The Cyclone Gym was set up as a social enterprise in Walbottle, Newcastle in December 2009 after several years of the principal instructor Alex Wright running a martial arts club (cyclone wing chun) as a hobby out of community centres and hired rooms.
Cyclone has managed to create an atmosphere of self development and learning in what is often an underprivileged community and has to date already helped many young people build their social, physical and cultural development both in their work, social and personal lives.
Cyclone is a non profit making organisation which has managed to get to its current level by the efforts and determination of its members. All monies earned by Cyclone have been re invested into the development of the group.
Mission & Goals
It is a core intention within Cyclone to remain a community based organisation which produces opportunities for its members and seeks to fill a function in helping young men & women of all ethnicities develop both their social skills and promote good health and respect for other members of their community.
It should be noted we have already seen many of our members have major benefits to their health by way of fitness, improved diet an weight loss aswell as turning away from drink and drug abuse, we have seen members who were engaged in what could only be described as anti social behaivior turn away from this route.
On the other side we have a group that includes professionals such as doctors, scientists, high level business people, police officers, members of the armed forces and fire services. This ability to bring together people from so many different walks of life benefits the entire group and promotes a good understanding of different aspects of our community.
The Benefits of Cyclone to its members and local community are both Social and Financial: