The term mixed martial arts or (MMA) usually refers a set of rules for combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques from a mixture of martial arts disciplines. MMA rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
At Bristol Dojo we have a fantastic facility for MMA with 30ft Cage Wall sections, 35ft padded combat wall, 55ft heavy kickbag rack , 18ft steel rope combat ring and 1800sq ft matted training area. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is broken down into four main elements, Stand-Up arts (striking), wrestling arts, ground fighting arts and conditioning training.
To be a Mixed Martial Artist you will need to train in several different arts and then merge them together to form your individual style. At Bristol Dojo our MMA training is based on K-1 Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Bjj). We then have a dedicated MMA class that helps you bring these arts together.
At Bristol Dojo we have an excellent MMA coaching team consisting of ex-fighters who are well respected instructors in their individual arts.
K-1 Kickboxing - K-1 has a established itself as the most exciting form of kickboxing as it's been designed to produce a fast and exciting fighter. This class will teach you the most important MMA skill of how to strike and strike HARD! This class is taught by former national striking coach and ex national level competitor Simon O'Brien 6th Dan and Muay Thai coach Jonny Munden. It is based around partner drills, so you will learn all techniques with an opponent, either through pad work, sparring drills or through full sparring.
Muay Thai - another key MMA skill is how to work and control the clinch. Muay Thai will teach you these elements give you the confidence to work in close with your opponant and use your knees and elbows. This class is taught by Jonny Munden who runs one of the most successfull Muay Thai classes in Bristol.
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu - without doubt the best art for ground domination and submissions. When combined with the striking arts it produces a well rounded fighter. This class is taught by seasoned competitor Stuart Barclay who is also a Black Belt in Judo and Martyn Hurd. Both hold senior grades under Pedro Bessa.
MMA - This Thursday class is the main session of the week and is a must have class for all our MMA students as it pulls all the disciplines together. Covering No Gi Bjj and full MMA drills and sparring. This class is taught by team manager Simon O'Brien and Martyn Hurd.
Cost- To make it affordable for students to train in all the arts required we have a discounted full program package for just £55 per month. This will allow you unlimited training in all the classes below and also MMA classes at our other venue in Portishead. We also offer a pay as you go option at £6.00 per class.
Please note our monthly discounted package must be paid by standing order.