No.1 For Martial Arts Training (MMA Norwich & BJJ Norwich) In Norwich
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU / MARTIAL ARTS NORWICH / MMA NORWICH
Formally Royce Gracie (UFC champion) Jiu Jitsu & MMA Norwich (Also known as UFC training), Norfolk Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Group moved to Brazilian Top Team,Under Ze Marcello in 2006, teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) & Mixed martial arts (MMA Norwich) Martial Arts Norwich. In 2010 we followed Ze Marcello to form his new BJJ Association.
We hold martial arts classes every day around Norwich, Lenwade, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. We teach Adults and kids, beginners and advanced in Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts Norwich / MMA Norwich.
If you are looking for martial arts Norwich then you've come to the right place. Enter the main site above or choose one of our links to go directly to your preference:
We're now holding special Children's class for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Which are really taken off as the kids enjoy a fresh approach to martial arts in Norwich, which is based on learning BJJ will having fun! Our Childrens martial arts Norwich classes are all about fun.
30 Free Days Of Training (you'll get to try out our classes for a full month without having to pay one single Penny!)
Come in to our Academy and train like a member for a full 30 days, without having to buy or sign anything.
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FACT: We are the oldest MMA / BJJ club / gym in Norfolk and only Gym to offer a 30 Day FREE Trial. We always want to be different and along with our30 Day FREE Trial, we now offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee! If you come to all your classes and after two months feel that our gym is not for you, we will give you your money back. Why don't other martial arts gyms offer a 30 Day Free Trial or a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee? It's simple they don't believe in their service as much as we do. What have you got to lose, come try us out!
If you can find a longer established BJJ & MMA Norwich Club or school in the Norfolk area with a more detailed MMA & BJJ curriculum, a more complete schedule of classes, more qualified BJJ instructors, coaches who have competed at the highest levels, and students who have had more success, then I'll give you £1,000.00 CASH out of my own pocket (but I highly doubt you will, in fact, I guarantee it)
What You Do NOT Need
You Do Not Need Any Experience I would say about 90% of our students have never trained before upon starting up.
You Do Not Need To Be In Great Shape Our Martial Arts programme is designed for someone who's sat on the couch for the last few years.
You Do Not Need To Pay Money Try our 30 Day FREE Trial! You can walk away on day 30 day if you wish , no quibbling!
You Do Not Have To Risk Anything We are the only MMA Norwich school that offers a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee! Come to all your classes and if you decide isn't for you we'll write you a cheque on the spot for every penny you paid!
Hello, I'm Steve Cowan and thank you for visiting my website! Starting martial arts is a super exciting time! I still remember the first time my parents enrolled me at Judo way back in 1975 and to this day, I remember how awesome the experience was. Now you are just one step away from experiencing the thrill and satisfaction of training self defense while getting in great shape!
Let me share with you my background. I've been training in a mix of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and the modern MMA style (aka UFC style) since 1998. My gym, Icon Martial Arts Gym, is the original MMA gym in Norfolk, having been open since 2001. We even had UFC legend Royce Gracie here 4 times to spread the training when no one new what MMA or BJJ was!
During all these years in operation, Icon has trained Hundreds of people in mixed martial arts & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu throughout Norfolk & Suffolk. We have given fantastic results for men, women, and children, ranging from ages four to sixty years old!
We have helped men and women lose hundreds upon hundreds of pounds. We have saved dozens of lives, which we have the testimonials from citizens, Police, and military to prove. We have won MMA fights, BJJ world level championships. We have even been televised by the BBC. Most importantly, we have changed hundreds of lives that have trained in our gyms since 2001, they have all gained confidence, discipline, control over their minds and bodies, and friendships that have made an impact in every facet of their lives.
All You NEED To get startedis the drive to take up a new hobby and the desire to get in great shape. We will do the rest by motivating you and training you in something you'll love!
