Family Martial Arts Centre

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Searching for Taekwondo in Halifax?

If you are looking for a taekwondo class in Halifax, Brighouse or Hipperholme, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. We have Taekwondo sessions running 6 days a week at our Halifax Warrior Factory venue in Hipperholme covering ages 6 to 60.

The Halifax Taekwondo classes are broken down into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. This means that when you start your taekwondo training, you know you will be in a class with other students of a similar level.

Our Taekwondo classes use modern coaching methods and we plan and deliver them so they are not only engaging for the children, but for students of any age.  Our coaches do their best to adhere to the clubs  ‘No laps, no lines, no lectures’ rule. This helps maintain the pace of classes while keeping motivation high.

Our Halifax Taekwondo club is registered with British Taekwondo (the National Governing Body for Taekwondo in the UK) and as such, all Taekwondo instructors are certified, insured and DBS checked. 

All members that pass their Black Belt receive a Kukkiwon certificate from the world headquarters in Korea. This certificate is recognised worldwide.

Halifax Taekwondo girl
Halifax martial arts family - mum, dad and child

want AN ACTIVITY YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR FAMILY in Halifax?

Ever since we started teaching Taekwondo in Halifax back in 2003 we have run family taekwondo sessions. As Taekwondo is primarily a stand up striking art similar to Karate, practice lends itself to having students of different age (from 6 plus) and size training together.

Over the years we have had many families of black belts that have shared the journey together. This is something we are very proud of and we can’t wait to produce more Black Belt families.

After stepping into our Halifax Taekwondo club, you will know that we are not just family-friendly but everything we do revolves around family. The saying ‘Families that kick together, stick together’ has never been more appropriate than for our family Taekwondo classes.

While these classes do have families training in them, you don’t need to bring your family to be able to attend. Children (6+), teenagers and adults are also welcome.

looking for a new challenge, something different?

It’s not unusual to go through long periods in life without achieving milestones you would label remarkable. We all accumulate lots of ‘stuff’, but often we feel like are capable of more. Well, this is your opportunity to achieve something you will be proud of for life. Once you earn a Black Belt in Taekwondo, it’s yours for life.

The secret is, almost everyone is capable of earning a black belt and this includes you. I am not saying it’s always going to be easy, as everyone has their ups and downs but what I can say after over 25 years of teaching is, the formula for success is pretty simple.

Turn up to classes on a consistent basis and do your best. The compound effect of training will work its magic and you will achieve something most people never will. 

It is never too late to take up this challenge and we have had quite a few members that started with their children when they were over 50 that still went on to pass their Black Belt.

It's never too late to start Taekwondo
Taekwondo kids at the halifax Taekwondo club laughing during training

want to exercise without having to go to the gym or put a pair of running shoes on?

I have a confession to make, I very much dislike running. Besides not being made for running, I just find it soooooo boring. I know some people enjoy it and for them, I am sure it’s a good way to stay in shape. Personally, I prefer learning a skill where physical and mental health are developed as a by-product of the training. If you dislike running and gyms too, it may be time to get your Taekwondo on!

Social connection is not only important for well being but is also a great side effect of becoming a member of our club. Adults, children and entire families start martial arts classes for many different reasons but one of the reasons they continue to take part is the friendships they develop.

If a pill existed that could reduce major illnesses like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% while also reducing the risk of early death by up to 30%, it would be labelled a wonder drug. This is the positive effect that regular exercise could have on your life. Now add to this the psychological and social benefits of training and you have a programme that could really make a positive change in your life.

looking for a way to de-stress?

Taking part in Taekwondo classes at our Halifax martial arts centre is a great way to de-stress.  When you step on the mats, all of the external stresses of your day to day life will fade into the background. Whatever you do for a living is left at the door as you focus on engaging with the Taekwondo activities at hand. 

As with any martial art, there is a level of physical activity but don’t worry if you’re not in shape yet. It is less important where you start from and more important that you just start. 

Waiting to lose weight or get fitter before you start training is like holding off attending school until you can read. You don’t need to be great to start but you need to get started to be great.

The physical training will not only help develop your overall fitness but experiencing progression as you develop your Taekwondo skills will also give you a sense of accomplishment and confidence. When you exercise, the neurotransmitter serotonin is released into the body. This can help improve your mood and lower stress levels.

 

Healthy body and mind with Taekwondo training
Taekwondo kids showing their new belts
Halifax Taekwondo dad kicking

Development for life

Family Taekwondo

Although taekwondo has its roots in the military, (like Karate and Ju-Jitsu), you will not be asked to address the instructor in your class as Sir, Master or any other title. While we still have rules for training in class, these are less about wielding power over members and more about making sure everyone is respected and gets to train in a positive and safe environment. 

