Chris Rees Academy – Swansea, Cardiff and Bridgend

MMA Wales is proud to be a partner of the Chris Rees Academy, home of Wales’ only official Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club. Lessons are held in Swansea, Cardiff and Bridgend. There are also affiliate clubs in Aberystwyth, Barry, Caerphilly, Cardigan, Church Village, Lampeter, Merthyr Tydfil, Pembroke Dock and Trefforest.

The Chris Rees Academy offers lessons in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts. Lessons are available for adults and children, catering to all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. Private lessons and seminar bookings are also available.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu beginner courses starting in February!

This course is designed to teach you some of the fundamental movements, positions and techniques of jiu-jitsu in order to give you a great start in the sport. The course is designed for absolute beginners or very novice grapplers who haven’t been training very long.

What you get:

  • four 1 hour classes with a small group of beginners
  • unlimited training in the regular Swansea and Cardiff classes (usual cost £50)
  • a gi and belt (usual cost £55)


The cost of all this is only £70 and can be booked with a deposit of £20.

Courses times/dates available:

(these are the times the four 1 hour classes will run, you can also attend all the other regular classes)

Each course will start on the first day of each month. You can book in advance for any month of the year. The first courses will start in February 2013.

Saturdays at 10.30am – taught by Chris Rees
Wednesdays at 6pm – taught by Rob Taylor

Saturdays at midday – taught by Ash Williams

To sign up for a course please contact the relevant course instructor or sign up at a class in Swansea or Cardiff;

Chris Rees – 07546 410199 or
Rob Taylor – 07976 461973 or
Ash Williams – 07902 865209 or

For more information please visit the Chris Rees Academy

Tillery Combat MMA Academy – Blaina


As a club we train in several martial arts so there is something for everyone. If you are looking to compete, learn self defence or just keep fit then come to one of the classes. We have a full time training facility where all classes are held, based in Blaina, South Wales. A membership scheme is also available that gives 24hr access to the gym. There are NO EGOS and students of all skill levels are welcome.

Tillery Combat MMA Academy is based in Blaina, South Wales. The gym offers a fully matted grappling area and a fight preparation room with boxing ring. There is also a strength and conditioning room adjoining the training area


6PM-7PM Under 17’s MMA
7PM-8.30PM No Gi Submission Grappling

6.30PM-8PM MMA Striking

6.30PM-8PM Combat Jujutsu / BJJ

6PM-7PM Under 17’s MMA
7PM-8.30PM MMA

4.30PM-5.30PM Circuit Training All Classes (per session)
£5 adult £3 under 17’s

Anyone wishing to know more about classes or using the gym contact Richard Shore on 07833 444560.

For more information please visit the Tillery Combat MMA Academy

HFFS – North Wales

hffsHFFS are essentially a Mixed Martial Art Centre of Excellence. We love to FIGHT. Fighting is what we do best… It’s what drives us, it’s what we are passionate about.

We have over ten different martial arts styles taught on site. We possess 13 different coaches across the ten fighting systems. We have professional coaches and ex-professional fighters. We have a former European, Commonwealth, British and Irish Light Middleweight Boxing Champion (Jamie Moore).

We have a professional ‘Fight Team’, catering for the development, nurturing and management of professional fighters. We Specialise in the tuition of children from ages of 5 to 16, as well as holding female only classes and 16 and older in self-defence, martial arts based fitness based training and fight camp residential training. We have excellent contacts and networks across all fighting styles, particularly in MMA, which is the fasting growing sport in the World.

We really do have something for everyone interested in fighting system based fitness and competition.

Disciplines on offer are:

Tae Kwon Do
Thai Boxing
Kung Fu

Time Table

Monday : 10am – 8pm
Tuesday : 10am – 8pm
Wednesday : 10am – 8pm
Thursday : 10am – 8pm
Friday : 10am – 8pm
Saturday : 10am – 5pm
Sunday :  10am – 5pm

Private and Group tuition available to suit your individual needs, from 7am – 9pm seven days a week.

For more information, please visit the HFFS website.

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