New gym is opened in Berwick

A NEW MMA, grappling and Kickboxing gym has opened in the Scottish Borders.

Friday, 22nd October 2010, 11:55 am

The Fight Academy is based in 28 to 43 Main Street, Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, and teaches MMA, Brazilian Jui-jitsu, Wrestling, K-1 and Kickboxing.

Part of the DFM Martial Arts group, the gym is also the home to new MMA fight team the Northern Free Fighters, whose motto Dux Bellorum translates to “Leader of Battles”.

DFM Head Instructor Rob Currah said: “The new gym is an excellent facility as it has a big floor space for training.

“It’s fully bagged out, matted 12 x 12 metres and we have just installed a boxing ring. It has full facilities including a kitchen, toilets and office areas as well as having space for a weight area.”

Club instructors are Rob and Liam Holborn, with assistant instructors Sean Phillips and Dave Brown.

The new gym is open Mondays (strength and conditioning), Wednesday (Grappling and Wrestling), Thursday (Grappling sparring), Friday (MMA stand up, kickboxing and boxing) from 6pm, Tuesdays (Strength and conditioning) at 5.45pm, Saturday and Sunday (Open mat) from 9.30am.

Seminars and private tuition is available on request.

Rob added: “We also have a class for 12 to 16-year-old interested in MMA and Kickboxing.

“We’ve cancelled participating in any competitions for the remainder of the year so we can concentrate on building the gym up to where we want it.

“However, in the New Year we will be open for fighting in MMA and Kickboxing competitions. We will be open for offers of fights from January 1.

“It’s an exiting time for the team and they put a lot of hard work into getting the gym up and running. Already we have scores of new members and we believe we will go from strength to strength in the coming months.”

For more information phone Rob on: 01665 510634