Innovation Martial Arts is owned and managed by Head Instructor Lee Kirtly. Lee is a Multi Gold winning medalist in Brazilian Jiu jitsu and grappling. Innovation Martial Arts first opened back in 2014 and soon became one of the best martial arts gyms in the North East, and can now proudly say we have a British champion in Brazilian Jiu jitsu who represents Innovation Martial Arts, having been coached and trained by Lee for the past 2 years.
Lee’s vision was to set up a gym that offered martial arts that are real and effective. MMA is internationally recognised as the most effective real life fighting system, the main components of MMA are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai Boxing and Submission Wrestling, all of which are taught at innovation.
Everyone is welcome at the gym, from beginners to students that have trained for years, all ages are welcome, kids from 6 up to adults of any age, in fact Lees dad is 56 and trains 4 times a week. The first class at Innovation is free of charge, with a variety of payment options available once you join, there is no subscription or tie ins like at other gyms.
Innovation has one of the best atmospheres of any gym, and Lees charisma and personality are evident the minute you walk through the door, there is a great friendly spirit in the gym, everyone is happy to help each other and mutual respect is at the forefront of everyone’s approach. Because of its popularity innovation has just completed an expansion and full refit, with all the equipment being new and of the highest quality.
- Friendly Atmosphere
- Classes for all ages and ability (ages from 5 to 56 )
- Beginners classes
- Kids Classes
- Self defence
- Build True Confidence
- Expand your comfort zone
- Progression through the ranking system of belts
- Compete in competitions if desired