Founded in 2004, by chief instructor Sensei Paul Wood, Oxford Sport & Traditional Martial Arts (OSTMA), are an umbrella martial arts organisation offering the use of the organisations name, logo and teaching syllabus to self employed martial arts instructors to maintain level teaching standards in many schools, sports centres and community halls across Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire!
Our website shows a list of instructors within these areas associated with Oxford Sport & Traditional Martial Arts. All students become direct members with the instructor they join for their chosen area and pays all tuition fees to that instructor only. Oxford Sport & Traditional Martial Arts are not responsible for any tuition fees. Under the umbrella of OSTMA there are classes stretching in to 3 counties all led by professional, fully insured and police checked instructors. With specialist parent and toddler sessions right through to adult classes, OSTMA provides superior knowledge in the art of karate.
OSTMA has a fantastic reputation for children's martial arts, providing fun filled, high energy classes with a focus on life and safety skill development. Stranger awareness and bully proofing skills are paramount at OSTMA as we teach methods backed by head teachers across the counties. Smiling, sweating and learning are the key factors behind every OSTMA class!
We have a highly experienced competition squad with results at domestic, national, international, European and World level. We have members on the English national karate team, some of which are working towards Olympic recognition.
OSTMA is also affiliated to Roger Gracie and his highly effective art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Fundamental ground self defence is found within the OSTMA syllabus to compliment the stand up skills of karate and separate BJJ classes are also taught for students wishing to pursue this discipline further.
People who become students with OSTMA may have many reasons for starting, be it health, social, knowledge, emotional or just self defence. Our training systems support their growth in a positive, caring environment. All are welcomed and greeted equally in a personal and friendly manner.
We are so confident in our services because they are backed by years of experience with proven results. Classes under the guidance of OSTMA provide an unrivalled standard of centuries old martial arts taught with the future in mind.