Our aim is to influence people to make intelligent choices, to set worthy goals, to contribute and to give back to society so they experience an exceptional life. We build Champions of life.


MAS-F (Martial Arts School of Fitness) has been in operation for over ten years. It was set up by chief instructor Wayne Rutherford to give the people of the North East access to world class martial arts training. Over the last decade the school has grown and now offers a wide range of both martial arts and fitness classes. We are a full time martial arts centre that offer a wide variety of classes for all ages and fitness levels. Our classes will increase your fitness levels and teach you how to defend yourself while having fun in a friendly atmosphere.  We train children of all ages as well as adults. There are no prerequisites we have classes to suit complete beginners wanting to tyry something new to classes that cater for advanced black belts. We have something for everyone and no one is left sitting on the bench.

We are now located in Buttery business Park on the Coe's road in Dundalk (beside Lally's Electrical), our state of the art facilities encompass 2 fully equipped floors which facilitate our busy time-table with many classes running simultaneously .

The driving force behind MAS-F is chief instructor Wayne Rutherford. Wayne is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Wado Ryu Karate, a NESTA MMA Certified conditioning coach, Womma World Champion, National kickboxing champion, National Weapons Champion, national forms champion and national self defence champion and he has over 20 years of martial arts experience. He also is a coach for the Irish National kickboxing Team and an executive board member of kickboxing Ireland. But most of all he is dedicated to your success.


Our approach to teaching martial arts is balanced between traditional and modern. Our students practice as partners, not opponents and we really strive to create a family atmosphere that develops discipline and skill all while having fun. We focus on our students individual goals and we help them achieve new goals they never imagined possible.

We are more than happy to introduce you to our martial arts family, and are confident you will find that there is no school in the area that can match our professional level of training or facilities. We are more than a club, we are a family!

Why MAS-F?

  • Fully Qualified Instructors;
  • State of the art facilities;
  • No ego's tolerated, we are all equal;
  • Wealth of knowledge in martals arts and fitness ;
  • Programmes for competition, fitness or just for fun;
  • We're not just a club we're a family
  • Fully accredited grading programmes

A black belt is just a white belt that never gave up...

The Martial Arts School of Fitness is a community of members and their families who transform their lives within a safe and supportive environment. The exemplars of this experience are our teachers who define who we are: our club is a haven, a community, a place our members can call home.
Wayne Rutherford - Chief Instruction and Club founder