and improving on what I know. The 2 brothers (instructors) do an incredible comedy double act while teaching (but still keeping it professional), which adds to the entertainment and sets a fun scene to train in.

Marsden has improved my martial arts, fitness as well as dropping a few pounds in weight, all while having fun with a new group of friends.
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S
25 July 2018

I have struggled to get my son (Thomas) involved in any after school activity. Then a friend said go to Marsden Martial Arts. We had an introductory session and during that my son looked close to tears, I think because he was totally out of his comfort zone. Afterwards, we talked it through about joining and he said he wasn't sure but for my son that's as close to a yes as I could get lol so 3 training sessions under our belt and he loves it I'm so pleased I can't tell you and it's down to the family that run Marsden Martial Arts and the family that trains with them. I want to say thank you all so much for welcoming us. For anyone thinking about joining them, don't think, just do it!! You won't be disappointed More...

C
25 July 2018

I started out real shy and disappointed in my capabilities being a bigger lady, worrying that I might not be able to do it. But they all have cheered me on and been there when I’m down on myself to pick me up and I truly look forward to going there and giving my best until I make it right :) First class training and always a friend in sight. The staff and trainees push my skills to the limit, pick me up when I'm down and have become a second family to me and my daughter. I was real proud to watch MMA at a recent competition. Our competitors had lots of skill and respect on the mats. It’s wonderful to be trained by a family of professionals, that make it all seem so easy and encourage dedication and respect. Thank you all at MMA, you are a blessing in my life. More...

C
25 July 2018

Tristan, my now 6 year old son, has been coming here for nearly 3 years. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that Marsden's MMA has had a remarkable impact on him. He has gone from not listening and constantly being on his own mission to now being attentative, confident and kind, consistently. He is now in the family class and because he absolutely loves coming, it got me to sign up a few months ago. At 43 I though I was too old to learn something new. I'm not and I love it too! Being a single parent working full time, I have to think carefully about how I spend Tristan's time and mine. This is by far one of the best decisions I have made for us both. A 5 star rating isn't high enough - i'd give it more! Thanks for everything - you are all great!! More...

O
6 June 2018

Really great place to learn. Such a great friendly atmosphere and everyone, sensei's and fellow students make you feel very welcome.

B
14 January 2018

I’m so glad I enquired when I did! Many thanks to Tom, Steven and Brandon! I’m sure with instructors like yourself my career with you will be amazing! �

E
14 August 2017

Marsden Martial arts are the best. They have brought my son out of his shell and he is so dedicated that he is practicing at home away and even in the swimming baths. . we are so proud that in 2months he's received his red belt already. Marsden Martial Arts are a lovely group so welcoming friendly and fantastic with all the kids. I would recommend them to anyone.. Thanks guys your the best. More...

L
1 August 2017

My children have trained here for 10 months now and love it. Their confidence and self control has changed so much that even school have commented on their better behaviour. Friendly, warm, family atmosphere.

T
1 August 2017

Nice family martial arts centre who teach such a wide variety of martial arts styles. If you are in Chesterfield then you should definitely head down to Marsden Martial Arts and give them a go

A
28 July 2017

Hi my Doctor told me I'm in danger of having a heart attack so I joined Marsden Martial Arts to get fit. 3 weeks in and I did have a heart attack my Doctor said if I hadn't have started to keep fit when I did I won't have saved it. Losing that 6bl mad all the defence between life and death. You cud say I owe my life to you all. thank you ������������������ More...

D
22 July 2017

Tilly had her first lesson today and loved it! Everyone helped and made her feel really welcome, thanks!

I
1 July 2017

Amazing team, amazing family. My little girl just turned 4 and after 1 month she got her first tag! She loves it, she made new friends and her listening skills are getting so much better, can't wait for her to get the next belt! Keep up the good work guys! PS: I am thinking to join too, am I too old to start :))) More...

M
14 June 2017

My daughter got her listening grade tonight, she's so proud. It has made a huge difference to her behaviour at home and she absolutely loves being a little ninja. Amazing team, thank you so much.

P
21 May 2017

Great friendly team with awesome ethos. My boy loves going and even went to the Joyce Gracie seminar which he was fully inspired by

D
29 April 2017

Amazing place to train! You're made to feel welcome from day one and everyone is more than helpful.

S
29 April 2017

Todd has made so much progress since starting lessons. He has so much enthusiasm for what they are learning and I really believe the classes are good for him. The teachers are fantastic and everyone is so welcoming. A superb environment and we love going as often as we can � More...

M
29 April 2017

Just a really great, safe, fun and supportive environment Just one thing: Leave your ego at the door - this is a place of learning!

J
23 April 2017

After our trial session I was blown away by the marsden family and completely convinced that this was the right place for Zac to join. It's clear to see the care and commitment from Steve & co. Zacs smile and enthusiasm is proof of how good this place really is. More...

N
27 March 2017

My girl came to a party on Saturday it was fab

F
24 March 2017

My son Reece is autistic,everyone from the instructors to the students were so welcoming and didn't make my son's autism an issue but built on his strengths. He had a wobble but was delt with extremely professionally and my son I'm sure feels part of the FAMILY ethos that is promoted at Marsden Martial Arts. More...

