About Us

East Meets West Black Belt Academy is a family orientated and family ran Martial Arts School of Excellence. Based in Bedlington Northumberland.

All of East Meets West Black Belt Academy’s Instructors are Dan Grades and have undergone professional instructor training and hold current C.R.B. disclosures and H.S.E. first aid certificates and are registered as Cobra Martial Arts Association Instructors on the National Black Belt Register. All the instructors of the Academy are inductees into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall Of Fame.

East Meets West Black Belt Academy has produced National, International and World Championship fighters. Several of our students are reigning Title holders in both Point Fighting (sport Karate/Sport Kickboxing) and Light-contact continuous Kickboxing.

East Meets West Black Belt Academy is much more than just punching and kicking. Although we are Freestyle Kung Fu our roots stretch back to traditional Lau Gar (Original Founding Instructor Master Instructor Tony MacDonald Black Sash Lau Gar). As such East Meets West Black Belt Academy are able to cover a wide range of martial arts including weapon work, Traditional Martial Arts (Including Katas & Forms), Self Defense, Fitness, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, Women’s Kickboxing & Women’s Self Defense, and Sport Swords a Revolutionary new concept in Martial Arts founded by East Meets West’s Master Instructor Mr. Colin Beddow. These classes are all high energy, fun and an exciting way of keeping fit.  Our Academy is a fun, safe and family orientated Centre of Excellence.

East Meets West Black Belt Academy does not have an age limit. You are never too old to join. Our classes range from Lil Dragons (3 ½ years – 7 years), Kids Class (7 years+), Young Adult ClassAdults Class