Voodoo Gym Macclesfield


Training in the Martial Arts can help you and your family build fitness, confidence, the 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, heavily influenced Submission and Catch Wrestling techniques, it evolved into the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we train today. Passed down and continuously developed by many pioneers of the sport, and now we continue to evolve it to this day.

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.



The grappling arts of Submission and Catch Wrestling can be fought under many types and styles of rules, and we train for them all.

Although Submission Wrestling and Catch Wrestling are styles in their own right we do not differentiate or exclude any skills from any grappling arts. We include techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Collegiate Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Sambo, Judo, Luta Livre in fact anything useful no matter what the source.



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.



Boxing is a discipline that is seemingly uneffected 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.



Shotokan Karate Do is a way for an individual to realise greater potential and expand the limits of that individual’s physical and mental capabilities.

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.

You will progress through the belt system to the ultimate ‘Black Belt’ recognised and recorded on the National Black Belt Register. Voodoo Combat is a member of and verified by the Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA). There are opportunities to compete under a variety of rule sets.

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. Shotokan Karate Do is a true taste of the origins of so many of today’s combat arts.



Training in Self Defence / Street Combat is delivered via personal training sessions and public courses. It is taught by qualified self defence coaches using the ‘Def-Con-One’ system developed with input from the very best martial arts coaches, military, police and prison services. This system has been proven in action by close quarters protection operatives.

We deliver expert tutelage in a simple, realistic and highly functional way. 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 will clarify the law and your right to defend yourself, others and your property.



This is an opportunity for our adult members to come in to the gym and practice whatever they like in our fitness studio. You may wish just to hit pads for half an hour or arrange to meet another member and practice your Thai / Kick Boxing, Boxing, BJJ, Submission / Catch Wrestling techniques. Or you just may want to use the weights, kettle bells or fitness equipment. What ever it is, this is your time! A qualified coach will always be around for any questions you may have.



Personal one to one and small group (up to 4 people) training is available by appointment. Personal training in any of the martial arts listed above is delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches.

Bespoke fitness and conditioning as well as nutritional advice is delivered by our REPs Level 4 Personal Trainer, specialising in diabetes and obesity.

In short, we can cater for any of your health and development needs.

For more information visit out Personal Training page.





Contact Voodoo
Tel: 07776 376379

Voodoo Combat, Macclesfield
125 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DP