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Sensei's sparring in one of the Meiji Martial Arts dojo's

We've been growing for 35 years.

There's always more to learn, and that's what's so exciting about genuine, progressive, martial arts.

Our founder, Denise Bailey, BA (Hons) Philosophy, trained originally with Mugendo, the system pioneered by Meiji Suzuki. We honour him to this day for his inspiration.

Denise, 7th Dan, European & World Champion kickboxer, is 'mother' to an expanding group of young, dedicated kickboxing and martial arts instructors of outstanding merit. Whatever your level, from beginner to seasoned martial artist, from 4 - 80 years old, you'll be welcome and looked after at Meiji Martial Arts in London.

Our London Dojos

Interior of Meiji Martial Arts, St. John's Wood Dojo, London
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"The Meiji team has a fantastic group of instructors that hold numerous different skills from diverse backgrounds. I can highly recommend Meiji and its team."

Mark Tobias

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"So delighted this #kickboxing club has opened. Such a great atmosphere and fantastic skilled instructors. Great club for the whole family. 10/10"

Philip Green

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Denise's Story

Sensei Denise Bailey shares her journey in life - taking her from her Bajan roots, to growing up in 70s King's Cross to today and the Meiji Kickboxing dojo...

Find out more about Sensei Denise Bailey

About Kickboxing

Kickboxing is one of the most popular styles of Martial Arts. It is a combination of self-defence, aerobic workout, flexibility, co-ordination and speed. Kickboxing can help avoid threatening situations or deal with them effectively if they occur.

Kickboxing also provides an excellent opportunity for social interaction in a fun, healthy and a very exciting environment.

Kickboxing Curriculum & Belt Grading details

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About Jiu-Jitsu

(formerly known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. BJJ focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

The relative strength of the opponents is made irrelevant by knowledge of the body's vital points. Maximum results are produced from what seems like minimal physical effort.

Jiu-Jitsu Curriculum & Belt Grading details

About Mixed Martial Arts

Designed to provide a dynamic and comprehensive training experience, our MMA class combines elements of various martial arts disciplines, including striking, grappling, and submission techniques, to create a well-rounded and effective martial artist.

Coach Abel getting ready for Mixed Martial Arts at Meiji Martial Arts, Temple Fortune

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About Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the ultimate self-defence martial art, focussed on real-life scenarios. It is derived from a combination of techniques used in aikido, boxing, judo, karate, and wrestling. It also provides physical and mental benefits, improves cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility, while increasing your confidence, self-esteem and empowerment.

Krav Maga Curriculum & Belt Grading details