Storm Family Martial Arts

Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Fight SMART System, Self Defence.

UK Martial Arts Instructor Of The Year – Storm Family Martial Arts

Well done to Digger Barnes (Chief Instructor at Storm Family Martial Arts) for his amazing achievement, winning ‘UK Martial Arts Instructor Of The Year’ in May 2019.

This is an incredible achievement, especially when you consider Storm Family Martial Arts has only been open for 18 months.

Over 1,000 schools in the UK were eligible for the award and this included some of the biggest names in the industry.

Storm Family Martial Arts teaches multiple styles of martial arts. The main syllabus is Kickboxing and the Fight SMART System (self defence). But Storm also teaches Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kali, Eskrima, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Boxing and Muay Thai Boxing.

Storm have academies in Maidenhead, Bracknell, Warfield and Windsor and classes are broken into 4 different programmes:

  • Dragons (age 4-6)
  • Tigers (age 7-12)
  • Adults & Teenagers
  • Ladies Only

Storm Family Martial Arts has grown to over 200 students in only 18 months due to the fun, friendly and welcoming training environment and high quality lessons.

One adult student recently stated:

“I took part in a 4 week beginner course having not done any proper exercise in years. I was very nervous when I turned up at my first session however Digger made me feel welcome and at ease right from the start. 

He instructs in a very clear way both verbally and with hands on practical examples and is super supportive and encouraging throughout each and every session.  All the students are super friendly and everyone helps each other and makes every new member feel really welcome.”

And when speaking to a parent they informed us:

“We nominated Digger Barnes, Chief Instructor, Storm Family Martial Arts, for this award as he has been teaching Martial Arts to my son for the past 10 months or so. 

Digger has proven to be an amazing teacher and mentor to my son. His competence and positive energy inspires all the students to emulate him by putting in that extra effort. Over the months, I’ve seen a tremendous growth in my sons interest, knowledge and skill.   Digger ensures the lessons he learns at Storm are transferred to his home and school life which is wonderful to see.”

Storm Family Martial Arts offer free trial lessons to all children and adults who are interested in trying out a martial arts lesson.

Book your free trial lesson now at or by calling 07532 770387 or email

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