Kung Fu will help your child develop essential skills that they can apply to all areas of life.


The Dragon Squad is a cutting-edge martial arts program is for kids aged 8-12.  It is designed to give your child everything they need to thrive in life from physical fitness and confidence through to improved school work and respect for others.

In our modern age, children are spending increasingly more time on electronic devices.  Having an external interest or hobby in a Martial Art such as a Kung Fu class provides a healthy and positive environment to meet and socialise with their peers.

Surrounded by friends and teammates with positive values and experienced coaches, they learn how self-discipline, respect, and focus will give them a head start as they become young adults.

Children in this age group are now bridging the gap between childhood and becoming an adult with all the stresses and anxieties that this causes.

Members of our Dragon Squad classes behave with maturity as adults, yet we actively encourage them to enjoy their training.

Having a fantastic workout, progressing through the belts, and actually enjoying the sport is a great way to deal with the daily stresses of school life and becoming a teenager.

Join our outstanding group of young people from across Rochford, in classes that are designed to be fun, lively, friendly, and innovative.

The best decision you will make for your child!!


Our Kung Fu classes will help your child to develop respect and confidence, learn how to avoid strangers, and ability to stand up to bullies.

In addition to the physical skills learned in class, complex physical activities such as martial arts have proven to strengthen the brain’s neural networks, helping kids improve their focus and self-control. This can be especially beneficial for kids with ADD/ADHD.

Children in the Dragon Squad also learn the importance of goal setting and the rewards of hard work.  

We use a progressive grading curriculum that provides an excellent exercise for kids to learn how to set and achieve goals. Their self-esteem will continue to rise with each accomplishment as they watch their hard work pay off.

From a Martial perspective, Our Kung Fu classes teach self-defence techniques for this age group, plus a number of supplementary skills including pressure points, joint locks, and a pragmatic realistic, and appropriate approach to self defence and weapons awareness.

It could be argued that the Chinese Kung Fu classes were the original version of MMA. At a more advanced stage we also, safely, teach weapons as part of our Rochford Kung Fu syllabus.

Our innovative curriculum uses the latest coaching methods, however, they are mixed with the traditional values associated with Chinese Martial Arts like Kung Fu and Japanese Martial Arts like Judo and Karate. These include humility, respecting one’s classmates, teachers, and parents plus trust. Whilst learning a Martial Art that has a key focus on self-defense which must only be used as a final last resort where other strategies have failed.

We also help these young people to learn about the principles and theory behind their practice, as they rise in ability this knowledge is vital to reach the highest elite levels.

The classes are designed from a practical sports science perspective utilising knowledge around:

  • Biomechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • How to deal with emotional and physical anxiety and stress

Be Yourself

Learning Kung Fu is not just about learning Martial Arts for technical skills such as throwing, kicking, or punching.  It’s not just physical exercise, it’s about starting to define yourself as a person, and your core values and beliefs.

There are many ‘influencers’ on social media that seek to change how we act and behave, including suggesting what we need to do to become the ‘perfect version of ourselves’ by changing styles of clothing, hair, things we do, things we say, and much more.

Our Dragon’s have the confidence and mindfulness to understand their own values, and how to avoid being negatively influenced by others.

Coaching Programme

Within this group, we also run a successful Junior Leaders program. Participants join our coaching team showing the younger and less experienced students the skills they can develop. It is a great example of the benefits of hard work and consistent effort.

Entry to this program is by invitation only and includes additional in-depth technical tuition plus regular personal development. Junior coaches learn leadership skills such as public speaking, effective communication, leading by example, and team-working.

The physical skills learned in Martial Arts transfer into all areas of life, including school, home, and sports. And they are the core skills and values that will stay with your child and set them on a pathway to a healthy, happy, and successful life!

Start your childs Kung Fu Journey!

The Dragon Squad program has prepared hundreds of children just like yours to have the very best possible start in this amazing next stage of life! 


We’d love to invite you and your child to a free taster session at our excellent full-time martial arts school, try out a class and meet our team.

To book simply click on the button and select a class!  Alternatively, you can call us on 01702 808 262, text 07931 857 775, or email