Valor Universal Weapons Academy, founded in July 2020, aims to provide the study of a universal Martial Arts Weapons System.


The System incorporates a mixture of Japanese and Filipino weaponry. These include: - Nunchaku, Tonfa, Kobutan, Jo staff (4ft), Tanto, Kali sticks, Rope, Karambit and other adaptable weaponry. 

The style is taught in a modern, progressive way, developing self-defence whilst building personal development in confidence, self-control, determination, perseverance and self-esteem. All students are taught respect, considered to be a core value and expected to demonstrate this to both their Sensei (Club Coach) and peers. Martial Arts provides self-discipline with clear structure and rules, helping to instil grounded values throughout life.


Our students focus on individual growth, working towards specific goals at their own pace. These goals are awarded with a different coloured belt each time they reach a new skill level. They are taught that each belt is earned through hard work and dedication, not just ‘given’ to them - a principle to encourage self-esteem and maintain motivation.


Techniques are broken down into small stages to help the student learn gradually. Repetition of movements aid fluidity, understanding, spatial awareness and co-ordination. Emphasis on self-control and concentration is taught to help the students maintain focus with their partner (uke) – resulting in improved teamwork and socialisation skills.


Competitive activities within our classes, teach our students to allow others to take their turn, see things from other points of view and accept sometimes that failure is unavoidable – a format to build a stronger character for education, work and general life.


Additional details: -


  • Tuition is provided from the age of 4 years upwards.

  • A great way to exercise whilst having fun.

  • No hidden costs as both the Membership and Martial Arts Insurance are included within the monthly class fee (please view our Membership page on our website for further details: -

  • Fun and informative courses are held throughout the year to further our students knowledge.

  • All of our Club Coaches (Sensei) are fully insured, first aid trained and hold Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) disclosures.


There are various Syllabuses within the Valor Universal Weapons Academy System, which aid to develop Martial Arts skills for all ages: -

  • Mini Samurai (Ages 4 years-6 years)

  • Junior Samurai (Ages 7 years-15 years)

  • Adult (Ages 16 years+)

  • Adaptive - inclusive for impaired mobility (All age groups)

The Mini Samurai and Junior Samurai may overlap, depending on the individual’s understanding and ability. The Sensei (Club Coach) will assess each student on their merits, before deciding whether commencement of the Junior Samurai Syllabus (from 7 years), is appropriate.

All beginner students wear a White belt and thereafter grade in the coloured belts as per the Belt Table.

The Mini Samurai Belt System varies slightly, as their belts are all White with a coloured stripe.

Breaking down the moves for the younger ages, permits the students to develop at their own pace, without being initially overwhelmed by techniques.

Grading exams are held every 4 months. However, not every student will attend, depending on the time they have trained and the progress of the individual.