President of Cobra Martial Arts Scotland
Master Jamie McLelland
Jamie has been doing martial arts since seven years of age. He currently competes in Kick boxing and is the current WRSA World Amateur champion at Super Lightweight division, as well as holding the Golden Belt British & European belts. BBUF European title in boxing He has held several Scottish & British titles across multiple Associations.
Jamie was trained by his father since he was a child obtaining his black belt at the age of 11 and is now at the 4th Dan level achieving them at gradings all over Britain. He has been instructing students since the age of 14.
He takes classes 6 days a week and is happy to provide one on one help with new students to get to the next level. He is a good motivator and will push you to achieve your fitness and martial arts Master Jamie McLelland as now taking over the ruining of the club.
About the Club
Cobra Martial Arts Scotland is a Community Sports Club. This means we are a not for profit organisation and raise our own funds which are put back into improving the club.
We were established in Livingston in 1996 and near our 20th anniversary. Our name came from asking the kids that were training with us to come up with some names, which they did, with Cobra the name that got picked out the hat. Cobra Martial Arts was born has become a very well known club in the UK and the USA having appeared in Martial Arts Illustrated, Combat and Fighter magazines.
We have a good fight team and have enjoyed many successes in the Martial Arts world winning World, British & Scottish titles from Golden Belt, WKA, ISKA & CMAA. We are however, open to all levels. You can take part without combat boxing if you wish and most members do.
We run classes in Mosswood Community Center , Livingston, we also train out of Airdrie Martial Arts 57 A Alexander Street , which is only 5 mins walk from the train station. It has a large matted floor space. A boxing ring. Punch bags. CV equipment. Shower room. CCTV for security but also so members can obtain videos of their sparring.
Classes involve a mixture of activities based on building fitness & stamina and of learning a martial art. This consists of punches, kicks, locks, throws, groundwork and the use of some weapons under safe supervision. Please see the classes page for more information.
The club has a seven grade system, being the coloured belts from white to black. Every 3 months or so we have gradings in the Airdrie dojo where members who wish to grade are tested on their fitness and martial arts skills. If the right level is met then belts are handed out.