Didcot Girls School, Cockcroft Hall, Oxford Crescent, Didcot, OX11 7AX
We train on Friday nights and the class times are as follow:
- 17:30-18:15 - Mighty Matts (3-6 Years)
- 18:30-19:30 - Juniors & Family (7 Years +)
- 19:30-20:30 - Ladies Only Kickboxing (14+)
My name is Mrs Harrison and I am a Franchise Owner and lead instructor for Matt Fiddes Martial Arts in Oxfordshire. I currently run schools in Didcot, Botley and Wantage as well as assisting in a few others.
My passion for Martial arts started when I was just 18 years old. I started at a local kick boxing club for fitness and enjoyed it immensely. I gave up once I fell pregnant with my first child but always wanted to go back to it!
Years later, Matt Fiddes opened up at my local leisure centre, it was something my husband and I wanted our children to learn so we took them along and signed them up. I spent a few months on the side line, telling myself that I couldn’t do it again, I was too old, unfit, all the usual excuses but eventually plucked up the courage to give it a go and I have never looked back.
My kids and I train together regularly and absolutely love it, it has brought us a lot closer together due to the common interest, which is so difficult these days with teenagers! My eldest is a junior instructor who assists me and my schools regularly.
I love taking children and adults alike, along a journey that some never thought possible. Watching confidence and ambitions grow is something that really makes my job worth while and keeps me wanting to help more and more, it has to be the most rewarding thing above all.
My job isn’t a job at all, it’s something I love.