Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm the founder of Mantis Kickboxing. I am a mother of three and have been a teacher since 1999.
My own children started kickboxing before me. I took them to my local kickboxing club as a way to get them active and away from the computer screen. It worked! They quickly gained confidence and made new friends. It wasn't long before I decided to give it a go myself. Years later, we have achieved Black Belts but are still working hard.
The advantages of kickboxing are vast and varied and as a teacher I wanted to share them with the young people I worked with. In 2014 I decided to use kickboxing at George Spencer Academy, where I worked, to help the students from primary schools settle in. I designed and ran a six-week Transition Course. The feedback was so positive that the course now runs every year.
Our classes have gone from strength to strength. In addition to the transition course we now offer after school classes for children in Primary and Secondary and Adults classes.