We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders

& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

TSX Martial Arts has been in existence since 2000 & has grown to become recognised as a leader in training of martial arts. We provide a path to success based on martial arts, confidence & goal-setting 

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Hi, I'm Philip Millington-Downing

Welcome to TSX Martial Arts

When I first met my Instructor Master Chris Beanland, I had no idea the profound effect Taekwondo & martial arts training would have on my confidence, fitness & success in life! So much so, Master Beanland  & I went on to found TSX Martial Arts in the year 2000 with the aim of empowering as many children & adults as possible with the tenets, confidence, fitness & leadership skills that only martial arts training can bring.


Now, 19 years later having created many empowered, well rounded Black Belts our aims have shifted. We will continue to create awesome Black Belts, but also aim to pass on our knowledge of teaching & business success to give our students the best possible start should they choose to become Instructors & help empower even more children, adults & communities with the benefits of martial arts.

Hi, I'm Master Chris Beanland

Who Are We & What is Our Curriculum?

We are currently a collection of 10 clubs located throughout Yorkshire & Lancashire. The style of martial arts we practice is ITF Taekwondo, following a curriculum that has been developed from over 40 years of experience. In addition to traditional Taekwondo we also teach many other traditional & modern arts as well as specialist seminars & courses.

TSX Martial Arts is affiliated to the ITF Union, which is an Internationally recognised body with over 60 affiliated countries. Our style is to ensure that instructors & pupils get the absolute maximum from our ancient and prestigious sport, mixing enjoyment with self discipline, teaching self defence & at the same time educating people to be better human beings.

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Some of the Benefits of Martial Arts


Tae Kwon Do is taught purely as a defensive martial art. It teaches the value of only using the skills learnt to save and protect one's life and those of others, and not to start fights or to use it inappropriately in
school play grounds.


Unfortunately, in this day and age there are too many child abductions and any skill like Tae Kwon Do that can help to save a child’s life must be taken seriously.

A child will learn how to defend themselves from different potential attacks such as punches, grabs and strangles as well as defence against weapons.


A child will learn the importance of discipline and respect for others and oneself. They will learn how to respect the rules of the Dojang (training room) - such as no swearing, spitting or teasing. They must bow in and out of the room as you start and finish training. All the learning is made fun and memorable: you will see more aggression and injuries in premier league football match then a Tae Kwon Do class. The child will learn how to calm a situation down and how to avoid trouble.


Unfortunately, the rate of childhood obesity is climbing dramatically more and more. Children are spending a lot more time playing video games, watching television and being in front of a computer. One study has found that 9 percent of boys and 13 percent of girls in England are overweight, and the figures are rising. The most significant health risk related to childhood obesity is that it can persist into adulthood: obese teenagers are 10-15 times more likely to become obese adults. There are many health risks associated with being obese in adulthood including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other serious illnesses. Tae Kwon Do can help improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, balance, strength and overall energy levels. 


Learning to be more confident and have more courage to overcome come bullying issues is another major benefit of Tae Kwon Do. The child learns how to become less of a victim and how to calm the situation as well as inform an adult or teacher about the incident. The child will be taught self defence movements but must first learn to handle conflict. The child will learn personal responsibility, avoidance and respect for others as well as their own power. There level of self esteem and confidence will also increase.


Tae Kwon Do helps children to interact with others and to take responsibility. They will be asked to help and teach others. Tae Kwon Do can enhance their communication skills. They become more engaged and focussed on goal setting since they have to learn to pass regular gradings and attend national competitions. Some children can be labelled “hyperactive” by some; however Tae Kwon Do allows them to use their abundant energy. It will help them to have many skills that will help them in later life as well as improve in school activities. The child will also learn Tae Kwon Do in its original Korean language. This learning process can help with languages in school, as well as other subjects


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We Train in the Highest Quality Martial Arts & Offer Programmes That Are Accessible & Enjoyable by People of Any Age

We Focus on Personal Development by Using Martial Arts as a Vehicle to Instil Life Skills. We Teach More Than Just Self-Defence Moves

Our Instructors Are All Certified Black Belts, Qualified & Professionally Trained to Teach Martial Arts


Limited Trial Offers are Available, Act Now!

This is your chance to try our martial arts programme at a reduced price with no commitments!