Make a positive change, learn self-defence in Dumfries

At ERA Martial Arts & Fitness, we offer martial arts classes, self-defence classes, personal and fitness training to children across Dumfries. Get in touch with us for more information.

Advanced Self Defence and Martial Arts trainers

At ERA Martial Arts & Fitness, we offer a range of self-defence classes for all levels of fitness and ability. Our self-defence programs are designed to make you more confident and capable to handle risky and real-life scenarios. Our trainers know the best techniques that will help you to save yourself from all ranges and stages of an attack. We will train you within an environment that is fun and engaging, and at the same time will train you for the harsh reality of a potential attack. 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. Classes are available in Dumfries (Sundays and Tuesdays) and Newton Stewart (Wednesdays).

Below is a breakdown of the training we offer:

RESOLVE Personal safety workshop –A 6hr workshop. (Suitable for ages 15yrs plus)
ERA Team Building Day- A unique experience for staff.
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts- A six-week course showing the basics of Kung Fu, Chinese Kickboxing, and Tai Chi, designed to highlight transferable life skills and provide a possible direction for anyone struggling to find a destination. (Suitable for ages 5yrs plus.)
Tai Chi for Health – A six-week to a permanent program designed as a gentler approach to develop mindfulness and physical fitness in a calming, controlled environment. (Suitable for ages 5yrs plus.)
Martial fitness- A dynamic fitness program set to music, using proven training techniques of Martial Arts champions to get fit quickly and develop self-confidence fast. (Suitable for ages 12yrs plus.)
Kicking Kiddies- A 40-minute session for 3-5 olds to develop fitness in an appropriate and safe and fun environment.

what clients say


GFull on, informative, learnt a lot, friendly, professional, respectful and very knowledgeable.

Kenneth is a smashing instructor who has lots of experience in the sector. He is friendly, respectful and an all round good guy and gets the best out of his students.
Within my time there I have learnt a lot in many disciplines and self defence, not only do I feel more confident within myself – so do all the other students.
I will definitely be going back.

Five star self defence class

Brilliant experience from start to finish couldn’t ask for more during the class , great way to build your confidence and self esteem , great way too get out and meet new friends , for all ages and fiscal ability. Tutor very friendly and accommodating couldn’t do more to help you through out the class . 5 star experience and would definitely recommend these classes

Stuart Baxter

Excellent teacher and classes for both fitness and all the martial arts/self defence skills you need. Patient and very welcoming. Recommended to all.