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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More world championship training with the team over at with team ACMAC/ Inspire.

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Super proud of Harvey Fisher after his performance last night. As you can see he didn’t get the win but fought fantastically! Only a few months ago he was dominated by the same opponent last night he held his own and put up a good fight! It’s great to see such a big improvement this close to the World Championships! All that training is paying off! We are back out competing with a small team in Worksop today. Good luck everyone!


It’s a cold one today!

X Martial Arts Schools, York is at York Cricket Club.


💥Local business’ would you like to be our Teams Kit Bag Sponsor for the next year?! 💥 These kit bags will be used in the upcoming World Championships and at all of 2018s Tournaments. It’s only £160 for our current teams Kit Bags!!


Join us at our 2017 end of year awards evening. This event will hopefully showcase the success of upcoming black belt and coloured belt gradings, World Championships and we will announce our Students of the Year. -Over the next few weeks we will be nominating some of our members to be 2017 Student of the year! We will then be highlighting their training and success in the run up to the awards evening. -Everyone is welcome including our Junior members! The Awards evening will run from aprox 7-9:30pm followed by a disco. -Catering is provided by Tickled Pink and is included in your Ticket!! -There is also a BAR!! For those who would like to indugle in a drink or two! -Anyone in attendence who has successfuly passed their grading earlier that day (2nd Dec) will be awarded thier belts that evening. (The rest of the belts will awarded in class the following week) Standard Tickets £20 VIP Tickets £30 ( Includes tables closest to the stage and Bottles of Prosseco on the table) All Tickets include Dinner. This is a formal table event and Formal wear (shirt & tie etc) is requested! We hope you'll join us for whats set to be a great evening! Tickets avaialble soon :D

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Work is well underway at our new HQ! We’d like to invite you down on Sunday 22nd October to have a look around at the new facility! The first set of classes will run from the new school on Monday 23rd October, from then all classes will run as normal. - There will be NO usual classes on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October at our Acomb site while we complete the move. We apologise for this but I promise it will be worth it 😁

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Please like this post and wish Kayden a speedy recovery! He's had his Appenidix removed in an emergency operation. Still representing! Get well soon champ! 🥋


💥Final reminder. New timetable at the HQ starts tonight 💥


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💥❗️Do you work in a SCHOOL in or around YORK ❓💥 Would you like a FREE morning for your class at our MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE where students would take part in FUN , CONFIDENCE BUILDING martial arts acitivities ❗️🥋 We can even come to your SCHOOL and deliver the session in place of a PE class ❗️❗️ Send us a message or email Luke@xmartialarts.co.uk Please TAG and SHARE 😁 *Limited availability*


It's great to see my Facebook full of our members going back to school this week with confidence! Have a great time! 😃🥋


We wanted to save these great new bags (We have 2) for when we move to our new HQ, but we couldn't help ourself!


ITS OFFICIAL! WE ARE MOVING! Today I signed the lease on a new HQ for X Martial Arts Schools! The new centre is just a 1 minute walk away from our current location. Here is an idea of how it may look 😁 - The new HQ should be ready mid - late October for classes, we will give a more permanent date when the renovations are underway. -It will have a larger matted area (nearly double!) - A larger social waiting area for parents and spectators with tables and chairs. - A Cafe bar serving hot drinks, healthy smoothies, protein shakes and healthy snacks. ☕️🍏 - Two toilets! (Much needed) - A shower cubicle for Private tuition clients. - New state of the art training bags and strength and conditioning equipment. - A larger mirrored wall. - larger air conditioning units ❄️ These are just some of the exciting new features of our new home! We are very excited and extremely happy we have been able to locate somewhere which is a 1 minute walk from our current premises. Our current HQ has being a fantastic home to us for nearly 4 years, I'm glad that another local business will be making use of this great unit. Exciting times ahead! 😁😁


Happy 18th Birthday Mr Watkinson!! We are so proud of everything you have achieved already and we love having you as a part of X Martial Arts Schools. Have a great day champ!

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Adult coloured belt test this morning warming up 🥊🥋


Our August 2017 belt testing held at our HQ in Acomb, York. Conformation of times for tomorrows belt testing. Colour belt you are testing for. 8:30am Lil Dragons Red & Yellow belt 9:00am Lil Dragons Orange belt & above 9:45am Ninja Kids Red & Yellow belt 10:30am Ninja Kids Orange & Green belt 11:30am Ninja Kids Blue & Purple Belt 12:30pm Adults Red - Purple Belt 1:30pm All brown belts and above The graduation is at 6pm at Manor Church of England Academy. Juniors please wear full uniform. If you need some last minute practise of the Kama routine heres the youtube link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAcII5152uY A Final reminder that we close for classes until Tuesday 29th August after tomorrows belt testing at all locations. Good Luck this weekend and we look forward to seeing you after the break.

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Here's some of our members showing how they #XMAREPRESENT this summer! ☀️🏖


Some of our junior instructor team ready to assist in tonight's classes at our HQ. #LEADERS 🥋


We are at Woodthorpe Family Fun Day this afternoon. Make sure you come down and say hello! 🙅‍♂️🥋👊🏻

X Martial Arts Schools, York is at Woodthorpe, North Yorkshire.


Win 1 of 10 days at our next York Summer Camp week! OPEN TO EVERYONE! 14-18th August 9am - 3pm Simply like our page and tag a friend in this video! Winners announced on Sunday 13th August. GOOD LUCK! 🥋☀️


A great 5th day of summer camp to finish an eventful week! We are looking forward to our first ever summer camp in Ossett, Wakefield next week! Then back to York for our second week. 🌞

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Day 4 at York Summer Camp - We had a great Pizza and movie party but can't wait to get to the park tomorrow!

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Day 3, hoping for nice weather so we can get to the park on Friday! Pizza and movie party tomorrow.

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Check out what some of our X Martial Arts Schools, York - Lil' Dragons and X Martial Arts Schools, York - Ninja Kids say about their martial arts journey!


Day 2 of Summer Camp today at the X Martial Arts Schools HQ.

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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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