The inspiring transformation of Megan, one of our Muay Thai students.
Martin Fenn talks about his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Thai Boxing training at the Academy.
Elite Thai Boxer, Brad Riddell, talks about his time training at the Academy of Combat.
A video testimonial from Academy of Combat Student Gonzalo Navarro.
Sally Anne talking about her experiences at The Academy of Combat
I couldn’t have asked for a better school to start off my self-defense journey. At the start, I was hesitant about being a newbie. However, the approachable instructors encourage questions and always put safety first, allowing me to learn at their own pace, yet simultaneously tailoring the lessons to push students beyond what they ever imagined they could do. My health has definitely improved and I feel more confident about handling myself. Additionally, everyone at the gym is super-friendly, and worries about being a lady are unfounded. I would absolutely recommend joining the Academy for the fun, challenging environment, dedicated teachers and their authentic skills.
- Guet Ghee Pang
I have been training at the Academy of Combat for over a year now and I have learnt so much in that time. Training here is always challenging and I enjoy pushing myself; with grading and graduation as goals and also as a measure of how I'm doing. All staff and students are friendly and helpful; the gym has a great atmosphere. They cater to everyone, from beginners to fighters, and offer many different styles to train in. I have been to other gyms and found the Academy of Combat to be my favourite and I don't see myself leaving!
- Kelly Broerse
...Since I left New Zealand I spent 3 years in Japan training with high level MMA and BJJ names like Shinya Aoki (No.2 ranked lightweight in the world, Shooto world champion, Deep champion, Dream Champion, BJJ black belt etc) Satoru Kitaoka (Sengoku world champion), Masanori Kanehara (Dream world champion) and Dai Yoshioka (BJJ mundials blackbelt world champion) and found the training I received from Geoff held me in good stead.
Although I never competed in MMA again I've found success as a grappler including multiple medals in various high profile BJJ tournaments in Tokyo up to Purple Belt level. The highlight so far was representing Great Britain at the World Grappling Games in Turkey in 2007. I am currently based in London and train out of the London Shootfighters gym which boasts some of the top grapplers in the UK as well as several top UFC prospects.
The whole point of this is to say that without you guys I never could have done any of this and my life would definitely not have been as rewarding as it has been. Win or lose MMA/BJJ has taught me to aim high, never give up and that every problem has a solution and for that I'm forever grateful.
- Bennet Jarvis
Valhalla Academy of Combat is a world of its own. It excels in its training of numerous martial arts styles and creates a positive environment that has allowed me to maximize my potential on a number of different levels. The staff's attitude, dedication and encouragement have been invaluable to my development. It has been a great opportunity to make new friends and connections and is truly an incredible place. Beneficial for, but not limited to, self defence and fitness. I highly recommend the Academy of Combat to anyone and everyone.
- Valerie Tan
Going to the gym was the best thing I could have done. It gave me confidence, built my self esteem and helped me to gain knowledge through the three different styles on offer: weaponry, shoot fighting and kick boxing. Thank you Chief and Leonie for devoting so much of your time to us all. It is an experience that will never be forgotten.
- Shell Brady