Derby Martial Arts

Derby Martial Arts is a family orientated club where you will be welcomed and included as a valued member – part of our extended family.  We are passionate in delivering an experience that enhances the character and development of everyone through our door, as well as enabling progression through a fully structured and approved grading syllabus.


Derby Martial Arts has a great club ethos that is respectful, positive and friendly.  We operate with integrity first within our state-of-the-art martial arts training centre here in the East Midlands.welcome page

So whether you are looking to start martial arts for yourself or your child, or you are ready for the next step in your martial art progression, let us welcome you to our fantastic facility.

If you have never been to a Martial Arts class before, but you are interested in having a look and maybe a try, just drop us a line and we can give you a tour of our super new centre and a FREE trial!! You will see how we can get you started in a safe non-contact class environment to build your confidence in martial arts. All our instructors are kind, helpful and experienced with their focus being to develop the inner you, to give you confidence and enhance your mental and physical capability.

We cater for members as young as 3 years old and have kids and adults separate classes, as well as family classes, which enable all the family to train together!

Already an experienced martial artist?

With over 26 years of martial arts experience, Master Ryan Lawson heads up a team of very talented, both male and female martial arts instructors who are all still competing and progressing heavily in their own training. With this in mind, our enthusiasm and passion will help aid and develop you further and expand on the experience you have already gained. We can develop your martial arts skills to the limit!

Looking to compete?

With a very active fight team in all styles of martial arts, there will be an instructor that can help you expand your experience and knowledge and work on your fight record. We run and enter competition events for those who choose to take part in these, both within the club and inter club events, so the serious martial artist can expand their experience in the art.

Do you like to watch whilst your loved ones practice martial arts?

We have a fully equipped cafe to provide you with your coffee and cake requirements if you want to stay during the class. We also offer seating near the class if you want to be near your children during their training!

Finally, our centre offers you the chance to use one of its key areas for your own social or business event, it really is a capable and social place to meet all your needs!