Martial Arts Classes

This is without question the most practical and comprehensive self protection programme available to the general public.

The sole intention of the HOPWOOD Free Fighting Academy™ is to teach people combat techniques that actually work in real life situations.

Our award-winning instructors are CRB checked and adhere to strict child protection policies.

Over 16 years? Click here for MMA Training

Class Timetable

DayCadets (7+)
Tuesday18:00 - 19:00
Thursday18:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 11:00

Class Fees

ClassPer ClassMonthlyPer Course
Cadets (7+)£5.00£30 - unlimitedn/a

Over 16 years? Click here for MMA Training

General Information

There is no need to pre-book for the classes. We suggest that you arrive 10 minutes before the start of your first class to complete the relevant paperwork and to have a chat with your instructor.

Under 18’s will need their parent or guardian present to sign the paperwork on their first visit.


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What Our Clients Say

Ever since I was a kid I wanted to join a martial arts class and achieve black belt status but was always put off by the macho attitudes of some schools and the thought of having to learn Chinese names of the different moves. There's none of that at the Hopwood Free Fighting Academy - it is a breath of fresh air.

There's no intimidation, no elitism, and all are welcome. I never imagined that I would stay the distance - in the past I'd had knee-trouble, back-trouble, wasn't fit enough etc. The carefully designed exercises and circuits taught at the Academy ensure that your core strength is developed without overloading joints or straining muscles.

When you join you will get all of the fitness benefits, self-confidence and self-defence skills but you are also becoming part of a big family and you will make many new good friends.

Martin, Birmingham