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.

All club training has now ceased for 2023/24. Students enquiring about joining the club in 2024/25 season can contact the Club Committee via email or instagram. 2024/25 memberships will be available to purchase from September 2024.

Available MMA membership types in 2024/25:

"TRAIN"  £200  

TRAIN memberships are for those who are looking to train regularly to improve fitness and gain skills in a range of mixed martial arts. The club trains four times a week, with training sessions regularly focussing on the disciplines of Kickboxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu. This membership also offers the opportunity to participate in some self-funded competitions throughout the year (speak to the Competitions Secretary for more ifnromation). 

Regular sessions:

Mondays: 17:00 - 18:30 

Wednesdays: 20:00 - 21:30 

Fridays: 19:30 - 21:00 

Saturdays: 12:00 - 13:30 

TRAIN MMA has a capacity of 60 members. The club usually sells out quickly in September.

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Steve Ritson

President: Lewis Nield

Competition Sec (Kickboxing): Lucas Sulaiman

Competition Sec (BJJ): Kian Kelly

Engagement Officer: Alex Daneshyan


The MMA club is supported by our dedicated Club Development Officer Keir Tattersdill.