A Guide to the Best MMA, Kickboxing and Muay Thai Gyms in Birmingham England.
With Leon Edwards putting Birmingham on the map with his head-kick knockout of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, there are more and more eyes focused on martial arts in the Birmingham area.
It doesn’t look like it at first glance, but there’s a wealth of martial arts knowledge and tutorage spread throughout the greater Birmingham area. If you’re into MMA, Kickboxing, or Muay Thai; there’s a gym here for you.
MMA Gyms in Birmingham
Team Fearless MMA
Founded in 2009 by brothers Kaish and Kamby Banger, Fearless MMA has made a name for itself by being the home for wrestling in the West Midlands. Team Fearless have taught fighters like Leon Edwards, Fabian Edwards, and Jake Hadley, elevating them to the top level of MMA.
What’s good about Fearless MMA:
- Cheap for the amount of classes you can access
- Welcoming to all experience levels
- 6 days a week gym access, and you can do multiple classes each day
- Proper facilities, Octagon, weight lifting section
- Super friendly atmosphere, coaches and staff
|Pricing – £60/m gives you access to all sessions, 6 days a week, including the weight room. You get a free Team Fearless shirt. There are cheaper packages for students and young folk.|
|Address – 39 Hospital Street, Birmingham, B19 3PU|
|Website – www.teamfearlessmma.co.uk|
Team Renegade MMA
Whilst Fearless MMA bolsters wrestling, Renegade covers the whole spectrum of MMA, and it the place-to-be for elite level BJJ training. You’ll find a whole host of elite fighters here such as Aiden Lee, the Edwards brothers, Jake Hadley, Jai Herbert, and the who’s who of British MMA.
The Best Muay Thai Gym in Birmingham
K-Star Legacy Muay Thai – Quinton
Muay Thai gyms in Birmingham are dominated by the K-Star brand. K-Star Muay Thai is a Muay Thai franchise spread across the West Midlands, they are the definitive Muay Thai experience in Birmingham, and have a multitude of fighters on the national scene, and provide training for fighters in the pro leagues.
There are four K-Star Muay Thai gyms in Birmingham:
- K-Star Thai Boxing Academy – Quinton
- K-Star Muay Thai Academy – Solihull
- K-Star Thai Boxing Academy – Birmingham City Center
- K-Star Legacy – Oldbury
All of these gyms have elite pedigree Muay Thai practitioners coaching inside, with the Quinton branch being the most prominent. The head coach of K-Star Quinton is British Muay Thai legend and world-class striking coach Damien Trainor.
What you get:
|World-class striking mentorship, first-hand.|
|For £49 a month, access to the gym 5 days a week.|
|A free introductory session|
Best Kickboxing Gym in Birmingham
Eagle Kickboxing Academy
Eagle Kickboxing Academy is a short 10 minute walk from Snow hill Station in Birmingham City Center. The Academy is home to complete beginners, intermediates, amateur fighters, and some pros. The academy specializes in K-1 kickboxing, Muay Thai boxing, self-defense, strength and conditioning, fitness, boxing.
The head coach Alex Vorfi is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating to new students. He’s fought in actual competition so you know you’re getting the correct teachings. The gym offers a free week trial to any new students, and the rates are extremely good for value.
What’s good about The Eagle Kickboxing Academy:
- 6 day a week access to facilities
- Knowledgeable and dedicated tutors that pay attention on an individual scale
- Weights room separate to the main gym
- Booking classes is extremely easy
- Fast responses when contacted
Prices: You can get into this gym for as cheap as £44 a month, this is for two sessions a week, but you still have 6 days access. I’m currently running the £55 a month membership which allows me to book four times a week. There is however a gold membership at £65 a month which is basically unlimited access to everything.
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