You will not be given 50 burpees for not tying your belt properly and at no point will you feel that you are in a military camp. Will we encourage you to put in a little more effort if we think you are capable of it? Of course, but we understand that everyone is different and as such, will progress at their own speed. The great thing about training at a supportive martial arts club is that while everyone trains together as a team, you ultimately progress at your own pace. It may take 4 years to achieve the grade of Black Belt or it may take 8 years. Although it is great to see students reach milestones in training, enjoying the journey is just as important. 

We have been running Taekwondo classes in Leeds since 2003 in the Halifax area and as such, we now have a great range of ages and abilities training with us. Our Halifax family Taekwondo classes are open age and are great for families, adults and teenagers to train together.  

While we are happy for our members to just come along and train, we are a pretty social club and we run events on a regular basis. Besides the Taekwondo gradings, we also have seminars, competitions, social get-togethers, annual charity events like bake sales and sponsored events like abseiling, swimming, ziplining and fun runs. While you do not have to participate in these events, we do feel that the social side of our club is what helps our members build long-lasting relationships with the staff and each other.

As well as the regular training, each member gets access to our online portal. This contains video tutorials on the British Taekwondo recognised syllabus we use. This is all included in the price and is great for a little pre-grading training at home. To encourage families to train together we also operate a family discount system that makes classes affordable for families to train together.

 

What happens in our............

Halifax Taekwondo classes

Taekwondo techniques

In our Taekwondo classes, you will learn various techniques and combinations from our Taekwondo syllabus including hand strikes, blocks, stances and lots of kicks.

Patterns

Taekwondo patterns are a sequence of movements practised together to simulate various defensive and offensive scenarios. They can be practice solo or with a partner or group. 

Confidence, self control and leadership Skills

Our classes focus on building a growth mindset and helping our members develop the grit needed to progress, even when the going gets tough. This is how our members build black belt confidence.

Self defence

When you join our Taekwondo programme, you begin the journey towards black belt and beyond. This training includes various self-defence techniques and exercises.

Physical Fitness

Although you don’t need to be fit to start your Taekwondo training, you will develop your fitness along your journey. Developing physical fitness is not only good for your body, but your mind too.

Sparring

As part of training, students will develop the fundamentals of sparring. While we have some international Taekwondo players at the club, taking part in competitions is very much optional.

What do our customers think?

Warrior Factory Martial Arts Academy Halifax
4.9
Based on 51 reviews
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Mandeep Kaur Khela
Mandeep Kaur Khela
12:40 21 Apr 24
My daughter was 3 when she started in the Dragons version and will be aiming for her black belt next! 🥋 I have seen her grow in so many ways as a result of the personalised, professional attention to each student. My youngest daughter has progressed through to the 3rd belt and now I’ve joined them on that journey! Coming out of my comfort zone was hard at first but the classes are geared towards all levels and having family classes means we can train together 💗.

We have gone through some challenging personal circumstances and the sensitivity and compassion shown by the team has been very much appreciated 🙏🏽. The sense of achievement spurs you on and for that time in the class you become immersed in the experience of doing something for yourself and improving your mental and physical health which is critical. 💪🏽🧠❤️I highly encourage you trying this out and you won’t be disappointed bringing that form of discipline and learning into your life. ☺️
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Rachel Hill
Rachel Hill
20:51 20 Feb 24
My son started at Warrior Factory 18 months ago, he loves attending every session. He has made lots of new friends including staff, built his confidence, skills and discipline.

I highly recommend to anyone who comes accross this review/ website to try for yourself or your children. One of the best parts is, you get a free class or two, to see how you settle in.

All staff are very polite, professional highly skilled and very interactive with all ages. The rooms are always filled with happiness, you are always very welcomed, staff always take a great interest in you and your child.

Whenever I’ve had to reschedule for whatever reason, a simple email and staff have accommodated for my son.

10 STAR ALL ROUND!!!!
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Lucia Bowes
Lucia Bowes
18:18 19 Feb 24
My 2 girls started in July 2023, they absolutely love coming to Taekwondo. The eldest has gained so much confidence. The instructors are brilliant, very knowledgable and the kids love them. There is a real friendly family feel to the club, you are always greeted with a friendly smile and a warm welcome. I would highly recommend the Warrior Factory to any parents wanted their child to learn a martial art, skills, discipline and gain self confidence that will stand them in good stead for life. They offer 2 free taster sessions so you have nothing to lose and all ages are welcome.read more
Carol Shackleton
Carol Shackleton
16:17 18 Jan 24
I love warrior factory. my 2 grandsons love it . We have been coming here almost a year now . Ronan does Teakwondo twice a week and loves it . The staff , trainers are all helpful supportive easy to talk too . It a good place to learn and make friends get all the extra energy out their systems xxread more
Jim Tkd
Jim Tkd
17:35 10 Jan 24
I love Warrior Factory and have been going for quite a few years now. I say its one of the best things I’ve done. The people both students and instructors are great. It’s very welcoming, supportive, family friendly and has fun social events. It can be challenging but it’s worth it so I encourage anyone of any ability to have a go.read more
Jade Rachel Beesley
Jade Rachel Beesley
15:03 10 Jan 24
My 2 boys started the classes 6 months ago, It’s really helped with their confidence & they love it!

