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Welcome To YAKMA

At YAKMA we are passionate about helping our students to fully develop their mental and physical abilities. Our system develops key life skills such as Confidence, Respect, Mental Strength and positivity in children ensuring they grow into strong independent adults. For adults our classes offer benefits such as increased fitness, weight loss and stress relief.

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YAKMA Martial Arts Jules Clarke/Dr Keren Bielby-Clarke

My wife and I agreed that our children would benefit from martial arts training in their life. Both of us had undertaken some training in our childhood (Judo/Karate/Jiu Jitsu) and we wanted to ensure that whomever we chose to teach our children instilled structure and discipline whilst fostering confidence within them. Friends recommended David Marriott (Yakma Hap Ki Do). We observed early sessions and with some internet research we concluded that it offered a very practical and balanced skillset (punches, kicks, holds, and groundwork). We quickly realised that David was not only a skilled practitioner - he could clearly articulate the techniques. After 8.5 years both children look forward with genuine enthusiasm to their sessions. Our initial hopes have been fulfilled, and it’s lovely to observe the mixed skill ranges and ages and how supportive they are of each other - all of this under David’s guidance. Hapkido is a fantastic activity to teach the value of the self and more importantly the development of individual confidence to achieve goals within a friendly and supportive environment.

Debbie Hill YAKMA classes

"Hap Ki Do is an incredible skill and discipline to learn which nurtures positivity and respect and builds on physical and mental strength. Over the four years that my Daughter has been part of Yakma, having joined at the age of eight, she has received excellent coaching and support and has developed an inner confidence which feeds through into other areas of her life. I would highly recommend Yakma Hap Ki Do to anyone who is looking for a positive outlet for themselves, or their children, to enjoy a group activity, improve their fitness and make good friendships."

YAKMA HAPKIDO Chris Dexter

"My children have trained at YAKMA since they were 5 and 6, and in this have benefited from the regular training, they are also learning that to achieve in life they have work hard and show determination and persistence. Thanks to Dave's teaching and patience they have learned that through hard work and determination they can achieve great things. I started training at YAKMA when I was 35. Since then I have pushed myself further than I ever thought I could. Classes are fun and great exercise, since joining Dave's classes I've managed to lose 3 stone and feel much fitter!"

Two of our long standing students YAKMA

We would welcome contributions to our Testimonials section. Please feel free to forward them to dave@yakma.co.uk

John Cadman YAKMA Lessons

William joined YAKMA on his 5th birthday. He is now 12 and has enjoyed every minute of his 7 years training. Dave Marriott is one of the best and most patient instructors I know, taking time to help individuals to perfect their technique and enabling them to progress through their gradings. Hap Ki Do has not only helped William maintain an extremely high level of physical fitness, which has helped him in other sporting activities, it has also given him greater mental strength, patience and respect in all other areas of his life.

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William Cadman

Senior Student

William is one of our longest standing students and is currently the highest grade in our junior section. He is one of our most commited students and has one of the best attendance records of the whole club. His regular training and great attitude in class show through in the performance of his techniques. His other main interest is football

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  • Specialty: Hapkido
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  • 6th keup YAKMA Hapkido
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Chris Dexter

Senior Student

Chris has been training at YAKMA several years and is one of our 2 senior students. He has previous experience in Karate where he acheived 1st Keup. Chris has a great attitude to training. Once he returned from holiday with his family to grade with his two children Carl and Zoe. After successfully completing their gradings they drove back to continue their holiday. Chris loves the technical side of Hapkido and often amazes me by learning a new technique and "pulling it off" in sparring during the same lesson.

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  • Specialty: Hapkido, Fitness and Self Defence
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  • 2nd Keup YAKMA Hapkido
  • 1st Keup Karate
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YAKMA Hapkido

Dave Marriott

YAKMA Hapkido

Dave is YAKMA's founder and chief instructor and has been training in Korean Martial Arts for over 23 years. He is passionate about bringing the best out of his students both physically and mentally.

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  • Speciality: YAKMA Hapkido
  • Self Defence
  • Personal training
  • Fitness Training
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  • Founder of YAKMA Hapkido (1998)
  • 3rd DAN World Hanmudo Association
  • 1st DAN World Korean Hapkido Federation
  • First aid
  • CRB Checked
  • Safeguarding Children, Preventing Bullying Level 2
  • Equity in your coaching
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Alex Rimmington

Senior Student

Alex is YAKMA's longest standing student and one of our 2 senior grades. As well as training in martial arts Alex is a very accomplished rugby player and at some stage hopes to become a professional player. Cricket is another sport that Alex is keen on. Due to Alex's natural athletic ability and his commitment to regular martial arts practice he has become a very high level martial artist.

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  • Specialty: Hapkido
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  • 2nd keup YAKMA Hapkido
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