MMA at Northumbria is a fun and rewarding sport with a close community of passionate people. We welcome all abilities to join in our training sessions, whether you’re an experienced fighter or you have never tried MMA before.

Whilst we learn and improve at our weekly sessions, the club also have a vibrant social life where we plan activities, events and spontaneous trips. 

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the world's fastest growing sports with the recent surge in popularity of the premier MMA promotion the UFC. As the name suggests, the sport incorporates the most effective combat techniques of all the martial arts meaning that participants are effectively optimal combat sports athletes.

Available MMA membership types:

"Just TRY"   £20 for 6 weeks

MMA Brazilian Jitsu: Fridays 17:00-18:00  (starting 27th October, for 6 weeks) 

MMA Kick Boxing: Fridays 18:00-19:00  (starting 27th October, for 6 weeks) 

All sessions in Lipman Gym on city campus. This programme is aimed at complete beginners of the sport. 

Please note this course has already started for semester 1 and you can no longer book on. Keep your eyes peeled for details of our semester 2 Just TRY courses.


"TRAIN"  Mixed ability £175  *Memberships will be reduced to £87.50 for semester 2* (Available from January 2024) Please note there is already a waiting list for semester 2 memberships.

TRAIN memberships are for those who are looking to train regularly to gain fitness and skills, with the opportunity for some self-funded competitions

Monday: 17:00 - 18:30 

Wednesday: 20:00 - 21:30 

Friday: 19:00 - 20:30 

Saturday: 12:00 - 13:30 

TRAIN MMA is currently at capacity with are 60 members in total, and is therefore not open to purchase at this time. There may some additional spaces made available in January.


Training Dates

Semester 1 w/c: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2 w/c: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3 w/c:15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Please note some dates within the dates above are unavailable due to exam closures and facility closures.

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Steve Ritson

President: Archie Litchfield

The MMA club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Mollie Smith.