All sound to good? many people hesitate to take us up on our unique free trial as they think, This is just too good to be true there must be a catch! Of course there's a catch, it's simply this, when you start to training with us at Icon Norwich, you'll get hooked and will keep coming, over 80% trial members join as students! Further more of those 80% that join up with us more than 90% of them decide to join in the first day after their free private lesson! Our 30 Day Free Trial is like a huge carrot on a string to get you through the door as we know you are going to absolutely get addicted here and statistically speaking we know you are going want to join in the first day! Even if you aren't sure on the first day at Icon you have our unique trial to try us out without any commitment, whatsoever!
But Why Listen To Steve Cowan?
Who is he?
Quick background info on myself:
I'm a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Ze Marcello and founder of Icon Martial Arts Norwich.
I have over 35 years of experience in martial arts, having trained in wrestling, Judo,boxing, Karate, Chinese Martial Arts and BJJ.
I won 9 championships in Judo, Placed second in Sambo Wrestling & Won 4 Medals at the European BJJ championships
I have coached fighters to fight and win in MMA & BJJ, with British, English, ADCC, Area & European Champions amongst them
My team has place First for 2 years running at the European Champions
I have produced over 50 Blue Belts and purple belts from Norwich residents.
I am the only British born BJJ Black Belt under Master Ze Marcello.
I am the 22nd British born BJJ Black Belt.
I am know as the farther of BJJ in Norfolk.
Hopefully that's helped you to get to know me! That is a quick snap shot of some of my accomplishments and credentials. Please join my email on this page. By putting in your info, you will get INSTANT access to 5 Free videos. PLUS, I will send you more videos weekly, along with lots of tips on MMA and grappling technique, drills, psychological concepts, conditioning and diet, martial arts philosophy, and much more! You have nothing to lose, it's easy to remove yourself from the list at any point and it costs nothing, ever. I will NOT send you SPAMMY emails! I will only send you great info so take a look today!
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MMA Training Is an Outstanding Workout
What do you think of when you hear the words "Mixed Martial Arts or MMA training?" Do you think of two, muscle-bound men kicking, and hitting one another in a round cage until their faces are bloodied and one falls to the floor, unable to continue the match?
This may be the case during a professional match, however, there are many benefits to be reaped for both men and women who take part in an MMA training class. Not only is it a great workout for your body, but for your mind as well.
What Is Mixed Martial Arts?
Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, is a full contact combat sport that originated in Ancient Greece. It is a combination of many sports such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Karate. Contests, or fights, took place in the early 1900s using various styles of combat with few rules, leading to many injuries. It was not until 1993, when the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, that the sport became safer. The UFC is the leading promotion company of MMA globally.
Your Gym Workout Versus An MMA Workout
The goal here is not to discourage you from going to the gym. Any type of exercise is better than none. However, your average gym workout can become mundane after a while, leaving you bored. Eventually you begin finding reasons not to go.
A MMA workout is far from mundane and leaves you wanting more. You can only use the elliptical so many times, or change the amount of weight you lift before your mind wanders. When participating in an MMA class, your mind has no time to wander. You have so many varieties of workouts to choose from, boredom doesn't have a chance to set in. You must focus on what you are doing that time flies, and before you know it, your class is over.
The Average MMA Workout
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the most intense sports there is, and requires dedication to prepare mentally and physically. However, the workouts do not apply only to those training for the cage matches; they also apply for the average gym goers as well. Here is an example of an exercise routine you may take part in.
Hill sprints are just as they sound. As demanding as they sound, they are great for cardio a help increase your stamina. Starting slowly and working your way up to what your body is capable of is key to your success.
Performing jumping jacks and using a jump rope help increase speed and improve balance.
Climbing a rope is probably one of the most hated of all the exercises, however, it helps build strength in the arms and tests your perseverance.
Push ups, chin ups, dips, scrawls, and poly metrics all use your body weight to tone your muscles.
Ring work, heavy bags, speed bags, and sparring work on your stamina, endurance, and skill.
