Highly recommend Chi Wai martial arts!
Our 4 year old grandson started at Chi Wai before Christmas and absolutely loves it.
He also had a ninja party which was great fun. Sifu Lee and his team put on a great party which the children really enjoyed.
All the instructors are so good with him and the other children. Our grandson has mild cerebral palsy but Sifu and his team were not phased by this. He has really grown in confidence in such a short time. We always look forward to seeing what new movements he has learnt each week but mainly it’s lovely to see how excited and happy he is to be part of this group.
Thank you Sifu Lee and all your team
Had my son’s birthday party. A great time was had by all. 20 odd children entertained for an hour and half. All children came out with huge grins on their faces.
Facebook Recommendation 1st May 2022
11th May 2022
My daughter had an amazing 9th birthday party. Thank you so much for entertaining 20 very active kids, they all enjoyed it. It was a joy to see how they are focused and well-behaved. Extra point for the dragon 😊 I am sure next year she will have a ninja party again.
25th March 2022
Michael James Judge
Facebook Recommendation 4th April 2022
“I researched a few places in and around Cheltenham, and nothing compared with Chi Wai Family Martial Arts Centre. It’s the atmosphere that reflects support, knowledge and genuine people. A place where everyone can be themselves with no judgement. If you’re looking for a place to learn Kung Fu or Kickboxing, this is the place.”
29th September 2021
As a parent of boys who can be a handful, I would say Sifu is a very patient teacher. He helps children focus on life skills that matter during their early years, helps children learn to be responsible, and inspires them to be the best version of themselves. It’s only been a few months but our boys are keen to attend their sessions and look forward to their training every week. Glad to have my boys train with Chi Wai!
3rd March 2022
My son is three and a half, and he absolutely loves coming in to his Kung Fu lessons. We signed him up as we were hoping that it would help him build up his confidence and it worked really well, he is getting more and more confident each week and he smiles the whole time during the lessons. I can’t recommend Chi Wai Family Martial Centre highly enough.
13th August 2021
Chi Wai Family Martial Arts Centre is everything that you would want from a martial arts club. They are friendly, very knowledgeable, approachable and thoughtful. The teaching is relaxed but very thorough. I honestly cannot rate them highly enough. I have thoroughly enjoyed every class I have taken. Thank you.
13th September 2021
Facebook Recommendation 2nd July 2021
Amazing place, kids are loving it. Strict and funny at the same time! Glad we found them!
18th July 2021
I can honestly say I think the school and all staff are amazing with my son especially with his extra needs of being hyperactive I find the staff strict in a good way but always rewarding with positive comments he’s only been there a few weeks but he seems to be loving it and doing well thank you so much to everyone
Facebook Recommendation 22nd May 2021
18th June 2021
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 9th February 2021
My son has been going to Chi Wai Kung Fu for over two years now and has built so much confidence as a result. The team are amazing, friendly, approachable and encouraging. When they started a new family kickboxing class, I joined myself to try something I’d always wanted to do but feared going into an intimidating club. It’s great fun and amazing fitness too 😂 and I’ve quickly gone from being self conscious and not having a clue to feeling like i do ‘get it’ and really enjoying it. They’ve gone above and beyond during the pandemic too, switching quickly to zoom classes and when we could go back into the Dojo, the level of cleanliness and discipline surrounding Covid regulations was outstanding.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 10th February, 2021
Whether you’re looking for a Martial Arts class to learn self defence or to get yourself fit, Chi Wai is the perfect place to go. I’ve been part of the Chi Wai family (and it really is a family) and it’s a decision I’ve not regretted. The academy has been kept running virtually through lockdown and the efforts of Sifu Lee and the other instructors to keep everyone, across all the age ranges, progressing and supported have been incredible. If I had children, I would have no hesitation in bringing them to Chi Wai and as an adult, I cannot describe the mental and physical health benefits of learning a Martial Art; you really do need to experience it. Only 4 years till my Black Belt!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ December, 2020
Lovely family atmosphere, extremely friendly, highly recommend
January 18, 2021
Family Kickboxing – Amazing first lesson.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Aug 08, 2020
Honestly was such an unexpected positive experience, the relief I felt when i saw my son relaxing into it and enjoying it was just so lovely. It felt really nice doing this with him and being able to connect with him on a different level rather than standard’ Mum’ level.
