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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
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 💪🏻🥇
The final competition of the year is being held in Crawley, England on Saturday 23rd November 2019.
Last years event was held north of the border and attracted over 700 competitors from across Europe. This exciting tournament is the biggest and best in the UK, and one you certainly don’t want to miss!!
This year we are travelling south, with already a large number of competitors from GMAC booked up to attend. If you haven’t yet decided, please ask any of the instructors for more information. You can also find details here: www.itfopenbritish.co.uk
Entry Forms are available now, with the closing date of 10th November fast approaching!