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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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We are the University of Southampton Mixed Martial Arts Society. We specialise in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), with additional wrestling and pure MMA classes. Muay Thai is a striking martial art using fists, elbows, knees and shins. Thai Boxing techniques have seen great success in mixed martial arts competitions such as the UFC in recent years. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a submissions orientated grappling martial art, and another necessity in MMA. Most of our classes are no-gi, but we are planning on expanding with gi classes this year. We also have wrestling and pure MMA classes on, and have discounted membership at the local Exile Shirley Gym. Whether you're looking to become a fighter, learn self defence, or just get fit, we provide it all. Sparring is optional, so don't feel like we're going to make you fight, though if you're interested in that we regularly take part in interclub competitions all though the year.

Training times: Monday - BJJ 7-9pm in the Martial Arts Room with Tyrone Derrick Wednesday - Muay Thai 5-7pm in Glen Eyre Hall with Daniel Victor Bourne Friday - Open mat 8-10pm in the MA room Saturday – MMA 11:30AM-1.30PM in the MA Room Sunday – Muay Thai 5.30-8PM in Glen Eyre Sports Hall Come along and give it a try - the first few sessions are free! https://www.facebook.com/groups/49654518883/ https://www.instagram.com/sumtclub/.

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Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • Semester membership (£40)
    Must be bought per semester trained in. Allows attendance to all training sessions, including Muay Thai classes in Glen Hall on Wednesday (17.00-19.00) with a professional coach and Sunday (17.30-20.00), grappling classes in the Martial Arts room (SUSU) on Monday (19.00-21.00) with a professional coach and Saturday (11.30-13.30), and an open mat session also in the Martial Arts room on Friday (20.00-22.00). Note that Sport and Well-being membership is required to use the Martial Arts room.
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This Years Committee

All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) this year are:

  • Robert Diserens
  • Patrick Bright
  • James Patterson
  • Abigail Basham
    Womens captain
  • Thomas Walker
    health & safety
  • Dexter Levick
    Kit Sec
  • Guillemette Rident
  • Richard Stone
    social sec
  • James Fitzsimons
    Striking captain
  • Samuel Giles
    Grappling captain

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