I think anyone that has experiences with anxiety/autism/sensory issues etc would be okay with you guys. Small things like the room not echoing, it not being overly brightly lit, not being too big or covered in mirrors – all of these things can set off conditions or trigger symptoms in children and adults alike.
I think this is where he has struggled in the past. Classes have been in rented school halls or village halls where it is bright and loud and too open. You put 10-20 kids in a room like that and its no wonder it becomes over whelming.
I found your venue to be spot on.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Aug, 2020
A positive session , encouraging respect fitness self esteem and self-achievement in my child. Always a good day after a lesson 👍
Family Kickboxing – 1st Lesson Experience.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Aug 06, 2020
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for making our first training experience a positive one, for us both.
I don’t know if you put us in the spot you did on purpose (as I mentioned about James Sensory issues) but it was perfect.
I think him not being able to see into the mirror really helped him focus, and not feel overwhelming. He loved the class and before we were half way through he asked if he could join.
He had minimum issues last night, some floor touching and he had to remove his trainers halfway through but apart from that he was fine. Even his gloves were fine. (I was worried about this as sometimes he can’t be near or touch certain materials/textures).
It’s such a battle for him mentally and myself emotionally to help him cope but with your encouragement and the set up/surroundings you have it really was near on perfect for us both.
Even I left not hating the experience. It’s the first time I’ve put myself forward for something like this in years so was actually a very big deal to me too.
If its at all possible could you make sure we have the same spot for each training session? Familiarity for James is a good thing and helps to increase his confidence.
My daughter has been attending for 3 years and loves it, subsequently my son now goes as well. Welcoming family run academy with friendly and approachable instructors.
My son has been coming to chi wai 7 months now and enjoys every session. Everyone is so friendly and have made us feel very welcome since day 1. It is great seeing my son enjoy it so much and he has really improved on sitting and listening with every lesson. I would highly recommend chi wai to anyone.
A fantastic place for my children to spend quality time after school in a disciplined yet friendly environment. They learn, they physically active and have been very happy in the classes. The instructors are amazing, they are friendly, patient and recognising individual needs of the children. Apart from the regular training sessions lots of fun events and incentives are taking place throughout the year. As a parent I am very impressed how well the centre is organised, clean and has a very positive vibe. Highly recommend!
my son has come on leaps and bounds in the 3 months that he;s been attending, great team at Chi Wai xx Thanks All!
Fantastic community and top quality training. Huge encouragement for all skill range…. my 6 year old Daughter loves her Tiny Tiger Sessions!!!
Great family friendly set up. My son Santiago has been coming for 11 months now and made to feel welcome from the very first day. Emphasis on learning, discipline and fun all with the right balance. Would def recommend
We would highly recommend Chi Wai Martial Arts & Fitness Centre. Alfie absolutely loves coming every week. He has a huge smile on his face throughout the entire lesson. He has met lots of new friends and has grown in confidence. There is a wonderful atmosphere here and it feels more like a community with all sorts of activities to get involved in.
Brilliant Family fun for all. Fantastic friends made x
The best Kung fu school in Gloucestershire!!!
Fantastic club! Great fun for my son and an excellent way to build confidence and gain new skills. Thank you!
Four of our children have trained at Chi Wai and I’ve also done the fab fitness classes! Such a lovely family club that offers far more such as events and social days. Highly recommended!
An excellent environment for kids and learn and develop both confidence and discipline! Would highly recommend!
My daughter has been doing Tiny Tigers for over a year and really enjoys it – highly recommended
We having been going to Chi Wai for some months now. It has been such a fantastic place place to take the family to learn key skills.
We have been coming here with our children for many years. It’s a fantastic family run business and our children love it
Fantastic place to train for different martial arts and fun for all the family
Great place – really nice community feel. Awesome lessons and lots of extra activities to get involved in.
The best Kung Fu centre in Cheltenham…. No…. The world!!!!
