The Academy was established in 1989 by instructors qualified in a variety of martial arts and combat disciplines. We offer high-quality, safe and fun classes in a friendly and appropriately relaxed environment. Our three main training programmes are Integrated fighting arts, Savate and Canne de Combat. You can chose to train in one or all of these programmes. Find out more in The Arts. Our instructors are DBS checked and fully insured. You can find out more about our instructors by visiting the Instructor menu, in About Us

Following communications from St. Bede's School our regular classes are suspended until further notice.

Information from St Bede's:
"Our priority is keeping our students, staff and other stakeholders as safe as we possibly can. As you all know by now, viruses can live on various surfaces for up to 72 hours and we will be simply unable to introduce an additional cleaning regime to ensure all areas are up to the required standard both before and after lettings. This is to protect you as much as us!
"We are so sorry for the inconvenience and any hardship this will cause but we feel the most important thing at the moment is to protect our community and environment as best we can.
"We sincerely hope this will not prove to be a protracted closure."

There's not really much that I can add to the above at this time, other than to convey sincere regret from myself and the CAMA Team. We would also advise you to continue to follow advice from local and national governments, Public Health England, and the World Health Organisation on this matter, in order to keep yourselves as safe as possible.
Myself and the Team at CAMA will of course keep in touch. I am happy to receive and answer personal emails from Members on this matter, so do please keep in touch. 

Best wishes, and stay safe - and keep washing those hands too!
Ollie Batts
Senior Instructor

Dear Members, Parents and Friends,

We wish to assure you all that we are constantly monitoring this situation, and that we will take all appropriate measures necessary to protect our Members, our Instructors, and the local community. The Health and Safety of ALL is our primary concern. You can keep yourself updated here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

SHOULD YOU COME TO CLASS?
Our training sessions are OPERATING, but with modifications. Sessions will focus on guided fitness and technical sessions. Sparring, grappling and close quarter training will NOT be included for the foreseeable future.

Provided that you are feeling FIT AND WELL, we would hope to see you continuing to attend training nights and sessions with us. Staying fit and healthy is more important than ever at this time! Please see this report by UK Active: https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-statement-on-covid-19-coronavirus

If you are feeling 'UNDER THE WEATHER', even if you are simply suffering with a COMMON COLD, or even an UPSET STOMACH, etc., we ask that you DO NOT come to class and risk passing something on to other members. Everyone needs to try to keep their body's natural immune system functioning at the highest possible level - especially right now.

WASHING HANDS FULLY & REGULARLY
One major thing that has become apparent is, that by washing our hands properly, and regularly, we can help to reduce and slow down the spread of Coronavirus, dramatically! With that being the case, please see this link, produced by Nuffield Health, on how to wash your hands correctly: https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/article/an-expert-guide-to-washing-your-hands

And so, we ask that you make sure to wash your hands in the manner prescribed on ENTERING and LEAVING the Training Hall. Avoid touching your (or other people's face) with your hands, or your gloves. Also, try to obtain a small bottle of Antibacterial Hand Gel, and/or Antibacterial Wipes, to bring along to class with you in your training bag. Bring your own equipment gloves, bag mitts, etc). Do NOT share Gloves, Water bottles, towels, etc.

THE NEED TO SELF-ISOLATE
Follow Government advice on self-isolation. Key indicators are :
a. A new continuous cough and/or
b. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)
It’s very important that you DO NOT leave your home or ATTEND OUR CLASSES if you are self-isolating.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented period.

The Academy was established in 1989 by instructors qualified in a variety of martial arts and combat disciplines. We offer high-quality, safe and fun classes in a friendly and appropriately relaxed environment. Our three main training programmes are Integrated fighting arts, Savate and Canne de Combat. You can chose to train in one or all of these programmes. Find out more in The Arts.

Our Senior Instructor, Ollie Batts, has spent more than 40 years studying and training in the martial arts, and he currently holds instructor grades and qualifications in several different martial art systems. You can find out more about our instructors by visiting the Instructor menu, in About Us.