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Join the team at Aberdeen Martial Arts Academy and start your journey on the road to learning Authentic Martial Arts.
Along the way you will make new friends, set and smash new personal goals, gain confidence and achieve levels of fitness and strength you never thought were possible.
You’ll learn to challenge yourself, defend yourself and have fun too!

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STARTING YOUR TRAINING AT AMAG

You start with the Phase I Program

This introduces you to training at the Academy and lets you train in a selection of classes that teaches you

Muay Thai Boxing, JKD Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) & Filipino Martial Arts.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

If you only want to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you start with the BJJ Program right away. The BJJ program has a built in beginners curriculum and there’s no need to be fit or athletic to get going, the training will build you up gradually at a pace you are comfortable with. 

Juniors

Kids start with the Juniors Program depending on their age and the martial art they want to train. We group the kids into three main age groups and we teach Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. All the Juniors have to do is choose what program they want to train.

Phase I

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Phase I Program

You start out with Phase I and you don’t need to be fit or athletic to start. You just need to want to improve yourself and reach your goals!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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BJJ Program

If you only want to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you start with the BJJ Program right away. There is no need to be fit or athletic either, the training will do that!!

Juniors

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Juniors Program

Kids start with the Juniors Program depending on their age and the martial art they want to train, Thai Boxing, BJJ or MMA.
You don’t need to be fit or athletic to start.
We will get you there, while you have fun, gain confidence and make new friends.

Call us today on 01224-644139 or Contact Us for further details.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

You can find out more about the Adult Training Programs on the Programs page. Here you can discover the different arts you might want to train in, including Phase I info.

Programs

JUNIORS PROGRAMS

To find out more about the Junior Programs tap the button below.

Juniors

CLASS SCHEDULE

To check out the class schedule and to book classes tap the button below.

Schedule

MEMBERSHIPS

All the details you need for the different memberships we offer can be found here.

Memberships

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“I was once told that every step I take should be a step forward, and I couldn’t have found a better group of people to help me…”

I began training at AMAG during a difficult time. I was, and still am, struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem and lethargy, which felt like a losing battle at the time. With AMAG, I’m slowly but surely learning the discipline and self-respect that I need in order to better myself, and there’s nothing quite as cathartic as the sense of achievement after a good session of sparring at Muay Thai, prison riot drills at Filipino Martial Arts, practicing sweeps at Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – or really anything that takes me closer to my goals. I was once told that every step I take should be a step forward, and I couldn’t have found a better group of people to help me along with my first few steps and beyond.

Min Goo Lee

AMAG Student

“I started at AMAG weighing in at a hefty 189kg…. Now, as of January 2016 I have lost 75kg.”

In October 2013 I started at AMAG weighing in at a hefty 189kg. I had a lack of confidence, and was very shy. Now, as of January 2016 I have lost 75kg. This without a shadow of a doubt is down to the training and encouragement at AMAG. I feel that without the team mates and instructors I would have given up a long time ago. Not only have I lost weight, I have gained confidence and have came out of my shell more, and feeling like if I want to accomplish something, I can. I have made life long friends and I know with them the rest of my weightloss journey will be a lot easier. I would like to think that AMAG and the people in it has changed me as a person for the better.

Levi Bunyan

AMAG Student

“I tried all the classes but quickly fell in love with Brazilian jiu-jitsu”

I joined AMAG four years ago, I found everyone to be very friendly and helpful. After I completed my phase 1, I tried all the classes but quickly fell in love with Brazilian jiu-jitsu. With the help of some amazing coaches and other fellow members, I am now a Blue belt. It has been a brilliant journey that has not only earned me skill, discipline, motivation and honour that I adopt in everyday life but a supportive family as well. Thank you AMAG osss.

Lesley Vallance

AMAG Student

“ Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. ”
BRUCE LEE • QUOTE OF THE DAY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have been training for ‘x’ number of years at other gyms, do I still need to do Phase I? 2017-02-13T19:59:29+00:00

Generally speaking the answer is yes, as the Phase I Program is as much an introduction to AMAG as well as the fundamentals of the martial arts. If however, you are clearly not a beginner and demonstrate those skills then you will be asked to move into the other classes by the instructor.

The instructors teaching the classes are experienced and have seen many different levels of martial arts, so don’t be too upset if you are not asked to move into the other classes. They have your best intentions at heart and are trying to help you become a better martial artist. If you know better perhaps this is not the gym for you?

Simply enjoy your training, as we really only want what is best for YOU at the end of the day.

How long do I have to train in Phase I, before I can take part in the other classes? 2017-02-13T19:55:46+00:00

The Phase I program is designed to give you an introduction to AMAG and 1956771_10204045702451394_1709803279366809630_othe way we train as well as introduce you to the fundamentals of martial arts training.

We like students to do around 6 to 8 weeks of training in these classes before you move into the Phase II Programs. This way you will have a good understanding of the drills and training equipment as well as an improved fitness and skill level. This will help you to not feel out of your depth when you start with the Phase II Programs.

