Anti Bullying Week 2018

#ANTIBULLYINGWEEK 12th Nov – 16th Nov 2018

In recognition of Anti Bullying Week 2018, all Hoshi Martial Arts classes in November will be FREE for new students.  That’s 3 lessons for free to give you chance to try Hoshi Martial Arts.  

As our class is age 11 to adult, Mum and Dad can join in too!  Please contact us to book your space.

About Us

Hoshi Martial Arts are a non-profit Self Defence & Personal Safety organisation based in Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd. We run Jujitsu (no gi) and Self Defence, as well as Boxercise style classes focusing on Self Protection,  Fitness and Sport as well as traditional Martial Arts.

Our mission is to give students the skills to stay safe everywhere! As well as being a Physical Activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh award, we are the 1st Martial Arts organisation to teach at Wales Millennium Centre, exhibiting at the World of Women 2015 festival. 

HOSHI Coaches are insured, DBS checked and first aid trained. They also do a wide range of child safety courses certified by organisations such as NSPCC, Kidscape, Action 4 Children & St Johns Ambulance.

We are a member of HOSHI: Keeping Children Safe, a registered non-profit Community Interest Company (registration no: 10688529).

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Hoshi are thrilled that we are authorised to provide activities for the Duke of Edinburgh Physical Skills section.  Unlike some organisations, we do not charge an extra fee for this.

Independent Family Martial Arts

Independent Family Martial Arts

Hoshi currently only run classes for children aged 11+ & adults.  If you have younger children, we would proudly recommend IFMA under Sensei Laurie Williams.  For contact details please visit their website

UK Martial Arts Show Hall of Fame

UK Martial Arts Show Hall of Fame

Coach Lee was nominated for the UK Martial Arts Show Black Belt Hall of Fame awards in May 2018.

What’s on for Kids Awards Nominees

What’s on for Kids Awards Nominees

Hoshi were proud nominees of the 2018 What’s on for Kids Awards in the category ‘Best Community Interest / Not-For-Profit category

All Styles Martial Arts Association

All Styles Martial Arts Association

Hoshi are proud members of the All Styles Martial Arts Association

Youth Cymru

Youth Cymru

Hoshi are proud members of Youth Cymru

Anti Bullying Alliance

Anti Bullying Alliance

Hoshi are proud members of the Anti Bullying Alliance

Welsh Sports Association

Welsh Sports Association

Hoshi are proud members of the Welsh Sports Association

Our Classes

Whether you’re looking for traditional martial arts, self defence or to improve your fitness.  We have something for everyone.

EVERY MONDAY 6pm – 8pm

Hoshi Martial Arts

Every Monday 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Our No Gi Jujitsu Class for Ages 11  to Adult.

Incorporating Jujitsu and Kickboxing, we have developed our own unique syllabus designed to be practical, fun, and easy to learn as well as develop confidence.

This class incorporates both traditional martial arts as well as self defence.

Rhydyfelin Community Centre, Dyffryn Road, Pontypridd, CF37 5RW

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EVERY TUESDAY 6.30pm – 7.15pm

Hoshi Fighting Fit

Every Tuesday 6.30pm – 7.15pm

Our ‘Boxercise Style’ Fitness class for ages 16+

A high impact, high calorie burn class.  Designed to suit all levels of fitness, from beginner to expert.

This class focuses on fitness rather than self defence.

Taff Meadow Community Centre, Broadway, Pontypridd, CF37 1DB

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Meet The Team

Coach Lee Jones
Coach Mat Jones
Coach Simon Mackay
Coach Simon Caddy
Kathryn Jones
Coach Lee Jones

Coach Lee Jones

Founder & Head Coach

Coach Lee has been training primarily in Jujitsu for almost 15 years, and teaching at Hoshi for over 5 years.  After teaching in England for 3 years, he founded Hoshi alongside Coach Mat when he moved to Wales.   As our Head Coach, he is the driving force behind our organisation.

Coach Lee also holds qualifications in Child Safeguarding and Sports Coaching.

