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Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is a full-contact combat sport that permits striking and grappling, both on the ground and standing, using techniques from other martial arts and combat sports.
Through 10 years of experience, MMA Den Battersea has developed a system which integrates the fundamentals of striking – through both Boxing and Muay Thai/K-1 – and grappling – with Free-Style Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – which enables even a complete beginner in martial arts to become highly effective practitioner.
MMA Classes at MMA Den Battersea focus on proficient striking techniques while managing and maintaining distance. This is followed by a strong wrestling foundation in order to pass the guard leading to a quick finish by ground ‘n’ pound or submission.


Our school predominantly trains the main and most effective arts in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) there are 4 main disciplines involved in MMA. Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai; having a basic or extensive knowledge on some or all of them is a must to help your development as a competitive MMA fighter.


MMA requires a knowledge in different combat arts, so it can be extremely helpful if you have previous experience. If you are a beginner we recommend 4-8 weeks cross training Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before starting MMA training. We offer a range of classes here from Beginners MMA to Mixed Level Grappling classes to MMA Striking classes, check our timetable for the times.

You will start wrestling from day one so even if you are experienced, it is important that your fitness is good as this can be crucial for your integration and body adaptation. Bear in mind that eating clean and drinking plenty of water are just as important for your physical health as training.



Practising MMA requires a knowledge of different disciplines and a good control of the octagon or cage: MMA is not a game, it takes a lot more than a fit body and a strong mind set... The Octagon favours skill, and an extended knowledge of combat over strength.

BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) uses technique, leverage, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds in order to defeat the opponent. A good jiu jitsu practitioner will try to control you on the ground and look for a submission.

Statistics prove that the most efficient form of KO or TKO is by blows delivered by a fist. Boxing for MMA represents one of the most efficient forms of ending a combat, by stand up sticking or ground and pound.

A wrestler controls the fight stand up striking or takes it to the ground, commonly resulting in a ground and pound. Being agile and versatile is crucial in avoiding submissions and staying on top. Learn essential pins and takedowns from Wrestling.

Muay Thai uses elbows, knees, kicks, punches, clinch and swipes  during MMA combat and are fundamental to knockout a grappler or neutralise a boxer.


Here at MMADen we take our bookings for classes in advance. Download our app MMADen Battersea, available on the App store and Google Play Store. Please click the relevant link below to download the app and book your space in a class today!


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