I can not recommend Powers Martial Arts enough.

I've climbed at a decent level for 25 years, but always wanted to explore something different, something that would present a new challenge both mentally and physically.

In 2015 I started training K1 once a week and I was immediately hooked. I now train twice a week in a private group session coached by Alex MacKenzie. In this time I have learned so much and my strength, fitness and skills have increased exponentially. Its the hardest thing I've ever done and yet easily the most rewarding - its definitely the challenge I was looking for.

The gym is friendly and down to earth and there's no ego's. You could be working with regional, UK and World Champions and there's also a team of extremely experienced fitness and wellbeing coaches.

So if you want to get fitter, learn new skills, grade or even compete at the very highest level, Paul Powers, Alex MacKenzie and everyone at this first class gym will be very happy to help.


From my initial contact with the owner, Paul Powers (August 2005) and a lengthy conversation about the type of training, both myself and my son Jack (aged 5yrs) would like to try, an initial appointment was arranged to view the facilities. From the very first five minutes in the gym, all my doubts were laid to rest as all the training staff made myself and especially Jack very welcome.

Training began the next week, and with great encouragement and enthusiasm to Jack and myself, the session passed very quickly. Another session was immediately booked for the same time the following week.

After 12 months of training, my daugther , Amy (aged 10 yrs) came to a training session when Jack was ill, as with Jack, Amy took to the first session immediately and has also now become a regular weekly visitor to the gym.

The gym has a very unique family atmosphere, which I have never encounted before, and would not hesitate in recommending any families / younger members, wishing to start Self Defense / Fitness Training.

Both myself, Amy and Jack have been training weekly at the gym for over two years. Due to our weekly visits we have grown to know all of the personal trainers which we now class as our very good friends!



I've been training in K1 kickboxing with Paul and the team for 10 years. It's without doubt one of the best things I've ever done and it's great for fitness, confident and self defence.

The training is hard work, but that's the point. With Paul's guidance and expertise I've been able to pass my Black grading, an achievement that I'm immensely proud of.

I'd recommend Power's Gym to anyone, the entire team will make you feel really welcome and if you give it a try I'm sure you'll be hooked. It may seem an intimidating sport to get into, but Power's is nothing like that. It's a really friendly gym with a bunch of men, women and kids of all ages and experience.