mixed martial arts

hello, we are the essex blades mixed martial arts club

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport which, unlike other combat sports, encompasses many aspects of fighting including striking, grappling and ground fighting. As a result, MMA utilises many different discplines such as Boxing, Muay Thai, Sambo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Judo, and many more. Due to this no two MMA fights will ever be the same, making it an exciting, dynamic and ever-changing sport to watch or participate in. A fight can be won through Knockout, Technical Knockout, Submission, or a tap out. The two primary disciplines studied at the University club are Muay Thai (striking) and NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Grappling).


How many teams do we have?

MMA is an individual sport and therefore we do not have teams, however there are opportunities to enter into open meets throughout the year.


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Comfortable, non-restricting sports kit and a water bottle are all that’s needed. Gloves and pads are provided at the training sessions although your own are welcome. Gum Shields advised.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct.

Training times



club training

monday | 5:30PM-6:30pm
BKK fighters

All club members welcome. 1A Spurgeon St, Colchester CO1 2NS

club training

thursday | 5:30PM-6:30pm
BKK fighters

All club members welcome. 1A Spurgeon St, Colchester CO1 2NS

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

Training is subject to current government guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.


Club committee


juan crispino bustamante






oisin bridgeman-rutledge

Welfare Officer & social secretary 


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