18Y is the brand new MMA gym and training facility in Birmingham brought to you by Fearless MMA. We are extremely proud to possess a floating octagon cage, a huge matted area for training and heavy bags as far as the eye can see.
We provide training in a range of martial arts including Boxing, Muay Thai or Thai Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & K1 Striking. So, if you want to learn how to wrestle like Khabib, strike like Justin Gaethje or kick-box like Israel Adesenya, you’ve come to the right place!
We are also home to one of the newest additions to the UFC after winning Dana White’s Contender Series, Jake “White Kong” Hadley. Explore the range of different martial arts we teach below…
The sweet science of boxing is one of the core components of MMA. It is one of the bases to build your striking game around, as fighters can use their hands to devastating effect and close out fights in an instant. Connor McGregor being a perfect example whose lethal left hand allowed him to win not just one, but two UFC titles.
Adult Classes – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7pm to 8pm
Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing or “the art of eight limbs” is a form of martial arts that uses stand up striking as well as various clinching techniques. It is most recognisable through the combatants use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. Anderson Silva and Edson Barboza are two great examples of how Muay Thai has been a very successful element for UFC fighters.
Wrestlers have found great success in recent years in the UFC. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier being two of many success stories who have gone on to become fond fan favourites. Wrestling involves grappling-type techniques such as clinching, throws, takedowns, locks, pins and holds, and has emerged as the best foundational martial art for those looking to transition to MMA.
BJJ is another part of the MMA jigsaw. It’s main focus is on groundwork, grappling and submission. Although the discipline is more defensively orientated, the aim is to gain a dominant position over your opponent and force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds. Demian Maia, Nate Diaz and B.J. Penn are notable examples of fighters who utilise BJJ to its fullest.
K1 is a fighting style that combines the most effective elements from karate, kick boxing and kung-fu. The use of the legs has become an increasingly important element in MMA in recent years…calf kicks in particular. To keep up with the pace of the latest trends and tactics of mixed martial arts, K1 should be a primary element in your training.