Martial Arts Lifestyle

We are a small, friendly club currently running martial arts lessons in North Petherton. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a complete beginner you will be very welcome to join us.

All classes are back 
Classes are now in North Petherton Football Club Hall with social distancing in place.


We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly club who train and teach simply because we love what we do and want to share it with others. All instructors are fully qualified, insured and DBS checked.

We teach a traditional Kung Fu syllabus with an emphasis on effective self defence applications. We recognise that we are all different and therefore we encourage everyone to progress at their own pace. When ready students have opportunities to take formal grading assessments where they can earn traditional coloured sashes. Over the years students work towards the ultimate goal of earning a black belt.

If you would like to have a go please contact us to arrange a free taster session. 


Paul initially started his martial arts training with Wado Ryu Karate in the 1980's.

He later became interested in the Chinese Martial Arts and studied Wing Chun Kung Fu before discovering Lau Gar. It's now over 20 years later and he has never looked back. He now holds the rank of 5th degree black sash.

He has also enjoyed training Tai Chi for several years.

He has studied Dim Mak alongside the the other arts and holds the rank of 3rd Duan Wei in Dim Mak. 


He frequently travels around the country to train with some of the leading experts in Chinese Martial Arts in the UK.
He is a Registered instructor with the British Kung Fu Association.


Paul has also been training in Silat and Arnis for over 10 years

Paul is also certified in Tui Na (Chinese Massage)

Contact: Paul on 07414 222382

Martial Arts Lifestyle have moved to a new venue, North Petherton Football Club Hall. We are looking forward expanding the club at the new venue. But we of course still have all the social distancing in place. There is a one way system in place and cleaning of equipment between each class. We take the health and safety of all our members and members family seriously.

M A Lifestyle Adults Classes (14 years and above)

Wednesdays: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Wednesdays: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Fridays: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Fridays: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Little Dragons Classes (4 - 7 Years old)

Saturdays: 09.00am - 09.30am

                  09.45am - 10.15am

Ninja Tykes Class (3 - 5 Years old)

Saturdays: 10.30am - 11.00

M A Lifestyle Juniors Classes (8 - 12 years old)

Saturdays: 11.10am - 11.55am

Martial Arts Lifestyle Tai Chi

Saturdays: 12.00am - 13.00pm

These classes are held at North Petherton Football Club Hall, Parkers Field, North Petherton, Somerset, TA6 6PN

Martial Arts Lifestyle  offers a FREE taster session for all of our classes. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more or book your  session.

Tel: 07414 222382


Paul Butcher

Tel: 07414 222382

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Ninja Tykes class starting beginning 2020

The class will help teach your child the basics of martial arts and life skills through games and drills in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Little Dragons Grading

On Sunday 7th June Martial Arts Lifestyle held another Little Dragons grading for Yellow Sash.


I'm pleased to say he passed his Yellow Sash with flying colours. Photo to the left

Little Dragons Grading

On Sunday 24th May Martial Arts Lifestyle held a Little Dragons grading, 3 members taking their White Sash Grading and 2 member taking their Yellow Sash.

All members passed with flying colours.

Beginning of 2020 Grading Results

Congratulations to Rob and Megan, Des and Bailee, also Dave on passing their grading. Well done everyone. 



Please note all the instructors at Martial Arts Lifestyle are DBS checked and are clear to work with children and vulnerable adults.