We Believe In The Life Changing Benefits
Of Martial Arts & Fitness
WHY WE DO IT. Everything we do, we do to strengthen minds and bodies and to build confidence, to abolish anxiety, stress and mediocrity from our lives, to inspire and improve.
HOW WE DO IT. With high-quality coaching, facilities and structured programs we have developed a culture of learning and discovery where you can have more fun than a monkey could shake a stick at
WHAT WE DO. We teach martial arts and fitness classes like no other.
Why We Teach Martial Arts & Fitness
Because we at Function First have a community, camaraderie and we care, all martial arts have huge life changing benefits.
- We believe in the importance of building communities, family and team
- We believe that training martial arts engage’s the mind in each moment which develops a peaceful anxiety free outlook on life
- We believe that what you learn on the mats transcends into your daily life.
- We believe that the revolution is internal and that all change begins within
- We believe in the power of martial arts, causing you to look inward and understand that the only battle is with yourself
- We believe that when you understand self you understand others and see the world through eyes of love, not fear
- We believe that surrounding yourself with the right people who inspire and encourage is vital
- We believe in banishing mediocrity from our lives
- We believe in giving back to those who make a difference in our community. Discounts for NHS, Carers, Fire service and Rescue. We salute you and we respect your good work.
Martial arts creates meaningfully engaged relationships with others,
Carefully pushing you to new places, martial arts strengthen your body and mind and strengthen the links between body and mind.
The human interaction and sportsmanship of pushing each other builds confidence and forces you to look inside to face some self-truths.
This we believe is priceless
Martial Art’s are much more than kicking and punching.
They are humbling, self-disciplined honest communities, and that’s something we need more of as we zoom faster and faster into quick fix culture where some not only want it all and want it all now, but deserve it all and we deserve it all now.
Be The Change You Wish To See In This World
The revolution is internal, did we say that?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frighten us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You’re playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others“
Tell the truth.
Do not do things that you hate.
Act so that you can tell the truth about how you act.
Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.
If you have to choose, be the one who does things, instead of the one who is seen to do things.
Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you need to know. Listen to them hard enough so that they will share it with you.
Plan and work diligently to maintain the romance in your relationships.
Be careful who you share good news with.
Be careful who you share bad news with.
Make at least one thing better every single place you go.
Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that.
Do not allow yourself to become arrogant or resentful.
Try to make one room in your house as beautiful as possible.
Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.
Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.
If old memories still make you cry, write them down carefully and completely.
Maintain your connections with people.
Do not carelessly denigrate social institutions or artistic achievement.
Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.
Ask someone to do you a small favour, so that he or she can ask you to do one in the future.
Make friends with people who want the best for you.
Do not try to rescue someone who does not want to be rescued, and be very careful about rescuing someone who does.
Nothing well done is insignificant.
Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world.
Dress like the person you want to be.
Be precise in your speech.
Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way — and don’t do unnecessarily dangerous things.
Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
Do not transform your wife into a maid.
Do not hide unwanted things in the fog.
Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated.
Read something written by someone great.
Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.
Do not bother children when they are skateboarding.
Don’t let bullies get away with it.
Write a letter to the government if you see something that needs fixing — and propose a solution.
Remember that what you do not yet know is more important than what you already know.
Be grateful in spite of your suffering.