Happy Easter!

We’d like to take the time to wish all students, their families and loved ones, a very Happy Easter from us all at GMAC Martial Arts!

Remember chocolate calories don’t count today!

Online Learning Library

We appreciate the support we’ve had so far from everyone, the virus may have the nation housebound but it will not stop us from continuing!

We are currently working hard editing and building a home learning resource on our website for all students to use whilst the country is in lockdown for the next few weeks, meaning we still have the ability to bring training to you in your own home.

On our website you have full access via the student zone, to a variety of home fitness workouts which can be used as a standalone form of exercise or combined with technical training videos for a longer training session according to your grade. We encourage everyone to make use of the online facility, and email or message us anything you’d like us to add to it.

Next week we hope to bring a few live training sessions…..watch this space!

Please be patient whilst we upload everything, there are videos and workouts already uploaded, but with 100+ videos to edit its taking some time to compress them down ready for upload to the site.

Remember we also have our MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK PAGE where videos and workouts will be uploaded daily also.

All Gyms to Close for Two Weeks from Friday 20th March 2020 amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Due to this afternoons announcement by the Scottish Government amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, we as a club have also made the decision to bring forward our planned Easter Holiday Closure and close all our schools and face to face training sessions from Friday 20th March 2020 @ 8pm. 

This difficult decision has been made after a number of sleepless nights, and worry filled days from all our instructors and staff members, with the best interests of our members, parents and everyone concerned in mind. The closure will be 2 weeks of our annual 5 week holiday contingent, and we hope that it’s enough time for the virus to pass, and allow Scotland to get back on its feet.

In the meantime it is important that we all stay connected and do our best to keep training, and each other motivated in the meantime, so with that in mind we have moved all of our teaching online for the time being.

Students will be able to access our online resource via our private members page (link can be found on our GMAC page).

Already we are planning additional classes after things return to normal, with extra classes for all throughout the summer, as well as a FREE Summer Camp for all our Junior student’s.

YOUR SUPPORT 

As a small family-run business, this is a very uncertain time for us and our team. However, be rest assured that we are doing everything we possibly can to ensure that GMAC Martial Arts makes it through this challenging period and survives to come out the other end.

We recognise that we will each face different challenges over the coming weeks and months. All we can ask is that our members and their families stick by us through this hard time by continuing to pay their fees and interacting with us online to ensure that the worst doesn’t occur and that we don’t have to close on a permanent basis. 

We greatly appreciate your support and your loyalty and we will continue to deliver an excellent service online for our students and their families. 

We appreciate that this situation will affect us all differently. If there is ANYTHING you would like to discuss about these temporary arrangements, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

📧 Email: info@gmacmartialarts.co.uk

We’d like to thank you all upfront for your continued support and loyalty to GMAC and hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this difficult and uncertain time.

We’re staying positive and are excited to offer a new way to learn and grow together! 

TOGETHER WE WILL BEAT THIS! 

Please remember your Indomitable Spirit. 

GMAC Martial Arts Team

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Halloween Opening Hours – Livingston

Over the Halloween week there is a small change to the class timetable.

Classes will be on tonight (Tuesday 29th) as normal.

Wednesday 30th – CLOSED for Halloween Parties

Thursday 31st October – CLOSED.

Classes resuming as normal on Friday 1st November.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday at our Halloween Parties. And hope you all have a safe night guising (A.K.A. trick or treating) on Halloween!

Please note Wishaw classes are on as normal on Thursday.

Halloween Parties! 30th October

Our Halloween Party this year will be held on Wednesday 30th October. Its a huge event every year, and one not to be missed!

Again we have decided to split the night into two events. The first party will be for our younger students (ITF Kids & Little Ninja’s) from 5pm – 6.30pm. The second for the older students (Kickin’ Kids, Taekwon-Do & Kickboxing) from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

There will be prizes for the best costumes as well as best carved pumpkin’s. (Mr. McIlvaney’s efforts not to be counted 😂)

Tickets are available now priced at £3.00.   

Pizza, Hot Dogs, Party Snacks & Juice will be included too 🌭🍕🥪

Check out the link on our website / facebook for pictures of our previous years parties.

**Please note Gym will also be closed on Thursday 31st October.

Updated Calendar of Events

You’ll have noticed we’ve been updating our website this evening (sorry for all the posts), with many up coming events. Its already gearing up to be a busy last three months of the year!

You can find details of all these on the website EVENTS page.

For ease you can also export these events directly to your own calendar for reference using the links on the page.

Heading to the European Stage

Congratulations !!

We’d like to officially congratulate our students on their call ups to the national team, representing Scotland at the forthcoming European Championships which will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 10th – 13th October.

This year sees a mix of experienced international competitors at European & World Championships level, as well as two of our competitors breaking into the team for the first time; Donatella & Jaimie.

Our competitors from GMAC will battle it out amongst the best competitors Europe has to offer in their respective events:

Hayden McAvoy – Individual Pattern & Sparring, Team Sparring & Special Technique 

Declan McAvoy – Individual Sparring

Jaimie Singleton – Individual Sparring & Power, Team Sparring & Power 

Donatella Fargnoli – Individual Pattern & Sparring, Team Sparring 

We haven’t managed as yet to get them all together for a picture in Dobok 📸, but we did however manage to get one at the NLO competition looking very smart in their official black belt attire 😎👔 
Pictured alongside their coaches at the championships; Mr McIlvaney and Mr Munro.

They are currently working extrememly hard in the Dojang preparing, and we wish them all, as well as the rest of the Scottish National Team the very best of luck in reaching their goals 💪🏻🥇

Keep an eye on the ITF Scotland Facebook page as well as our own GMAC Martial Arts Facebook page for updates over the course of the event.