Welcome to Rick Young Academy

Martial Arts
Personal Growth
Self-development

Dedication and excellence

Rick has invested many years training different styles of martial arts with renowned masters in their respective fields.
Come train at our academy and develop your skills too!

Lifestyle and Health Care

In addition to the benefits of knowledge and practice of martial arts, when practicing a sporting activity you also take care of your health. Some of the benefits are balance, strength development and cardiovascular improvement, among others.

Come visit us!

Discover all our classes and activities. Enjoy two complimentary classes for adults and children. Contact us for details and we look forward to welcoming you.

About Rick
Rick Young's martial arts journey commenced in 1975 training under Shaun Shanley laying the foundation for an illustrious career defined by dedication and a search for excellence. His early years were marked by the practice of Judo and boxing, setting the stage for a lifelong pursuit of mastery in various combative disciplines.
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Our classes
No Gi grappling is a form of martial arts without the traditional uniform.
It combines aspects of combat, submission, and wrestling techniques.
Practicing No Gi improves agility, speed, flexibility, balance, and adaptability in different fighting scenarios.
No Gi grappling
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on throwing, ground fighting and submission holds. Practicing BJJ improves self-defense skills, physical fitness, mental toughness, confidence, discipline, and stress relief.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Muay Thai is a traditional Thai martial art that utilizes striking techniques involving hands, elbows, knees, and legs. Practicing Muay Thai improves physical fitness, cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, mental focus, self-discipline, and self-defense skills. It also promotes stress relief and confidence.
Muay Thai
Kickboxing is a stand-up combat sport that combines kicking and punching techniques from various martial arts. Practicing Kickboxing improves cardiovascular fitness, strength, agility, coordination, and self-defense skills. It enhances mental focus, stress relief, confidence, and overall physical well-being.
Kickboxing
Kali Escrima is a Filipino martial art that focuses on weapon-based fighting and empty-hand techniques. Practicing Kali / Escrima improves coordination, reflexes, weapon proficiency, adaptability, and self-defense skills. It enhances mental acuity, agility, spatial awareness, and cultural appreciation.
Kali Escrima
Jeet Kune Do is a martial art created by Bruce Lee, emphasizing efficiency and directness in combat. Practicing Jeet Kune Do enhances speed, power, precision, fluidity, and adaptability in fighting situations. It promotes physical fitness, mental clarity, self-expression, and personal growth.
Jeet Kune Do
Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote overall well-being. Practicing Yoga improves flexibility, strength, balance, relaxation, stress management, mental clarity, and emotional resilience.
Yoga
Our open mat training sessions are designed to help students focus on specific areas of improvement and practice in an out of class setting.
Participants have the chance to engage in sparring, drilling, and technique analysis to enhance their skills.
(Please be advised that the open mat sessions are exclusively accessible to full membership registrants only.)
open mat
Time Table
BJJ ALL LEVELS
12:15 — 13:15 | HALL 1
BJJ FUNDAMENTALS
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 1
KALI
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 2
MUAYTHAI
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT - BJJ
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 2
BJJ ALL LEVELS
20:15 — 21:15 | HALL 1
NO-GI (Combat / Submission / Wrestling)
12:15 — 13:15 | HALL 1
BJJ INTERMEDIATE / BJJ ADVANCED
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT / KICKBOXING / KALI / MUAYTHAI / JKD
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 2
KICKBOXING
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT - BJJ
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 2
JEET KUNE DO / KALI
20:15 — 21:15 | HALL 1
NO-GI (Combat / Submission / Wrestling)
20:15 — 21:15 | HALL 2
YOGA
11:00 — 12:00 | HALL 1
BJJ ALL LEVELS
12:15 — 13:15 | HALL 1
BJJ FUNDAMENTALS
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 1
KALI
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 2
KICKBOXING
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 1
BJJ ADVANCED (Color belts)
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 2
NO-GI (Combat / Submission / Wrestling)
20:15 — 21:15 | HALL 1
BJJ ALL LEVELS
12:15 — 13:15 | HALL 1
BJJ INTERMEDIATE / BJJ ADVANCED
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT / KICKBOXING / KALI / MUAYTHAI / JKD
18:15 — 19:15 | HALL 2
MUAYTHAI
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 1
BJJ FEMALE CLASS (BJJ all levels)
19:15 — 20:15 | HALL 2
KALI
20:15 — 21:15 | HALL 1
BJJ ALL LEVELS
12:15 — 13:15 | HALL 1
NO-GI (Combat / Submission / Wrestling)
17:00 — 18:00 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT / KICKBOXING / KALI / MUAYTHAI / JKD
17:00 — 18:00 | HALL 2
BJJ FUNDAMENTALS
18:00 — 19:00 | HALL 1
KALI/JKD
10:00 — 11:00 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT - BJJ
10:00 — 11:00 | HALL 2
BJJ FUNDAMENTALS
11:00 — 12:15 | HALL 1
OPEN MAT - KALI / JKD
11:00 — 12:00 | HALL 2
NO-GI (Combat / Submission / Wrestling)
12:15 — 13:15 | HALL 1
Little Champions / Junior Champions Program

Children's champions class timetable

We belive that all children should learn discipline, respect, control of their body and mind, integrity and team work.
We focus on working on all these attributes with the child in the class.

MONDAY
16:30 — 17:15
Litle Champions

4 - 8 Years Old

17:15 — 18:00
Junior Champions

9 - 14 Years Old

TUESDAY
16:30 — 17:15
Litle Champions

4 - 8 Years Old

17:15 — 18:00
Junior Champions

9 - 14 Years Old

THURSDAY
16:30 — 17:15
Litle Champions

4 - 8 Years Old

17:15 — 18:00
Junior Champions

9 - 14 Years Old

class fee: £5
Registration fee: £20
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Our History
Started in 1982 by Professor Rick Young in Leith/Edinburgh, the Rick Young Academy has been a beacon of excellence in martial arts education. Our commitment to providing a family-oriented and inclusive environment has allowed us to nurture and guide numerous students over the years.
See our whole story
Option A

£70

Monthly fee
  • Registration fee: £35
  • Free T-Shirt
  • Full membership
  • Unlimited classes
Option B - Student

£60

Monthly fee
  • Registration fee: £35
  • Free T-Shirt
  • Full membership
  • Unlimited classes
Option C

£50

Monthly fee
  • Registration fee: £35
  • Free T-Shirt
  • 2 Classes per week
  • 8 classes a month
  • Open Mat not included
Option D

£40

Monthly fee
  • Registration fee: £35
  • Free T-Shirt
  • 1 Classes per week
  • 4 classes a month
  • Open Mat not included

£12

Pay per class

£20

Day pass
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Rules
Discipline is one of the keys to success. And for a good coexistence, there are some rules at the academy.

Commitment: We are committed to ensuring that all our students and staff are treated with respect regardless of color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact
If you have any questions please contact us.