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Unleash Your Inner Champion and Embrace the Excitement of Mixed Martial Arts at Mantis MMA

Come and Experience the Cutting-Edge Training and Mixed Martial Arts Techniques with Mantis MMA today!


The Ultimate Combat Sport: A Tribute to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

From the ancient arenas of Greece to the modern day octagons, combat sports have always captivated audiences with their raw power, athleticism, and heart-pumping excitement. And of all the combat sports, none have captured the imagination quite like Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

MMA is a truly unique sport, blending techniques from various disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai to create a comprehensive fighting style. It's a sport that requires both physical and mental toughness, as well as discipline, strategy, and heart. In the cage or ring, an MMA fighter must have a complete understanding of every aspect of combat, from striking to grappling, and everything in between.

The birth of MMA can be traced back to the early 1990s and the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event. This groundbreaking tournament showcased the power and versatility of the new sport, and quickly established MMA as a force to be reckoned with. In the years since, MMA has continued to evolve and grow, attracting top-tier athletes from around the world and drawing in millions of fans with its thrilling and unpredictable action.

Some of the greatest fighters in MMA history have become household names, known for their incredible skills and charismatic personalities. From Royce Gracie, who dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu mastery, to Anderson Silva, who thrilled audiences with his striking prowess, to Ronda Rousey, who shattered expectations and blazed a trail for women in the sport. These legends and many others have helped shape MMA into what it is today and continue to inspire new generations of fighters to pursue their dreams.

MMA is more than just a sport, it's a lifestyle. It demands dedication, sacrifice, and hard work, but it also offers the chance for growth, self-discovery, and fulfilment. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out, there's a place for you in the world of MMA. So step into the cage or ring, embrace the challenge, and unleash your inner warrior.


Discover the Ultimate Combination of Strength, Skill, and Strategy with MMA

A Sport Like No Other

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a sport that combines elements of striking and grappling to create a unique and exciting form of competition. From the explosive strikes of kickboxing to the technical submissions of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA offers something for everyone.

The Ultimate Workout Experience

MMA is a physically demanding sport that will challenge your body and mind. With a focus on functional fitness and full-body conditioning, MMA is a workout like no other. Whether you're looking to get in shape or simply push yourself to the limit, MMA has you covered.

Defend Yourself with Confidence

MMA is more than just a sport; it's also a way to build confidence and develop self-defense skills. The techniques you learn in the cage can be applied in real-life situations, giving you the ability to stand up for yourself and protect those you love.

Experience the Thrills of Mixed Martial Arts at Mantis MMA

Our Signature Style

At Mantis MMA, we believe in the power of MMA. That's why we've included it in our signature style, Mantis MMA. Our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of MMA, teaching you the proper techniques, footwork, and defense strategies. Our curriculum is designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced fighter, with each session building upon the last.

Train Like a Champion

Our MMA program is designed to help you achieve your goals, whether you're looking to get in shape, learn self-defense, or compete in the ring. With our expert instructors, proven curriculum, and supportive community, you'll have everything you need to reach your full potential as an MMA fighter. So, why wait? Start training like a champion today!

Join the Mantis MMA Community

At Mantis MMA, you'll become part of a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for MMA. With our supportive atmosphere, you'll make new friends, challenge yourself, and reach your full potential in the ring. So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your inner warrior and join the Mantis MMA community today!


Why Mantis MMA

  • Professional and experienced instructors who are dedicated to your success

  • A positive and supportive community of students who will encourage and motivate you

  • A range of classes and programs to meet the needs of different ages and skill levels

  • A focus on character development and life skills through our "Way of the Warrior" program

  • Comprehensive martial arts training that covers striking, grappling, and self-defense techniques

Safe Enviroment

A safe and welcoming training environment where everyone is treated with respect and kindness.

World Classed Training Facilities

State-of-the-art training facilities with high-quality equipment and amenities.

Expert Guidance

Access to expert guidance and advice to help you reach your goals and achieve your full potential.

Lifestyle Coaching

Emphasis on physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices, including nutrition and injury prevention.

Trusted by over 100 active Students!

At Mantis MMA, we are trusted by over a hundred active students from all ages and skill levels. But don't take our word for it. Hear what some of our students and parents have to say.

Everyone's friendly and easy going. Always comfortable to go to class everyday. The sensei teaches step by step for everyone to learn."  Carl Burgoyne

Student of Master/Sifu Aaron Turnbull since 2010 (11 yrs old, now 24) and would not regret one bit learning from him not just about martial arts but legacy and longevity in life." Alexander Lopez

Great place! I have been training here for 7 months and learned so much from Master Aaron Turnbull. Everyone is friendly and its a great environment. Training is taken very seriously and I would recommend it to anyone trying to get into martial arts." Justin Robson

Our family has been apart of Mantis MMA for over 5 years. We love being apart of this great community, my boys have grown so much both physically and mentally through their time at Mantis.

