• Why train with Escrima Concepts?

    Escrima Concepts is an international organisation with clubs in the UK and Europe. We teach an exciting, challenging martial art for adults that uses weapons, unarmed and more.


    We are not a traditional club. There are no forms to learn, no uniforms to wear, no bowing at the door, and you don’t have to learn the names of moves in another language.


    Don’t worry if you have never done any kind of martial art before, we have friendly patient instructors who will teach you from scratch. In fact we love teaching beginners as there will be no bad habits for you to unlearn.


    Do you need to be fit to start Escrima Concepts?

    Not at all, but you will get “fighting fit” as a result of training with us. Instead of making you do hundreds of push-ups, or punching the wall for hours on end, we get you training with a partner from day one, and you will gain a practical working fitness from the movement. Your balance and co-ordination will also improve as a result.


    Why train with weapons?

    You may ask why you need to train with weapons at all, since you don’t carry weapons on you.

    While you might be a law abiding citizen, that doesn’t mean everyone else is. Weapons can be concealed in clothing or bags, and they can be improvised from everyday objects. If someone picks up a bottle, a phone, or a pocket torch, that object becomes a weapon.

    Weapons are all around us, and the best chance of defending yourself against them is to understand how to use them.


    Aren’t weapons dangerous?

    Safety is our top priority and as a beginner we will teach you the basics of movement, structure and footwork. As you progress you will learn to gradually increase your speed and power in a controlled method without injuring yourself or your training partner. Escrima Concepts Norwich has been open since 2013 and all of our students are still in one piece!


    Where are the classes?

    The classes are held every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Kokoro-no-kai Oriental Arts Centre, Duke Street, Norwich. It is a short walk from the city centre and there is plenty of parking available. If you are coming by car the entrance is on the left just before the roundabout at the bottom of Duke Street.


    There’s no uniform required. Just turn up in loose comfortable clothing and (clean) indoor trainers.


    First class is free!

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