About

The Mixed Martial Arts Den in Battersea is the real deal as far as fighting gyms in London go. Whether you are a fighter, aspiring to be one or just want to stay fit, the unique atmosphere and professional training leave nothing to be desired.
Learn the traditions of ancient Martial Arts such as Muay Thai and Wrestling in an encouraging and challenging way, train for your next fight with some of the best fighters the UK has to offer, or get your life on a healthier track with personal fitness and nutrional plans.
At MMAD you won't find overfilled class-rooms with no time for the individual, but instead a team of highly experienced and dedicated coaches to help you on your way to fitness or your martial arts career.
So, join the team and become the fittest, strongest and healthiest version of yourself now!


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Training

Muay Thai

Muay Thai, or "The Art of Eight Limbs" is a combat sport from the muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It combines the use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. It is associated with a good physical preparation and produces efficient and fast full-contact fighters.

Boxing

With the "Battersea Power Station Amateur Boxing Club's" presence at MMA Den, 3 ABAE Certified Coaches are available to teach an intense class, under the principles of teaching of The Amateur Boxing association of England. Through a series of drills on heavy bag, speed bags, with shadow boxing and focus mitts offensive and defensive striking will be swiftly improved.

MMA

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a full contact combat sport that allows a large variety of fighting techniques from a mixture of martial arts. It includes striking as well as grappling, both while standing and on the ground, takedowns, submissions, escapes and ground'n'pound and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It's most well prestigous promotion is "The Ultimate Fighting Championship" or UFC.

Wrestling

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws, takedowns, locks, pins and other holds, with a wide range of styles and rules. Wrestling techniques have long been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling, practiced throughout the world and along with Greco-Roman, is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympics. It is, along with track and field, one of the oldest organized sports in history.

BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport focused on grappling and ground fighting. Also known as BJJ, it is a huge part of any MMA-fighter's weapons. It works on the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and techniques. It applies joint locks and chokeholds in order to defeat one's opponent. BJJ can be trained for self-defense, sport grappling tournaments and MMA (mixed martial arts) competitions. It focuses on movement, technique, flexibility and fitness.

Conditioning & Personal Training

Our instructors have been involved in the sport scene since a very young age, having competed in domestic and international bouts worldwide. They have learned and studied the development of sports in different persons has well themselves and can offer comprehensive guidelines and advice, exercises and programmes to help the physical and mental development of the students. We train and mentor professional athletes as well as hobby sport enthusiasts at different levels, tailoring training programs as well as nutrition advice, diet plans and supplementing to their individual needs.

Coaches

Victor Espinosa

Victor Espinosa, born in Mexico City in 1973 trains and fights for Keddles Gym in Orpington, Kent.

He has extended his training in camps like Somkid-Parade Chukaewroongroj in Thailand, "The Diamond" in the Netherlands, with Ramon Dekkers, Nuevo Jordan Boxing Gym in Mexico City and Cobra Gym in the UK. He is regarded as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the UK, in his weight category.

Unlike many fighters, Victor laced up his gloves at the late age of 28 and took the decision to jump in the ring after only 3 months of training.

At 40 years, he has been fighting for over 12 years in the UK and doesn't appear to be slowing down. Victor has converted himself into a well-rounded fighter and is currently competing in the MMA circuit in the UK.

He is the head coach at MMA Den and teaches:

  • MMA
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Conditioning

Rokas Balinskas

Having graduated with a bachelor in Sports (wrestling and fitness trainer) from the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education and a with a wealth of experience and skill in wrestling, Rokas is a phenomenal asset to the gym.

Accolades and Achievements:

  • Multiple National Champion of Lithuania
  • Lithuanian Junior Freestyle Wrestling, 1st place - winner
  • Freestyle Wrestling Championship of Baltic States, 1st place
  • Lithuanian Championship for Freestyle Wrestling, 1st place
  • International Christmas Freestyle Wrestling Championship, 1st place
  • Lithuanian Cadets Freestyle Wrestling Championship, 1st place
  • 80th Lithuanian Freestyle Jubilee Championship, 1st place
  • Lithuanian Freestyle Wrestling National Team Member
  • European Wrestling Championship, 13th place
  • World Wrestling Championship, 15th place
Rokas teaches:

  • Wrestling
  • Conditioning

Andrey (Big Foot) Taukci

Andey is recognized in the wrestling world as one of the most talented technical wrestlers in his weight category. Using the basics taught to him athe technical Bulgarian school, he placed 3rd in the European Championship in Hungary of 2006 and 3rd in the Worldchampionship 2007, in Guatemala.

