Confidence. Safety. Independence.

Confidence. Safety. Independence.

Respect and commitment with a punch of fun

“Lee Matthews” – British Military Martial Arts is a dedicated organisation in the UK for ex-military and civilian Instructors to teach martial arts to adults and children. 

Our elite organisation selects the finest men and women, and supports them to open military-themed martial arts schools in their local communities. All of our Instructors are CRB Check and First aid trained.

Young children and adults are welcome at all levels to learn how martial arts can be combined with fun, fitness and structure to help anyone get the most out of their life.

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Our Classes

Little Soldiers

The Little Soldiers classes are specially designed to introduce young children (4-7 years) to martial arts.

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Cadets

Cadets martial arts classes are designed for children aged between 8 and 11 years.

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Ladies Only Martial Arts

Our Ladies Only martial arts classes are designed for women aged 12 and over wanting to get fit, lose weight and make friends whilst building their confidence levels as they learn self-defence techniques.

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Adult Martial Arts

Kickboxing and military style fitness classes. Lose weight, get fit, make friends and have fun. Our classes are for men and women of all ages and all shapes and sizes.

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Mastering the perfect technique

Our aim is to engage and motivate students of all levels to achieve their personal goals through our unique style of martial arts fitness classes. Whether you want to have fun, make friends, get fit or get serious about martial arts we have a class to suit you!

Why we're different

Hear from our instructors

Dan

Dan

Greater Manchester

“I think BMMA offers a fantastic vehicle for students to learn martial arts and take charge of their own self-development. ”

Charlotte

Charlotte

Leeds

“It is amazing to see the friendships that are built, their skill level develop and how hard they all work as well as their passion and drive. ”

Jake

Jake

Greater Manchester

“Being a coach with BMMA has hugely improved my own personal discipline too, as it is always clear what is expected of me- my very best. ”

Hear from our students

Annette

Annette

United Kingdom

“My son, aged 14, has achieved so much. His confidence has grown and is now a qualified instructor and Revolution English Champion. Thank you BMMA for everything! ”

Andy

Andy

United Kingdom

“My 2 children come here twice a week. Not only have I seen their fitness improve but their discipline too. A great club with a great atmosphere. I cannot recommend BMMA enough.”

Samantha

Samantha

Greater Manchester

“Jake & Dan’s classes have impacted all 3 of my children's confidence, skills, discipline and fitness have improved at an incredible rate -they love the classes and look forward to them all week! ”

Louise

Louise

Greater Manchester

“As a mum, I love the confidence and techniques they are developing to ‘stay safe’ and, whilst Jake keeps it fun, I think these are important life skills for all ages. I can’t recommend BMMA enough!”

Kerry

Kerry

Greater Manchester

“I honestly didn’t think Martial Arts was something I’d enjoy but I’m so pleased I gave it a go. Each week combines a tough but fantastic workout in a friendly environment and Jake & Dan never fail to keep the classes such fun. I highly recommend trying it!”

Natalie

Natalie

Leeds

“I attend BMMA as a (cough) mature student who has always been “allergic” to exercise. But after only a few weeks I’ve seen changes in my overall fitness levels as well as positive changes in my body tone.”

Amanda

Amanda

Leeds

“All of the instructors are friendly and helpful, a credit to Charlotte and the effort that she puts in. My daughter is a little soldier and has just accomplished her red & black stripe belt and wants to be a black belt like Charlotte!”

Clara

Clara

Leeds

“My children have been training with Charlotte for 7 years and all 3 enjoy her classes. We're very proud to have a black-belt in the family - and two more in the making! The atmosphere at the academy is very friendly and the other instructors are great too. We wouldn't train anywhere else!”

Jeremy

Jeremy

Chippenham

“Since starting BMMA, my 2 children have grown in confidence and made tons of new friends. They're always smiling from ear to ear whilst training hard. Thank you Jamie for being an inspiring guide.”

Nigel Benn

Lee Matthews - BMMA
Brand Ambassador

“Lee Matthews - BMMA is a fantastic setup in which I have really enjoyed being a part of. What Lee Matthews has done is simply remarkable! ”

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Become a part of the team

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the British Military Martial Arts team, we would love you hear from you.  We are always looking for enthusiastic, driven and skilled individuals to join us, so whether you are interested in a job with BMMA or owning your own franchise business please get in touch to find out more about the fantastic opportunities on offer. 

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