About Borders Martial Arts

Borders Martial Arts is a martial arts club with classes throughout the Scottish Borders, founded by chief instructor John Wilson in 2005.

We have three qualified instructors, and also have visiting instructors on a regular basis. We are associated with WUMA, and our gradings and belts are validated by them. Although there is the option to progress through the belts, martial arts training can simply be an excellent way to keep fit.

Our instructors


John Wilson

Chief Instructor
Grade: 4th Degree Black Sash
Training since: 1985

Keith Little

Grade: 3rd Degree Black Sash
Training since: 1998

Jason Shepherd

Grade: 3rd Degree Black Belt
Training since: 1997