Benefits of MMA Training
There are numerous benefits to taking an MMA class and incorporating these workouts into your daily exercise routine. The most obvious are the physical benefits. It will definitely help you become more fit, lean, and physically conditioned. It will even help with weight loss. The average MMA workout burns about 1000 calories an hour.
A MMA workout is almost like your own self-defense class, which is particularly good for women. You never know when you may have to defend yourself or a loved one, and the experience you receive from MMA training gives you that knowledge and ability.
On the psychological side, it gives you the boost of confidence and courage you might not have known otherwise. This newfound confidence can spill over into every aspect of your life.
It is also gives you better control over your anger, teaching you self-control, and discipline.
Finally, you become a more responsible person. Whether you are training to fight or not, you must follow all the rules the professional fighters do while in class. Once more, this responsibility can flow over into every aspect of your life, which is extremely beneficial for teens and young adults.
Gyms and Training Programs
LA Boxing and UFC are nationwide popular gyms to join to get your best workouts in. You can join classes that are taught by certified trainings who also have black belts in their respective discipline. In fact some gyms do not allow trainers who do not have a martial arts background.
Another perk is some gyms sponsor local fighters so you may be able to train with future star of the sport. Your membership may allow unlimited classes for a monthly fee. Private trainers are also available if you want 1-on-1 attention.
Given all of its benefits, you should truly consider joining an MMA training class. Although it may be challenging, in the end, you will come out on top, feeling like a brand new person.
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"When I walked into the dojo for the first time I was welcomed by everyone in the class. I never had the feeling of being the "new guy" as I did in other dojos. The friendly atmosphere makes you feel more like hanging out with friends."
Felipe - Norwich
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I've been training with Steve now for around 3 years, previously having achieved Blue belt in Japanese Ju Jitsu. The great thing about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that you can immediately see (and feel) the effectiveness of the techniques as soon as they are applied. Everything Steve teaches has been pressure tested and is effective both in the dojo and in the street. It is his attention to detail which really makes the difference and explains why we have so many champions in our club. I know you are feeling nervous about trying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu out, but trust me, you will never look back.
Mike Lee - Norwich
"I've been training with Steve for five and a half years now. Although I had studied traditional Karate when I was younger, by the time I took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I had'nt trained at all for fifteen years, and was pretty unfit, to put it mildly. I was also nearly forty, and worried that I might well be a bit too old to resume training in the martial arts. After a chat with Steve, I started attending classes.I found myself actually looking forward to going training! ( rather than regarding it as a bit of a painful chore, as had sometimes been the case in the past with a more traditonal style). I'm happy to say that I've been training ever since. My fitness has improved out of all recognition to what it was, I've lost weight, and I am also pleased to say that I now hold a Blue Belt grade.
If you hav'nt trained in a martial art before, or think that you may be a bit too old, or not fit enough, don't worry, give it a go. I really can't recommend the club and Steve's coaching highly enough"
Neil Chandler - Great Yarmouth
Hi, Im Andy I have been training for one year and just received my Blue belt. I also just won a silver medal at the biggest UK brazilian jiu jitsu competition.
I wish I'd have started this years ago. I recommend Steve To anyone looking to try a martial art for the first time or go further in their own training.
Andy Appleton - Bradwell
"I've trained martial arts off and on for about 5 years until a knee injury forced me to quit. I became interested in BJJ through watching MMA events. Luckily Steve was running training sessions at my gym. After speaking to Steve i was looking forward to my first session. I have found BJJ has enabled me to learn a new martial art without risking injury to my knee. The structure of the sessions is well thought out, Steve has a gift for teaching and makes sure your understand each movement in a technique and are comfortable with each technique before moving on to the next. The sessions help me keep in shape and each time i am able to reaffirm my knowledge of techniques learnt previously, be shown new techniques and practise sparring in a controlled environment. Thanks Steve for bringing BJJ to Norfolk!"