Right from the very first visit we were made to feel part of a family. Both of our son’s attend and have learnt respect, become more confident ,made some great friends are learning some new skills and keeping fit. They love coming every week such a fantastic Academy.
I’ve been doing chi wai since the age of 7, as sifu came to my junior school and done an after school club, and I’ve never looked back since as I am now a third degree black along with now being an instructor. Also from joining the club I have made so many new friends and meet amazing people.
Great place to train and everyone gets on so well! 5/5
Chi Wai has been great for my son and his progress so far has been amazing. He was incredibly shy at first but the team and other students have been encouraging and patient and he now has his white belt! The environment is welcoming and progress outside of the Dojo is just as important as inside which teaches the children the value and benefits of all round self discipline and hard work. To add to all that, I have now joined up too and also signed up to the interclub competition!
Great school to be at. The instructors make you feel really welcome and comfortable. Deff would recommend anyone to this school. Whether you’re a first timer or not.
Me, my son and my wife have been attending Chi Wai for some time now. They make you feel very welcome and it’s like and extension of your family. I have noticed such a amazing change in my son since being there and would recommend to anyone.
My son has been attending for a year and a half and has grown so much in confidence, he has learnt so much! He’s now on his sixth belt! All the instructors are all so lovely and welcoming it’s basically our second home now! 🙂 He has made some lovely friends. It’s much more than training” everything is made fun, with extras added in.. Easter egg hunts, summer bash rounders, Helping charity’s, skittles nights, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, zombie wars and movie nights just to name a few!! Would recommend Chi Wai to anybody!
Such a brilliant club. We have been coking for 5 years. Started off as something to get our daughter in to in order to channel and focus her. As she was full of energy. With the help of Sifu she is a completely different girl. It’s such a fun, friendly and family orientated place. It’s a credit to everyone involved with the club. And we couldn’t recommend it enough.
My children have been attending classes here for 4 years and I am always happy with their progress. The teachers and assistants are approachable, kind and amazing with children. I can’t praise Chi Wai Kung Fu highly enough.
Fantastic place and instructors kids and adults learn respect and how to look after yourself also most important having fun doing kung fu
Popped in to see lee today, as he does vynal products aswell as teaching. This was to see if he was able to help me out , I explained what I wanted todo ,with no questions asked he was more than happy to help. Many thanks lee ,all fitted a treat. Jason birch😆
Been coming here for about 7 years feels like my second home a fantastic little club to be part of
Out of all of the fitness groups and kung fu classes iv been to over the years, Chi wai cheltenham happens to be the most friendly, welcoming, and just genuinely heart warming. With so much support from the instructors and even your peers, you cant go wrong. With such a family feel you have that sense of belonging. There’s no where else i would rather be. – Sam
I’ve been doing chi wai for just over 4 years now and it is amazing. Everyone is really nice and the instructors are amazing and patient. I recommend anyone to join this club! 🙂
I have been a member at the club for the last 8 years and I still learn something new from Sifu and the other dedicated team of instructors every time I attend. My son also attended for 4 years to reach his Jnr Black Belt and is still really proud of reaching his goal. It is a friendly and safe environment to learn martial arts and I highly recommend it.
Both my boys and I attend classes here. The for all fitness levels mantra really comes into play with me as I really am not what you would call fit. The kids love it, and always come home tired. All the staff and all of the SWAT members (students that have shown a willing and interest in helping others develop) are all really friendly and super patient no matter how challenging the student is. Could not give a higher recommendation to this establishment. If you’re not sure give them a call and arrange a trial and see what you think. Both me and my boys were all hooked after the first lesson.
I’ve been training here for over six years now and love it, there’s a great, friendly atmosphere, everyone is very kind and helpful, I’ve learnt a lot from training here and feel it’s really helped me grow as a person, it’s a great experience for anyone of any age or ability
I originally took my son along to see how he felt about learning a martial art. He was 8 years old at the time. The smile on his face when he came out after his first lesson was magical. He is 14 now and training for his second degree black belt! Same story with my daughter. Chi Wai has not only been beneficial to their self confidence. Their self discipline and hence their schoolwork has also improved. I get great peace of mind as a parent knowing that my children are learning something that is proving invaluable to them and will stand them in good stead as they grow. The club is like a big family and we have made many good friends there. Come along and try it out.