Primary Grade(s):
Black Belt 1st Dan (Hoshi)
Brown Belt 1st Kyu (MEME)
Purple Belt 2nd Kyu (Jujitsu)

Notable Certifications:
Level 1 MEME Instructor
Level 3 Sports Coach 
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children & Young People (PT22CY071)
Child Safety in Sport & Active Leisure
Emergency First Aid
First Aid at Work

Favourite Technique:  Tai Otoshi

Favourite Quote:  “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” – Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

Coach Mat Jones

Coach Mat Jones

Senior Coach

Coach Mat co-founded Hoshi over 5 years ago alongside Coach Lee.  He has been training for almost 20 years. Primarily in Jujitsu, he has also trained in other styles including Kung Fu and TBD. 

Primary Grade(s)
Black Belt 1st Dan (Hoshi)
Brown Belt 1st Kyu (TJF)

Notable Certifications:
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Child Safety in Sport & Active Leisure
Emergency First Aid

Favourite Technique
Yoko Wakare

Favourite Quote
Blade with whom I have lived.  Blade with whom I now die.  Serve truth and justice one last time, seek out one more heart of evil.  Farewell, old friend.  Friend, farewell.” – Sir Orin Neville Smythe, Flight of the Dragons.

Coach Simon Mackay

Coach Simon Mackay

Senior Coach

Coach Simon is a veteran of Martial Arts, training in various styles for almost 30 years.  As well as MEME, TBD and Judo, Coach Simon has also trained in Silat amongst other styles.  Teaching at HOSHI for almost 5 years, he has a wealth of previous teaching experience as well.  Coach Simon heads up our adults classes with a more realistic & diverse theme.

Primary Grade(s):
2nd Dan Black Belt (MEME)
1st Dan Black Belt (Judo)

Notable Certifications:
Level 3 MEME Instructor
Child Safety in Sport & Active Leisure
First Aid at Work


Favourite Technique:
All the painful ones!

Favourite Quote:
This is going to hurt” – Coach Simon Mackay

Coach Simon Caddy

Coach Simon Caddy

Senior Coach:  Fitness & Physical Development

Coach Simon is a Personal Trainer with almost 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry.  With a list of industry qualifications too long to list here, he heads up our Hoshi Fighting Fit classes. 

We are very lucky to have such an experienced PT on board, who spends the rest of his time training athletes under his banner of Complete Fitness

Notable Certifications:
Diploma in Advanced Gym Instruction & Personal Training
Diploma in Higher Education Sports Development
Boxercise Instructor
Cardio Kickbox Instructor
Pinkbelt Kickboxing 1-2-1 Coach
Pinkbelt Kickboxing Group Exercise Instructor



Favourite Exercise:
Anything for the Back!

Favourite Quote
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones

Senior Child Welfare Officer

Kathryn is a qualified Children’s support specialist, holding advanced qualifications in Nursery and Child Development among others.  She has plenty of experience working with young children, running her own Brownies unit for many years.

Although not a teaching Coach, Kathryn is first aid trained and DBS checked.  Her job is to impartially protect the physical and mental wellbeing of our younger students by ensuring we are up-to-date with appropriate guidance and good practice. 

Testimonials

All testimonials are taken directly from either dojos.co.uk or our Facebook page.  To view all testimonials together please click here

Well worth a session. Excellent leadership

Jason Spencer

Jason Spencer

Can recommend Mr Jones as the genuine article.

Laurie Laurence Williams

Laurie Laurence Williams

The coaches have a fantastic depth of knowledge, but.more importantly develop a great rapport with the children. Highly professional and thoroughly recommended.

Simon Caddy

Simon Caddy

Fun, informative and incredibly useful. Completed a 6 week course with my son, would recommend to everyone.

Ross Williams

Ross Williams

My daughter loves her lessons with Hoshi, it has helped her confidence massively. The teachers are paitent and committed and I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

My little girl was very nervous about trying a new activity. Coaches made her feel welcome and comfortable within minutes. Fortunately she has never needed to use the skills she’s learned but her confidence has soared in the time she was with Hoshi. Can’t wait for classes to restart, thank you guys.

Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

Fun friendly professional class

Since my daughter joined she has had a lot more confidence and is able to stick up for herself in a non voilent manner. She enjoys classes and the instructiors are fair friendly and professional.

