Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

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.

About Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Muay Thai is a striking martial art using fists, elbows, knees and shins, and is widely considered the most effective striking martial art in the world. Our sessions are accessible to everyone whether you're a total beginner or an advanced fighter, so don't hesitate to come and give them a try. Thai Boxing techniques have seen great success in Mixed Martial Arts competitions such as the UFC in recent years.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art, focused on leverage, allowing smaller practitioners to overcome bigger and stronger adversaries, using both strangle holds and joint locks. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is another necessity in MMA. We will be having women's only Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu classes for girls interested in starting but may be intimidated by the male-dominated nature of the sport. Most of our classes are no-gi sessions, however we have the option for gi sparring after no-gi training. We also have MMA classes with occasional wrestling on Saturdays,

All members have access to 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. You can train as much or as little as you like, with many people preferring purely Muay Thai or Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, however as a club we have 5 available training sessions per week. Sparring is completely 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 - Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) 7-10pm in the Martial Arts Room

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

Thursday - Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) 2-4pm in the Martial Arts room

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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The Committee

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

  • Michael Brown
    Grappling Captain
  • Mel Gregg
    Health & Safety
  • Molly Bacon
    Kit Sec
  • Moritz Wietlisbach
    Media & Marketing
  • Harry Stanton
  • Methusha Sakthipakan
  • Kaan Onder
    Striking Captain
  • Mac Harding-Laleman
  • Laura Smith
    Women's Captain