X Martial Arts

Acomb, York, HQ

  • 1000sq ft matted area
  • Fully equipped with martial arts and fitness training equipment
  • Fully stocked Pro-Shop, supplying all the equipment needed for your martial arts journey
  • Dedicated viewing area with 25 seats, coffee machine, water cooler and CCTV

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What a great day at total warrior Leeds with some of the members! Well done everyone! If you'd like to meet us for some food and drinks in Turtle Bay in town from 4:30pm please do 😁🥋

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Adults beginner Kickboxing Course in York Starts Tuesday 4th July 2017. Join our 6 week beginners kickboxing course for only £59! Includes a FREE Uniform! Don't worry if you can't attend the first session on Tuesday 4th July. You can take you first class at any of the weekly sessions, the 6 week course you are purchasing runs from 4th July - 15th August. Classes every Tuesday & Thursday 6:15pm in New Earswick, York. Monday & Thursday 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 6:30pm Saturday 11:15am in Acomb, York

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A massive thank you to another local business who has made a very kind donation to the X Martial Arts Schools Team Fund which is aiming to send our Team of champions to the WKKC World Championships in America later this year. www.westfieldc.com


Our training shorts are proving very popular! (Despite the weather being miserable!) We've sold over half of our stock in the past 3 weeks. We won't be making a re-order until after summer, so don't miss out!

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Please keep your support coming Our newest bonus ball £1 per number £30 Wagamama voucher to be won

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We would like to say a massive thank you to Paw Print of York who printed our 2017 Kick A Thon T shirts at cost price so we could keep as much money in the Team Fund as possible. Please give their page a like and show your support. www.facebook.com/pawprintpromotionsltd

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Well done to Harvey Fisher who fought for a northern area title last night in Bolton. His opponent was just too strong for Harvey and unfortunately he didn't get the win. But he did gain massive experience and I'm sure this will spur him on to work even harder and continue to progress and improve. Thank you to everyone who came and supported, it was a great show. (Sorry I didn't have a picture of Harvey from last night, so here's a throw back of him receiving his first belt 3 and a half years ago)


We had a great time at Joshs 7th Birthday Party today! 🎁 🎉 🥋

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Thank you for you support Good luck Winner will be drawn tonight for the national lotto

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A huge thank you to Professional First Aid Training for supporting X Martial Arts Schools by making a donation to the Team Fund! PFAT have worked with the instructors in the past on their accredited first aid courses and we look forward to working with them in the future with first aid training for our members and parents. Please help show our appreciation by liking their Facebook page!

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A reminder that all of our locations are closed today due to The Bank Holiday.

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We had a great day belt testing yesterday! Unfortunately we had to invite some people to re test which means as a school we need to work harder to reduce this. Thank you to all who attended the graduation, it was quieter than normal and (as usual) there where quite a lot of technical issues! So thank you for bearing with us and supporting our members. Please post your photos from yesterday's belt testing and graduation in the comments below!

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We've had a very busy day at our HQ belt testing. Unfortunately some of our members will be invited back to re test after being unsuccessful today. Please check your text messages and emails. For all those coming to graduation tonight, doors open at 5:45pm at Manor School, Nether Poppleton.


Belt testing times for today. 8:30am - LD Red & Yellow Belt 9:00am - LD Orange & above 9:45am - NK Red & yellow belt 10:30am -NK Orange & Green Belt 11:30am -NK Blue & Purple Belt 12:30pm - Adults Red - Purple Belt 1:30pm - All Brown Belt and above Good luck guys! Please don't arrive more than 10 minutes early for your test as it will be very busy. Please make sure you have full uniform on and all your equipment for belt testing.

Ladies of York! Please like and share our new Ladies only Kickboxing page! Before the next 6 week course starts we'll be picking one lucky person to receive their course for FREE! Worth £59.

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It's a warm 27 Degrees outside, but we've got the air conditioning on full whack at our HQ in Acomb! Don't let the heat be an excuse to miss your class tonight! Belt testing is this Saturday 🙅🏻‍♂️🥋


Two fighters and two wins tonight at Alfs black belt academy's 25th anniversary fight night. Well done to Izack Watson in his first ever ring fight. And well done to Cole Rochester on winning his WKKC English Title fight. Very proud of both of them and thank you to those who came to support.


Last to register for belt testing guys!


All belt testing registrations to be in before the end of this week. Belt Testing takes place next week on Saturday 27th May.


We are all set for George's Karate Party this afternoon. 🎂🎉

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Summer Camp Registration is live at www.xmartialarts.co.uk! Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3pm (8:30am drop off available) £100 for the full week, or £25 per day. Summer Camp T shirt included! We can't wait! Book your child's place today! Non Members welcome - ages 3 upwards.

