Welcome to our UK site. Below is more information about us.


What Martial Art do we teach?

Our chosen martial art is British Kenpo Karate, which we have been teaching in Countess Wear, Exeter since 1986. 


What is British Kenpo Karate?

British Kenpo is a modern self defence system, designed for todays world. It teaches practical situation self defence techniques.


Who runs the Countess Wear Exeter Academy?

The current highest rank at this academy is Senior Professor Matt Snell - 7th degree black belt, who is supported by 8 other black belts who teach and aid in the running of the academy.


Matt Snell started training on the academy's very first night in 1986 and has hardly missed a session since. Now our academy has nine senior black belts, a number of junior black belts and over 70 students, who are learning and training together throughout the year whatever the weather.

We also have other Instructors and Clubs in this and other countries.




How can I start?


You can attend one of the classes listed below and claim your first two weeks FREE of self defence lessons,

or contact the academy's chief instructor Matt Snell on 01392 253622 for more details.


If you are a parent and are thinking of enrolling your children, we would suggest that you come along and view a class, talk to the instructors and also other parents to see if you feel that it's something your children would enjoy.


We offer two weeks of FREE taster lessons to children so they can experience what we have to offer. Just click on the Free Lessons link above.

Classes and Times

All classes held at Countess Wear School, Glasshouse Lane, Countess Wear, Exeter EX2 7BS

Tuesdays                                     Fridays

Children   6.30pm - 7.30pm         Children   7.00pm - 8.00pm

Adults       7.30pm - 8.30pm         Adults       8.00pm - 9.00pm

All telephone enquires 01392 253622, leave a message and we will get back to you, or contact us by email address at flamingfistkenpo@yahoo.com




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