Adam Field Senior Instructor at The Martial Arts Place
"Delivering classes in Martial Arts in an engaging manner while passionately instilling confidence, self-esteem and fitness to all students.
At TMAP, I’ve had the opportunity to embark upon a unique career which has allowed to me to provide confidence, fitness and technical ability to many people and age groups. Considerate of the necessities of all members and students, I’ve worked diligently to provide effective lessons in Martial Arts while simultaneously upholding values of empathy and a hard-working ethos."
"I originally started out in athletics specialising in middle distance running (3000m, 5000m and 10,000m) and swimming before moving towards Martial Arts.
That happened after completing a degree in Chemistry ,and I felt I needed a more physical practical application in my life; it allowed me to express myself -- Martial Arts provided that outlet.
Before going on to completing and working nine years of kickboxing at TMAP, I practiced boxing, Krav Maga, Thai Kickboxing and four years of Japanese Jujitsu where I achieved a purple belt. All mentioned are amazing experiences, allowing me to refine and intensify my love and understanding behind true meanings of MA's etiquette ; despite it’s apparent austerity
(discipline), there is a lot of character and history which I thoroughly enjoy"
1. Why fitness (for you)?
2. What aspects of your practice do you enjoy most and why?
3. What surprises you the most in your practice and what keeps your focus?
4.What does it mean to you to instruct/mentor/teach the Martial Arts?
5.What is special about The Martial Arts Place (TMAP)?
6. Who is your mentor/role model?
7. What do you see/think are the links between your practice and mental health?
8. The Martial Arts is a discipline with several meanings* - how would you best describe your practice and experience at TMAP?
9. TMAP is a place for all levels and a practice for all - would you agree? Inclusivity and accessibility? Age groups and practice levels groups - what does this mirror?
10. How stress (of everyday life) is released/reduced in practice (Martial Arts in particular)? Are there specific aspects? Routine, structure, focus, physical exercise, endurance - levels of practice (grading), growth?