Welcome to Weir Black Belt Academy

We are a family run club. With experience Instructing in martial arts for over 10 years, we founded Weir Black Belt Academy in February 2011. We teach Sports Karate/Kickboxing from the age of 3 years old. Our Instructor Team are fully qualified, CRB checked, First Aid Trained, Child Protection Certified.We have a full time, fully equipped studio in Elgin with 2 matted areas and a gym room. The timetable runs 6 days a week with a full range of classes for all ages and abilities. In addition to our Martial Arts Programme we run Ladies Fitness Classes, Ladies Only Martial Arts, Boot Camp, Kettlercise and Circuit classes. Fully matted training area with lots of training equipment. Our students have gained Scottish, British and World Titles in Sports Karate/Kickboxing.

Our Core Classes

Group Fitness

The Group Fitness classes at Weir Black Belt Academy are all about having an exhilarating exercise experience and is available for all ages and fitness levels. Any one of our variety of high-energy, effective Group Fitness classes will leave you satisfied and with a sense of accomplishment as you put one foot in front of the other on the way to reaching your fitness goals and beyond!

Adult Martial Arts

Here at Weir Black Belt Academy, we offer a wide range of services that are sure to suit you. Our diverse range of classes are designed to provide something for everyone.

Kids Martial Arts

If you’re looking for expertly instructed Kids Martial Arts classes in Elgin, look no further than Weir Black Belt Academy! Our action-packed Kids classes are a great way for children to experience the wonderful world of Martial Arts, all while learning the best self-defence program for kids.

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Our Services

New Friends & Mentors

Our team is dedicated to your success. Whether that means pushing you to your limits, being a friend in a time of need or spending extra time to show you a technique you’re struggling with, our community is here to make you feel comfortable and safe while having fun and learning effective techniques.

Self Defense

Knowledge of Self-Defense produces advantages far beyond looking cool and hoisting trophies. With these skills you’ll learn to defend yourself in a variety of situations, whether life-threatening or you’re being bullied in school. Not only that, but you’ll gain the confidence to use – or not use – these skills to keep you and your family safe.

Discipline & Self-Control

With self-discipline comes all kinds of beneficial improvements to your life including advanced focus, new found respect, better health & fitness along with having an easier time at work or school. The bedrock of Martial Arts is founded on teaching discipline and self-control to its students.

Confidence and Self Esteem

There are a wealth of benefits that come from healthy self-confidence from helping you manage fears and maintain a positive mental attitude. Train with us and you’ll discover there is no better way to build your confidence then with the Martial Arts.

Our Expert Team

What our members say

I joined because it looked like a lot of fun and I really needed to get fitter and lose some weight.

Since joining I’ve definitely gained in fitness and lost some weight but I’ve gained more than I thought I would. I love being a mum and wife but it’s really nice to go somewhere where I’m just Tracey. I can go and be me for a while and forget about shopping, cleaning, cooking, who needs collected/dropped off etc. I’ve met some amazing people and had many laughs. I’d be lost without it now. It’s my second home and family. It’s like cheers without the bar!

Tracey Smith

I signed up Dylan in the hope that we could channel some of his energy in a more positive manner.

Dylan has definitely calmed down a lot. He will listen to what is being asked of him and will focus more. He enjoys mixing with his friends and gaining approval of all who teach and help on the mats.

In short he was the Duracell bunny. Now he’s the Duracell bunny but cares how his actions affect people.

Dylan Smith (4 Years Old)

I signed Adam up in the hope that he would gain self confidence. He was about to start a new school where he knew nobody and was very much out of his comfort zone.

Adam has definitely gained in self confidence, settled into school with no issues. Will happily join in with any group and wants to do all activities without considering who will be there. This is no longer a concern for him. I don’t worry about him now when in new situations.

Adam Smith (6 Years Old)

I’m Lindsay and I have 2 children, Jack is 6 and Ellie is 3, we were looking for a club for Jack and we found weir bba, Jack started kickboxing and has done 2 competitions, several gradings and loves it, his confidence has grown so much that his sister started too! It’s been amazing for them both and have made a lot of friends. I myself started kickboxing and have done 2 gradings and a competition which is astounding considering I hated exercise but seeing what the kids get out of it I just had to join in! The weir family are amazing with each and every student and families, we as a family have grown since moving to Elgin, best move we ever did!

Jack (6 Years Old) & Ellie (3 Years Old)

What were you looking for: To start with I was just in the studio each time my husband and daughter were in for class. But after 3months of that I decided to give the classes a go to improve my personal fitness which, as a long time asthmatic, has been a stumbling block for years.

What I have gained: Since joining Weir BBA I have noticed a big improvement in my asthma, even with extensive exercise I am not having to use my inhaler as much. I now have the self confidence to compete for Weir fight team both within the club and outside the club at national and international level which is something that I would have never had the confidence to do before. And aside from the great improvement to fitness and the great coaches and instructors that have lead to my boost in ability and self confidence, my family and I have met some amazing people and made great friends and have been made to feel welcome in the club since day 1.

Stephanie Duncan (29 years old)