Are there changing rooms, showers and parking facilities? 2017-02-13T19:54:02+00:00

Aberdeen Martial Arts Group is within the TX Building. As such, we are allowed to use the parking facilities whilst we are in training and the toilets, changing rooms and showers are all available too.

There is a space at the front of the gym to keep your training bag whilst you are training on the mats.

I don’t want to fight or compete. Can I still train at AMAG? 2017-02-13T19:52:10+00:00

You do not have to fight or compete when you train at Aberdeen Martial Arts Group. We are a Martial Arts Academy not a Fight Gym. That is not to say that we don’t have fighters, because we do. They have fought at very good levels and have done the gym proud and continue to do so.However, fighting is not for everyone but the benefits of practicing Martial Arts are! You can train without the worry or concern of having to fight if you want to. There are many different ways to test your skills in the martial arts without the need to step in the ring or cage.

If you wish to practice for the great health benefits that is great and if you are unsure about competing and would like to wait and see, that is fine too. You can change your mind at any time and we do not push you into anything you do not wish to take part in. You might even think you want to fight and realise that it’s not for you. You can change your mind and that is no problem either.

At AMAG we want you to enjoy your training and get the most out of it for you and your personal adventure.

Do I need to do Phase I before I start BJJ? 2017-02-13T19:50:34+00:00

You do not have to do the Phase I Program if you only want to train in grappling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If that is the case then you can start with the BJJ Program right away. It has a beginners syllabus that will get you going from day one. Jump over to the BJJ Program for more details.

Am I tied into an annual contract like a fitness gym? 2017-02-13T19:48:24+00:00

There are no annual contracts at AMAG, you pay either by Monthly Membership, Class Passes (per month) or per class. Note however, should you decided to leave mid way between monthly payments, there are no refunds.

Check out the Membership page for further details or talk with Wendy or Amy at reception for more details and options.

What memberships are available? 2017-02-13T19:47:02+00:00

Click here to go to the Membership page. Here you will find out all the details around the memberships and class passes we offer. You can also talk with Wendy and Amy at reception for more details. The only thing we look for once you have decided to become a member is that you set up a Standing Order or Recurring Card payment.

Note: There are no annual contracts at AMAG but we do not refund membership or class passes if you leave mid month.

Can I pay per class? 2017-02-13T19:41:51+00:00

You can pay per class when you get started and the prices can be found here. However, it makes more sense to set up a Bronze or Silver class pass as it proves to be more economical. These passes are usually paid for by Standing Order or recurring card payment. Talk with Wendy or Amy at reception for more details.

Do I need to bring anything with me? 2017-02-12T18:24:35+00:00

Most people start their training in Shorts and a T-Shirt or Joggy pants. The only thing we expect, after a few weeks is for you to buy the club T-Shirt. These can be bought at reception and are available in most sizes. It might be worth buying two if you plan to train in all three Phase I classes each week.

The shorts that most people wear are called board shorts or MMA shorts and are usually knee length with no zips or metal studs. Women often wear the same shorts or joggy pants or yoga /gym pants. All are suitable and as long as you are comfortable that is all that is required. We also train in bare feet as no trainers aor other foot wear are allowed on the mats.

Do I need to book a place? 2017-02-12T18:27:26+00:00

There is no need to book a place for the Phase I class. As long as you have your pass or membership sorted out you just need to turn up with your training gear. Including your AMAG T-Shirt.

To find out more about memberships and passes click on Memberships button. The Membership page will explain all about the passes and memberships and what you need to qualify for any concessions.

I think I am too unfit or too overweight to train. 2017-02-12T18:30:52+00:00

The Phase I classes have been developed to help everyone of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities. We have students from all age groups taking part in the classes at beginners levels as well as advanced and instructor levels. Age is not a restriction in your training if you train properly and follow the programs that are designed to help you improve your fitness at a sensible and sustainable rate.Being overweight is also not a restriction in your ability to train and improve yourself and your health and fitness and share in a healthy sustainable lifestyle like everyone else. We have had student who started with us at over 185kg and having trained hard and sensibly has recently just hit the ‘lost 10 stone’ mark. This has taken some hard training but it was certainly fun and obviously achievable.

“In October 2013 I started at AMAG weighing in at a hefty 189kg. I had a lack of confidence, and was very shy. Now, as of January 2016 I have lost 75kg. This without a shadow of a doubt is down to the training and encouragement at AMAG. I feel that without the team mates and instructors I would have given up a long time ago.”

Levi Bunyan, AMAG Student
I have no experience in Martial Arts, can I still take part in Phase I classes? 2017-02-12T18:25:56+00:00

The Phase I Program is designed with beginners in mind. We have spent over 25 years developing drills and training methods that will help you progress as quickly as possible and show you results before you know it! The classes are geared up to go at a pace that is both challenging but fun and the very fact that you are enjoying yourself will lead to amazing results. The classes are designed for all age groups, all fitness level as and all different types of athletic abilities. PLUS the instructors are well trained to identify students that will train well together in order to have fun and progress within the martial arts the class is learning at the time.

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