He has lived in Thailand where he trained Muay Thai and learned Sambo in Macedonia. Andrey coaches fighters in MMA and wrestling and is one of the highest ranked sparring partners for UFC fighters based in London.

Andrey teaches:

  • Wrestling
  • MMA
  • Conditioning

Wojtek

Wojtek has practised martial arts since he was 13 years old.

He has had over 40 fights, more than half of them in Thailand and has fought in Rajadamnen Statium (5 times), live on national television, in the Chang Mai Kavila Statium and the Fairtex Statium.
He has also had fights in Hong Kong (broadcast live on television) and a championship fight in Malaysia.

In Thailand he has trained in many famous and prestigeous gyms such as Sit Palang Muay Thai Gym in Ayutthaya and Lanna Muay Thai in Chiang Mai.

Wojtek presently lives and trains at MMA Den in the UK and is the I.T.B.F. North-West British Champion (64.5kg) and ISKA (64.5kg) South-West British title holder.

He teaches:

  • Muay Thai
  • K1

Alexis Rufus

Alexis Rufus is 5 x World Champion, 2 x European Champion, Pro Fighter, Personal Trainer & Fight Coach.
Her passion for sport begun at a young age at school, but it was only when she moved to London in 2000 that her passion really developed. She discovered Thai Boxing as a way of keeping fit. Her competitive side surfaced and she was soon training 6 times a week and had her first fight in 2005.
She has since gone on to win numerous titles, has fought in Las Vegas, Canada, Thailand, France and the UK and spent most of 2012 living, training and fighting full time in Thailand.

Alexis now teaches in London to all levels, fighters or sports enthusiasts. Her clients are both male and female and of all age groups. Specialising in Thai Boxing, she teaches Boxing as well as various strength & conditioning exercises and weight loss programmes.
Alexis thrives on being able to share her knowledge with like minded people and to see them grow both mentally and physically, helping them achieve their own dreams. She is a firm believer that if the mind is strong, then the physical possibilities are endless.

Mark Stephenson

Jimmy

Jimmy has been a Muay Thai and Boxing coach for over 5 years and trained and competed in the semi-contact circuit as part of the GB team as a child.

He trained Muay Thai in Thailand for several years and has fought in the prestigous Lumpini Stadium.

Jimm teaches:

  • Children's Kick and Thai Boxing
  • Muay Thai

Timetable

Just Turn Up and Train

Or pre-book your session here

MONDAY

NO CLASSES 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Kids
Muay Thai

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Freestyle Wrestling
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ladies Muay Thai
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Muay Thai / K1 - All Levels
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

TUESDAY

Ladies Muay Thai
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Muay Thai Technique
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MMA - Beginner/Intermediate
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Boxing
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MMA - Fighters
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MMA - Beginners
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

NO CLASSES
until 5:00 pm
Kids Muay Thai
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fighters Conditioning
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Freestyle Wrestling
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Gi & No Gi
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Muay Thai / K1 - All Levels
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

THURSDAY

Ladies Muay Thai
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Muay Thai Technique
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MMA - Beginner/Intermediate
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Ladies Muay Thai
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boxing
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MMA - Fighters
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MMA - Beginners
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FRIDAY

Open Mat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm NO CLASSES 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Muay Thai - Kids 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fighters Conditioning 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fighters Sparring 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

SATURDAY

Muay Thai 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Gi & No Gi
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Freestyle Wrestling 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm GYM CLOSED AFTER 4:00 pm

SUNDAY

Gym Open for Private Training Sessions & Fighters
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
GYM CLOSED AFTER 4:00 pm

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8 £

PRIVATE SESSION - One on One



One on one training session to work on your specific needs

50 £

PRIVATE SESSION - GROUP (2+)


Do you have someone you'd like to train with, friends or sparring partners?
Book a private group session.

40 £

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