For over 30 years martial arts has been taught at the Van Dang building on Newton Street in the heart of Manchester City Centre.

Over the years we’ve been blessed to have had some amazing instructors at the centre and a great mixture of traditional and innovative stylists. Between us all we created a building and a space that welcomed everyone regardless of background, race, colour or belief. As long as you wanted to learn you would be welcome. It was a beautiful thing to witness – on any given day you would see hundreds of students from all walks of life coming into the shop or attending classes in a variety of styles. JKD, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Karate, Ninjitsu, BJJ, MMA, Yoga, and many more all under one roof.

But all good things must come to an end and right now it feels like the right time to bring this particular chapter to a close. It’s time to let the building move with the times (more swanky bars, restaurants and apartments await) and it’s time for everyone teaching and studying there to continue their journey elsewhere, moving onwards and upwards.

We would like to thank everyone that has played a part in making this place so magical. Thank you to everyone that believed in us. We’ve made some wonderful friends there and learned so much from so many. The building may be gone but we have countless stories and memories that we’ll take with us.

Nearly all the classes will be relocated to nearby city centre locations. We wish you all the best. 


We do have a selection of martial arts clothing, uniforms and equipment left in stock. If you need something please send us a message with your requirements. Hopefully we can still be of assistance.

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