The Yoga Teacher Training with MA&Y was wonderful. Gaia's passion for the subject is palpable and the joy that she channels is infectious. Her extensive teaching experience gives her an exceptional platform to train the teachers of the future. She is positive, open to dialogue and other points of view. The training group was such a lovely collection of people it is an experience I will never forget. Some of the experts were incredible, for me, Catherine was stand out in her breathing and meditation sessions. This 200 hours was the perfect vehicle for me and has literally changed my life.
Victoria G.

Victoria G

All yoga instructors are top professionals, kind and attentive for everyone participating in their classes, they make all aspects of yoga enjoyable and welcoming, starting from relaxing music in a room, taking us for a journey of opening our hearts, stretching, breathing, finishing for relaxation. Classes are challenging but with different options to suit different people. 
Thank you, I will definitely come back.

Joanna J

Having completed a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, many years ago, I was keen to get back into martial arts and decided to enrol with Choi Kwang Do at MA&Y in February 2019.  It has been an amazing few months.  I love this martial art, but more importantly the teaching is second to none, and it is really nice to feel part of the Choi family community. It is great that kids, teenagers and adults can train together in some of the classes. Everyone is so supportive and I have learnt so much in such a short period of time.  As well as being fun, it is keeping me physically fit and is also good for mental health wellbeing.  In April I  started the yoga classes which have been very inspirational and are very complementary to Choi.   I have also attended the self-defence classes which have been fantastic and given me more confidence as a woman.  I could not recommend this school highly enough.

Irene G

My son has been doing Choi Kwang Do for half a year now and I’ve never seen him to focused, motivated and happy. Mr Johnson and Miss Persico do much more than teaching martial art to kids, they provide an inspiring, safe, caring and supportive environment where children flourish and thrive. They are lovely people and great role models. Couldn’t recommend them enough. Really a super experience.

Fabiana N

As a mother looking for beneficial and reasonably priced out of school activities for my children in Earlsfield, this has been great. My daughters (who are very girly may I add) thoroughly enjoy it, the classes are super child friendly, the teachers can cater to the differing needs children have. Highly recommend for 1-2 hours a week of development, learning, physical activity with some play combined. Unlike other places I visited, the teachers really do know how to build a great rapport with children whilst instilling discipline and skills.

Shamar S

Martial Arts legend, Bruce Lee, once said, "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."

MA&Y embodies this quote, by giving everyone, regardless of background, a chance to exhibit themselves through Choi Kwang-Do. I have been given the opportunity to attend classes with my daughters, not only learn a new martial art, but to develop a new bond with my children.

I have boxed before and do Braziliian Jiu-Jitsu too, but I have never been in a class, which combines fun, discipline, Martial Arts and elements of Yoga in a family friendly environment.


Azzizul H

My husband and I have been going to yoga classes at MA&Y for several years now and we love it - the classes are so enjoyable and Gaia is an amazing teacher - I look forward to the classes every week! Also the schedule is so flexible it’s easy to attend classes even when life around it is busy.

Chrissie T

I have been attending yoga at MA&Y for nearly a year and it has been fantastic. All the yoga instructors are so friendly and they are great at giving one-to-one support. It really does feel like a community at MA&Y. I always look forward to my weekly class. I can't recommend enough

Ellie B

I thoroughly enjoy my Martial Arts classes with MA&Y. The instructors are supportive, encouraging and kind. I find it to be an excellent hour for both body and mind.  The classes differ each week, keeping it interesting.  I'm enjoying progressing my knowledge of Choi Kwang Do and improving my fitness and flexibility.  Would definitely recommend.

Alexis H

I've been practising yoga at MA&Y for just over two years and I would highly recommend it to anyone, whether you are new to yoga or are experienced. There is a really good timetable throughout the week, ranging from advanced to open level classes and if you miss a class, you can make it up the following week, so even when you are really busy, this flexibility allows you to make time to practise. 
Gaia is a really great teacher. She is really encouraging and keeps the classes interesting with new techniques and learnings from her own practise. I always feel great after a class!

Colleen C

I've practiced pregnancy yoga with Demelza over the past few months and it has been fantastic throughout. Cannot recommend it enough. I have also practiced a few open level yoga sessions with Gaia and the experience was equally great. Instructors are super friendly, fun and truly care for their students, they are technically competent and knowledgeable. The environment felt like a community from the first time i attended classes and i would definitely recommend the practice.

