About Us

Your Chief Instructor

Master C Williams, Chief Instructor

Rising Spirit Academy was opened in 2005 by Chris Williams, uniting Oxford’s diverse cultures and families under one roof.

Master Williams has over 30 years of martial arts experience. He studied under the guidance of world champion Grand Master Hopwood and Supreme Master Kim Bok-Man (below), who was one of the original creators of Tae Kwon Do.

Master Williams with Supreme Master Kim Bok Man

Master Williams is a British and Southern Tae Kwon Do gold medallist. He has three Black Belts, including 5th Dan Master in Tae Kwon Do and Korean Kickboxing. He holds a Professional Trainer’s Certificate (PTC), is a fully accredited Personal Protection Trainer and has trained Police Community Support Officers.

Our Chief Instructor has a wealth of teaching experience. He has worked extensively with all age groups, including vulnerable individuals. He regularly teaches children and adults with learning disabilities and autism. He teaches in a fun and engaging style, and has a vast knowledge of martial art techniques and weapons training. He has students who have been training at the Academy for more than 10 years! To read about the history of the Academy, click here

Dedicated Instructors

At Rising Spirit Academy we recognise that having experience in martial arts does not necessarily make you a good teacher!

Our Chief Instructor demands exceptionally high standards from his teaching staff. His fantastic team are trained to black belt and above, are DBS checked and first aid qualified.

But most importantly his instructors go through an intensive, accredited teacher training programme. This ensures that our students are always guaranteed to receive the best learning experience, with instructors who impart expertise and enthusiasm for martial arts in every class, every time.

Our aims

Rather than simply focusing on teaching a specific Martial Art, Rising Spirit Academy focuses on Personal Development based around a modern Martial Art framework. We help our students work towards their individual goals and support them both inside and outside the academy.

Our students are motivated by feeling a part of an inclusive family, working together towards celebrated goals.

We provide a safe, friendly, supportive environment, so we regularly see our dedicated students transform into the confident, disciplined, positive individuals they always wanted to be.

Our focus is self-control in difficult situations, improving concentration and increasing physical fitness. To this end, we help parents with their child’s behavioural issues both at home and school, for a happier family life. Our juniors also learn all the skills required to help prevent bullying.

Most importantly everyone at the Academy has fun and makes new friends!

Looking to the future

Today, Rising Spirit Academy is well established throughout the Oxford community and is moving from strength to strength - meaning we're getting it right. We take pride in making a difference to people and giving them real value for money, teaching skills that positively extend into every area of their life. We offer a truly unique education, rather than just an activity, whether it’s in our academy or in our privately taught lessons with individuals and groups.

Clubs come and go, but Rising Spirit Academy is here to stay!

Start your journey and say Yes to a new life! Contact us today for your free 30 day no-obligation trial.

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