Disciplines and Weapons

The lists below detail the most common disciplines and weapons we cover but are not exhaustive. Should you wish to enquire about disciplines or weapons that are not listed below please contact us by email at martialguard@towergate.co.uk

We are unable to provide cover for the Declined Disciplines and Declined Weapons listed below.

Approved Disciplines

  • Aido
  • Aiki Ju Jitsu
  • Aikido
  • Aiuchi Ju Jitsu
  • Aiwakai Karate Do
  • Arnis
  • Atemi  
  • Ba Ji Qan & Tai Chi 
  • Bagua
  • Baguazhang
  • Bando
  • Battojutsu
  • Bojutsu
  • Boxercise
  • Brazilian Ju Jitsu
  • Breaking
  • Breaking Boards
  • Budo
  • Budo Multi Style
  • Bujinkai
  • Bujinkai Karate
  • Bujinkan Budo
  • Bujinkan Budo Tai Jutsu
  • Bushi Kempo
  • Bushido
  • Capoeira
  • Ch`uan Fa
  • Ch`uan Shu
  • Chambara
  • Cheibi Gad-Ga
  • Chen Style Tai Chi
  • Cheongye Kwan
  • Chi Combat System
  • Chi Gong
  • Chi Kung
  • Chinese Kickboxing
  • Choi Kwang Do
  • Conflict Management (self defence)
  • Control & Restraint
  • Daito Ryu
  • Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu
  • Escrima
  • Feng Shou
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Freestyle Taekwondo
  • Goju Kai Karate Do
  • Goju Ryu
  • Goju Ryu Karate
  • Goshin Jutsu
  • Grappling
  • Hakuda
  • Hanmudo
  • Hap ki do
  • Hapkido
  • Hojojitsu
  • Hsing-I
  • Hsing Yi
  • Hwa Rang Do
  • Iaido
  • Inkai Judo
  • Jado Kuin Do
  • Japanese Archery
  • Japanese Shotokan Karate
  • Jeet June Do
  • Jikiden Eishin-ryu laido
  • Judo
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • JuJutsu
  • Jukendo
  • Jutsu
  • Kaiai Jitsu
  • Kai Silat
  • Karate
  • Karate Do
  • Karate Jitsu
  • Kata
  • Kempo
  • Kempo Ju Jitsu
  • Kempo Ryu
  • Ken Fat
  • Kendo
  • Ken Jitsu
  • Kenpo
  • Kenpo Karate
  • Kenshin Karate
  • Keysi Fighting Method
  • Ki Aikido
  • Kickboxing
  • Ko Budo
  • Kobudo
  • Korean Kickboxing
  • Korean Martial Arts
  • Koryu Uchinadi
  • Krav Maga
  • Kuk Sool Won & Strategic Self Defence
  • Kumbo
  • Kumite
  • Kung Fu
  • Kyokushinkai Karate
  • Kyudo
  • Kyushindo
  • Kyushindo Karate
  • Lau Gar
  • Lau Gar Kickboxing
  • Lau Gar Kickboxing & Kung Fu
  • Lau Gar Kung Fu
  • Lee Style Tai Chi
  • Maarlisk (excluding competitions)
  • Maiwand Martial Arts
  • Martial Arts Based Fitness
  • Martial Arts Based Wrestling
  • Mixed Martial Arts (excluding competitions)
  • Muay Thai
  • Muay Thai Boxing
  • Nihon goshin Ju Jitsu
  • Ninjitsu
  • Northwest Chinese Kickboxing
  • Pa Kua
  • Pa Qua
  • Patterns
  • Physical Intervention
  • Qi Gong
  • Qi Kwan Do
  • Russian Martial Arts
  • Sandokai Karate
  • Sanjuro Martial Arts
  • Sankukai Karate
  • Sanshou (excluding competitions)
  • Sarit-Sarak
  • Savate
  • Seiki Juju Karate
  • Self Defence
  • Shaolin Kung Fu
  • Shintaido
  • Shito-Ryu
  • Shito-Ryu Karate
  • Shorinji Kempo
  • Shotokan
  • Shotokan Goju Ryu
  • Shotokan Karate
  • Shuai Chiao
  • Shuhaku
  • Shukokai Karate
  • Shukokai
  • Silambam
  • So Kudo
  • Soo Bahk do
  • Sparring (martial arts based)
  • Sport Boxing (martial arts based)
  • Sport Karate
  • Submission Wrestling
  • Sumai
  • Systema
  • Taekwondo
  • Tai Chi
  • Tai Chi Chuan
  • Tai Jutsu
  • Taido
  • Taijutsu
  • Tang Soo Do
  • Tegatan
  • Thai Boxing
  • Thang-Ta
  • Tora Kai
  • Traditional Aikido
  • Traditional Karate
  • Traditional Korean Martial Arts
  • Traditional Martial Arts
  • Traditional Wago Ryu
  • Viet Vo Dao
  • Wado-Kai
  • Wado-Ryu
  • Wado-Ryu Karate
  • Wing Chun
  • Wing Chun Kung Fu
  • Wing Tsun
  • World Tang Soo Do
  • Wu Shu
  • Yoga
  • Yoshiakan Aikido

