Peterborough martial arts club bounces back despite being hit hard by pandemic

A martial arts club in Peterborough is proving it is still fighting fit despite the impact of Covid-19.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 5:00 am
Hampton dojo.
Hampton dojo.

Inspired Martial Arts, who has a dojo and 500 plus members at Cygnet Park, Hampton, is expanding its classes by opening a second dojo at Peterborough One Retail Park.

The new centre will open on July 21 and will offer children’s martial arts classes for four to 12-year-olds plus adult fitness and kickboxing classes.

Owner Jamie Johannes said: “This is a fantastic milestone for a business that like others in the sector has had to overcome three closures due to the Covid crisis.

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“The business has relied on an amazing local community to help get through the closures, offering free online martial arts classes via social media when the dojo was closed.

Mr Johannes added: “Without the amazing people of Peterborough, we would not have been able to get through the incredible challenges of the last 18 months.

“It is great to see our Hampton dojo back in full swing and we are excited to be opening our new centre to offer classes to new areas of the city.

“It is a great location right next to Van Hage and we cannot wait to get started.”