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Byrne Black Belt Academy

Martial Arts Classes

Byrne Black Belt Academy provides a martial training platform and club environment that installs confidence, discipline, self-expression and both mental and physical strength in each individual.

We provide a second to none club ethos that encourages families to interact and develop together whilst having fun and learning new skills. With current World, European and British Champions amongst our ranks you or your child are not only in safe hands, but you also have infinite scope to develop your skills to their maximum potential.

Our club caters for all and offers class structures to suit a wide range of goals. Our classes provide all of the health and fitness benefits associated with martial arts training as well as the integral life skills and increased mental capacity that come from the wealth of knowledge and character amongst our dedicated coaching team.

Our central aspiration is always to be Cornwall's most qualified, most innovative, passionate and inspirational Martial Arts organisation. We achieve this by being one team, genuine in nature and personal in manner.

We are always ahead because we cater for the broadest spectrum of people and create a positive, nurturing environment for every individual to grow within at their own pace. Growth and development are always encouraged through weekly classes, as well as a continuing series of events, including a grading programme, seminars, courses, charity challenges and competitions.

Byrne Black Belt Academy offers a powerful character education programme for Children.

We have one of the best Sport Karate Teams in the UK, Consistently winning major competitions, they compete at the highest level, competing Nationally and Internationally. At Present, there are British, European and World Champions on the Team.
We have produced 256 World Champions, the Team are also ranked No3. In Europe.

In March 2017, the under 12 yrs team, beat 32 Countries to win the Wako World Cup Team Event at the World’s largest Sport Karate Competition “The Irish Open”.

We repeated this again at the “Irish Open” in 2020 the Only Team ever to win twice in 3 years..

After School Clubs
In addition to our regular clubs, the Byrne Black Belt Academy also holds after school clubs at selected schools, which is perfect for busy parents who would like their child to participate in fun Martial arts.
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Learn Karate in Cornwall with a school of excellence. The Byrne Black Belt Academy offers the best and most progressive Martial Arts Schools in Cornwall and the South West of England.

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Our Available Classes

Little Ninja's

The Little Ninjas Program is a detailed curriculum that focuses on improving pre-school age children's basic motor and listening skills. These skills will help them enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school, better listeners at home ...

Karate lessons for teens and adults

Teens & Adults

The Byrne Black Belt Academy's adult classes are aimed at persons 13 years+ and is the foundation stone of our Academy, a dynamic and practical martial art system. We emphasise real-life situations and attitudes, together with an excellent fitness program, it makes a formidable combination.&nbs ...

Karate Kidz

The Byrne Black Belt Academy's Karate Kidz programme will improve your child's physical fitness, concentration, self-discipline, coordination, flexibility, self-respect and many other positive attributes through high energy workouts from positive role model coaches. These skills will help t ...

What Others Say About Us

It's not often you come across coaches who aren't only champions themselves, but make the kids feel like champions too!

Nathalie Sterling

Byrne Black Belt Academy offers something for everyone whether looking for fitness or wanting to be a World Champion. Everyone at the club is welcoming and inclusive which creates a real family / community environment.

Steve Thomas