A crowdfunding campaign is the kick start new Martial Arts Academy in Blackburn needs

A new community based martial arts academy in Blackburn Town Centre is hoping to kick start its launch in September with a new crowdfunding campaign.

Organisers, Steve Nightingale and Phil Turner, who have years of experience in teaching children from across East Lancashire have formed a Community Interest Company for the new Masters of Martial Arts Academy. The new town centre venture will be based in former offices that have been empty for years in King William Street.

Phil said, “We are very excited about the prospect of launching this new centre in Blackburn. The town centre is definitely on the way up and this new location will make it easy for as many people as possible to reach us. However, the space has been empty for years and needs a massive amount of work and renovation to bring it up to standard and a safe place to learn.

“We are launching this crowdfunding campaign that will give everyone the chance to help set up the venture and received unique rewards at the same time. We want to get as many people involved in the campaign over the summer as it only lasts 4 weeks.”

Steve added, “Martial Arts isn’t just a hobby, it helps define the person you are and more importantly who you want to be.

“Training encourages physical, psychological and emotional development. Learning self-defence improves fitness, builds character and develops self-respect and self-discipline, which all contribute to raising self-esteem”.

Children and families have already committed to supporting the campaign which begins on 31st July and runs for just 4 weeks. The new Academy are also encouraging local businesses to get on board, by sponsoring the crowdfunding campaign, with a blend of sponsorship and support packages.

People are encouraged to discover the crowdfunding campaign from Monday 31st July here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/blackburn-academy-of-martial-arts (Page live from Monday 31st July) and also to like and join in the exciting launch to the new academy on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/MastersOfMartialArtsBlackburn/