I am delighted to announce the formation of the IEB (Independant Examination Board). This is the board that governs examination within our academies, from normal academy gradings to panel grades, to dance exams and judging. Also it will oversee any CIT course exams and competitions etc to make sure everything is judged in a fair, impartial way. Mr Heywood is the director of the IEB, with Mr Glasheen being principal examiner, and Miss Kinsella running the Dance. We also have room for expansion throughout the UK as we are now working with over 300 students across the country.
Our junior programme is for children aged 7-11 and is designed to give your child everything they need to thrive in life from physical fitness and confidence to deal
with confrontation, through to improved school work and respect for others.
Our classes are loved by the students, parents and their teachers because we make them fun and encourage the children to grow into young responsible adults in a natural way.
We hear a lot in the media about failing schools and children failing at school. Our aim is to give children and their schools a helping hand to get back on track. The Heywood Academy Junior Programme works hand in hand with a child's schoolwork, providing improved self-discipline, self-confidence, concentration, mental alertness, co-operation, goal setting advice and anti-bully skills. We give students homework sheets that have to be filled in as part of our belt grading system. This incorperates our phylosophy of good attitude and hard work. Our instructors work with their students teachers to make sure they are achieving in the classroom at well as the martial arts dojo. This is one of our unique features and why we are so successful in working with children. We are educators and not just martial arts teachers and we run "schools" and not "clubs".
An important point to note is that our students are taught that the physical side of what we teach them should only ever be used in self-defence, against school bullies and nasty strangers. We constantly remind them that their martial arts skills should never be used for unwarranted aggression.
Here are the key life skills that children find through The Heywood Academy:
Our aim is to progress children through our belt grading system and every student’s goal is to achieve Black Belt and beyond. Black belt is a symbol of excellence in martial arts and an important tool for instructors and parents to use for developing desire, determination and for teaching the importance of follow-through in any activity. Our students are taught never to give up at any given task and that they can do anything as long as they just put their mind to it.
None of the above is possible without having outstanding instructors to guide and nurture your children. All of our instructors are fully qualified to deliver all the aspects of our curriculum
To secure your child’s place in a Junior Class call our enrolment office now on 0800 622 6076.. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact details form on the "contact us" page and we will be in touch within the next 48 hours.