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Find out more about what Unit 1 has to offer.


UNIT 1 Chesterfield

Unit 1 is Chesterfield’s leading fitness and martial arts facility, providing a wide range of classes that include karate, kickboxing and fitness classes such as kettlebells and body combat. We offer classes for women only, children and families, and welcome beginners and experienced martial artists alike.


Whether you want to train to become a world champion, improve your fitness or join the Unit 1 family for the social benefits, you will always be welcomed. Come and talk to us to find out more or watch one of our sessions.


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Classes to suit every individual

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Alongside our martial arts classes, we also offer a range of fitness training classes in our well-equipped gym.


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From basic self-defence, weapons training or to learn a martial art for competitive reasons, there’s an option available for you.


Meet the experienced and fully qualified coaches

Dave Cartawick unit 1 instructor profile


Head coach, founder of the BKKA, 5th Dan in Wado Ryu Karate and over 38 years of experience in martial arts. Dave has coached international champions and teams and has trained over 50 students to elite black belt level.

Adam unit 1 instructor profile


Adam started martial arts at the age of 28 and has since become a black belt and opened his own club in Huddersfield.

He now enjoys giving back what he has learned to the next generation of martial artists.

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Jo began training under Dave Cartawick in 1999 after trying a range of different martial arts. She found that Wado Ryu Karate suited her and has now progressed to the level of 2nd Dan black belt and instructor at Unit 1.

Sarah unit 1 instructor profile


Sarah began martial arts training in 2003 and has never looked back. She enjoys the confidence and level of fitness that martial arts has given her and now passes on her skills and knowledge as a Unit 1 instructor.

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My name is Luke Barker, I began my martial arts career back in 1994. For the majority of that time I trained very hard and gained some reputable success. I gained my 1st Dan in 2006 and after nearly a decade of teaching I think now it is time to progress myself.


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"I teach the BodyCombat classes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. I've trained in martial arts since I was 11, mainly Wado Ryu and Goju Ryu Karate. I taught Goju karate for several years and had clubs in Chesterfield and Sheffield.


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“Hi my name's Katie! I have over 15 years experience in the fitness industry with many qualifications. I am an established instructor and PT around the Chesterfield area. I teach a wide variety of classes including Kettlebell oblivion which is unique to Unit1.


All our instructors are Enhanced  DBS checked, First Aid trained and undergo regular training in areas such as equality and diversity.

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