At BKK Fighters we aim to provide you with the highest quality of training from some of the best fighters and coaches in the Essex area.
We cater for all levels of experience and beginners are welcome in all of our classes.
You will definitely get fitter by training with us! In addition, our classes are constructed to ensure that you will learn, understand and improve your fighting technique in your chosen discipline.
We have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere - everybody helps and encourages each other to learn and improve, and egos are left at home.
What We Teach:
Mixed Martial Arts combines a mixture of striking and grappling techniques which stem from 4 disciplines: Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Brazilian Ju Jitsu. We provide top level coaches in each of these disciplines, as well as a dedicated team of MMA coaches to bring it all together. BKK's head MMA coach, Jack Mason, is ranked in the top 10 in UK and Ireland with over 40 professional fights against some of the best in the world and BKK's fight team is one of the most active and well-respected in the UK. Top ranked UK MMA professionals, Sean Carter and Arnold Allen, complete our MMA coaching staff and there are 5 sessions a week suitable for beginners right through to professionals. Cage Warriors and UFC fighters are seen on the mat week in, week out so you will be in good company.
Known as 'the science of 8 limbs', Muay Thai (Thai boxing) combines punches, kicks, knees and elbows to create one of the oldest and most effective fighting styles in the world. Our head Thai coach, Stuart Barlegs, is a veteran of over 40 professional Thai fights, both in the UK and Thailand.
The boxing sessions at BKK focus on learning skills and improving technique using partner drills, pads and bag work. Boxing is a fun and excellent way to get fit and let off some steam. The boxing sessions are suitable for beginners right through to the more experienced boxers. We are lucky to have the Champions Gym fighters training under our roof. Our head boxing coach, Russell Smith, has a proven track record for developing champion boxers through the professional ranks.
Wrestling is arguably the most important skill in MMA and a great discipline to learn in its own right. There is not much opportunity for good quality wrestling coaching in the UK so we are lucky to have Nick Albert, formerly of Team Quest USA, as our wrestling coach. Nick has trained alongside and coached some all-time greats such as UFC's Dan Henderson. Top Cage Warriors light weight, Arnold Allen, also runs a very popular submission wrestling class mid-week.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
BJJ is the art of ground fighting made popular by Royce Gracie in the early days of the UFC. It promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defeat a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage and proper technique, most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to submit the other person. Our head BJJ coach, Lee Catling, is an experienced black belt under Braulio Estima and has developed a number of other black belts under his tutelage. Steve Wright is a brown belt under Braulio Estima and Lee Catling and is our assistant BJJ coach. He compliments the Ju Jitsu programme with a number of sessions during the week.
We have kids classes for Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA and BJJ. These classes are suitable for girls and boys aged 6-14. Just like with the adult classes, we have expert instructors in each separate discipline to ensure our future champions get the best coaching possible. All of our kids instructors are fully CRB checked and have young children of their own who attend the classes. For those who are interested, there is the opportunity to compete with our junior fight team who regularly travel to shows up and down the country, bringing home medals for the gym.