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About Shudan Martial Arts

We Live To Train You

Shudan Martial Arts were formed in February 2002 at Wellingborough Judo and Martial Arts Centre, by chief instructor Jeff Gonsalves.

We teach the Shudan style of martial arts which is based on many years of study. Our syllabus is constantly evolving to keep up with the latest techniques

We believe in Respect, Discipline and Honour – The traditional philosophy of martial arts.

Shudan Martial Arts is for everyone. We run kickboxing classes for children, 4 to 16 years old. We run classes for adults (16 plus) and also offer female only sessions. MMA classes are available for all age groups and these sessions feature an amazing team of professional fighters and coaches. Talesh Patel teaches traditional Kung Fu classes which are a blend of Hung Gar and Hop Gar from his GM based in China.

As JKD Chief Instructor, I am certified by the IMB academy to teach under Chief Instructor GM Richards Bustillo, who was trained by Bruce Lee.

Shudan has something for everyone, so if you want to try Martial Arts, look no further.



KIck boxing

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thur @ 5:00-9:00pm & Sat @ 9:00



Wed @ 7:00 - 8:00 & Sat @ 11:00am - 12:00pm



tue | Thur @ 8:00 - 9:00pm


Self Defence

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thur & Sat



Wed | Thur | Sat @ 1:30



tue @ 8:00 - 9:30

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Shudan style of martial arts is based on many years of study of many martial arts forms and styles, our syllabus is constantly evolving.

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Customer reviews

These people think we’re awesome. The feeling is mutual!

I love Shudan ladies only kickboxing; not only is it a tough but rewarding workout, but I feel such a sense of achievement. Jeff is an awesome instructor and all the ladies are lovely and it's such a great atmosphere, best decision I ever made joining! 😊
Kim Rowney
I wouldn't go anywhere else to do kickboxing. I have been going here once a week for just over a year. I go to the woman's class and were all different age and fitness levels. Everyone is welcome and it's not for fit people as it will definitely help you loose weight. The lady's and coaches are so welcoming and friendly. They cheer you on when your body saying you had enough. No one judges, they are a very supportive group. The class contains other exercises for the kickboxing warm up which is great. Before I started I had no friends and my fitness levels was very poor but my fitness and co ordinanation has improved. I have many problems which my instructor Jeff notices and he helps me and shows me many times until I understand the technique/task.
Naomi Dear
Ladies only kickboxing at shudan has given me physical and mental strength, better fitness, skills I didn’t think I could achieve and the most supportive group of training buddies any class could have. Jeff is an awesome and patient coach who is clearly dedicated and very talented in his sport and this shines through in his teaching. All levels are welcome at Shudan... in my two years there I have achieved so much more than I ever expected, for someone who generally gets bored of things very quickly it has certainly kept my interest!

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Shudan Martial Arts Centre
43 Great Park Street,
Northants, NN8 4PH

Leighton Coach House,
Leighton Place,

Our Team


Jeff Gonsalves

Black Sash Kung Fu. Black Belt Judo. BJA Club Coach. BJA Goshin Jutsu Instructor. Mastarr Edged Weapons & Unarmed Combat Instructor. Coachsafe Coaching Module Senior Coach Kickboxing REF: NTP GH 696. Other Arts Studied: Tae Kwoon Do, Ju Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Eskrima, Boxing, Muay Thai, Self Protection and various forms of Kung Fu.
Kickboxer/MMA Coach

Steve 'Killa Bee' Li

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street”.
MMA Coach

Piotr Bitels

“Fear not the man that has practiced 10000 kicks once, but fear the man that has practiced the same kick 10000 times”.

MMA Coach

Martin 'The Silencer' Sheridan

“Nothing worthwhile comes easy”.

Paul Ives

Coming soon…


Talesh Patel

Coming soon…


John Elliott

Coming soon…

Ladies Coach

Ashleigh Ives

Coming soon…

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