ABOUT US

Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy was born from a vision, a dream, a desire. The Name, logo and concept was drafted up long before the idea was first brought to life in November 2015. We operate similar to a not for profit organisation as we use money earned to purchase new equipment, and provide additional training courses to our students. Our future expectation is to be in a good financial position that will allow us to offer an in house college grant assistance to our members.

 

Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy is committed to providing a stimulating, creative and fun environment to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of your child. We offer various styles of Martial Arts and classes which include; Kickboxing, Satory Do Martial Arts, Sin Moo Hapkido, Sanshin-ryu Jujitsu, Boxing for Fitness, Fitness Classes, Air-floor sessions, Weapons Demonstrations, and Open Hand Demonstrations(Forms). Styles or classes that do not appear on our timetable are available for private lessons subject to instructor availability.

 

You can relax knowing that you or your child is in good hands as all our instructors have years of experience and are trained to the highest standard. At a minimum they are trained in First Aid, are Garda Vetted, have completed Safeguarding 1 (originally the code of ethics for young children and vulnerable adults), Also completed the Level 1 coaching requirement and of course they are Black Belts that are Recognised by Sport Ireland and the Irish Martial Arts Commission.

All our volunteers and helpers will have been trained in First Aid, Garda Vetted and have completed Safeguarding 1 (originally the code of ethics for young children and vulnerable adults).

Furthermore you can have a sense of comfort knowing you will be attending a facility that is kept up-to the highest standards(possibly in the country) with our clean and friendly environment, also our regularly updated protocols in relation to Child Safeguarding, Health & Safety, COVID 19.

MISSION STATEMENT;

Our mission at Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy is to pass knowledge and experience of the martial arts onto others through a fun and friendly environment for self-defence and fitness. Our students are the core of Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy and our aim is to help each student reach their full potential by providing a clear curriculum to help in that process. We hope to encourage as many individuals and families to lead a healthier lifestyle, and to show them the positive benefits of the martial arts and we will be here to assist them in reaching their martial arts and fitness-related goals

Our aims are based on the above mission statement:

 

  • To make Martial Arts accessible to all families of all nationalities from the local community and surrounding areas.

 

  • To provide a safe environment in which you/your child are encouraged to learn and develop new skills through martial arts.

Benefits of Martial Arts

Physical

If practiced regularly it will provide a cardiovascular workout, it will help develop, muscle tone, strength, flexibility balance and concentration, it is considered to be an effective total body workout. In a recent study by US Fitness magazine it was proven that a kickboxing class can burn an impressive 800 calories an hour. It will help maintain weight and body fat controls and bone density. The skill taught can be used in self-defence, if needed. (Kickboxing Ireland, 2014)

 

 

Psychological

It is considered to be calming and relaxing, it requires a high degree of concentration and focus to be able to deliver the multiple movements, punches and kicks. Focus is often on helping body and spirit feel centred and connected to each other. (Kickboxing Ireland, 2014)

 

 

Lifestyle Benefits

It can be practiced alone or with others. Group introduction is widely available, it is accessible to people of wildly ranging ages and fitness levels, equipment in the initial stages is minimal and equipment is primarily inexpensive. (Kickboxing Ireland, 2014)

 

Meet The Team

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Ferdia Grant

Head Instructor

4th Dan Black Belt Kickboxing

3rd Dan Black Belt Sin Moo Hapkido

X Belt Satory Do Martial Arts

X Belt Sanshin-Ryu Jujitsu

First Aid Trained

Garda Vetted

Level 1 Coaching (KBI/IMAC)

Safeguarding 1

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Jessica Grant

Head Instructor

4th Dan Black Belt Kickboxing

2nd Dan Black Belt Satory Do Martial Arts

First Aid Trained

Garda Vetted

Level 1 Coaching (KBI/IMAC)

Safeguarding 1

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Teresa Grant

Children's Officer

3rd Dan Black Belt Kickboxing

First Aid Trained

Garda Vetted

Safeguarding 1

Safeguarding 2

Safeguarding 3

 
 

LOCATION

Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy,

Unit 5,

Main Street,

Newtownmountkennedy,

Co. Wicklow

CLASS STYLES

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FORMS &
WEAPONS

Kickboxing comprises boxing and kicking techniques, to forum combinations. Practiced doing air drills, defences, pad work, bag work and sparring (routines & free-spar) in semi contact, light contact, full contact, K1, kick light and low kick.

