Martial Art Near You launches in the USA

19th April 2017

Beechwood launch the ultimate class finder in the USA. It's the first comprehensive Martial Art class finder in the USA. The website is not restricted to any one form of Martial Art, giving people more choice across a range of styles and levels.


Now consumers in the US can find a range of Martial Arts classes to suit their fitness level and experience, near where they live or work.

The website is mobile responsive meaning it can be viewed on any web or mobile browser. It's fast to view and find classes.

Plus, Martial Arts classes listed on the website also are featured on the MyNearYou website and in the NearYou mobile APP launched in January.

Download the NearYou iPhone APP here.


The popularity of Martial Arts is growing in the USA, particularly amongst women. Kickboxing is a prime example of how cardio fitness exercises uses simple martial art techniques and repetitive exercise to build fitness and stamina.

Growing TV coverage and the growing commercialization of martial arts entertainment is breaking down the barriers and reaching a wider audience. The upsurge of fitness programs around basic martial arts patterns has lead to the emergence of hybrid forms of styles which are growing fast.

This is good for the sport as participants often move from the basic exercise into purer forms of the sport.

The market for Martial Art classes and workshops can only grow and one of the big markets is American women.


Martial Arts businesses in the USA are very diverse, yet it is a big market worth around $4billion and is growing at around 5% annually. It employs around 72,569 people in the States and accounts for around 67,503 businesses.

The figures indicate many of that Martial Arts Clubs and schools are small operations with only few employees. This means they often lack the time to market themselves online.

That's where scores. It's designed to help small Martial Arts businesses compete with the big BOX gyms and fitness studios.

For only $20 a month, a USA based Martial Art School gets to list their classes, workshops, gyms and boot camps plus they get their own profile which includes videos, reviews, instructor profiles and venues. It's the best value way for an American Martial Arts School to market themselves online and gain a competitive advantage.


Our aim is simple, make the NearYou platform affordable and easy to use for Martial art businesses.

Making it easy for consumers to get the info they need to take the plunge and join a martial arts school.

Commenting on the launch Stephen Auty CEO said; “The website fills a gap in the US market for finding martial art classes, workshops and events. It gives Martial Arts schools and clubs the opportunity to market their classes to a new audience at an affordable price point.

It's new, it's different and it works. The model is based on the highly successful website which has been running in the UK for some years and has over 6,000 classes listed on the website.”

Making it easier for people to join a class reduces friction.

The NearYou App is designed to help people FEELGOOD by making it easy for the user to book a health and fitness class where and when they want in just a few clicks.

Download the iPhone and iPad APP here


Stephen Auty CEO
NearYou® websites

UK TEL: +44 (0) 330 122 4572

USA TEL:   +(1) 315 879 6699



Beechwood is a Plymouth based tech company. NearYou® is a marketplace for people in the UK and USA looking to get fit and stay fit. The platform has thousands of classes on offer from Pilates, Yoga, Dance and Martial Arts.

The NearYou® platform attracted over 5 million visitors in 2016 people every month looking for local fitness class near where they live or work.

Consumers in the USA and UK can access their class booking information, calenders, favourite instructors, studios and gyms on the MyNearYou website and the NearYou® App available in the AppStore.

Fitness professionals

The NearYou® websites provide fitness instructors, studios and gyms with a range of online marketing tools which allow them to successfully promote their classes, workshops and events online.

If you are a fitness professional, you can list your Pilates, Yoga, Dance and Martial Arts classes.

Use the links to sign up and get your classes listed.


Yoga Class Near You

Dance Near You

Pilates Near You

Martial Arts Near You


Yoga Class Near You

Pilates Near You

Martial art Near You

Near You® websites are owned and managed by Beechwood Communications Ltd based in Plymouth Devon UK.

Source: Beechwood

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