Grand Reopening Day | 22nd September 2012 | 10.00am – 5.00pm

On Saturday 22nd September 2012 Master St’James Black Belt Academy will be having it’s official reopening day.

Master St’James Black Belt Academy has been teaching high quality martial arts classes in Plymouth since 1999. We were the first full time martial arts school in Plymouth and have consistently been leading the way in Martial Arts instruction since then.

Master St’James Black Belt Academy moved to its current location on Rendle Street in 2005. The location has long been established as a gym, first being Fighting Fit, then Ki Martial Arts. When we took over the location it was in quite a worn state, and over the course of 3 months we transformed the location into a professional functional full time martial arts facility.

Since then we have been continuing to improve the Academy, adding new walls, changing rooms, a new ceiling and insulation, new windows, and much more.

However, we have just made our biggest modification, replacing all the mats, adding cage walls, and bag racks.

View of Mat 1
Plymouth MMA View of Mat 2
Plymouth MMAAs I think you’ll agree it looks pretty amazing, even better when viewed in person. We managed to complete the renovations in just over a week, and cost us around £15,000.

To celebrate the amazing new facility we are having a reopening day this Saturday 22nd September 2012 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Throughout the day there will be a whole bunch of activities going on for both our current students, and members of the public alike. Here is a list of what we have planned.

10.00am Open Day Begins

10.05 – 10.55 Childrens Martial Arts Class
This taster session will be taught by Coach Andy. This is open to all levels of student and will be covering basic martial arts techniques, self defence, and Nunchaku skills.

11.00 – 1.00 Junior Dodgeball Tournament.
Open to all. Children need to be in teams of five and will be guaranteed at least three games of Dodgeball over the course of the tournament.

11.00 – 12.00 Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) Taster Session.

This session will be taught by Coach Simon. It is open to everyone whether beginners or advanced, and will be covering a mix of weapons, and empty hand techniques.

12.00 – 1.00 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Taster Session
Coach Phil will be teaching a basic MMA session which will cover techniques from Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

12.15 – 12.30 – Golden Dragons Demonstration
Flipping and Kicking action from the Academies Golden Dragons Demonstration Team.

1.00 – 2.00 Blueberry Nutrition Seminar
Blueberry Nutrition are a nutrition and diet consultants that have been helping Coach Tom prepare for the World Championships. Nutrition is one of the most important and over looked aspects of a healthy lifestyle. This is a must for anyone interested in Weight loss, performance, or health.

2.00 – 5.00 Braulio Estima Super Seminar
World Champion Braulio Estima will be teaching a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar. Braulio is one of  the best Jiu Jitsu competitors of all time, and an amazing Coach. The seminar will cost £40 and is worth every penny.

As well as all these sessions there will be FREE food available throughout the day supplied by Noodfood a local sushi and noodle bar, Plus we have 100 goodie bags to give away, and we have a competition running throughout the day giving you the chance to win a years free training.

I hope to see everyone there, and please bring your friends down so we can show off the academy a little.