Sin Moo Hapkido is a Korean Martial Art, which combines the soft styles of Hapkido, Kung Fu and Judo along with aggressive Korean techniques. There are hundreds/thousands of techniques, for all different kinds of self defence situations. It was developed by Grand-master Ji Han Jae.

In SATORY DO, the aim here is to develop in a fighter the speed of a point fighter, the heart of a full contact fighter, the toughness of a knockdown fighter and the mind of a old Master who has experienced everything that could possibly happen in a fight.

Forms and Weapons are a non-contact element of kickboxing. They are made up of various moves and combinations to form a demonstration, the demonstration displays a synchronised routine to stimulate a fighting situation.

Sanshin-ryu is translated as: School of three minds.

Jujitsu is translated as: gentle art.

The three minds refer to the three main styles or schools of thought that were used to create the system. They are:

 

  • Kobayashi-ryu shorin-ryu Shorin-kan Karate

  • Kodenkan Danzan-ryu Jujitsu

  • Kodokan Judo

 
Boxing Gloves
Kick Practice
Outdoor Training
Boys During a Gymnastics Practice
Medicine Ball Workout
Air Floor
Session
Boxing for
Fitness
KICK-
Boxercise
Fighting
Shape
Fitness
Class

Boxing for fitness class designed to assist weight loss, muscle tone, increased fitness and all the fun of training like a boxer without the contact.The typical structure of the class will be a warm up including basic techniques, five rounds of bag work three minutes long which will focus on either combinations, pyramid, cardio, legs or abs.

This class is based on a boxing for fitness program that has been modified to facilitate kicking routines. This will provide a more diverse group of muscles being worked out during the class. The typical structure of the class will be a warm up including basic techniques, five rounds of bag work three minutes long which will focus on either combinations, pyramid, cardio, legs or abs.

This class will vary from session to session combining boxing for fitness, kick-boxercise, Thai-boxercise, Fitness training, circuit training, TABATA, etc. A full varied workout combining a variety of disciplines on different days, so don’t miss training as you never know what you might be missing out on.

This session is a practice session using the Air floor to learn and land new tricks. Previous experience essential and must notify in advance to see if you are eligible. Also Limited numbers allowed per session.

This class is a fitness program that will focus on different areas of the body on different days. Not just focusing on muscle groups but cardio and speed as well. It will be conducted using different fitness regimes like circuit training, TABATA, etc. It will provide a more diverse group of muscles being worked out during the class. The typical structure of the class will be a warm up, demonstration of the exercises for the class, workout, cool down.

Class Styles not listed on the timetable can be done through private lessons subject to instructor availability

CLASS SCHEDULE

Upcoming Closure Dates 2022* ;

(dates may change on short notice)

  • Thursday 17th of March; St Patrick's Day

  • Friday 18th of March; Closed Bank Holiday

  • Friday 8th of April; Closed

  • Friday 15th of April; Good Friday

  • Monday 18th of April; Bank Holiday

  • Saturday Middle of April; Club Competition Usually takes place but is Covid restriction dependent

  • Friday 29th of April; Closed

  • Monday 2nd of May; Bank Holiday

  • Monday 6th of June; Bank Holiday

  • Saturday 11th of June; SKMAA Grading Usually Takes place but is Covid restriction dependent

  • June/July/August; SUMMER BREAK 2x1week or 2 weeks

  • July & August Summer timetable in effect.