This is a great family club with a good balance of fun, skills and discipline. Sifu Lee and his team are highly skilled and are very patient with the kids. My son (10) has gained confidence and focus which has helped him at school and also given him confidence to try other sports. My daughter started as a Tiny Tiger when she was 5 and has now progressed to the little Dragons, she has definitely benefited from the discipline and structure which has helped to tame her wild side! They both love attending and enjoy working towards their belt graduations. They can both do impressive sit ups and press ups as well 🙂 . If you are considering a Martial Arts club, this is a great one to try! On a practical note it is also easy to find and has parking! Birthday Party Review! I’d highly recommend the birthday parties run at Chi Wai. My daughter’s 7th party was a dream – Sifu Lee had 16 kids (age 4 – 10) engaged and active for 1.5 hours. Amazing how they were all so attentive and focused on the activities! I just had to provide the food, drinks and cake :). Definitely the easiest party I have ever organised! I had a number of comments from parents that their children really enjoyed it. Perfect!
Excellent centre – both my kid and I attend it – him for Kung Fu and myself for Dacayana – and I have nothing but praise for the place. Sifu and his staff are friendly, welcoming and know how to make people feel at ease. Highly recommended.
A wonderful place for my grandson to attend. With coordination difficulties it has made such a difference. Though he tries he isn’t a naturally “sporty” child, he tries very hard and the confidence and friends he has made at Chi Wai has made such a difference to him. Sifu keeps discipline that is firm, fair and sometimes fun but my grandson has blossomed. Every time I attend the there are smiles and a good spirit and I am so glad we have found this treasure. If you or your kids want some fun and exercise and an opportunity to learn a Martial Art then give it a go. you will be welcomed and never look back.
Teachers are great and very patient. A great martial arts academy for anyone at any age and everyone is so friendly. I have been able to achieve what I did not know I could achieve.
My son and I both do chi wai and have been for many years, it’s a great place to learn self defence with a good family atmosphere, and with great instructors . Try it you might surprise yourself, I did and I love it .
Really great tutors and a positive friendly atmosphere. Good flexibility with the programme to with plenty of opportunities to attend training sessions. Family oriented as well with a good mix of martial arts and fitness. Thanks!!!
My son Freddie is 7 and has been going for three months and looks forward to every session. He talks about Chi Wai outside of classes and enjoys every minute he is there. Chi Wai is a great club full of energy fun and enthusiasm.
My boys have attended Chi Wai from the age of 4 yrs. Its outstanding the level of care. Whats so fantastic is that Lee and his team understand the importance of supporting children about self defence the foundation of martial arts, and instilling respect, great mental attitude and outlook on life, not just concentrating on the physical martial art skill. They are all very friendly and welcoming.
Such a happy environment and Sifu makes the class fun but children learn respect and discipline. It has helped my son gain confidence and meet new friends.
I’ve been a member since 2005 and it has been a real pleasure to watch the club grow. There is a great, positive atmosphere and a everyone is welcoming. Very family-friendly and no ‘yob’ element at all. Has given me excellent self defence skills as well as boosting my confidence. Thank you, Chi Wai!
Amazing club for kids and adults teaching awesome kung fu. My kids, wife and myself all are members – learning and having fun for years. I can’t recommend Chi Wai highly enough regardless of your fitness level or age! Training at this club is more than just martial arts, it teaches integrity, respect, leadership, self-discipline, fitness and social skills.There’s a friendly family environment where everyone’s welcome.
great place to train in self defence great family environment for children to learn and get wonderful support for the black belts and high colour grades 5 stars
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nov 24, 2014
This is a great centre for the whole family to enjoy learning martial arts. Not only are the instructors amazing but everyone is friendly and welcoming. I joined 3.5 years ago with no previous experience of martial arts and all i can say is that i wish i had joined sooner – i can’t think of a better place to train in Cheltenham and i highly recommend you come along and try a session, you will be hooked!