Martial Arts & Fitness for all of the family

A Business project Royal Arsenal, London, United Kingdom

To create a state of the art martial arts facility, that acts as a hub for any martial arts and fitness activity within South East London.

They did it!


On 15th Aug 2015 we successfully raised

£45,600

with

28 backers

in

33 days


Project owner

Project aim

We are creating a family orientated state of the art martial arts facility, that acts as a hub for any martial arts and fitness activity within South East London, offering world class tuition and world class results.

As keen martial artists we recognise the importance, and the amazing benefits training can have on individuals and families alike. We also understand the positive effect that can be had with the best tuition, top of the range equipment and a good surrounding environment.

What if there was a place where you could go and experience multiple martial arts of your choice, learn to defend yourself, improve your fitness, and get amazing results for one price, in one place?

About the project

When you mention Martial Arts, the first thing you think of is Pyramid.  We envisage Pyramid Martial Arts will be the biggest, most well equipped multidiscipline Martial Arts Centre in South East London. Our focus is to offer exceptional Martial Arts tuition delivered by World Class Instructors in a clean, state of the art facility.

Our new premises is part of a brand new family orientated hub called Under 1 Roof in Greenwich which will offer families a range of facilities including an 84 space nursery, theatre and music spaces, soft play, a cafe, office space and a shopping village incorporating a children’s hairdresser, party supplies, shoes, toys, books & family banking services.

Our new premises will incorporate;

  • 2 multi- functional training spaces;
  • Fitness and conditioning room;
  • Shower and changing facilities;
  • Sauna;
  • Educational program for schools;
  • Seminars and workshops for the local community;
  • Specialist seminars and workshops for members;
  • Showcase and charity events;
  • Beginner, Advanced and Professional programs.

As part of a bigger centre attracting families from all over South East London, our Martial Arts Centre will be attracting a much wider audience than ever before. We already pride ourselves on our unique martial arts development programmes for children that focus on teaching children key skills that that will carry with them and use in every aspect of their lives from school to at home and enable them to develop healthy relationships with those around them.

Our state of the art premises will make Martial Arts much more accessible to people of all ages and in particular families who are keen to take part in the activities but do not want to be in a sweaty gym!  As you enter the centre will be greeted by a professional fully staffed reception area and information centre.      Our changing area is bright and clean with power showers, ample leather seating, lockers and direct access to the sauna and toilets. 

Once inside we offer a relaxing space for family and friends to sit, socialise and watch the class in progress without interrupting the lesson.  We have a luxury seating area and viewing gallery and direct access to the café/restaurant. 

For those taking part we offer a truly multifunction environment for all sports, private tuition and specialist coaching.

  • 102m2 Area;
  • Fully matted with 40mm thickness;
  • 6ft Heavy bags;
  • 10m Cage Walling;
  • Pull up bars;
  • 20 student bag shelves;
  • Off Mat storage for equipment;
  • Glazed wall for viewing gallery;
  • Separate audio equipment;
  • Functional training rig, allowing crossfit training to take place.

Our space is totally flexible and will be available to members to use when not in lesson, allowing parents to work out while their children are in class, and provides a space for personal trainers and specialist strength and conditioning coaches to operate from. The space offers essential and ‘multipurpose’ pieces of equipment to maximise the area and functionality of the room.

  • Cardio equipment including treadmill, rowing machine, Cross trainer and bike;
  • Wall mounted TV;
  • Audio system;
  • Mirrored wall;
  • Kettle Bell Rack;

  • Smith Machine;
  • Dumbbell rack;
  • Multi- gym;
  • Chin up bars.

After a hard work out in the gym or one of our martial arts classes, it’s important to relax your body and mind in our new specially designed unisex sauna. 

What will the funding be used for?

As our aim to create a new and exciting space to attract families from all over South East London we realise that our offering needs to be special and unique.  We have tested the concept at our existing premises, offering a wide range of family orientated sessions.  We know there is a demand and a need for greater space and enhanced facilities which will take our offering to a new level.  The money raised will be specifically used for the following projects:

  • Treatment rooms and a sauna
  • New gym equipment
  • New EPOS system
  • Marketing the concept

About us

Loose weight, become fitter, learn to defend yourself, be confident, tone up, develop focus and self discipline, surround yourself with positive pro-active people, be part of a winning team; these are just a few of the amazing benefits Pyramid Martial Arts has to offer.  We understand that everyone’s needs and ambitions are different, and we make sure our students reach the goals and results they want to achieve.

Our vast array of martial arts classes cater for children and adults of all ages and abilities, with beginner and advanced programmes available along with age specific programmes from 3 years of age. Our programmes are specifically designed to ensure the best resultsboth mentally and physically, and to back this up we have the very best instructors in the industry, producing world class results.

We offer much more than kicking and punching, and pride ourselves on our martial arts and character development programmes for children. We are the only martial arts school in the area that focus on developing the underlying benefits martial arts can offer, that notonly promotes children’s behaviour and development within our lessons, but at school and at home too.

Pyramid Martial Arts started 5 years ago and has since grown from strength to strength. Co founded by Jamie Wood and Matt Milchard in 2009, the gym has evolved into a multi- discipline complex, originally offering just Freestyle Sport Karate Lessons to now offering a full timetable of 9 different disciplines, along with 2 previous expansions on premises.

  • All instructors decorated European and World Champions;
  • Uniquely designed Children’s development programs;
  • Fighting team constantly winning tournaments;
  • Emphasis on student development and customer service;
  • Great reputation and standing in local community;
  • Partnerships with local schools.

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The Financials

Our expected start up costs are £65,824.49 and are running costs in Year 1 will be £157,230.00, in Year 2 £165,091.50 and in year 3 £173,346.08.  Revenue in Year 1 is expected to be £277,800.00, in Year 2 £297,246.00 and in Year 3 £318,053.22.  Our expected pre tax profit in Year 1 is £120,570.00.

The Rewards!

We envisage the main complex will be the biggest and best Multi- Discipline Martial Arts Centre in South London and we plan to replicate this model and open more centres over the next 5 years.  

Where we are now!

Work is progressing well on the new site and we envisage that we will be open by the end of the summer 2015. 

If you would like to arrange to come and look at both the existing and new site please email

matt@pyramidmartialarts.co.uk or call 07557 749557