Testimonials

Hear from our students and parents regarding their experience at storm martial arts.

“I’ve been to few martial arts clubs throughout my life, none can compare to Storm. Craig and Katie’s relaxed, easy-going class structure combined with Craig’s vast knowledge of a number of different systems make it accessible for adults and kids and make it interesting to attend. Knowledge and practical use of martial arts are layered on over time to allow it still stick in your mind. Sparring is approached in the same way, building up skills over time, so you are as confident as you can be fighting heavy contact for your black belt. Craig and Katie will not compromise on standards, they continually encourage their students to be as good as they can be. I genuinely wouldn’t want to go anywhere else”

Stuart Layzell 1st Dan


“My son has ADHD and when we started with Storm it was primarily to improve his confidence, which it did but it also did so much more. We train as a family and learn new skills together, our fitness had improved along with our relationship. Craig and Katie are brilliant; patient, understanding with an amazing knowledge of Martial Arts. Storm is a safe environment dedicated to teaching Martial Arts in a way that can be used to protect in today’s society but also it’s just so much fun.You can meet new people and learn something useful. I’m so glad we joined. ”

Gilly Searson


“Since joining almost a year ago, our son has grown in confidence and has genuinely found something he loves. Craig and Katie are two of the most dedicated people you could ever meet and they have a true passion not only for what they teach but ensuring the students learn, through hard work and a total understanding of why and how. Their dedication throughout the COVID-19 has been incredible and I wouldn’t hesitate at recommending anyone to join. ”

Lindsay McGowan


“Craig and Katie are a genuine couple who are devoted to what they do. They work brilliantly as a team to provide a safe, professional, friendly and fun environment in their classes. Everything their students learn is backed up with detailed and knowledgeable explanations. During lockdown Craig and Katie have worked tirelessly to keep lessons running online, always ready with advice and encouragement. Since joining Storm my daughter has gained in confidence, fitness and stamina. Best of all is, she loves going to the classes!”

Linda Benner


“I have been training at storm for over a decade now and I can say without a doubt that it has been one of the best one one of the most influential parts of my life! Craig & Katie I have to say have probably been the best teachers I’ve had not only I’m martial arts but in general. It’s clear from the way that they teach they have the knowledge and understanding. The way that Craig has collected his knowledge from all different styles and found similarities between them and bridged the gap in truly impressive”.

Joel Hudson 3rd Dan



“My family and I have been long time students at storm martial arts. I have been training with Craig & Katie for as long as I can remember starting around the age of 3 with the little dragons class. They are not only amazing instructors but they are friendly, kind and supportive. Classes are not only educational but fun. they find fun ways to teach and help every student achieve their goals. Personally thanks to being part of Storm I have found my confidence in myself grow. Everyone is friendly and fun to be around. Amazing place to train, learn and make friends of all ages.”

Chloe Beastall 2nd Dan


“I enjoy training with Craig & Katie. Classes are always fun and educational: There are a range if different classes that are well suited to all age ranges. I would definitely recommend training here and it is a very welcoming environment.”

Hayley Beastall 3rd Dan


“Fantastic Martial Arts tuition. Very welcoming and Craig & Katie are fantastic teachers who are always pushing and helping me improve. I look forwards to training every week.”

Steve Pollard


“My 5 year old son hasn’t been going very long, he hasn’t experienced everything they offer due to current restrictions but they have been great and he loves it. He asks everyday if its ‘KARATE’ today”

Emma Allen


” I started at storm six months ago and Craig & Katie have been amazing. They know how to keep pushing me and engaging me in martial arts. Something I never thought I’d have an interest in. The different styles they teach and mix of lessons make me always look forwards to the next training day”

Ellie Hanson


“My son and I Trained with Master Church for over ten years. His drive and ability to get the best from his students no matter what their level is one of his greatest skills. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere help the kids really enjoy their Martial Arts Journey. If you or your child are interested in self defence then I cannot recommend STORM highly enough”

John Trotter 2nd Dan


“My daughters confidence has improved unbelievably and she can’t wait for each class. Craig & Katie are extremely professional and very friendly. We would recommend Very highly. Brilliant all around”

James Miller


“Can’t believe it’s been 16 years. Ive been training with Master Church and wouldn’t change a thing. loved it thanks Craig”

Paul Sargeant


“Craig & Katie have built up not only the physical strength in my kids but also the confidence in them too. Highly recommended to anyone of all ages”

Claire Woolley


“I have trained with Craig for over 7 years now I can’t speak highly enough of the training I’ve received at storm. Craig and the rest of the instructors are true martial artists that don’t take shortcuts in providing training that works as well in the ring as it dies in a self defence situation. I would honestly say that if you want to get fit. learn something new, feel confident. make some like minded friends and have fun doing it safely then there’s no other choice in the Retford Area”

Mike Jones