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My nearly 11-year-old son has been attending classes here for over a year, and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. The instructors are exceptional, providing a nurturing and motivating environment. Since starting karate, my son's confidence has soared. He not only excels in his own classes but has also started helping coach the younger age group. This opportunity has further boosted his self-esteem and leadership skills. I highly recommend this class to any parent looking to enhance their child's confidence and character while learning karate. A special mention to Aaron and Ryan who consistently support Blake with everything. A truly outstanding place!

Claire Whiston

My daughter started asbba 3 years ago and she loves every minute of attending her lessons her confidence has grown over the years, she enjoy doing her exams and gaining different belts to show her achievements . The staff is really friendly and patient


My 7 year old son joined ASBBA in October 2023. He really enjoys attending his sessions and has learnt some great skills. The trainers are great and help each child achieve their potential. Classes are fun and Graduation days are truly memorable. As a parent, I thoroughly enjoy seeing my child excel in martial arts, achieve his belts, gain fitness, focus and confidence. What I like most about the club is the expertise it has, four of the trainers have a wealth of experience from participating and winning national and international championships. I highly recommend this club. Thank you to the team, Antonio, Aaron, Ryan & Harrison.

Musarrat Hussain (Mikael Rizwan)

Started Our Daughter with Asbba martial arts. She’s been going for a few months now. Her confidence and ability has grew massively. Highly recommend

Daniel Hemus

Great classes really bought my daughters confidence out would defo recommend :)

Janeka bridgewater

Antonio is a very good instructor he has time for all ages. My children have been with him since they was very young this means 20 years since they started with him. I then joined myself about 6years ago.Now my grandson has joined which means there is 3 generations of my family going to ASBBA the club is extremely friendly and caters for ages and abilities, no one is singled out. Thank you for all you have done for my family.

Julie Potter

I gained so much balance and confidence. It's impeccable 👌 not even football or anything is better 🤩👍

River Sallah

Our daughter joined in November, and the confidence she has gained has been phenomenal. Her overall fitness and balance have improved, and her zest for the sport is infectious. She loves coming to her classes and learning from the team.

Aprill Sallah

My little boy joined with the aim of developing his coordination and confidence. He loves attending his session and staff are attentive and considerate to his needs. He always leaves with a smile on his face!

Stephanie Healy

I started training in 2002 in Oxford with two good friends, I was looking to keep off a large amount of weight that I had lost the year before and to learn some self defence techniques. I quickly found that two nights KB a week was better than three nights at the gym and I really enjoyed the atmosphere of training within a group of like minded individuals. I moved to Birmingham in 2005 and joined ASBBA to continue my education in the sport. Antonio, Adam and Rachel have been a great influence and have taught me not only more about KB but how to teach and coach others. I now not only enjoy the endorphins and adrenaline from training, but I feel pride in helping others to achieve their potential. The club is a good friendly yet disciplined environment and I have made many good friends though the club often meeting socially outside the club.

Carl-Jon Taylor

Our club members at the Cerebal Palsy Midlands really enjoyed your visit and demonstration and being able to take part in your group. The whole club experienced something new and I’m sure we will be working together in some capacity in the near future. Thank you

Gary Watson

I have trained previously in Kung fu, Shotokan and Jujitsu, and I joined ASBBA to support my daughter who wanted to take up a martial art. She has since left to go to university but I have carried on training with Antonio and the team because ASBBA is quite simply the best and most friendly martial arts club I have encountered. I am 48 now and I train for fitness and weight control. I do enjoy sparing but don’t have time to get involved in competitions and so on. In other clubs this can be a problem but there are no cliques in Antonio’s club – everyone is made very welcome – whatever their training goals are.

Neil Bentley

A big thank-you to Antonio and Shane for making Williams 6th birthday party such a fantastic occasion. All his classmates and friends from ASBBA that went to it had a brilliant time, and on collecting William from school yesterday, I found the party was the talk of the playground amongst parents and kids alike. I can honestly say that it is the only kids party I have ever been to that I would love to go back in time and sit through again, and I know that view is shared by everyone who was there. I just wish I was young enough to join in! Will definitely be booking Williams next party with you and would recommend to anyone whether their children attend martial arts classes or not.

Matthew Lowe

Dear Antonio, Thank you for helping me with my Black Belt grading and all the support and encouragement you gave me. You’re the best teacher in the world.


I go kick boxing because I got bullied at school but now that I have started martial arts, it has stopped. Now I am a purple stripe and looking forward in achieving my black belt. Its lots of fun and I’ve learnt loads


I joined the club to keep fit at first, but now I have become interested in competition fighting. Although the class can be physically hard work, I get, a great sense of achievement afterwards and feel more confident


Since starting with the Antonio Santorelli’s Black Belt Academy I truly can’t remember the last time I felt this good. Spurred on by my new found fitness levels, I took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life in Sutton Park. I ran the entire course (5km but a marathon to me) which compared to my efforts of a few years back was nothing short of astounding