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 Wrestling’, ‘Muay Thai / Kick Boxing’ and ‘Boxing’ for all ages.
We have 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.
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 competitors, creating a safe environment that accelerates personal development.
This is a grappling art where students wear a tradition ‘Gi’ (a specialised heavy cotton suit), a belt and gum shield. You will learn to manipulate your opponent and their Gi resulting in a submission using various joint locks and chokes. You will study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) at all levels, progressing through the BJJ belt system under Combat Base UK. Voodoo Gym is also a certified member of the UKBJJA. If you wish to challenge yourself we offer many opportunities to compete locally, nationally and internationally, often under IBJJF rules as well as others.
Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing are striking arts involving punching, kicking, elbow and knee strikes and a certain level of clinch work. We utilise a variety of safety equipment that your coach will advise you upon. These skills are delivered by highly experienced coaches, progressing through the belt system to the ultimate ‘Black Belt’ recognised and recorded on the National Black Belt Register. Voodoo Gym is a member of and verified by the Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA). There are opportunities to compete under a variety of rule sets including Muay Thai classes A, B and C, K1 and other Full Contact Kick Boxing rules.
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 11 years old we have the Junior classes, and for the over 12 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.
Dave Kari - Head Coach
Dave is a Martial Arts expert with over 30 years experience as well as being awarded Sports Person of the year 2016. His experience includes a vast array of combat styles such as:
Amanda Kari - Senior 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 Wrestling.