Aaron is a great leader and mentor and I highly recommend Mantis MMA."  Sarah Punter

This is easily the best place I found. My 2 kids have been going to mantis for almost 3 years and we have watched it grow.

Very professional teachers and the kids have so much fun. Can’t wait for my 3rd child to start this year, thanks again MANTIS."  Josh West

Our son has been attending Mantis MMA twice a week, for a couple of years now, and we love it. It is great value for money.

They not only teach MMA but help build their students persistence, self-confidence, respect and many more life lessons."  Nikki Rose


Answers to some of the common questions we get:

Do you offer classes for beginners?

Absolutely! We welcome students of all skill levels at Mantis MMA, and we offer beginner-friendly classes to help you get started on your martial arts journey. Our experienced instructors will work with you to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident in your training, and we'll provide you with all the support you need to succeed.

Whether you're a complete beginner or have some previous martial arts experience, we have a class that's perfect for you. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our beginner-friendly classes and how they can benefit you.

Do you offer classes for kids?

Yes, we absolutely offer classes for children! At Mantis MMA, we believe that martial arts training can be incredibly beneficial for kids, helping them develop valuable skills and positive habits that can serve them well for the rest of their lives. Our kids classes are designed to be fun and engaging, with a strong focus on building confidence, self-discipline, and respect for others.

We offer classes for a range of age groups, starting with our Mini Mantis classes for children aged 4-6, then progressing to Young Mantis for 7-9 year olds, Junior Mantis for 10-14 year olds, and finally Senior Mantis for ages 15 and up.

Our experienced instructors understand how to make martial arts training fun and accessible for kids, while still challenging them to grow and develop their skills. Whether your child is a complete beginner or already has some experience with martial arts, we have a program that will meet their needs and help them take their skills to the next level.

If you're interested in enrolling your child in one of our kids classes, we invite you to come in for a free trial class to see what Mantis MMA is all about. We're confident that you and your child will love our program, and we can't wait to help them unleash their inner warrior!

How long are the classes?

At Mantis MMA, we understand that people have busy schedules and limited time to spare. Our kids classes typically run for 45 minutes, while our adult classes run for 60 minutes. Over the years, we have experimented with different class lengths and found that this amount of time works best for our students to achieve maximum results. We believe that a well-structured and efficient 45-minute or 60-minute class can be much more effective than a longer, poorly run class.

With our highly trained instructors and a well-organized curriculum, you'll be able to learn new skills and techniques faster than you might expect. We place a high value on our students' time and strive to make the most of every minute in class. So, whether you're a beginner or have experience in martial arts, you can be sure that you're making the most of your time with us at Mantis MMA.

What should I wear to my trial class?

We recommend wearing comfortable workout clothes that you might wear to a typical gym or sports training session. As we train without shoes, we suggest wearing slip-on shoes like thongs for ease of movement. Please bring a water bottle and a towel to stay hydrated and comfortable during class.

Our training sessions are designed to help you push yourself, so it's important to wear clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably.

Is there a minimum commitment period?

We only require a 30-day minimum commitment at Mantis MMA. However, we highly recommend that students commit to training for at least 12 months in order to see a significant return on their investment.

Not only will you see significant improvement in your physical fitness and ability to defend yourself, but you'll also experience the mental and emotional benefits that come with consistent training.

Do I need to be in good shape before starting martial arts?

At Mantis MMA, we welcome people of all fitness levels to our classes. You don't need to be in good shape before starting martial arts with us. Our instructors are trained to provide modifications and variations for all skill levels, so you can progress at your own pace.

Our classes are designed to challenge you both physically and mentally, but they are also designed to help you build your strength, endurance, and flexibility over time. As you train with us, you will see improvements in your overall health, mental clarity, and sense of accomplishment.

So, don't worry if you're not in the best shape of your life right now. Martial arts is a journey, and we're here to help you start and continue on that journey at your own pace. All we ask is that you come with an open mind and a willingness to learn, and we'll take care of the rest.

Will I have to spar or fight with other students?

We understand that sparring can be intimidating for some people, and we will never force anyone to do something they're not comfortable with. That being said, we do highly recommend that students try sparring to get a sense of reality and to help them deal with the fight or flight adrenaline rush that comes with it.

At Mantis MMA, we have a progressive sparring program that starts with a safe and fun introduction to sparring called Defenda Tag. Defenda Tag is a tag-based sparring system that could be thought of as Oztag for martial arts. We then progress students through defensive drills and systematically modified sparring drills to help them build their skills in a safe and controlled environment.

We have a "keep it playful" policy, which means that we don't tolerate any tough guy attitudes or aggressive behavior in our gym. By keeping sparring playful, we find that our students enjoy it more and learn faster as they are more relaxed and open to experimentation.

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