Martial Arts Burton

Martial Arts Burton - Karate - Kickboxing - MMA - Ju Jitsu - Kids Karate Classes - Burton on Trent Town Centre

A Personal Welcome Message From The Academy Owner

Shihan Dean Fern

Black Belt 5th Dan


Started training in 1983

Fighting style Wado Ryu Karate

Martial Arts instructor in Karate, Kick Boxing and Extreme Martial Arts

Welcome to Martial Arts Burton

 Black Belt Academy


If you are looking for the best school to learn Martial Arts in Burton, you are in the right place.


I can say with complete confidence that our martial arts instructors are the best in the area. They have studied and trained for many years and they are fully qualified to teach martial arts to adults, juniors and young children.

Our classes are structured  for age specific groups of children of 3 & 4yrs, 5+, and adult only sessions. We also run family classes where mums and dads can train alongside the children in the same group.

"families that kick together, stick together"


Contact me now to find out how our martial arts school can help YOU and your family.

For more information about our classes, fill out the form below: 


Or call us on 01283 500202

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Martial Arts Burton Meet our Team

of fully qualified and professionally trained instructors
Craig Drury

Black Belt 3rd Dan

Started training in 2006

Fighting Style Wado Ryu Karate

Martial Arts Instructor in Karate, Kick Boxing and Extreme Martial Arts

Marc Dennis

Black Belt 2nd Dan

Started training in 2004

Fighting Style Wado Ryu Karate

Martial Arts Instructor in Karate, Kick Boxing and Extreme Martial Arts

Richard Lord

Black Belt 3rd Dan

Started training in 2002

Fighting Style Wado Ryu Karate

Martial Arts Instructor in Karate, Kick Boxing and Extreme Martial Arts

What Style of Martial Arts is Right for YOU?

Which style you choose depends very much on what you want to achieve with your martial arts.

Whether you want self defence, fitness, strength, confidence or self discipline.

Some styles will give you one but not another whilst a few will give you all of these.

Striking & Kicking

These styles come from around the world though mainly from the East. Well known styles in this category include:

  • Boxing originally from Britain

  • Karate from Japan

  • Kung Fu from China

  • Tae Kwon Do from Korea

  • Savate from France


In recent years kickboxing has emerged from both Europe and the US and has overtaken in popularity over many of the more traditional styles. 

Striking, Kicking & Grappling

Mixed Martial Arts is the ideal syllabus for those who want to learn and combine different fighting styles including:


  • Jiu Jitsu from Japan

  • Hapkido from Korea

  • Aiki Jutsu/Atemi Jutsu  from Japan

  • Muay Thai from Thailand

  • Vale Tudo from  Brazil 

These martial arts disciplines are considered the best ones to learn if self defence is the primary reason you want to take up this sport.

So how do you find out which style is for you?

Well, that is something you can only find out by taking action and giving it a go.

What Our Students and their Parents Say...

"I am very impressed with the Jon Jepson Academy, I have found the school to be run in a culture of friendship and support. The instructors are experts in their field, who share a mutual respect for each other and students alike. They always ensure that they acknowledge all of the students’ achievement which assists the culture of learning"

Mr McKenzie

“My son has learning difficulties therefore has low self esteem, since coming his self confidence has increased immensely, it is wonderful to see him do something that he is an equal in, that no one knows about his other problems (they don’t matter!). he feels as though it is something he is good at and can be as good as the next person!”

Mrs Griffin

“Ever since Connor started karate I have noticed how much his confidence, concentration and self discipline have improved. As a parent I feel that the Little Ninja class is run extremely well combining the need for martial arts discipline whilst maintaining the fun element for the children. Connor always looks forward to his classes which is testament to the excellent job the instructors do” 

Mrs Evans

Martial Arts Burton for Kids

Enrolling your child in martial arts classes is one of the best gifts you as a parent can give.


At the Jon Jepson Black Belt Academy in Burton, we run martial arts classes for very young children, our Little Ninjas Group. For the older kids, we have Junior Karate classes.


We don’t just teach how to kick and punch, our emphasis is on other important life skills, such as discipline, respect, teamwork and self defence.


We invite you to come along to our school and see how we can help your child.

Kids Karate 

little ninjas

Martial Arts Burton

Basement B

1-3 Borough Road

Burton on Trent

DE14 2DA

(Access is down the drive to the right of Monmos at the rear of the building - look for our signs)

Tel: 01283 511558

Opening Times:

Mon - Thur from 5pm until 8pm

Saturday  from 10am until  1pm

We are closed on Fridays and Sundays

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