Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is set to open a martial arts training facility for women in Mumbai. The star is teaming with political organisation Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray to launch the school, which will be the first of many. Kumar tells The Hindustan Times, "I am thankful to Aaditya Thackeray for coming up with the idea and also lending his complete support. This initiative is very close to my heart." Thackeray adds, "I am happy that Akshayji has taken up this cause and we are doing it together. It will be free-of-cost for women who want to learn, they will be taught by professionals and by Akshayji himself. We will take this across the state." The institute is scheduled to open in May (14). In the 1980s, Kumar earned his black belt in Taekwondo in India and later learned Muay Thai in Bangkok.