Posted On:11/18/2007 10:45am
Style: Muay Thai, BJJ, MMA
I'm after some MMA clubs in the Midlands (Birmingham area), UK.
Preferably Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Ju-Jitsu, MMA - y'all know the usual... I'm currently training in MMA in Yorkshire and have some friends who train with and are moving back down south and want the best places to continue training.
I've seen some posts (and trained at) Stevie-B's in Birmingham - where Gracie Barra is - but this could prove too far away for some of the people.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
(PS, I thought this was the best forum to post in - please advise if isn't! - THANKS!)
Posted On:11/18/2007 2:45pm
I know a place 10 miles north of Birmingham that does BJJ, MMA, traditional wado, self-defence etc.
Eclipse Martial Arts Academy
Tel: 01922 400757
Address: 2 Green Lane Leamore, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 2BP
Posted On:11/18/2007 3:41pm
Awesome, thanks Crazy... I'll pass the message on and get my friends to check it out!
I'd like to leave this world like I came into it: Screaming, naked & covered in someone else's blood
Posted On:11/18/2007 3:57pm
Style: Muay Thai (BJJ hiatus)
I don't think you're gonna get any better than Braulio for BJJ mate
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Posted On:11/18/2007 5:41pm
The place I mentioned is also headed up by one of the Gracies. Will check as I go past there tomorrow...
Posted On:11/19/2007 6:54am
Go to Braulio's!! I travel from Swansea to train there when I can, so you should definitely be able to get there if you live anywhere near Birmingham.
Also, this might help; http://www.bjj.eu.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0 (list of clubs in the UK)
Posted On:11/19/2007 7:08am
Found this for you Jawdy:
Rick Dubidat's BlackBelt Academy
Second floor Unit 1 Brandon Way West Bromwich Birmingham West Midlands
Due to the move our move and the ever growing popularity of MMA in the UK our schedule has also changed
Mon BJJ GI 7:30PM-9:00PM
Tues MMA 7:30PM-9:00PM
Wed BJJ GI 7:30PM-9:00PM
Fri BJJ GI 7:30PM-9:00PM
x2 lessons per week mix and match £40 per month
x3 lessons per week mix and match £60 per month
x7 lessons per week mix and match £70 per month
Artemis BJJ Co-Founder/Instructor
Posted On:11/19/2007 7:40am
Artemis BJJ | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bristol Style: BJJ
Several MMA places you could try, though as I haven't trained at any of these, I can't personally vouch for them (I did briefly look at the first one a while back, but didn't end up training there - looked ok from what I saw, and they've got plenty of people competing):
Park View Industrial Estate,
Pershore Road South,
Right near Kings Norton train station. If you turn right and go down the hill, its behind the Toby's Carvery.
Black Country Combat (competitors)
15 Castle Hill,
Then there's the aforementioned Stevie B's, which I think has an MMA class as well as being the venue for Gracie Barra Birmingham.
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Posted On:11/21/2007 2:28pm
Thanks guys! I shall pass these on... S'always best to ask on here, get the right places to train and all that.
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