  • SUMMER BREAK WEEK 1; 25th-31st of July

  • Monday 1st of August; Bank Holiday

  • Saturday Middle of August; Club Competition Usually Takes place but is Covid restriction dependent

  • Saturday End of October; SKMAA Grading Usually Takes place but is Covid restriction dependent

  • Monday 31st of October; Bank Holiday

  • Saturday Middle of December; Club Competition Usually takes place but is Covid restriction dependent

  • End of December till start of January 2023; 2 week CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

*Dates are subject to change and can change without notice in circumstances such as;

Emergencies, Bereavements, Red or Bad Orange Weather Warnings, Pandemic, etc.

 
 

PRICES

Annual Registration fee of Approx €22 to be paid directly through the Rsportz system after Free trial period.
Term prices
Kickboxing Class

The Ladies Fitness is run on a term of approximately 5-6weeks attending twice a week, with access to online recordings and full classes.

€50 for the term

Ladies Fitness

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The 4-6years Martial arts term is run over approximately 16 weeks, attending once a week.

€90 for the full term upfront

€105 for the term if paid in three installments of €35.

4-6years Martial Art

Boxing Gloves

The Boxing for Fitness is run on a term of approximately 5-6weeks attending twice a week, with access to online recordings and full classes.

€50 for the term

Boxing for Fitness

7-14 years prices
Pay As You Go €8
10 class pass €72
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Beginner Membership

Beginner Membership entitles you to attend one class per week.

€26 per month no fixed term

Save 15% on a 12 month term so

€22.10 per month

Save 30% when paid up front for the year which is equivalent to

€18.20 per month

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Intermediate Membership

Intermediate Membership entitles you to attend two classes per week.

€50 per month no fixed term

Save 15% on a 12 month term so

€42.50 per month

Save 30% when paid up front for the year which is equivalent to

€35 per month

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Black Belt Membership

Black Belt Membership entitles you to attend 2+ classes per week.

€75 per month no fixed term

Save 15% on a 12 month term so

€63.75 per month

Save 30% when paid up front for the year which is equivalent to

€52.50 per month

Teenager & Adults prices
Pay As You Go €10
10 class pass €90
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Beginner Membership

Beginner Membership entitles you to attend one class per week.

€35 per month no fixed term

Save 15% on a 12 month term so

€29.75 per month

Save 30% when paid up front for the year which is equivalent to

€24.50 per month

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Intermediate Membership

Intermediate Membership entitles you to attend two classes per week.

€60 per month no fixed term

Save 15% on a 12 month term so

€51 per month

Save 30% when paid up front for the year which is equivalent to

€42 per month

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Black Belt Membership

Black Belt Membership entitles you to attend 2+ classes per week.

€85 per month no fixed term

Save 15% on a 12 month term so

€72.25 per month

Save 30% when paid up front for the year which is equivalent to

€59.50 per month

 

CONTACT

ADDRESS:
SWIFT KICK MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY,
UNIT 5,MAIN STREET, NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY

E-mail:  SKMAA@outlook.com

Tel: 086-233-6264

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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They are so professional and they only have your best interest at heart. They are education-driven, and are absolutely fantastic with the kids. Can't recommend them highly enough.

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Mark Muscleworx Kilcoole,
Facebook Review

Great club with two very competent instructors, nice genuine people, who really go beyond the norm too deliver excellent classes. Always very welcoming, allowing all to progress at their own ability.
I have yet to not enjoy a class 🙂

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Stephen Heffernan,
Facebook Review

They are outstanding in their dedication, care & professionalism. In these tough times the time & effort put into the proper training of young people is over & above. This ethos is carried on from preCovid & it is to be applauded. As a club the facilities are excellent and the care shown in all facets of training is excellent. I can't say enough about the club only to recommend that if you have anyone interested then go see what I'm on about. You won't regret it. Fantastic club & proud that my son is a part of it.

 

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