Maria B

I have been doing yoga with MA&Y and Gaia for 2 years now and it's quite frankly the friendliest and most enjoyable practice I've been with. It's like one big family and all instructors generally want the best for you and to develop your skills. Thanks so much guys I can't recommend enough!

Sean B

It’s been only a year since I’ve started yoga with Gaia and never looked back. From the day one I felt very welcome and connected. Gaia is such a worm and attentive person as well as an amazing yoga teacher. Yoga is an escape for me from hustle and bustle and work load. It made me mentally and physically stronger since I’ve started. I can’t imagine my life without doing yoga any more. Thank you so much for being “my little escape” place!!!

Judita L

My favourite place every weekend. The classroom is extremely spacious and zen with a view to a small garden (much better than any class in new build buildings). The best is Gaia, she is just simply great. She is cheerful and lovely. Lot of stressful things happening this year and the yoga class did make me feel so much better. I always find piece in mind and relaxed when I am here. Thanks Gaia and everyone x

Anh N

I have been attending Martial Arts family classes with my 7 year old daughter, for almost a year and we both love it. My daughter started a few years ago and in the children’s classes and got into black belt club. I wanted a class we could do together and it is great fun!! The sessions are very well structured and the instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. The combination of personal fitness, self defence and family time is ideal!! I would highly recommend MA&Y!! I also attend the restorative yoga classes they offer on a Friday evening... it’s pure bliss and exactly the type of class needed after a long week! MA&Y are like a big family, with many social events and they are a great community!! Thank you MA&Y

Michelle O

I've been attending Choi Kwang Do classes for 3 months now and thoroughly enjoy it! Had been a good 20 years since I'd practiced Taekwondo or done any exercise other than walking so was a bit apprehensive to say the least but was instantly made to feel welcome and comfortable. The instructors and fellow students have all been really welcoming and supportive and I look forward to my classes every week! A great workout for body and mind! I was hooked after my introduction class. Highly recommended.

Ben C

All yoga instructors are top professionals, kind and attentive for everyone participating in their classes, they make all aspects of yoga enjoyable and welcoming, starting from relaxing music in a room, taking us for a journey of opening our hearts, stretching, breathing, finishing for relaxation. Classes are challenging but with different options to suit different people. 
Thank you, I will definitely come back.

Phoebe C

I highly recommend MA&Y, the team are wonderful, they ensured my boy felt welcome in his Choi Kwon Do classes and were very attentive to ensure he settled in well. He enjoyed the lessons hugely, they often hands on instruction every week. it really benefited hugely in terms of confidence,The first belt grading was extra special, he loves being part of the MA&Y family!

Indy V.

A huge thank you to yoga teachers who helped my daughter go through a difficult time of fear and anxiety in an atmosphere of understanding, support, and peace. After a year and a half of practicing yoga, the effects are unbelievable! With the support of wonderful teachers, she gained confidence and most importantly learned the technique of overcoming anxieties and fears. Thank you!

Izabela M

Fantastic team, great atmosphere. Excellent sport for all ages and taught by an experienced team who make every class interesting. Come and check it out, you won't regret

Mike R

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

My husband and I found our yoga lessons with Martial Arts and Yoga to be excellent and inspiring. The teachers cover a number of different postures, keeping it fun and interesting. Unlike other classes we have been to, the teachers have a real ability to teach. The lessons are interactive and personalised. Whilst the lessons are physically challenging, the teachers encourage us to develop a greater awareness of our bodies and develop a new understanding of the relationship between the mind and body rather than pure attainment of fitness. We would recommend the lessons with Gaia to anyone and everyone!

Dr. Monal W.

I started doing Choi Kwang Do purely for health and fitness. It has however affected my whole outlook and approach to life. The principles learned in class naturally spills over to the rest of your life. And believe me, I am still getting the exercise I initially joined for. It is also a brilliant stress-reliever!
Starting a martial art at the age of 35 felt very daunting, Mr Johnson and his fellow instructors however made me feel at ease from the very start and were there to support me every step of the way. The respect with which instructors and students are encouraged to treat each other nurtures good relationships in the school, which makes class the highlight of my day. 

If you try it, you'll never look back.

