Education. Empowerment. Culture.

Tempest was originally founded back in 1996 as an old school fighting gym, then later transformed into one of the top professional Martial Arts schools in the UK. I was lucky to be brought up in this lifestyle and gained much experience and knowledge from my upbringing. I myself (Ricky Stafford) started training when I was 5 years old and teaching at weekends from the age of 15. Now, with over 25 years of Martial Arts experience myself, my wonderful wife (Ashley) and our many fantastic instructors run Tempest Martial Arts in North Shields.

We opened our professional Martial Arts academy in January 2015, where the former Attitude Martial Arts academy had been ran successfully by the brilliant Gary & Amanda Hewitt. 

We started this with one goal in mind: giving our students the best, most rewarding learning experience.
Tempest Martial Arts is located in North Shields, just off the river Tyne and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help students not just achieve but smash their goals inside and outside the academy. We have a big love and emphasis on life skills and fitness, which is obvious by watching or taking part in any of our classes.

We are committed to being the  best professional Martial Arts academy in North Shields.

We are the Kickboxing, Karate, Child Development and Fitness Experts!

Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us today!

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"A martial arts instructor can be a very influential person in your child's life. Instructor Stafford is an amazing leader, martial artist and life coach. I have know him and his family for 20 years. He is a dedicated martial artist who is focused on bringing out the best in every student, developing confidence by instilling competence."

- GM Greg Silva, President of Black Belt Schools International