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Helping Families Achieve Success Through Martial Arts

AEGIS Martial Arts has been helping people for over 40 years by providing high quality tuition and a curriculum focused on building life skills, as well as learning self defence

AEGIS Leeds South serves Beeston, Middleton, Cross Flatts, Hunslet and other surrounding areas of South Leeds

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Hi, I'm Master Kara Mitchell, Chief Instructor at AEGIS Leeds South

Martial arts has changed my life for the better in so many ways and it's my goal to pass those same benefits to all my students, no matter their age or ability.

As a teenager, I took up Tae-Kwon Do which I absolutely loved, but never got back into it once I moved away to university here in Leeds.

I began my AEGIS journey in 2012 as a student at the West Leeds AEGIS academy. My original goals were to improve my confidence, maintain my fitness levels and also know I had the skills to defend myself should the need ever arise.

I quickly re-discovered that the passion I had for the martial arts as a teen, and after 3 years of training as a student, I was invited to join the AEGIS Certified Instructor Training program and train as an instructor.  

Since running AEGIS Leeds South, I've seen how martial arts training can benefit people of all ages, and I look forward to helping many more in the years to come.


Our Classes

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Our Facilities


  • On & off-site parking

  • A large range of high-standard training kit

  • Fully qualified, DBS checked and First Aid trained instructors & staff

  • Holders of Sport England's Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts

  • Registered with the British Martial Arts & Boxing association (BMABA)

H Preston, Ninja Tot Parent

Jake has very much enjoyed the lessons and we can definitely see that they have made a huge positive impact on his confidence and self control since he started. I think your approach and teaching style is exemplary, and we're very grateful for your hard work.

S Vais, Teen's Parent

My 9 year old son has been with Leeds South AEGIS academy for a while now. He enjoys every class and always looks forward to the next challenge. Master Mitchell's way of driving the kids in the right direction to build great confidence, improve skills and respect everyone in the class is highly appreciated. 

S Da Silva, Adult Student

I've been going for many months now and I'm completely in love with the AEGIS academy and system! It makes all the difference when the instructors are passionate and do their best for you and if you want to improve your self defence and martial arts skills then AEGIS is the place to join!

J Klimowicz, Parent & Family Class Student

My kids started at AEGIS over a year ago and what a fantastic journey it has been so far! Not only they are learning martial arts but also have gained lots of confidence, self discipline and strength. I decided to join in too (you're never too old to start!). Absolutely recommended AEGIS 5*
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