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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.

Latest news
All children's classes moved back in the hall from April and the adults classes moved back in the hall from 19th May and it has been great to see everyone in person. Classes following Covid-19 restrictions rules




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. 

Adults Training


Instructor at North Petherton

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 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 training hall

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 (13 years and above)
Wednesdays: 6.50pm - 7.50pm
Fridays: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Fridays: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Little Dragons Classes (4 - 7 Years old)
Beginners Class     09.00am - 09.30am
Intermediate Class 09.45am - 10.15am
Beginners Class: 04.00pm - 04.30pm

Ninja Tykes Class (3 - 5 Years old)
Saturdays: 10.30am - 11.00

M A Lifestyle Juniors Classes (8 - 12 years old)
Saturdays: 11.15am - 12.00pm
Wednesdays: 04.45pm - 05.30pm

Martial Arts Lifestyle Tai Chi
Wednesdays: 10.45am - 11.45am
Wednesdays: 08.00pm - 09.00pm

Ladies Kickboxing
Wednesdays: 9.30am - 10.30am 

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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Kung Fu Juniors & Adults Grading September  2021

Well done to all the Kung Fu Juniors on passing your gradings during this difficult time at least they could be done in person. It has been a challenging time but you all did well.

Martial Arts Lifestyle Kung Fu Juniors White Sash
Martial Arts Lifestyle Kung Fu Junior Orange Sash

Little Dragons Grading September 2021

Martial Arts Lifestyles held Little Dragons gradings for White, Yellow, Orange, Red and Green Sash the end of September. The gradings were held in the hall now the restrictions are eased.

I'm pleased to say that everyone passed their grading and did so well.

Well done Little Dragons. 

Martial Arts Lifestyle Little Dragons Red Sash
Martial Arts Lifestyle Little Dragons Orange and Red Sash
Martial Arts Lifestyle Little Drongons white Sash
Martial Arts Lifestyle Little Dragons Yellow Sash
Martial Arts Lifestyle Little Dragon Green Sash
Martial Arts Lifestyle Little Dragon Orange Sash

Ninja Tykes class starting beginning 2020

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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.

Ninja Tyke members.



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