Martial arts and Self-defence training in Dumfries & Galloway

Make a positive change to your life whether you want to build your self-confidence, learn to defend yourself, or just want to get fit and meet new people, ERA Martial Arts & Fitness has something for you.

Welcome to ERA Martial Arts & Fitness

We provide martial arts classes, personal and fitness training, self-defence classes, and private lessons for aged 5 years and up. With over 20 years of experience in advanced self-defence and martial arts who are adept at assessing your specific needs and setting appropriate goals for your training! We also run specific training to help people understand the reasons behind aggressive behaviour as well as de-escalation skills and promoting mutual respect amongst peers and other people in general. One 1 hour session per week is £35 a month, two is £45 a month, and four is £55. Private lessons start from £25 an hour. Kids classes start from £25 a month. Classes are available in Dumfries (Sundays and Wednesdays) and Newton Stewart (Tuesdays).

Why choose us?

Extensive knowledge in challenging behavioral situations
Comfortable, friendly, and safe environment
Beginners welcome to learn core skills and key values
Very competitive prices with the first lesson free!!

What we do

  • ERA Hybrid Kickboxing
  • Kung Fu
  • Tai Chi
  • JKD
  • ERA Self Defense Class training

  • Private training
  • We teach 5 years Plus
  • ERA training solutions

    ERA Training Solutions is the training arm of ERA Martial Arts and Fitness which delivers training programs developed by Kenneth McKeand over two decades of experience in Martial Arts, Self-Defence, and Social Care (specializing in challenging behavior). Kenneth has worked regularly in the security industry. His short-term training courses use Martial Arts and fitness as a vehicle to help people of all ages and abilities to develop their mental and psychological health, self-confidence, and physical fitness.

    what clients say


    Good fun

    Classes are good fun and Kenneth is really passionate about teaching people and sharing his knowledge. I really enjoy coming here!

    Be confident in self defence

    This is the place to be to gain confidence in self defence and learn the discipline of a martial art.
    Mixed class helps how to handle situations with varying strength and abilities.

    Great place and teacher

    Really good mix of different forms of martial arts and self defense. The guys are really friendly and incredibly good at what they do.