Our Ethos and Culture

Here at inspired Martial Arts we follow five key points that extend to all areas of what we do these are confidence, respect, discipline focus and success.

Our aim with these points is that we will be able to help our students not just to progress in Martial Arts but in all areas of life. With the confidence to be themselves and pursue their personal goals no matter what they might be, our students are able to develop the discipline and focus to achieve their success.

In our club students will be able to progress and learn in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where they feel safe and free to learn without the fear of embarrassment or being judged, as we strive to fight against bullying, upholding the standard that everyone in Inspired Martial Arts is a friendly and positive force to everyone around them.

This all comes together in our goal to offer each student everything they require to be a great martial artist plus the life skills to be a strong minded and confident individual.

We accept and teach all abilities and standards. Everyone is welcome at Inspired Martial Arts, to us everyone is equal and we will help all students gain confidence, self-belief, self-respect and a sense of achievement.

Who We Are And Why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..


Sensei Jamie Johannes

Chief Instructor | Owner & Founder | 5th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Jamie began his journey in freestyle karate at the age of six, under the guidance of Clifton Findley and Jason Ross. By the age of 10, he had earned his black belt, demonstrating a deep passion for the sport and its competitive aspects. His talent shone through early on, as he clinched titles of English and British champion at a remarkably young age.

Throughout his career, Sensei Jamie has participated in numerous semi-contact and continuous light-contact competitions. More recently, Jamie's illustrious career has been crowned with victories at the WKO English, British, and World Titles.

At 16, he transitioned into teaching, starting at college and progressing to become a certified sports coach. Now, at 36, with over 25 years of experience and holding a 5th Dan Black Belt, teaching and coaching have become his primary passions. Jamie is dedicated to inspiring and extracting the best from each of his students, aiming to lead them towards success.

Amy Trower

Head Instructor – Hampton

3rd Dan Black Belt

Amy started training in martial arts at just 8 years old at M&C Freestyle. Like our Dragon Helper programme, Amy started helping in classes where she found her passion for teaching. Later, Amy trained in Taekwondo where she achieved her 1st Dan grade and found a love for Kata.

Moving to Inspired Martial Arts in April 2016 she furthered her teaching and knowledge, moving into Head Instructor Role of the Hampton Dojo. After achieving her 3rd Dan Black Belt, she aims to improve her experience in sparring and competing in fighting and kata.

Amy is driven to see our students succeed and thrives off their successes, watching them grow in confidence and passing on her knowledge.

Victoria Cole

Head Instructor – Eye

2nd Dan Black Belt

Victoria started her Martial Arts training at the age of 7 at M&C freestyle. Moving to Inspired at 11, she went on to achieve her junior blackbelt at 14 years of age.

She then started to assist in classes as a Dragon Helper whilst working toward her higher degrees of blackbelt. She became an Assistant Instructor at the age of 16 after achieving her 1st dan black belt.

She is now a 2nd Dan black belt and a senior instructor who continues to train and grow within her Martial Arts whilst teaching and inspiring others to do the same.

Graham Bentham

Head Instructor – Milton Keynes

2nd Dan Black Belt

Graham joined Inspired Martial Arts since 2017 where his sons were already members. He was given the opportunity to assist in classes as soon as he started helping. Loving the difference that was being made to the confidence of the kids.

As the clubs first adult black belt Graham has stepped into our Milton Keynes classes back in 2020 and graded for my 2nd Dan in Peterborough alongside the majority of our instructors.

Graham has a passion for hiking as well as camping and believes preparation is a big part in all aspects of life, including Martial Arts has

Ivan Knight

Head Instructor – Lincolnshire

1st Dan Black Belt

Ivan started training at the age of 29 through Inspired Martial Arts as a way to improve his fitness and instantly fell in love with everything about Martial Arts and in particular Inspired.

As a child he spent 4-5 years in a wheelchair limiting his mobility. Showing that with any age or background you can get involved in the sport.

The most important thing for him is passing on life lessons and his skills to the younger generation and any other student. He is able to complete any rubix cube and believes any obstacle, challenge or puzzle can be overcome.

Leah Stone

Head Instructor - Multi Area

2nd Dan Black Belt

Leah started her Martial Arts journey at age 4 in Taekwondo and getting her 1st Dan Black Belt aged 8. Her interest only grew from here.

Training in Tang Soo Do, Boxing and now Kickboxing she has golds and silver under her name over points sparring and weapons. She moved onto earning her 2nd Dan Black Belt at 21.