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A fantastic turnout for our KickAthon today at both our York HQ and our Ossett School. So far we'll over £2000 has been collected in sponsorship with more due in over the next couple of weeks. Thank you to everyone for your kind donations and hard work. 200,000 Kicks done!! 🥋


X Martial Arts Schools HQ is our original location, as well as currently being our most popular school with over 30 timetabled classes per week, it also plays host to women's only fitness sessions, private tuition classes, corporate events and team building and our hugely popular Karate Parties.

We are located above Betfred in the centre of Acomb shops, just a 2 minute walk from Morrisons free car park.

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Opening Hours

We run timetabled classes within the below times, outside of these times the facility is available for private tuition classes with one of our qualified instructors. Please contact us for the most up to date class schedule.

  • Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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Luke Burks

Luke Burks

Owner | 3rd Dan Shorai Black Belt | 9 x British Kickboxing Champion

Mr Burks' martial arts journey begun as a 9 year old shy, un-confident boy who was invited to his local community centre to join in a children kickboxing class by a neighbour. Instantly taking to martial arts, over the next ten years Luke would win nine British titles, represent his country at world championships on multiple occasions, earn his black belt and become an instructor.

Fast forward to 2013 and X Martial Arts School was born! Over the next two years the school grew to a huge success while not only producing British, European and world champions, also producing a team of fantastic, passionate and dedicated instructors. But also providing focus, fitness and confidence to the masses.

2016 saw a huge change of direction for Luke as he opened the first two X Martial Arts School franchises with his team of instructors.

"I've been very fortunate to have been taught some world class martial arts skills by my instructors, colleagues and friends. Our goal at X Martial Arts Schools is to reproduce this on a larger scale than previously available and allow thousands of everyday people to receive the benefits available through the X Martial Arts Schools Programmes"

Jay Britland

Jay Britland

Chief Instructor | 3rd Dan Shorai Black Belt | 15 x British Kickboxing Champion | 2015 WKKC World kickboxing champion

Jay also began her martial arts journey around the same time as Mr Burks, at the same martial arts school.

Jay's presence on the competition circuit was even more dominant, over her years of training Jay has won world, European and national titles in an array of disciplines.

Having taught martial arts straight out of college, Jay was the perfect instructor to own the Ossett location.

"Having picked up so much knowledge and experience on the competition circuit I'm keen to pass all of this information over to our members, whether they train for competition success, to improve focus or fitness. My passion is to help them achieve their goals"

Tom Beal

Tom Beal

Owner of X Martial Arts Schools New Earswick - 1st Dan Shorai Black Belt

Having being taught by Mr Burks and Mrs Britland throughout his full martial arts journey, Mr Beal understands exactly how his classes need to be taught and the professionalism required to run an X Martial Arts School.

After achieving his 1st Dan Black Belt in 2015, Tom opened up a satellite martial arts school in New Easrwick using the massively popular set of programmes and systems already established in York.

"I love teaching the professional martial arts programmes to everyday people available through X Martial Arts Schools. I currently teach at all three locations and I'm looking forward to moving the New Easrwick School in to a full time facility in the future"

Sam Watkinson

Sam Watkinson

Instructor - 1st Dan Shorai Black Belt - 2 x 2015 WKKC World Champion

Mr Watkinson has a fantastic knowledge of martial arts despite his young age. He began his training under the watchful eye of his dad a former Thai boxing champion, and the instructors at Multi Masters Academy. In 2014 Sam joined the X Martial Arts Schools instructor and competition team and has grown from strength to strength in both! Winning two world kickboxing titles last year and becoming a full time instructor straight from college. Mr Watkinson teaches at all three locations currently and is looking forward to opening his own X Martial Arts School in the future.

Jacob Watson

Jacob Watson

Certified Instructor Training Programme - 1st Dan Shorai Black Belt

Mr Watson also started his martial arts journey with Multi masters academy alongside his brother and his mum. Since joining X Martial Arts Schools Jacob has developed his martial arts skills, improved his confidence and joined our Certified Instructor Training Programme.

Mr Watson assists in classes at all three locations and does a great job!

Cole Rochester

Cole Rochester

Certified Instructor Training Programme - 2nd Dan Shorai Black Belt - Multiple British kickboxing Champion

Mr Rochester started his martial arts training at the tender age of 4 in a Lil' Dragon's programme. Throughout his ten year martial arts journey he has competed nationally and internationally, picking up a silver medal at the 2015 world championships in Florida.

Mr Rochester assists in classes at both the Acomb and New Earswick schools, and is highly respected by both junior and adult members.

Gail Cuthbert

Gail Cuthbert

Certified Instructor Training Programme - 1st Dan Black Belt

Miss Cuthbert (Cole's mum) has shown massive dedication to her own and her son's martial arts training. Living an hour away from our nearest martial arts school, they travel down at least twice per week to assist in class and to train.

Having trained for 10 years, Miss Cuthbert has developed great martial arts skills. You'll find Miss Cuthbert assisting at both our Acomb and New Earswick Schools.

  • We are located in the centre of Acomb shops, above Betfred.

X Martial Arts Schools
7 Acomb Court
York
YO24 3BJ

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