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Ninja Tots martial arts class at the Leeds North AEGIS Academy
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Helping Families Achieve Success Through Martial Arts

AEGIS Martial Arts has been helping people for over 40 years by providing top quality tuition and a curriculum focused on building life skills as well as learning self defence

Leeds North AEGIS Academy serves West Park, Horsforth, Alwoodley, Rawdon, Meanwood and other surrounding areas of North Leeds

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Instructor at the Leeds North AEGIS Martial Arts Academy
Hi, I'm Master Anita Drury, Chief Instructor of the Leeds North AEGIS Academy

I want children, adults & families to benefit from Martial Arts the same way I have

I first came to AEGIS Martial Arts as a spectator parent after enrolling my son. I enjoyed the whole ethos of the Academy and the Instructors there.  After watching the classes for some time, I became intrigued in just how much the AEGIS System helped people grow in confidence as well as skill and fitness, and having always been quite shy myself I thought perhaps it could help me too.

My son loved the classes and had decided that he wanted to become an instructor eventually.  When I eventually I did join and  stepped onto the mat with my son for the first time,  I actually joined straight into the full CIT Program from day one, as I had decided that the best way to support my son was to train as an instructor with him!


AEGIS has changed my life quite literally, with support and encouragement from the Instructors I grew in confidence, qualified as an instructor and changed career to run the Leeds North academy with my son.


I am very proud of what we have and continue to achieve here at Leeds North AEGIS, and the thing I love most is watching those shy students step onto the mat for the first time, nervous as I had been, and helping them along the way, watching them grow in confidence,  becoming the best version of themselves, and then eventually presenting them with their Black Belt!

We help develop your child for the future

We don't just focus on the punching & kicking, our curriculum is more focused on teaching key skills and personal development. We want to your child to become a future leader in the community. Our programs are important to help children develop the skills and habits for a successful future..

children doing pad work in martial arts class at Leeds North AEGIS Academy
Family smiling after martial arts class at Leeds North AEGIS Academy

A fun & engaging approach to fitness & self defence

It is difficult to find and maintain a fitness routine, to find something that keeps you motivated, engaged and feel like you are progressing. Our martial arts classes are perfect if you find the gym boring. They also help build important habits and skills so you can reach your goals & potential in all areas of your life.

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Our Facilities

- Car Parking

- Full safety matted training area

- Large range of high quality training equipment

- Own Pro-Shop that supplies protective equipment for maximum safety

- Seating Area for Parents

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children's martial arts class at the Leeds North AEGIS Academy based in West Park, Horsforth, Alwoodley and Bramhope

Our Mission

To bring a wider audience to the life enhancing benefits of martial arts training, to focus
beyond mere surviving and towards thriving.

To apply the martial arts skills of the warrior towards greater goals of unity, community and self-development of the heart, mind, body and spirit in total harmony.

The AEGIS Martial Arts Curriculum

The AEGIS Martial Arts System was founded in 1982 and has been developed over the last 40 years. With a focus on self defence, the physical martial arts is a collection of boxing, karate, kickboxing and jujitsu.

Our curriculum has a key focus on building life skills so we can help our students achieve more not just in martial arts but in all areas of their lives.


Your Instructors will be there to help, support and guide you along each step of your journey from a White Belt to a Black Belt. 

adult martial arts class at Leeds North AEGIS Academy

Why Choose AEGIS Martial Arts?


All our certified black belt instructors are DBS checked, fully insured and trained & qualified in how to teach Martial Arts.


Our curriculums foundation & focus is personal development and building life skills as well as learning the physical martial arts & self defence skills.


All of academies have top quality safety equipment including fully matted floors & pads.  They are also cleaned to a high standard regularly.

We have a number of classes available

Free Trial Classes are available but there are only limited slots to book so contact us today!

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chief instructor of Leeds North AEGIS Martial Arts Academy
Master Anita Drury
Chief Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt
Chief Instructor at the Leeds North AEGIS Martial Arts Academy
Master Bradley Tasker
Chief Instructor
4th Degree Black Belt
Instructor at the Leeds North AEGIS Martial Arts Academy
Master David Oughton
4th Degree Black Belt

Sarah D, Parent

"This place is fantastic. My son (8) has been attending this martial arts center for nearly 2 years now. He really enjoys the fitness aspect of building strength and learning new skills but it is his confidence that I'm enjoying watch grow. The instructors are always friendly and professional. I would recommend the class to anyone young or old."
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