Voodoo Gym Macclesfield


Infinite Possibility | Martial Arts Academy
Macclesfield | Tel:07764 853888 / 07776 376379

About Voodoo Combat

  • We are Martial Arts

  • We are Brazilian Jiu jitsu

  • We are Submission / Catch Wrestling

  • We are Thai / Kick Boxing

  • We are Boxing

  • We are Self Defence / Street Combat

Our reputation is that of creating a welcoming, family feel about the gym supported by a great team and facility. We love to help people achieve their personal goals and experience something special that will last a lifetime.
We teach a range of martial arts; ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)’, ‘Submission / Catch Wrestling’, ‘Muay Thai / Kick Boxing’ and ‘Boxing’ for all ages and levels.
Teaching effective ‘live’ martial arts to the ordinary person lies at the heart of our gym, utilizing cutting edge coaching techniques usually reserved for elite athletes, creating a safe environment that accelerates personal development.

Voodoo Adults

We can help you build your fitness, confidence, ability to defend yourself and the body you've always wanted in a fun, safe but challenging environment.


Originating from Japan, Judo arrived on Brazilian shores and was developed, focusing on ground fighting (newaza), by the Gracie family, involving Submission and Catch Wrestling techniques, it evolved into the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we train today. Passed down the Machado and then Chris Heuter lineage and eventually to us through Darren and Helen Currie of Combat Base UK.

Influenced by many schools of thought within and outside Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), we have consistently produced successful competitors at all levels, including national championships.


Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing are the ultimate arts of striking with the hands, elbows, the feet, legs and knees. Thai Boxing specifically employs prolonged fighting within a clinch. Where as K1 Kickboxing has a much more limited clinch. Then there's American style Kick Boxing with no clinch work and further limits on the strikes allowed. They are all full contact forms of Kick Boxing and we at Voodoo Combat train for all these rule sets, excluding nothing of use.
Not only does Kickboxing provide fighters with a sense of confidence and vigour, it’s also a great way for gym newcomers to increase stamina and transform, shedding fat and developing lean muscle.


The grappling art of Submission or Catch Wrestling can be fought under many types and styles of rules, and as with Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing we train for them all.
Although Submission Wrestling and Catch Wrestling are styles in its own right we do not differentiate or exclude any skills from other grappling arts. We include techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Collegiate Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Sambo, Judo, in fact anything useful no matter what the source.


Boxing is a discipline that is seemingly unaffected by changing fashions in sports and remains an enormously popular combat sport all around the world to this day, for good reason.
Known as “the noble art”, boxing is the king of hand combat sports. Training in boxing will develop a sense of timing and fluid movement, learning how to successfully strike an opponent and avoid incoming punches. It is the ideal art to compliment our Thai / Kick Boxing style.
Boxing requires a very high level of fitness that you will develop whilst simply enjoying the process of getting better.


The traditional Martial Art of Karate originated from the island Okinawa in Japan. Many family styles of Karate evolved but only a few stood the test of time and Shotokan was one of them. An art that is primarily based in striking and utilises traditional training methods such as Kata which is a set pattern of techniques called Kata.

Karate also has its competitive side consisting of performing various forms of Kata in various formats as well as individual and team Kumite which consists of free sparring accumulating points on successful techniques. Karate Do Shotokan is a true taste of the origins of so many of todays combat arts.


We deliver expert tutelage in a simple, realistic and highly functional system of defending oneself called 'Def-Con-One'. From threat recognition, avoidance and prevention right up to handling different types of physical attacks.

We explore mental states and the essential factors that allow violence to occur in the first place. We also explain the law and your right to defend yourself, others and your property.

Voodoo Kids

We are Fun
We are Fitness
We are Confidence
We are Bully Proof

We deliver several children’s classes to suit all possible needs, our focus is for your child to learn, keep fit and active, build confidence and above all to have FUN. For children from 5 to 10 years old we have the Junior classes, and for the over 10 to 15 year old children we have the Cadets classes. All our coaches are First Aid trained and have been subjected to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (was CRB check) to ensure your child’s safety.

Voodoo Gym Macclesfield


Dave Kari

Dave Kari - Performance Coach

Dave is a Martial Arts expert with over 34 years experience as well as being awarded Sports Person of the year 2016. His experience includes a vast array of combat styles such as:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission / Catch Wrestling.
  • Muay Thai and Kick Boxing.
  • Self Defence / Street Combat (Def-Con-One).
  • As well as Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and many traditional martial arts.


Dave Kari

Amanda Kari - Performance Coach

Amanda is a REP’s level 4 Master Personal Trainer specialising in Diebeties and Obesity as well as a Sports Nutritionist.

She is a very experienced martial artist and is a Kick Boxing Coach (2nd Dan Black Belt) and Self Defence Instructor (Def-Con-One) at Voodoo Combat.

She also trains in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission / Catch Wrestling.


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Voodoo Combat, Macclesfield
125 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DP