Declined Disciplines

  • Bajujitsu
  • Cage Fighting
  • Chin na
  • Dim mak
  • Jobajitsu
  • Kalari
  • Kalaripayattu
  • Kyusho Ju Jitsu
  • Mixed Martial Arts including competitions
  • Musti Yudha
  • Payattu
  • Shootfighting
  • Subajutsu
  • Thoda
  • Vajra Mushti
  • Disciplines using pressure points
  • Kyusho
  • No connection to martial arts

Approved Weapons

  • 3 Section Staff
  • 6" Staff
  • Bamboo Sword
  • Baton
  • Blunted Metal Sabre
  • Bo
  • Bo Staff
  • Bokken
  • Broadsword - blunted
  • Broadsword - wooden
  • Butterfly Knives (no live blades)
  • Cane
  • Chain
  • Chain Whip
  • Clubs
  • Clubs (wooden)
  • Cosh (blunted blade only)
  • Dagger (blunted blade only)
  • Dan Bong (short sticks)
  • Dummy Weapons
  • Escrima
  • Escrima Sticks
  • Fan
  • Foam Batons
  • Foam Weapons
  • Focus Mitts
  • Guns (plastic)
  • Hanbo
  • Habo Staffs
  • Iaito (practice only)
  • Janbo
  • Jo
  • Jo Staff
  • Jutte/Jitte
  • Kali Sticks
  • Kama (blunted blade only)
  • Katana (blunted blade only)
  • Kendo Shinai
  • Kenpo Sticks
  • Knives - Blunted Metal
  • Knives - Plastic
  • Knives - Rubber
  • Knives - Wooden
  • Kubotan
  • Kunai (blunted blade only)
  • Leather Whip
  • Naginta (blunted blade)
  • Nawa
  • No Live Blades
  • Nunchaku
  • Padded Sticks
  • Padded Weapons
  • Plastic Bottle
  • Plastic Weapons
  • Pole
  • Practice Sword (no live blades)
  • Qiang
  • Replica Weapons
  • Rice Flail
  • Rokushaku Bo (Japanese staff)
  • Rope
  • Rubber Sticks
  • Rubber Weapons
  • Safety Weapons
  • Sai
  • Shaolin Staff
  • Shields
  • Shinai (blunted blade only)
  • Shoriken
  • Shuko (demonstration only)
  • Spear
  • Staff
  • Sticks
  • Swords - blunted metal
  • Swords - rubber
  • Swords - plastic
  • Swords - wooden
  • Tai Chi Sword (blunted blade only)
  • Tambo
  • Tanto
  • Tessen
  • Tiger Fork
  • Togakure Bokken
  • Tonfa
  • Training Knife
  • Training Swords (no live blades)
  • Training Weapons (no live blades)
  • Wing Chun Pole
  • Wooden Shou
  • Wooden Weapons
  • Yari (Japanese spear)
  • Yawari Bo

Declined Weapons

  • Japanese Bow
  • Japanese Long Bow & Arrows
  • Live Bladed Weapons
  • Shurieken