Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts

Our Mixed Martial Arts classes at Performance in Brighton have been growing from strength to strength since its introduction in 2017. The busy timetable includes Mixed Martial arts classes as well as separate conditioning, striking and Submission wrestling classes. The combination of these classes will give you all the knowledge you will need to get an understanding of what is required to step into the octagon. Our classes will teach you the skills from the following disciplines- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle wrestling, Boxing & K1 Kickboxing.



  • review rating 5  Trained here for 2 years and though i've only had the odd session at other gyms I realise how good this place is. Hilarious that there are reviews saying the coaches are not trained. Head coach is competing at Polaris (if you're new to BJJ check it out). Many British champions amongst the other coaches which speaks for itself. The best thing about elements is the atmosphere. The focus is on learning and working as a team. There is a healthy competition team (which is totally optional). Last British open they took 9 gold medals across all belts so I suppose the techniques must work pretty well. There probably are cheaper places to train, but you get what you pay for and there is a free trial too so come see for yourself. Free sessions for experienced BJJ guys too which is great because we have people visiting from around the world and see some new techniques and styles.

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    review rating 5  All the reviews say exactly what this club does (except for the single negative review which must be a joke). On a personally level the coaches and the club members have made it such a pleasure not just for me but also my 8 year old son to train in such a amazing sport. 😁

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    review rating 5  Both my children train with elements after doing muay Thai for a year we moved them here a year ago and they couldn’t be happier, staff are amazing they’ve learnt so much! Would highly recommend! Very friendly and welcoming group. My eldest who has been going the longest has grown in confidence and technical ability. His progress is growing I’m excited to see what his future holds at elements.

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  • review rating 5  I’m going to reiterate how great Elements is. There have been loads of false reviews to primarily lie about how “bad” this establishment is. I find it disheartening and pathetic some people would blatantly make stuff up just to ruin a business’s reputation. Don’t believe the 1 stars and negative comments! They are simply NOT true. Yousuf (the owner) and everyone working at this gym are all very qualified and extremely great at their job.

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    review rating 5  I have been taking my 2 boys to Elements for nearly 3 years now, had a couple of classes myself as well and can honestly say it’s a fantastic club with a great spirit around the place. I’ve genuinely never seen the boys finish a class without a huge smile on their faces. Awesome coaches and a great venue. Seriously couldn’t ask for more!

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Dominic Dillon – Head MMA Coach

Yousuf Nabi – Head Submission Grappling Coach

View their bios here




Below is the street views to our entrance to Performance on St James Street

Between Social Board and Buon Appetito, there is a black gate. Pass through the gate and follow the alley around the corner until you reach Elements Performance. Please phone the number on the front gate for attention if the black gate is shut.


View the full timetable for MMA Classes at Elements Performance here


Classes starting from as little as £12 drop in or £70 a month. View Prices Here