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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Half term Ninja Kids🥋Working self defence in class this week.

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👫Parents of YORK. ⛔️We have limited spaces in our 3-6 year old programmes in ACOMB & NEW EARSWICK. Our age specific classes are perfect for your child’s ♦️Focus ♦️Discipline ♦️Confidence ♦️Motor Skills They’ll learn all this in a fun, structured and positive environment. 🎁ACT FAST -We have a special gift for the first 10 children to join this programme in April. Worth £27.50


💥HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY💥 Mr Watson is celebrating his 18th birthday today! Over the past 4 and a bit years we’ve watched Jacob turn in to the confident and determined martial arts instructor he is today! We are very proud to have him on our TEAM! 🎂 🎉

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These Ninja Kids aren’t missing class because of half term!

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What an awesome day TEAM! We had a very small team of only 7 competitors at the WKKC National Championships. Josh 🥇🥇 Cole 🥇 Izack 🥈 Harvey 🥉 Emilia 🥉🥉 Guy 🥉 Lucas - No medals this time but gained some great experience. Very proud of how everyone supported each other and conducted themselves on and off the mat. The run up to the World Championships starts here! 🌎

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Awesome intensity and effort this morning! 🥋🙅🏽‍♂️

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🎉Congratulations Harvey Fisher🎉 Tonight Harvey won Young Male sports person of the year at the York Active Sports Awards! After winning a silver medal at the WKC World Kickboxing Championships in Florida last year.

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Ninja kids 🥋

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🥋Well done to all those who Belt Tested today! Thank you to the SWAT TEAM for all of your help. Unfortunately we did have 3 juniors who have been invited to re test at the next belt grading. Congratulations to everyone else you PASSED! 🎉

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Beginner Lil Dragons warming up for their belt testing this morning! 🥋

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Some of our Favourite pics from our most recent belt testing. Please feel free to share and tag!

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🙅🏻‍♀️Happy International Women’s Day!🙅🏻‍♀️ X Martial Arts Schools celebrate strong women every day, but especially today!


Teens & adult class working hard! 🙅🏼‍♀️

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🎂Happy 15th Birthday to Mr Rochester!🎁💚

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New Black and White Sports Hoodies available to order soon! What do you think?

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‼️Attention parents of YORK‼️ Our age specific martial arts classes are perfect for you and your family! 👍🏻Healthier lifestyle 👍🏻Improved focus 👍🏻learning new skills 👍🏻More confidence! ⛔️Limited Free taster sessions are now available at our studios in ACOMB & NEW EARSWICK.⛔️ 🐉 Lil Dragons 3-6 year olds 🥋Ninja Kids 7-12 year olds 🥊Teen & Adults 13 years + ❌Limited availability due to popularity❌


What a fantastic day at our X Martial Arts Schools Championships! Thank you for all your support and to everyone who helped make the day run so well.🥋🙅🏼‍♀️💚 Please post your pics in the comments below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

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⚠️The roads are clear enough in York to open at both Acomb & New Earswick tonight. 🚘Please be careful when travelling to and from class tonight.


Still good numbers in tonight’s classes despite the weather! 🏆Sunday is the 2018 X Martial Arts Schools Championships. 🥋Saturday 10th is York Belt Testing. So get in to class this week if it’s safe to do so!

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Well done to all of our members who competed today in Worksop! From a Team of 7 we won 5 Golds! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Sorry these are the only pics I have from today. Please post your pics from today in the comments below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

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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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