R
23 February 2017

The family at Marsden Martial Arts has been a hugely positive influence on our son's development. A superb mix of physical and emotional challenge and support. Plus it's his favourite part of the week. More...

H
17 February 2017

In Chesterfield make sure you train at Marsden Martial Arts!

A
12 February 2017

Sensei Steve and family are genuinely loveliest people. Very welcoming, very good with kids and adults. Kids feel accepted and loved. Adults and children make lots of friends. Parents can also stay to watch kids training. Plus you can have free coffees and teas as much as you want. �� The best martial arts classes in town. More...

R
31 January 2017

Very professional and friendly atmosphere and James 10 loves it

S
16 October 2016

Joining the guys at Marsdens was the best decision we as a family have ever made! The team are the nicest bunch of people we have had the pleasure to meet and they are genuinely interested in us as individuals and look at our own specific individual needs. Our children have grown in confidence so much but also the respect and discipline instilled in them from the word go has made our parenting journey a much more stress free and enjoyable one since joining. Its like being part of an extended family who always welcome you and seem genuinelly pleased to see you on every visit! We don't hesitate in saying they are amazing and we wish we could bottle sensi steve up and bring him home with us... He is amazing with our kids! My husband has found a new found love and wishes he had joined sooner.... he's aiming high and plans to commit to his black belt when the time comes!! Go for it! � More...

C
7 September 2016

Fantastic place and group. Every one gets on and has a good time with no pressure on getting things perfect right off the bat which is a great thing to have. 5/5 for everything they do and are about! More...

M
7 September 2016

I love MMA, I had no connection to any martial arts but was looking for somewhere to try that wasn't full of idiots with egos and I have found it. Genuinely great people, brilliant instruction that is improving my flexibility and fitness, at the same time I'm learning something new, practical and above all fun. Love it! More...

L
8 August 2016

Everyone is friendly and patient with my daughter and me .I have done anything like this before its brilliant.

P
1 August 2016

Thanks to Steve at Marsden Martial arts for making my daughter, partner and myself feel welcome.It was our 6 year daughters first Martial arts lesson which she really enjoyed. I can highly recommend Marsden martial arts to any person thinking about there kids learn some kind of self defense or adult wanting to do some kind of combat sports. More...

I
1 August 2016

My main aim was to get fit and lose a little weight and I tried to achieve this in the gym. I found that I did get fitter and I did lose a little weight but doing the same routine and mindlessly grinding out the miles staring at the T. V. screen boring and tedious after a while. Everyone had headphones in and the whole experience seemed isolating. I soon realised i was not enjoying the gym and I was only going to make sure I got my monies worth from the membership fee. Gym memberships came and went as soon as I got fed up again. Finally it dawned on me to look for different ways to get fit and lose weight. I started to think about learning a new skill hoping that the learning process will keep me motivated and enthusiastic about achieving my fitness and weight goals. I approached Marsden Martial Arts and after my first free lesson I decided to swap the gym for the dojo. I was asked what I wanted to achieve and I answered I wanted to get fit and lose weight. What I received was so much more. Every class is different, positivity is actively encouraged, If I can't do something straight away I'm reminded that its all part of the learning process but most of all, nobody wears earphones. Everyone here is so open and friendly, the higher belt grades offer advice not contempt and you could not hope to find a nicer more knowledgeable family than the Marsden family to learn Martial Arts from. After only six moths of Martial Arts I have already surpassed my years goals for fitness and weight loss. To be absolutely honest learning Martial Arts, being encouraged to push myself to do things I never thought I could do and making new friends took presidence over my original aims. Now I get fitter and I am continuing to lose the weight without even noticing. More...

E
26 June 2016

Been with these guys for nearly 5 years. Lovely friendly service. Instructors can't do enough for you.

L
30 May 2016

When I first joined I was really apprehensive about it, but now I've been going a year and they've brought out the confidence I knew I had somewhere The martial arts is amazing and so addictive! One of the best things I've ever done, especially for fitness. Everyone is so friendly and supportive on your journey too. This is the place to go!! More...

M
28 May 2016

My lad Oliver has trained here for nearly a year , next belt orange , he absolutely loves it.Oliver has mild dyspraxia so some of the complex moves take some sinking in but the whole family show so much patience and understanding . Oliver is a more settled , confident and focused young man which I feel is down to his participation at marsden martial arts (he's also made loads of new friends)thank you very much More...

P
26 May 2016

Joined Marsden earlier 2016. I've previously trained in a number of martial arts for about 20 ish years, and I was instantly impressed with the standard of the instructors and other students, as well as the friendly welcoming atmosphere from all, so settled in straight away.

H
25 May 2016

My son is growing in confidence since attending here and loving learning martial arts. Thanks to all at Marsden Martial Arts x

L
22 May 2016

Both my boys have been attending now for 9 months and love it. The difference in them since starting is amazing, I have 2 little gentlemen in the making. They don't just learn martial arts they learn respect. Keep up the good work guys More...

