Leeds Martial Arts College was opened in 2002 by 5th Dan Sensei Paul Lynch.
After retiring from International Competition, where he won 13 British Championships and was the 1998 World Champion and 2000 European Champion, Sensei Paul, who has been teaching martial arts for over 20 years, wanted to move in a new direction and use martial arts as the vehicle to pass on essential life skills and qualities such as focus, respect and self discipline.
We are proud to have been recognised as one of the UK’s most successful independent Black Belt martial arts school for the past 5 years but we do not take that for granted. We continually strive to improve ourselves so that we set a great example to our students and encourage them to develop good social skills, a sense of respect, responsibility and self-discipline. We call this our Black Belt Attitude!
We fully understand that people have different goals and ambitions so we offer courses for all ages regardless of ability and specialise in character development.
Martial Arts is amazing for building self confidence and shaping body & mind but, as with all things ……………. nothing worth having comes easy, so great determination, self-discipline and unswerving commitment are required. That said, don’t worry if you have never taken martial arts before! Our instructor team are here to help our students grow stronger, both mentally and physically, and we will help you through the early weeks ensuring regular attendance and monitoring progress & development. You will be fitter, stronger and leaner with more energy, creating a renewed enthusiasm for your everyday life.
Parents! We will encourage your child to spend less time glued to the TV or video games consoles and will involve them in more positive activities for a healthier lifestyle.
In summary – Sensei’s experience and leadership, our dedicated team, our fantastic facilities and our range of classes for all ages combine to make us Simply The Best martial arts club in the West Yorkshire area.