We are delighted to announce the launch of B.A. Academy's martial arts and ballet masterclasses at the PT Hub (owned by Dynamic Yoga Hot Studio) (Unit 3, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove, BN3 6HA) from the start of the summer term (w/c 19 April).
Born and bred in Brighton, Robert started his career as a Martial Arts expert in his early teens. Inspired by Bruce Lee and Jackie Chain, he started with Karate before becoming a practitioner of T.M. As he became older, Robert moved into Kickboxing, Judo, Krav Maga and Brazilian Jitzu - he has not looked back since! Robert gained his IL Dan Black Belt and Instructor’s uniform in 2009 and currently holds the rank of Sa Dan – International Instructor & Examiner. Robert is now the Chief Instructor at the Choi Fondation in Brighton where he is able to live his passion of introducing the Martial Arts to children at an early age. As a Deputy Master, Robert is able to work through the grading system within his masterclasses. It is fair to say we're delighted to have him on board.
Emily is a professional dancer who began her dance training in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing from the early age of 3. She is certified by the International Dance Teachers Association and has trained at the Bird College of Musical Theatre, London. One of her proudest achievements was performing with the European Ballet in 2009 and 2011. She has enjoyed professional work as a parade dancer and character performer at Disneyland Paris, and after a successful 3 years in Paris, she went on to join the cast in Tokyo Disneyland where she performed in world renowned shows to audiences of up to 40,000. Emily is thrilled to be teaching ballet for B.A. Academy and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with the students.
Martial Arts will be held in the Lunah Main Studio, the second largest studio at PT Hub. The studio has been specially designed to benefit a variety of martial arts and contains modern jigsaw 25mm foam mats throughout, two mirror walls and a 6ft Fairtex punch/kick bag.
Ballet will be held in the newly refurbished multi-fit studio which also offers mirrored walls and a smooth shining floor throughout. This space will provide a comfortable and safe atmosphere which will be perfect for you child when learning the art of ballet.
Each child who enrols will be given a free B.A. Academy uniform. For martial arts students this will begin with a T-shirt, but there will be the opportunity to receive a Debok (traditional martial arts dress) on passing their first grading certificate, whereas ballet students will receive a leotard at the beginning of their masterclass.