MARTIAL ART EVENTS FOR TEAM BUILDING, PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND CORPORATE HOSPITALITY
CORPORATE TAI CHI
Corporate Tai Chi sessions for small groups right through to company-wide events. Either through direct bookings from clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Thames Water, T Mobile, HBOS and Holiday Inn / Intercontinental Hotels to working on behalf of destination management companies such as Brook Green UK Ltd, Corporate Martial Arts will develop amazing activities that will energise your staff, empower them with new knowledge and make them smile watching the MD strike a pose! Tai Chi has been widely used by companies and individuals in the east for decades as a simple and easy way to cope with the stresses and strains of modern life. Our highly popular and yet simple Tai Chi form consists of a combination of movements which serves as an insightful and fun way to be introduced to Tai Chi. We can comfortably teach a group of participants the full form and have them practice it (whilst following the instructor) within a 45 – 60 minute event. Get started today by giving us a call or use the contact form.
Thames Water PLC Workplace Wellness Week (2017-2019) “Thames Water are committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees. Every year we run well-being week and have used Chris Allen from Corporate Wellness for the last 2 years to run a number of activities/workshops including Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Board Breaking and mindfulness. Chris is an excellent trainer and always engages well with the groups who attend his sessions. He is punctual, reliable and adaptable to the constraints of office buildings! Since getting involved in our Well-being Week myself and my colleagues have used him for corporate conferences and events, feedback has always been positive.” A Cain, Occupational Health & Well-being Manager, Thames Water. With over 13,000 employees who work for Thames Water or on their behalf, across 350 sewage works, 102 water treatment works, 288 pumping stations and 235 reservoirs. Thames Water are leading the way on Workplace Well-being with a weeklong campaign each year focusing on health and well-being by making sustainable healthier lifestyle choices. During the week Thames Water aimed to increase awareness of health and well-being issues and provide employees with the information to make informed choices. As well as providing free confidential personal medical assessments to all with a trained medical professional and genuine opportunities to take part in work-time based activities. At Thames Water there is nothing more important than the safety, health and well-being of their people, whether at work, in the workplace or in the wider community. Corporate Martial Arts (formerly Corporate Wellness & Events Ltd) supported Thames Water for four years running with providing workplace events such as Tai Chi, Kickboxing, Board Breaking & Mindfulness sessions throughout the South East. We were even featured on Sky News! Since working on the Wellbeing Week we have been engaged in several other well-being initiatives and look forward to growing our relationship with such a employee well-being focused company.
Corporate Kickboxing is a fast-paced energetic workout that is a great motivator and stress buster, it is a popular activity and one that we get repeat bookings for all the time. Corporate Kickboxing is available as a one-off event, part of our Corporate Martial Arts package or as a company subsidised class for employees. Students are taught the correct way to punch and kick and are then put to the test with exciting Kickboxing drills and games. All equipment is provided including Focus Pads, Kick Shields and Boxing Gloves. Where required we can provide floor mats.
KMPG New Employee Induction Courses (2007 – ongoing) In 2007 a consulting firm called Boxwood Limited (later bought by KPMG) contacted us to find out if we could send along an instructor to teach their representatives some tai chi and kickboxing. This was the start of an amazing business relationship and the reason why we founded Corporate Wellness & Events. Paul Oakes, one of the leaders of the foundation course said, "Integrating exercise into our foundation training course is a key component and something which all new employees look forward to. The aim being to give new recruits an active lesson in the need to maintain a work life balance, starting with the training course. Chris Allen and the team at Corporate Wellness and events provided us with two very professional early morning sessions, Kick Boxing and Tai Chi, which see's the delegates arrive in the training room enthused and charged with energy having tried something new." KMPG purchased Boxwood Limited in 2015, and since then we have worked directly for KPMG and its staff as part of their induction process more or less every three months since 2007. “Chris has delivered a number of kickboxing and Tai Chi sessions on our corporate training courses and they have now become an integral part of our induction programme. The enthusiasm and professionalism of the services provided by Chris and the team are a credit to them and the reason we keep booking them”. D Hunter KPMG
Corporate Personal Safety and Self Defence events teach Krav Maga which is a 100% reality-based system of self-defence. Krav Maga is simple to learn and can be used by anyone regardless of size, strenght, weight or sex. Krav Maga is from Israel and is used by the Elite Commando Units as a form of close quarter combat. It has now been released the general public after being adapted for civilian use and has swept across the world becoming one of the fastest growing reality based systems of self-defence. Topics may be nominated by the client but typical requests are for specialist training in: • Introduction to basic self-defence and awareness • Working alone safely • Women’s self-defence • Travel Safety course for business persons • Personal Safety for store detectives
Lloyds Bank PLC Work place Tai Chi sessions were the order of the day for some very busy and stressed out front line staff who were fielding alot of calls from customers who were unhappy about various aspects of either personal or business banking. We work with Lloyds Banking Group delivering work place Tai Chi and Mindfulness workshops and regular classes to help their teams develop coping strategies for stress and to build their emotional resilience. With a time commitment of 20 minutes evert week we have assisted many staff to be able to take a "complete break" from work and we have been informed by the organiser that it has made a real difference in the emotional wellbeing of their staff. “Chris is an extremely talented martial arts instructor who came to teach classes at my place of work. His enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of his work were key in encouraging colleagues to take part. Chris has excellent client skills and connected well with the participants. He created a programme of work for beginners which was challenging but at the same time achievable and above all was fun! T. Millward, Lloyds Banking Group PL
Our Board Breaking events are extremely popular, especially to "kick-off" a day of activities or training. Board Breaking is the ultimate confirmation of your ability to overcome your fears of change or attempting the impossible. Our Board Breaking instructor is a highly skilled master of martial arts who will lead your teams through a series of martial art movements and teach them the correct technique to perform the break. Once your team is ready, they will be asked to write their challenge or fear on the board and with lots of energy and enthusiasm from their colleagues they will perform the break. The wood we use is a special theatrical type of soft-wood which is designed to break, there is minimal risk of injury and all safety equipment including gloves are provided. Delegates may keep the board as a souvenir and if you ask nicely our Master Instructor will perform a 6 or 8 board break to end the session. We can also perform fire breaks, (where the wood is on fire) should you need an impressive end to the day.
Citrix, Arrow / IBM, Lily (Via XNRG Agency) Citrix Systems, Inc. is an American multinational software company that provides server, application and desktop virtualization, networking, software as a service, and cloud computing technologies. Arrow is one of IBM's largest UK Suppliers and its IBM portfolio embodies a profound commitment to innovation. The IBM product, services and solutions not only empower clients, but they also create considerable opportunity for our Business Partners around the world. Lely is a large farm machinery manufacturer specialising in a broad range of products for the agricultural sector. From milking robots, care products and automated feeding systems to barn cleaners. Corporate Martial Arts were engaged by XNRG Events Ltd to introduce delegates of all 3 companies to martial arts and in particular the very specialist skill of board breaking. Our Board Breaking events are extremely popular, especially to "kick-off" a day of activities or training. Board Breaking is the ultimate confirmation of your ability to overcome your fears of change or attempting the impossible. Everyone on the team performed a successful break! I have worked with Chris Allen over several years at different types of events. His knowledge of his topics, his engagement with the participants and his enthusiasm all pull together to make a great event. I have used Chris for board breaking, for self-defence team building and for relaxing Tai Chi, all were well received and Chris added value all the way through. I used Chris for Lely, Citrix, Arrow events. “I would recommend Chris and his services and feel comfortable he will do a great job for you.” Neil Thubron XRNG Corporate Events