Here are some of the good things our members say about us.

Carl Blakeman

I joined the academy approximately three years ago, primarily as a means of getting and keeping fit, because I was becoming disheartened with conventional gym’s and I felt I needed to do something more challenging.
I enrolled for the BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and grappling classes, and with being quite a bit older than most of the other members, was slightly apprehensive.  My concerns were immediately quashed when I started training …… the coaches, staff and other more experienced students were more than happy to impart their knowledge and time in a friendly and positive atmosphere.
I have now been given the opportunity to develop and share my knowledge through completing a leadership programme, and assisting the coaches with a view to ultimately running my own class

Ed Moloney

Most of my friends, family and colleagues can’t believe that I train at the MMA Academy and can’t believe that the instructors are current or former MMA champions. In many ways I’m the least likely person to go to this gym- I was unfit, I’ve hardly got a violent bone in my body, and I haven’t done any form of martial arts in years. But I decided on the spur of the moment to give it a go, and I haven’t looked back. The club is absolutely extraordinary, not only giving fantastic training to everyone regardless of their ability, but also creating a genuine sense of family throughout the club. Even though I’m not the “type” I’ve always felt very welcome at the Academy and through it I’ve got loads fitter, gained lots of confidence in myself and have started leading a much healthier lifestyle. I’m truly indebted to Jason, Peter and the rest of the coaches for everything they’ve done for me.

Hannah Radford - IT Professional

I’ve been training at the MMA Academy for the past 4 years and I’m a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu JItsu. It’s a friendly gym, with people of all ages and from all walks of life, so anyone can feel at home here. I like the clear structure of the classes and the quality of the teaching here. It means you progress every time you train and you’re never just going through the motions. There are lots of classes too, so you can always fit training around your work schedule.

Peter Youds - Current Absolute Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu European Champion

I started training at the Academy at age 17 and in just 3 years I have become a European Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as winning many regional and national titles. The training at the academy is phenomenal, Head Coaches Jason & Peter have put a great system in the academy for producing results, you can’t go wrong if you start training BJJ, Muay Thai or anything else at the Academy!

Aaron Aby - Amateur Fighter

The expert knowledge and coaching styles from the gym instructors really helps you develop not only as trainers but as people. As a sufferer of Cystic Fibrosis the coaches at the gym really help with my condition and support me to raise awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis. The gym is like a family and seeing everyone grow and progress really proves why The MMA Academy is the place to be whether you want to be a professional fighter, learn some self defence or just shred a few pounds!

Pietro Menga - UCC Flyweight & Bantamweight Champion & undefeated Pro MMAFighter

I travel 40 miles every day to train Martial Arts at the MMA academy in Liverpool, because the coaching, facilities and training cannot be beaten. The MMA Academy’s professional approach to mixed martial arts played a vital role in guiding me to two UCC British titles.