Tag Archives: Digger Barnes

Word Of The Month – Trustworthy

Dear Parents & Guardians, In July we will be working on the character lesson: TRUSTWORTHY. People that are trustworthy have a reputation for being honest, responsible, and reliable. When a child is considered trustworthy, there are many benefits. People tend to treat trustworthy children better and provide them with more opportunities from learning to leading […]

Storm Family Martial Arts attends Thames Valley Student Independence Day

Thank you to Thames Valley Learning Partnership for inviting us to be a part of their Student Independence Day at St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Slough. Their aims as an organisation are to: -Provide collaborative and informative experiences for secondary-aged students across a range of subjects, thereby providing a variety of learning opportunities and […]

Martial Arts Grading In Bracknell

Congratulations to our new Black Stripe Adult students !!! This Saturday 8 of our adult students completed an exhausting 3 hour session to achieve their Black Stripe Belt. The session consisted of over 2 hours of non stop self defence and kickboxing techniques followed by 45 minutes of 3 v 1 sparring. We were really […]

Martial Arts Photoshoot

Storm Family Martial Arts held a photoshoot this weekend for 200 children and adults from our academies in Maidenhead, Bracknell, Warfield, Windsor, Wokingham and Woodley. Students performed techniques from our kickboxing, Karate and TaeKwonDo syllabus and the action shots were amazing. The feedback was very positive and we will definitely be doing this again next […]

Self Discipline – June’s Word Of The Month at Storm Family Martial Arts

Dear Parents & Guardians, In June we will be working on the character lesson: SELF-DISCIPLINE. Parents and teachers both overwhelmingly agree that self-discipline is one of the most important skills anyone can have. It goes without saying that children can and will learn self-discipline if they are exposed to an environment that nurtures this very […]

Storm Family Martial Arts Win Silver at WUMA European Championships

Congratulations to Chief Instructor Digger Barnes for his Silver Medal at the WUMA Kickboxing European Championships held this weekend in Worcester. It was a long day with hundreds of competitors competing from all over Europe for 7 hours across 4 areas. It was great to see lots of friends at the Championship.  We hadn’t seen […]

Knives & Edged Weapons

Congratulations to our Chief Instructor Digger Barnes who recently achieved his KEWAP Insructor certificate. KEWAP (Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme) was devised by national and international award-winning instructor Steven Timperley who is also a former UK military specialist instructor with twenty-two loyal years’ service to the Crown. KEWAP Instructors include personal safety specialists, teachers, […]

International Hall Of Fame – London 2019

Congratulations to Chief Instructor David ‘Digger’ Barnes who was inducted into the Martial Arts International Hall Of Fame this weekend at the awards in Kensington, London (England) this weekend. The International Hall Of Fame Awards was founded back in 2006 by Grandmaster Gary Wasniewski. Gary was a world champion level competitor for the Amateur Karate […]