Masters Academy Plymouth

Martial Art Instruction in Plymouth

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Upper Floor
174, Rendle Street

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Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 10am - 10pm

Friday: 10am - 8pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Key Services

eskrima, fitness, jiu jitsu


  • Childrens & Adults Classes
  • Beginners, Advanced, & Competition Classes
  • Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, & Filipino Martial Arts
  • Fitness, Self Defence, Competition, & Fun
  • Daytime, Evening, & Weekend Lessons
  • World Class Instructors
  • CRB Checked, and Insured


We have been operating in Plymouth since 1999, and we're the first full time martial arts facility in the city. We the only academy to have specialist programes for 4-6yrs, 7-10yrs, 11-14yrs, Adults, and Womens Only. We teach classes in Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Taekwondo, and Flipino Martial Arts. We are the only academy to offer a no obligation 30 Day FREE trial, FREE Private, FREE Uniform, and FREE DVD to new students.

About Us

Established in the City of Plymouth for over 10 years, Master St'James Black Belt Academy is the South West's premier, professional, full time educational martial arts training centre. Our 4,000 square ft Academy is located on Rendle Street, Plymouth and offers: Two fully matted and equipped training studios, male and female changing and shower facilities, baby changing area, coffee bar and seating area, martial arts pro-shop, reception area, warm, friendly, fully trained staff, fully qualified team of professional black belt instructors and coaches, fitness screening, functional movement screening, pre hab and re-hab training for injury prevention and rehabilitation, diet and nutrition advice, internationally recognised, professional school, classes for children, classes for teens, classes for adults 30 DAYS FREE * FREE T-SHIRT


We believe that we offer the widest range of martial arts and fitness training for all ages and abilities. We pride ourselves in offering high quality training based on traditional values which are taught through modern teaching methods. We are right at the cutting edge of the martial arts industry.

The Academy has been operating in the City of Plymouth for over 10 years and is owned by internationally recognised martial arts instructor and two times “Hall of Fame" Inductee Grandmaster Anton St'James, BJJ Champion Tom Barlow and Plymouth University graduate Shikui (Andy) Wu Bsc(Hons) Financial and Accounting. They are backed up by a team of black belt instructors and dedicated coaching assistants Additional academy staff include; Sandra-Lee Benwell (Academy Manager & Child Protection Officer) and Sam Tippett (Academy Programme Consultant).

In addition to offering what we believe to be the very best martial arts training facility in the South West all of our Instructors are required to undergo Emergency First Aid Training, those instructors teaching children undergo CRB Checks & Child Abuse Awareness Training and all instructors and coaching staff are fully insured through TL Risk Solutions underwritten by Alianze PLC. In addition all academy coaching staff undergo continuous Instructor Education and are required to complete our own in-house Certified Instructor Training Programme.

Master St'James Black Belt Academy is a member of the National Education System for Training (NEST) and is an accredited learning provider for the National Organisation “Children's University". We also offer the highly innovative and exciting children's character education programme “Bright, Confident Kids" a ground breaking life skills programme for children.

We are confident that you won't find a better, more professionally run school anywhere in the South West.

Call us today and find out why we believe Master St'James Black Belt Academy is the NUMBER ONE destination in the South West for MMA, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thai Boxing, Filipino Eskrima, Combat Submission Wrestling, Children's Martial Arts, Self-Defence, Fitness, Martial Arts and much, much more!

Specialist Services

Specialist programmes for; 4 - 6 year olds 7 - 10 year olds 11 - 14 year olds Adults (14yrs) Womens Only Classes in Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Taekwondo, and FIlipino Martial Arts. No obligation 30 Day FREE Trial, FREE Private, FREE Uniform, and a FREE DVD for new students

Trade Bodies / Associations

NEST Children's Universtiy National Black Belt Schools CDP World Federation CSW World Federation Gracie Barra

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I have been learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Masters Academy for just over 1 year now. Tthe academy has given me the opportunity to take my health and fitness to a new level. Training at Masters Academy can help you to develop much more than martial arts skills. A positive mental attitude, combined with the academy’s expert training initiatives increase your self-belief, confidence and discipline and determination. This academy can help anyone to achieve a healthier body and mind. The hardest is turning up, the rest is exhilarating.

Joe Skelham, 25, Plymouth

I have been training at Masters Academy for 3 years, and have loved every minute of it. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and understanding. I couldn’t ask for a better place or people to train with. I strongly suggest if you are thinking of giving martial arts a go for whatever reason go to Master Academy Plymouth.

Mark Davis, 39, Plymouth

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