Testimonials for Success Martial Arts Swindon

At Success Martial Arts Swindon, we have been teaching adults and children from all walks of life for over 11 years. Here is what some of those students have had to say about our club:

My two children have attended Success Martial Arts for the past seven years, working up to black belt first Dan. In all that time they have received nothing but unconditional support and help from all the instructors but particularly Gareth, who is concerned not only with their physical progress but also their mental wellbeing. He is firm but fair, and all their belts have been earned by their own hard work, not given automatically, unlike at other local martial arts schools. There are a huge range of classes at times and days to suit everyone, and Gareth is very flexible, allowing students to make up classes, change classes as suits, and attend additional classes. I have known Gareth a long time, he elicits the best from everyone who he works with and adept at teaching even the most difficult and vulnerable students. I can not recommend Success Martial Arts highly enough, and would never have allowed my children to go anywhere else, I firmly believe it is the best Martial Arts School around. In fact if my son goes away to University it will be one of the things he will miss the most.

C Haines


Both my sons started training with Success Martial Arts in January 2015 my eldest Daniel was 6 and my youngest Zach was 3. Success MA is a major part of their lives as they strive closer to their goal of a black belt. Chief Instructor Mr Davies and his team are fantastic role models and teachers, always giving their students 100%. Martial Arts is not only a great way of keeping fit but also instills discipline and respect. We believe attending classes at Success MA has resulted in our boys becoming confident, respectful, fit and healthy young men. With continued thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

M & J French


Since joining success at his primary school Frazer (10) has found a new interest. He’s moved from just after school classes to a regular weekly class too. He’s come on in leaps and bounds and really enjoys what he’s learning. He’s grown in confidence and takes a pride in showing what he can do. The instructors are all so very friendly, positive and encouraging and they know how to get the best out of their students.

N Brooks


My son has been attending Success MA for years and has loved every minute. Gareth is very encouraging and a good role model and he has a great team. My son has grown in confidence and aspires to get to black belt. Thanks.

D Craig


James started martial arts at 4 years old. He has learnt discipline, improved his concentration and listening skills and enjoys every session. He works hard to grade up to his next belt and likes to show his movements at home to us. The instructors work hard with all children of all abilities and I am always quick to recommend Success Martial Arts to any parent considering it.

S King


My son has been training since 2014. He was at the time was struggling to control his anger and was easily provoked which would lead to outbursts where he would lash out, usually just at home but then it started at school too until a friend suggested that I try taking him to Martial Arts. Well within the first few months the difference in my son was amazing, he had gained respect for others and himself and his outbursts became fewer and fewer. I am so very proud of the dedication he now has for Martial Arts and his ambition to get as far as he can. I cannot thank Mr Davies and his team enough for their hard work, support, encouragement and the opportunity they have given my son.

K McEnroe


We did a lot of research on Martial Arts schools in the area when Tom first wanted to take it up. After a trial run with another, and not ‘feeling it’. I asked for recommendations and Success Martial Arts came out on top. Fast forward 4.5 years and it’s THE best decision we’ve made.

Gareth and his team are amazing. (Gareth’s memory for ALL his students names alone, is worth witnessing!!)

What we love about the way they work is grading comes down to effort and skill – not just on the number of lessons attend. You won’t get a new belt just for showing up you have to WANT it.

He also offers the younger students the chance to become ‘Junior Instructor’. (This is something Tom has grabbed with both hands.)

Gareth has helped with other things too, when Tom had a couple of problems at school, it’s Gareth that asked if we wanted him to have a word with him? All the students respect him, I know that Tom hangs on to his every word. (Praise or otherwise!)

Toms determined to make it to a black belt with his name on… With guidance from all the gifted instructors and if only he remembers to keep his guard up… He should get there!

J Smith


We have found Success Martial Arts to be a wonderful group. The instructors are encouraging, knowledgeable and respectful. They have enabled Matthew to make progress and often taken the time to show him how to improve his technique. He really enjoys the classes and looks forward to them. We have really appreciated the time and commitment the staff give and this shows in the way classes are run and the progress everyone makes.

I Standley


After training for 7 years with another martial arts school, Gareth and the Team at Success Martial Arts welcomed my son and I with open arms. After a brief assessment, we were set straight to work towards a new target that we set together. We had a lot to learn to catch up to our current high belt status due to the change in training and discipline style, but with standard lessons and some one-to-one teaching we made great progress to enable us to both undertake our first panel grading in just 6 months. We were expecting to drop a couple of belts due to the new things we had to learn, but with a lot of work and support were unexpectedly re-graded at the same level we had left our previous school. I can’t thank the Team enough and we are looking forward to achieving our black belts very soon – fingers crossed!

K Baker


My son and daughter both love going to the classes each week and have been going for the past year and a half. I completely understand and agree with the name “Success”. The positive attitude and praise all the children receive really does spur them on. Great instructors, such a brilliant club!

M Hill


From the very first session at Success Martial Arts we felt that the instructors already knew our son. As a parent this is vitally important but rarely found in any educational setting where a large number of students are present. The dedication of all members of staff is undeniable and Mr Davies works tirelessly to fulfill his role as instructor and mentor – going above and beyond the call of duty. Being part of Success Martial Arts is like being part of a family. We are incredibly grateful of how this has had such a positive influence on our Son’s confidence, self esteem and attitude. We can’t thank you enough!

C & K Edge


My daughter has been doing Martial Arts since December and she loves it! Her confidence has grown and the instructors are brilliant always making sure the children are getting positive feedback and they always put the extra effort into helping the children.

K Morris


Both of my daughters (age 3 and 5) attend Success Martial Arts and we couldn’t be happier! Not only has it made a huge improvement to their physical abilities and self-confidence, it has improved their patience, and their ability to listen and follow instructions I am confident that their enthusiasm for martial arts will continue in the coming years due to the enthusiasm and professionalism of all the instructors. Thank you to all the team for all their hard work!

H Amato


Success Martial Arts has been an amazing experience for my son, the classes are well structured and he enjoys them. The instructors are friendly, approachable and are able to make the students feel at ease. the extra classes and camps are a real bonus. fantastic people, great experience and value for money.

C Deaville