V
22 May 2016

Great place to be. Very friendly and welcoming I've been going for 2 months and lost weight and bin loads more healthier since joining. .. always easy to learn new things as all sensei's explain it and take time to help you.. thanks guys More...

S
22 May 2016

My son (5) has been attending the gym for almost a year, he loves every session and it has helped every aspect of his life. Top marks for a really professionally run gym with a genuine family atmosphere ❤️ More...

M
22 May 2016

I have been going to Marsden Martial Arts for 4 years now and absolutley enjoy going down there as i have made loads friends and I have gained loads of confidence from Marsden Martial Arts. I want to say a massive thank you to all of the sensi's who helped me throughout the 4 years More...

A
22 May 2016

Excellent tuition and I have made a lot of new friends, well worth joining.

H
22 May 2016

I've been bringing my 6yr old daughter here for 1 month now. She really enjoys coming. The lessons are a good mix of fun and games, learning moves, paying attention, listening and being kind to others. Very well balanced and keeps the young ones interested as well as helping them to make friends. Its defence techniques are appropriate for the age of the children. Very friendly atmosphere. Totally recommend Marsdens to anyone with young children thinking of learning valuable protection and social skills. More...

M
21 May 2016

Fantastic club, brilliant tuition and above all else fun. A proper family run business and we are all like a big family, one of the best things i decided to do!

J
21 May 2016

Steve is excellent

E
21 May 2016

I started bringing my 3 year old at the end of January and he just loves coming to a place that is so friendly and kind. I just love to see how much he concentrates and tries his hardest to follow all the Sensei's instructions. All the Sensei's are just fab and can see Haribo being at the school for a long time ☺️☺️ More...

K
21 May 2016

These guys have given my 2 girls confidence, discipline and drive. Thank you

P
21 May 2016

I take my 5 year old and 3 year old and they love it.

K
21 May 2016

An incredibly friendly, supportive and welcoming place to meet like minded people, get healthy and learn some very valuable skills. Best decision we ever made and would highly recommend the academy to anyone thinking of taking up MMA. More...

J
21 May 2016

Finn's confidence has improved no end .... I would certainly recommend to people.

D
16 May 2016

Amazing teachers and people who I train with and made some great friends I've recommended it to everyone

S
13 February 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Kaleb loved his birthday party and so did all his friends,all the parents commented on how good it was.thanks guys x

D
6 February 2016

Fantastic place. Great place for discipline and focus

R
27 September 2015

My lad goes here it's a great place to go learn martial arts, Steve and his family are fantastic with every1 involved

E
18 September 2015

My son has been attending for over he year. He just loves it!! It has bought out his self-confidence which shines through in everything else he does. Long may it continue!

D
1 August 2015

I have often thought about taking up martial arts, but managed to always come up with an excuse not to act on it. Lately, however, I decided it would be an important life skill for my 8 years old son. My son and I went to the free taster lesson at Marsden Martial arts. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. After the session I decided to take my time to decide and see if my son is still excited about the idea after a week. My son, however, had other ideas. He would not stop talking about it all day. He was already planning his black belt path, showing everybody he comes across the moves he learned. I have never seen him this excited about anything that is not video gaming related.So next morning, we turned up to the Saturday lesson and haven't missed a chance to go since. I particularly enjoy the family session as I can be with my son on the same mat, practicing the same moves - a great parent/son experience. All family session are engaging, safe, and designed around gaining physical fitness and learning self-defence through playing and fun.The Sensei’s also work on the soft side of martial arts: teaching children confidence, listening skills and being able to express themselves in public. I noticed a positive change in my son's character almost immediately. He listens more, and while not lacking confidence to start with, he is growing even more confident, making eye contact during conversation as he was taught and more focused now he has a long term aspiration to get better and earn his black belt.The adult lessons are equally as engaging - The atmosphere relaxed, everyone smiling, and everyone cordial. More experienced students take time to give you tips and advice whenever possible; it almost has the feel of private lessons. Thanks to my Sensei's and my fellow students, I am getting better, fitter and much calmer in life. I found it a perfect way to de-stress after a long day at work.If you are thinking about it, stop thinking and try it. It will be one of the best decisions you ever made. It was one of mine. More...

S
18 April 2015

One Of The Best Groups Of People I've Seen In Years, Very Friendly And Most Welcoming. I Highly Recommend Marsden Martial Arts LLP.

S
9 February 2015

Marsden Martial Arts changed my life, it can do the same for you

L
18 November 2014

Brilliant place to learn, great atmosphere and friendly people... I would recommend this to anyone, whether they have tried something similar or never tried anything like it before

E
13 September 2014

Nice people Sasha learning her first lesson today she enjoyed it !! Thank you for welcome me and Sasha come xx

J
25 June 2014

Very friendly, very inspirational! Joining marsden martial arts is one of the best decisions I've made!

E
21 February 2014

Friendliest place in town x

D
21 November 2013

Great club with great members and a feel of closeness :)

R
6 March 2013

The instructors at Marsden Martial Arts made me feel really welcome and took great care to show me the techniques. They and all the students were so friendly and the moves really work. They went out of their way to look after me and make me feel special. They have different lessons for all types of people. I'd recommend them to any one. More...

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