Brazilian

Jiu-jitsu

The fastest-growing combat sport in the world, BJJ is sure to become your new addiction. 

An excellent way to improve fitness, overall strength and conditioning and learn valuable self-defence skills our classes cater for all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.

BJJ is an effective grappling martial art which will improve your physical health, mental wellbeing and overall confidence and outlook on life. It's not just a hobby, it's a lifestyle.

Start your journey on our beginners BJJ programme. All new students must complete 3 semi private introduction classes before joining our group classes. These sessions will fully prepare you to join in with a knowledge of the concepts and key movements and techniques used in the Beginners Course.  You can then progress through to All levels and later, Intermediate Classes. Experienced practitioners, competitors and visitors welcome.

We are part of Checkmat team, one of the largest and most successful jiu jitsu teams in the world. 

 

MMA

MMA is a full-contact martial arts system that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground. It is a complete test of martial arts knowledge and combines techniques from various different disciplines.

 

Mike 'Airlines' Ekundayo, our MMA coach is an experienced active competitor, currently fighting in the UK's cage warriors MMA series. with an impressive professional record of 8-1, he is the perfect coach to provide you with solid foundations to your MMA career. 

Our MMA classes are ideal for those wanting to get a taste of what it's like in the octagon and are suitable for all levels.

 

Complement your MMA training with regular Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes for a complete and well-rounded training program with all of our expert trainers. 

 

Muay Thai

Muay Thai (Thai boxing) is a combat sport native to Thailand which uses stand up striking along with various clinching techniques. it is known as 'the art of 8 limbs' and is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins.

 

You can get your endorphin to fix six days a week with our packed Muay Thai training timetable. 

Each class offers something different, whether it be intense cardio, technical drills, pure padwork or sparring, coaches Samy and Ryan, both experienced fighters, will have you dripping with sweat and coming back for more.

 

Train just for fun and fitness, or get ready for competition. Our Muay Thai team is regularly dominating on London's interclub scene and amateur MMA scene. We also have a boxing ring in the Academy for realistic fight preparation.

Book a trial session in our mixed ability class, suitable for beginners looking for an intense workout or drop us a line to discuss your training requirements. 

 

Boxing

New to The Gauntlet Fight Academy Timetable, our Boxing classes are the perfect way to complete your striking and stand up game. 

 

Champion British Boxer Samuel 'True Sensation' Antwi joins our team to provide a thorough grounding for beginners from the very first punch through to intense training and strategy for advanced and professional boxers. 

Samuel,  who is one of the UK's toughest welterweights with a professional record of 12-1-0 has fought in Las Vegas and continues to fight and train professionally.

 

Samuel also leads our brand new kids boxing class to inspire a new generation of boxers. 

 

Wrestling

Wrestling is an essential and often neglected skill for any well-rounded grappler.

 

Whether you enjoy freestyle wrestling in it's the purest form or are looking to improve your skills in your BJJ or MMA game our coach, former team GB wrestler Wali Abdullah has the knowledge and experience to guide you. 

Having wrestled globally, and a purple belt competitor in BJJ, Wali is a formidable force, well known around the London Martial Arts scene and is an excellent teacher and formidable opponent.  

Join our wrestling classes every Thursday, suitable for all levels. 

 

NO-gi Jiu-jitsu

No-Gi, also known as Submission grappling, is a form of competition and a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds. 

The term "No-Gi" usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a gi, or "combat kimono", of the sort often worn with belts that establish rank by color. 

Our No-Gi Jiu Jitsu classes follow the same teaching methodology as our Brazilian Jiu JItsu Gi classes.

 

Krav maga

Krav Maga is a military self-defence and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli security forces derived from a combination of techniques sourced from aikido, boxing, wrestling, judo, and karate. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency.

 

Total Krav Maga operates from The Gauntlet Fight Academy two days a week. For information on learning Krav Maga and Self Defence with top UK instuctor Nick Maison visit www.totalkravmaga.com.

 

Kettlebell

Kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength. The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once, and in a way that mimics real fighting movements. 

Kettlebell exercises are in their nature holistic; therefore they work several muscles simultaneously and may be repeated continuously for several minutes or with short breaks. This combination makes the exercise partially aerobic and more similar to high-intensity interval training rather than to traditional weight lifting.

Yoga

Yoga incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. 

Practicing yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health, though not all of these benefits have been backed by science.

Come to train yoga with us to improve your flexibility, focus, and overall fight performace!