The lessons are always fun but in structured way to learn new skills.

The instructions are amazing and make sure the boys come out having a great time.

I would highly recommend the classes.
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Anthony Debnam
Anthony Debnam
14:18 10 Jan 24
My son started with the dragons when he was 6 and has worked his way all up to back belt. He inspired me to join him and I’ve never looked back. The staff and trainers are professional, supportive and most of all fun! Everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability and we love it!read more
Jennifer Lukic
Jennifer Lukic
20:41 30 Aug 23
My boys absolutely love coming to Warrior Dragons, they are always met with a warm welcome and everything is so well organised. My eldest is usually shy and takes a while to warm to new places but that has never been a problem at warrior dragons which is a true testament to all the staff 😊 highly recommend for your little ones!read more
Kim Nast
Kim Nast
16:39 29 Aug 23
My 3 boys attend the taekwondo classes, beginner and intermediate levels. It’s really helped with their confidence, listening and concentration. The lessons have structure, discipline and fun all together. It’s great exercise too and the boys really enjoy coming. I would highly recommend the classes.read more
Zain G Din
Zain G Din
00:06 25 Jul 23
RESPONSIBILITY
Leaders Must Own Everything In Their World. There Is No One Else To Blame.

Children visiting your centre has caused me nearly £5k of criminal damage Saturday 22june the parents said they would take responsibility Donna & Jordan but now failing too. Teach the kids how to treat others property with respect. I also reported to the receptionist at the centre who failed to get me a call back from the owner.read more
Leah Wagg
Leah Wagg
15:15 27 Apr 23
Both my boys are Dragons at Halifax. They love the classes and are excited to attend every week. The classes are fun, affordable, great excercise and the coaches have such patience and enthusiasm. My littlest’s listening and behaviour has improved so much since he started and they can channel their rough and tumble energy into safe drills at home with the practice pad. It’s such a welcoming, family friendly and generous sporting facility with charity events, parties and holiday clubs throughout the year too.read more
Monika Niemiec
Monika Niemiec
09:06 16 Sep 22
We’ve been with Warrior Factory Halifax for years and I can’t recommend the guys over there enough!! They offer a wide range of physical activity based on Martial Arts, lessons have a great structure and discipline but maintain fun. The sessions help to build a strength, confidence, concentration and listening skills. The staff is excellent and passionate about their work and they will tailor any exercise to everyone’s ability to achieve an amazing progress. The atmosphere here is fantastic and family friendly. I can highly recommend this place and have a go with one of the tester sessions!read more
Ben Devereux
Ben Devereux
16:12 15 Jun 22
Our son and daughter have been going to classes at the Warrior Factory since they were 3 years old and both absolutely love it. I’ve even started taking classes myself recently – better late than never! Can’t recommend the guys there enough.
Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones
08:29 23 Apr 22
The dragons class has been great for our 4 year old. He’s been going for 6 months and it’s helped develop his concentration and listening skills and he really enjoys the fun games and physical activities. Staff are great in keeping it interesting and accessible for all the girls and boys who take part.read more
Sophie Sutton
Sophie Sutton
19:50 12 Apr 22
My son really enjoys his classes at Warrior Factory and I think he’s been well supported in moving up through belts. Whenever I have questions or need help with something the team are quick to answer and I’d 100% recommend Warrior Factory to anyone because it’s such a friendly environment.read more
Vikkie Pawson
Vikkie Pawson
20:52 06 Apr 22
My little boy started in dragons a few years ago. He started off very shy and with little self confidence. Jess and the entire team have worked miracles, they have gone above and beyond to make him feel safe and secure, it took lots of time for him to settle in but he was always met with a smiling face and lots of patience! The difference in him now is amazing you wouldn’t believe he’s the same little boy. He now runs in through the door and bursts into conversation with anyone who will listen, he’s learnt that it’s ok to make mistakes and that you just try again, he is now so much more confident in himself and really enjoys going each week.
Honestly can’t reccomend enough!
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Claire Logan
Claire Logan
15:42 30 Mar 22
My son George has been attending Warrior Factory for four years and he absolutely loves it. The staff are friendly, encouraging and knowledgeable. I’ve seen his confidence improve loads since joining. Can’t recommend enough to anyone thinking of sending their children 🙂read more
Christy Marie Midgley
Christy Marie Midgley
13:49 30 Mar 22
Our son has been going here for over a year now. The team are fantastic with him. Not only has he gone from strength to strength with his martial arts it’s also boosted his confidence and helped with his focus and discipline.
Couldn’t ask for more!read more
Katie Louise Marsh
Katie Louise Marsh
20:19 25 Jan 22
Two of my children attend Warrior Factory Halifax. They both enjoy their specific lessons, with one being a beginner having joined recently and one at an intermediate level who has been a member for the past couple of years. Both find each session engaging and fun. They look forward to each session, with each lesson having a fantastic structure and discipline but maintaining fun They have kind and passionate coaches who work brilliantly with each child, they have instilled great confidence, resilience and strength in my children. I would highly recommend sending your child to one of the taster sessions to find out if it is for them.read more
Helen Cousen
Helen Cousen
14:37 19 Jan 22
As members for over 5 years, we would highly recommend Warrior Factory to anyone looking for martial arts training. Coaches are always encouraging and provide a fund and friendly training environment.

