Martial arts

The Pleasance sports centre has three locations for martial arts and combat training: the Salle, Boxing Base and Grappling Zone.

The Grappling Zone is an ideal space to practice those judo throws.

The Salle

The Salle offers 210 square-metres of activity space for exercise classes and is a bookable space for such activities as dance and various martial arts, including:

  • Boxing
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Judo
  • Shotokan Karate
  • Shukokai Karate
  • Kendo
  • Taekwondo

Boxing Base

The Boxing Base is set against panoramic views of Arthur's Seat with in-situ mirrors. It provides the ideal location for people interested in combat training and has the following available:

  • shadow boxing
  • bag work
  • punch square
  • speedball
  • uppercut bag
  • heavy bag

Area restrictions

This area is not a bookable space and should be used for technique training only - there is strictly no sparring allowed.

Grappling Zone

The Grappling Zone is a compact matted area situated above the free weights gyms and close to the Boxing Base. While ultimately available for those seeking a quiet location to stretch before or after training, it also a great location for wrestling and grappling training.

Area restrictions

This area is not a bookable space and should be used for technique training only - there is strictly no sparring allowed.

Prices

Group bookings

Pricing for group one-off or block bookings may be available upon request from the Client Services Team.

Sports Union club bookings

Club charges may apply. Contact the Edinburgh University Sports Union President for details.

How to book

Group bookings

Larger group bookings may also be accommodated as a one-off or block booking. Please contact the Client Services Team via email for further details:

Sports Centre Client Services Team
46 Pleasance
Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
United Kingdom
Email:

Sports Union club bookings

Club bookings must be made directly with the EUSU President:

Edinburgh University Sports Union President
48 Pleasance
Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2346
Email:

Equipment hire and sales

Mats are available upon request for the Salle. Boxing mits and handwraps may be purchased at reception.

Accessibility

The Salle, Boxing Base and Grappling Zone can only be accessed by stairs at this time. There is, however, a fully accessible stretch area on the ground floor in Gym X-press.

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