After finding her Inspired Family she found we helped build her confidence in teaching now she wants to help children build their confidence and build them up to be all they can be.

James Steele

Head Instructor – Huntingdon

2nd Dan Black Belt

James started his training in 2014 to gain confidence and pursue his goal of becoming a black belt.

Becoming a black belt has led to him becoming an instructor for Inspired Martial Arts and therefore passing his knowledge on to all students. James has a hobby in Art and Design and is detail oriented because of this, which he brings into his teaching.

His long-term goal is to progress upwards within Inspired and grow his art projects as well as his Martial Arts

Lucy Thompson

Junior Instructor

Matt Jones

Junior Instructor

Jenny Clark

Junior Instructor

Join Inspired Martial Arts: Empowering Lives with Confidence, Respect, and Success

Find out why so many people in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon & Wisbech turn to Inspired Martial Arts for their martial arts training. Parents just like you have discovered how to maximize their child's potential and accelerate their development! Request more information or Get Started Today with our Exclusive Online Only Offer!

Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon & Wisbech Members Have Seen Improvements in as little as 7 days!


🔻Select A Location*
🔻Select Sub-Location*
🔻Select Sub-Location*
🔻Select A Program*
🔻Select Sub-Location*
🔻Select A Program

*Your privacy is very important, we'll never share your information. We may email you about special offers and upcoming events.

Preschool Martial Arts

in Peterborough

Our preschool martial arts program in Peterborough, offers an ideal mix of enhancing gross motor skills and providing heaps of enjoyment! It equips your young child with essential abilities for school and life readiness.


Kids Martial Arts (Ages 4-6)

in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon, Wisbech

The children's martial arts program in in Peterborough, Stamford, Market Deeping, Bourne, Spalding, Milton Keynes, Huntingdonshire, Wisbech, not only teaches your child self-defense techniques but also imparts vital life skills such as concentration, discipline, and respect. Witness their academic improvement as they grow in these areas!


Kids Martial Arts (Ages 7-12)

in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon, Wisbech

Within just a few weeks, discipline and respect noticeably improve. This is a key reason why parents highly value our Kids Martial Arts Program in in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon, Wisbech, South Lincs.


Teen Kickboxing

in Peterborough

Kickboxing reveals your true potential, showing you that you're capable of achieving far more than you initially believed. As you discover this, you'll realize that there are no limits to what you can achieve. This is a discovery many in Peterborough are experiencing!


Adult Kickboxing

in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon, Wisbech

Get set to transform your exercise routine! Prepare to incinerate up to 1000 calories in just 60 minutes!


Ladies Only Kickboxing

in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes

As you establish and accomplish goals, as you put in effort and enjoy the benefits, you'll experience a significant boost in confidence, self-esteem, and life enjoyment. Witnessing this transformation is what we love most about our Kickboxing program in Peterborough.


Holiday Camp

in Peterborough

This school break, offer your child a memorable experience. Martial arts can be a life-changing journey.


Birthday Parties

in Peterborough

Don't overcomplicate things; birthday parties are meant to be enjoyable, not labor-intensive! Take pleasure in seeing your kids having a great time!


Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

Do I Need To Be Fit For This?

No, not at all!  We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon Wisbech & South Lincs martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

 Will My Child Become A Bully?

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

Are Parents Allowed To Watch?

We encourage parents to watch their children on our tv screens in the waiting areas for their kids martial arts lessons (where available).

Join into some of our martial arts classes for adults. Your kids will love that you have something in common. It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’? Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

How Long Until I Get My Black Belt?

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one. Everyone can progress at a different pace. There is no judgement on students for how long it does take. What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE!

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!

However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Inspired Martial Arts Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon Wisbech & South Lincs are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

How Do I Claim Your Limited Time Offer?

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in the form.

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon Wisbech & South Lincs martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

What Do I Need To Bring To My First Martial Arts Lesson?

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in! Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. You will find Inspired Martial Arts in Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Huntingdon Wisbech & South Lincs have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class. I am sure you will be too!

I'm Not Very Sporty or Coordinated, Will That Be A Problem?

Not at all. In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started. So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve! You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple. So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills! Come see for yourself!

Inspired Martial Arts - Delivering Premier Martial Arts Classes to Communities Across the Region. Serving Peterborough, Huntingdon, Stamford, Milton Keynes and Surrounding Areas.

© Copyright 2024 Inspired Martial Arts