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Welcome to the Personal Best Academy
Mansfield's Premier Martial Art Centre of Excellence


A huge thank you to all of our loyal members, families and friends for your continued support during the pandemic, the 1st and 2nd lockdown and now the new tiered system and beyond. We've been working hard to ensure the PBA has all social distancing measures and other health and safety protocols in place, as well as enhanced and more frequent cleaning to make sure we are able to continue with classes and training in the safest possible way. 

From the 27th July we started operating an appointment only system! All classes, gym bookings and meetings must be booked in advance. Physical classes resumed with a new timetable (to allow for all social distancing measures and restrictions) from Saturday 1st August. 

Due to covid restrictions, there is currently a waiting list for all new members and students. As soon as space becomes available we will be able to confirm your enrolment. Please contact us to submit your interest via the contact page and we'll sort the rest.

Due to the tier 4 restrictions imposed by the government, from Thursday 31st December until further notice, our premises will be closed for physical classes. Valid Students may however access the PBA Online Training Area free of charge, which includes a library of home training content, videos, curriculum, challenges, activities & more!

PLUS! Our LIVE online Class schedule starts from Monday 4th January 2021.

We will update you with further information and guidelines as set out by the government. 

As previously required,  you MUST accept the training declaration, safety behaviour guidelines and read our new operational plan so you are fully aware of all meaures, protocols and restrictions in place when returning to the academy . It will also help you to understand what you can expect to see and do on your return to class. 


We urge all our members to continue to follow government guidelines regarding covid-19, including frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes with unclean hands, sneeze or cough into a tissue, disspose of the tissue and immediately wash your hands, avoid large social gatherings and unnecessary travel and to practise social distancing. If you have any of the symptoms self isolate for 7 days. 


For more help and information on the coronavirus please visit: 

IMPORTANT: ALL Students & Visitors to the academy MUST wear a face mask or covering. 

Parent & Student Testimonials:

Testimonials: What People Say About THE PBA

Stephanie Barron reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

22 April · 

My son has attended since he turned 4 and absolutely loves it. It channels his energy and has taught him how to concentrate and focus better. He has made some lovely friends and thinks his teachers are fabulous! There's always something going on for all ages - even parents. Great friendly team.

Kelly 'Brown' Denny reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

13 February · 

Love the academy. My 4yr old is a new member of the dragonz. She's ASD so can be a handful but the staff are fantastic with her and she's really loving it, it's great to see her getting so much enjoyment from it. Can't thank the staff enough. Highly recommend.

Matt Berresford reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

26 June at 21:56 · 

This martial arts academy is totally tailored to your child. Split into suitable matched age groups my children have developed both physically and mentally.
I'd recommend PBAKidz to everyone with no doubts that their child would love every session.

Felicity Benyon reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

10 January · 

Absolutely amazing academy. We are so lucky to have this facility in Mansfield. Ma'am, sir and all the staff are exceptional. Would highly recommend.

Sarah Jane reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

5 January · 

My four year old started not long ago x lovely and friendly atmosphere and the boy loves it x

Lisa Randall reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

2 April 

My 5 year old daughter started about 6 weeks ago and absolutely loves it. The instructors are great and really make sure the little ones are ok and building up their confidence but without babying them. Can't wait for my son to turn 4 to get him signed up too X

Russell Milburn reviewed Pbakidz Academy – 5 star

14 December

Our son Dominic who is5years old can't get enough he started just over 2 months ago and goes 3 times a week, he'd go everyday if it was up to him 

John Holloway reviewed PBA FitneZ Factory – 5 star

22 May · 

A very very good Martial Arts school, with classes in Tae Kwon-do, integrated Martial Arts and if you want mix it up there is also the Fighter Training classes, this school has seperate classes for both Kids and adults and has a great family friendly atmosphere!!


FACEBOOK: @pbafightfactory / @pbakidzacademy
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About the PBA

The Personal Best Academy is Mansfield's No 1 Personal Development & Martial Arts Centre and much much more than just an ordinary kick & punch school!!

We provide our community with World Class Character Development & Martial Art curriculums, highly skilled and qualified Instructors and an 'above & beyond' attitudes towards all of our students.

The Personal Best Academy is an 8,000 sq ft 'Super Centre' at Unit 2 The Broadway, off Great Central Road, Mansfield - just a short walk away from Mansfield Town Centre itself. We now host 3 full time studios under one roof and hold over 50 scheduled classes per week as well as regular PT and small group training sessions. 

Our flexible timetable has just expanded and we have an awesome variety of Martial Art styles & disciplines to suit the whole family. So, whether you're interested in getting fit, learning new skills or becoming the next World Champion, we have something to suit everyone's needs and goals. 

The Personal Best Academy is split into the following branches;

  • The PBA Kidz Academy (the UK's FIRST children's only full time centre designed specifically for 4 to 12yr olds) 
  • The PBA Fight Factory (for our adult/teens sport & combative martial art classes)
  • The Z Factor Studio (our on site cardio & weights studio, fitness classes and personal training gym)

To find out more about how the Personal Best Academy can help you and your family achieve your goals, simply contact us today and speak to our dedicated team members on our office or freephone number. OR, if you prefer,  you can contact us through our social media pages or via the contacts page.

Start your Martial Arts journey with the PBA!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Personal Best Academy Welfare Officer

T: 01623 656 890

              Personal Best Academy
    Unit 2 The Broadway, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2RL
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