My daughter seems to appreciate boundries set out as in class they are tought disapline. I can’t fault this class and instrutors at all. It’s a must for any child.

And the added fact I get piece of mind knowing she will know how to handle herself in a situation of violence makes it worth while for me too.

It’s a fun tought class at the same time so kids of all ages will enjoy.

j Davies

j Davies

Fun and inclusive and learn new skills

Since starting with Hoshi martial arts 6 months ago my daughter has not only gained new skills but her self confidence has soared. She loves going and meeting up with her friends. The classes are structured well organised inclusive and FUN! The instructors are friendly approachable and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to any parent. Well done Hoshi!

lynette

lynette

Great place to keep children safe 🙂

Hoshi is a right place for your child to gain confidence, learn how to protect themselves and meet other peers, sessions are enjoyable and fun, coaches are wonderful, would recommend to anyone 🙂

Merci

Merci

Hoshi Go “Above & Beyond”

I have recommended Hoshi to lots of my friends and family. They have been hugely instrumental in our sons life over the past few months. Bullying had a big impact on his self esteem and confidence and through attending classes with Hoshi we are now starting to see a big improvement. Thank you to Lee, Matt and Simon – you guys are THE BEST.

K Sullivan

K Sullivan

Child’s Safety Comes First

My 2 children love Hoshi. Moreso as a parent I love Hoshi. The instructors all genuinely care about the welfare of the students, not just on the mats but off the mats too.

When one of my children was being verbally bullied they were able to give us practical advice on how to deal with it and taught my son that what the bullies say about him isn’t what matters, it’s how he feels about himself that counts.

Before Hoshi we spent so much time trying to combat the name calling from the schools perspective, Coach Lee was able to teach our son how to not let it upset him. After this (touch wood) the bullying soon stopped when they stopped getting a rise out of him.

Both our children are much more confident, as a parent I feel the results speak for themselves!

A Happy Parent

A Happy Parent

Fantastic place for children to learn

Amazing coaches that are very dedicated to helping the children learn self defence and grow in confidence

becky

becky

Motivational & building confidence

Hoshi is a fun place for Children to learn self defence whilst building their confidence and awareness of how to deal with difficult situations. Apart from teaching the Children how to protect themselves from physical bullying it also teaches them about cyber bullying. Would highly recommend.

Tracey

Tracey

Good team and brill coaches

All coaches brilliant and nothing to much for them.

roly poly entertainment

roly poly entertainment

Really awesome classes!

Both our son and daughter absolutely love the sessions. Their confidence, stamina and abilities are all improving noticeably. The classes are fun, inclusive and welcoming, and enjoyable for all abilities. Totally recommend them. The coaches are consistent, approachable and relate to the children brilliantly.

Lydia

Lydia

Amazing teachers who are beyond inclusive

Hoshi have been working with our Charity – Autism Puzzles for over a year. They are an inclusive organisation who offer a brilliant opportunity for the children and families that we work with. Patience, understanding and enthusiasm is what you can expect!

Sullivan

Sullivan

Sensei Lee transformed our children

We met Lee at his previous club in Worcester where he taught our children for several years before he moved to Wales and setup Hoshi.

Lee took our shy quite children and gave them a sense of confidence we had never seen in them before. Unfortunately when Lee left things were not quite the same so we also left.

Would highly recommend Sensei Lee and any team he chooses to form. Our kids still talk about him.

A definite fan

A definite fan

Not just Martial Arts

My daughter has been attending Hoshi for about 3 months. Her confidence is already starting to improve, but more than that it is the first club she has attended she always gets excited to go back to.

She came home a few weeks ago and wanted to show me she had learned the recovery position. It is so refreshing to see a club that can keep the children so entertained while giving them what I consider to be valuable life skills.

Anna J

Anna J

Contact / Book a Class

Please use the form on the left to contact us with any queries.  Please use the buttons below to book a class.

Alternatively you can email us at coach@hoshi.wales or find us on Social Media using the buttons on the left of this webpage.

Hoshi Fighting Fit

Tuesday 13 November 2018
6:30 PM
£3.00

Hoshi Martial Arts

Monday 12 November 2018
6:00 PM
£5.00