Twanette Keyser

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

"We are recommending Martial Arts and Yoga as we are delighted with what you offer and think it is a truly exceptional company to be part of." 

Katharine O.

A friendly place that combines fitness, self defence and lots of fun. Supportive instructors that is suitable for all ages and levels. A great place to go for beginners!

Don L.

High quality tuition, with excellent instructors. Highly recommended.

Steve N.

Real life self defence techniques in fun and exciting classes! Highly recommended!

Gaia P.

I started training Choi Kwang Do year and a half ago and that was one of the best decisions in my life! Right now I can not imagine a week without a CKD classes ;) Mr Johnson is one of my first Instructors and definitely my role model! He is wonderful, caring, and talented person. An example of true martial artist. If you are looking for a place where you can forget about all your worries, where you can improve your physical condition and in the same time have a great fun... MA&Y is the best place for you :)

Mecik M.

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

Thank you for introducing me to Yoga, I’ve really enjoyed it

Andrew B.

Great environment for learning new skills and discipline. Instructors are patient and knowledgable !

Max W.

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

The variety within the classes give us a work-out of the body and mind. a nice mix of of all ages and abilities ensure that a friendly environment is conducive to just doing your best. essentially physical exercises with regular short trips into other aspects of yoga, breathing, vibrations and occasional writings make for (me at least, and i'm sure others) interesting and enjoyable evenings.

Glen Cain

I have been training with CKD@MA&Y for about 15 months. Mr Johnson and all of the instructors I have worked with have been supportive, encouraging and motivating - they are genuinely caring and kind people, who look out for every student. Although I have had quite a difficult year, CKD has provided a regular break from the day to day stresses of life, and a great place to focus on my wellbeing. I have seen a great increase in my personal fitness levels, have lost weight, and generally have much more energy. Weeks without CKD are certainly worse for it! I would highly recommend this martial art.

Rachel Forshaw

I like the fact that I received a personal call from the Instructor, receiving information about the introductory class in text messages, the class itself was immediately interesting and fun, the welcome pack and the uniform. Everybody was very polite and welcoming.

Paul H.

MA&Y Is such a lovely space, with truly dedicated students and LOVE-ly teachers! Honoured to get to cover another class tonight. If you live around SW go and practice with them!!!!

Sonia G.

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

I would just like to say "Thank You" for last night’s one to one.

I learnt ever such a lot, you are a great teacher.

Lisa M.

Thank you to all who made yesterday (Summer Solstice Event) possible.  It was nice to get to know everyone a little better.  Looking forward to our next class.

Caroline S.

Enjoyed this (Summer Solstice Event) very much, and we all completed it. The company and food is 1st class.

Wei Lian

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD
Thank you for such a great class last night, it has had such a marked affect on myself and Halle’s confidence and given me serenity.

Wayne L

I had the pleasure of Mr. Johnson's entire tuition period as a Head Instructor. During that time I found that Mr. Johnson was an excellent instructor. He brings enthusiasm, patience and understanding to all his classes.

Rob J.

I had never done martial arts before but Jools helped me understand all of the techniques and had the patience when I forgot which was my right and left stance!!! An excellent teacher, the academy is welcoming to all levels of ability from beginner to expert. Pilsung.

Michael R.

“Alastair and I really enjoyed the grading on Saturday and I am really pleased he is making such good progress. I am impressed with the very supportive environment you have created at the school as well - it was lovely to have all of the older students there and to see them applauding and helping the little ones out. I realize that's part of what Choi Kwang Do is all about but it was great to witness it in practice”.

Helen S.

y wife insisted that I join Choi Kwan Do after telling me that not only were Mr Johnson and Mrs Persico (her Yoga teacher) great instructors, but also friendly and welcoming people. I had always struggled to find a fitness activity that I could enjoy, but after joining this class I can’t get enough.  The lessons are well structured and friendly and no matter what level you are at, complete beginner or advanced, you are always taken good care off and helped throughout to make sure that you achieve your goals. I would recommend Mr Johnson’s class to anyone, young or old, as you will learn self-defence, but much more than that, you will learn respect and humility, key skills for life. but I am glad to have listened to my wife

Jorge Echeverri Ramirez

Kids Martial Arts near 305 GARRATT LANE, EARLSFIELD

Thank you very much, what a great care of new student, wonderful! Have a lovely day and see you this evening.

Zofia T.

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