The training rooms are custom-made for martial arts and maintained by the WF team so no mucky sweaty sports hall floor to use after a 5-a-side match.

The team love what they do and it shows in the quality tuition in class.
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Helen Jeff
Helen Jeff
17:59 30 Nov 21
Our 6 year old has been going here a few years and really enjoys it. Fitness through fun and games in a structured way, building confidence and skills in a well equipped venue and with friendly expert instructors. Would definitely recommend to other families.read more
Rachel Philippa Strafford
Rachel Philippa Strafford
22:41 16 Nov 21
‘Excellent staff and family friendly. Our eldest has been going 9 years now – we signed her up to build her confidence and she’s loved every minute of it. So much so her younger sister (and now dad) have joined up!’
Since this review I have also joined I’m not going to lie I was terrified before my 1st session but had no reason to be! The staff were incredibly welcoming and I have not looked back. I’m not the fittest person or the most flexible but that doesn’t matter. Techniques are adapted where needed and I have great fun in each session. 2 years on and I wish I’d joined earlier!read more
Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts
16:45 10 May 18
David Watters
David Watters
11:41 07 Oct 17
Lucy Armitage
Lucy Armitage
18:06 24 Jul 17
Amazing teaching my son has gained confidence and coordination. The staff are kind and friendly.
Richard Ingram
Richard Ingram
20:20 03 Jul 17
Deb Duke
Deb Duke
19:56 03 Jul 17
Parminder Singh Aujla
Parminder Singh Aujla
16:41 22 Feb 17
Amy Lg Pl
Amy Lg Pl
19:11 10 Dec 16
Claire Cantrill
Claire Cantrill
16:31 06 Oct 16
My daughter has been coming a few weeks now and really loves it! She’s a little clingy in other classes she goes to but really gets stuck in here, the teachers are great ��
Craig Anthony
Craig Anthony
07:40 03 Aug 16
Christian Bloom
Christian Bloom
14:18 03 Jul 16
Great people and focused training, they also have some great competition fighters as well for people wanting to go to the next level.
Seema Howard
Seema Howard
19:31 26 Jun 16
Julie M Bauer
Julie M Bauer
18:27 23 May 16
My children love it and have been attending for over 2.5 years. The teachers are fantastic with everyone and are very polite and friendly. Would recommend this club to any one.
Stuart Wider
Stuart Wider
16:28 15 Mar 16
Family friendly club. Great Instructors. It’s lovely that the whole family can be together in the same class for a very reasonable price.

Quite a relaxed feel to the place when compared with other Martial Arts clubs that I have attended (at least in the class I attend), so if anyone is at all intimidated by attending a martial arts class then don’t be, Warrior Factory is a great place to be for you. Mums and Dads… this is not just for the kids… you can get into it too at the same time 🙂

The only thing I think that would improve the in-class experience is for the Instructors to just be a wee bit more assertive with class etiquette when some of the more exuberant class members are a bit cheeky, mess about a bit or talk over the instructor. My family and I really want to be able to hear every valuable bit of information that the instructors tells us, and concentrate on every technique as its all so good and interesting 🙂

Keep up the good work and thanks guys!
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Sasha Struthers
Sasha Struthers
20:20 05 Oct 15
First started with my little boy coming to the dragons class and now the whole family love to come! It been lovely to see my once shy little lad grow into a confident boy who’s not afraid to show off his new moves to the entire school!
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
22:40 12 Aug 15
Bradlee Paul
Bradlee Paul
20:23 17 Mar 15
Jessica Darling
Jessica Darling
14:07 30 Nov 14
Mosy Tkd
Mosy Tkd
23:23 13 Sep 14
Alison Hirst
Alison Hirst
06:14 21 Jun 14
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