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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Sports Development

Whether you're looking to learn self-defence, get fit or fight, Mixed Martial Arts is a brilliant way to improve yourself both physically and mentally.

We specialise in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with additional wrestling and MMA classes. We're a friendly and sociable club always willing to take on beginners, so don't feel intimidated if it's your first time! Don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our committee if you'd like more information.

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, however we do have a gi class on Monday evenings. We also have wrestling and MMA classes on Saturdays, and have discounted membership at the local Exile Shirley Gym where you can take your training to the next level.

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 fighting we regularly take part in interclub competitions throughout the year.

Training times:
Monday - BJJ 7-10pm in the Martial Arts Room

Wednesday - Muay Thai 5-7pm in Glen Eyre Hall with Daniel Victor Bourne

Friday - Open mat 8-10pm in the MA room

Saturday - BJJ/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 week is free!

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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)
    Allows access to all sessions per semester. All forms of membership come with discounted access to Exile MMA gym in Shirley.
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  • Yearly Membership (£80)
    Allows access to all sessions throughout the year. All forms of membership come with discounted access to Exile MMA gym in Shirley.
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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:

  • Thomas Walker
    Grappling Captain
  • Muzammel Amiri
    Health & Safety
  • Thomas Wilson
    Kit Sec
  • Megan Stiles
    Media & Marketing
  • Louis Brandon
  • Dexter Levick
  • Methusha Sakthipakan
    Social Sec
  • Steven Sweet
    Social Sec
  • Henry Walsh
    Striking Captain
  • Harry Stanton
  • Mel Gregg
    Women's Captain

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