Classes for All Levels – Leicester MMA Academy teaches a wide range of classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced, hobbyist to professional, in multiple martial arts. We have members training for fun and fitness, martial artists looking for a new challenge and athletes preparing to compete.

Leicester Shootfighters in Men's Fitness Magazine Fight Special

Top Rated AcademyMen’s Fitness Magazine in their ‘Fight Special’ issue voted Leicester Shootfighters in the UK’s top 5 MMA gyms.

LtoR: Dan Hardy, Jim Wallhead, Nathan Leverton, Dean Amasinger, Andre Winner

High Technical Knowledge – We pride ourselves on our internationally renowned technical teaching and superior training environment. Martial artists have travelled from all over the UK and abroad to benefit from our coaching.

Leicester Shootfighters coach Nathan Leverton featured in issue two of YourMMA magazine

World Famous Team – The Leicester Shootfighters team and Head Coach Nathan Leverton have been featured in many publications including Fighter’s Only, Fighting Fit, Men’s Fitness, Your MMA, MMA Unlimited and Martial Arts Illustrated.

Wanderlei Silva seminar at Leicester Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Superstar Seminars – Leicester MMA Academy regularly hosts seminars with martial arts legends for our members to meet and learn from. Past instructors include UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva; Olympic Medalist Neil Adams MBE; BJJ champions Dean Lister, Ryan Hall and Pablo Popovitch and The Ultimate fighter finalists Andre Winner, Ross Pearson and James Wilks.


British, European and World Champions – Students of Leicester MMA Academy have won title belts on multiple events including Cage Warriors, Battle Arena, Fight UK, Clash of Warriors, FX3, ISKA and NAGA. Our fighters have competed in England, Wales, Italy, Germany, America, Poland, Brazil and Japan.

Leicester Shootfighters Team Logo Black Dragon

Established 1999 – Leicester Shootfighters have 15 years of experience teaching MMA and Submission Grappling in Leicester.

For a map and directions to the academy please visit the location page here

Shootfighters’ Documentary

“Shootfighters is a thirty minute documentary which explores the amateur side of the extremely popular sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The film follows Aiden Hayes, a 20 year old MMA fighter as he prepares to compete at an event held in his home town of Leicester.”

How to Get Started

Call 07926 110 726
or email LeicesterMMA@hotmail.co.uk
to book your FREE trial or enquire about our Beginner’s Courses