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Formally Royce Gracie (UFC champion) Jiu Jitsu & MMA / BJJ 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 Norwich) & Mixed martial arts (MMA Norwich) Martial Arts Norwich. In 2010 we followed Ze Marcello to form his new BJJ team icon martial arts norwich.

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 (BJJ Norwich) and mixed martial arts 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 Norwich). 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.

We are now in Norwich with our muay thai norwich friends at iceni warriors gym norwich.  The best place to train norwich muay thai.

Our Gym operates out of Norwich, Norfolk, Here In The U.K.  While searching for us, don’t get confused with gyms in America like, macarra bjj norwich, marcio macarrao stambowsky, america’s best defense norwich ct, marcio stambowsky “macarrao” or charlie mcshane, marcio “macarrao” stambowsky who are all great but a long way from us.

Try our MMA & BJJ Norwich Classes today our icon mma gym runs alongside our bjj norwich team.

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A Big Thankyou From the Coach.

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Hello, I’m Steve Cowan from our BJJ Norwich academy 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 at norwich martial arts in a mix of boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, judo, japanese jiu jitsu norwich, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, krav maga 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!  As well as coaching white collar boxing lessons norfolk and being the first norwich bjj team.  Now working alongside iceni warriors at our bjj norfolk location.

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 Norwich 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.

You can find more about me by a google search of steve cowan bjj or brazilian jiu jitsu norwich or icon bjj norwich.

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Beginner Friendly

All our mma & BJJ norwich beginner classes cater for someone who has never done a martial arts before. We don’t expect you to be an athlete or in amazing shape. Our programs will do this. We won’t expect you to come in and start sparring straight away, we put you through a basic beginner program before letting you move to higher level mma norwich classes,

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As A Member of our BJJ Norwich team, You’ll Never Second Guess Which Techniques You Need With Our Online Curriculum At Your Fingertips, You’ll Be Mastering All Our Techniques At The Click Of A Button! And If You Think You’re Going To Miss A Class — Then Log In To Our BJJ Norwich Members only Live Stream & Watch Your Class LIVE!!!.

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Our beginners programmes are unique and cater for someone who, doesn’t have a training partner, not in shape, and with little or no experience.

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What Other Say About Our BJJ Norwich Classes

It’s easy to say we’re the best here at BJJ Norwich.  Of course we’ll think that.  But listen to what our members say about us, to see what they think about our brazilian jiu jitsu norwich classes.

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“When I walked into the dojo at the BJJ Norwich Gym 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 at BJJ Norwich 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 at bjj norwich, 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”  Bjj Norwich has helped me greatly

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“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 Norwich through watching MMA events. Luckily Steve was running training sessions at the BJJ Norwich gym. After speaking to Steve i was looking forward to my first session.  I have found BJJ Norwich 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 Norwich to Norfolk!”

So What Is BJJ Norwich Exactly??

All about Mixed Martial Arts

Do you know the meaning of MMA & How BJJ Norwich Was Started, and its origin?

This contraction stands for Mixed Martial Arts. MMA is one kind of fighting which includes different types of methods from different martial arts. According to history MMA was started around the late 1800s but became very popular in 1970s through cinema. This unique combat style of fighting was first brought by Bruce Lee in his series of Dragon films all over the world. His style of fighting combined with various kinds of fighting from karate, jiu-jitsu and more western styles such as boxing. Actually this art was not recognized as a sport officially until the year 1992 with the introduction of the ultimate fighting championship.
One kind of mixed martial arts has its birth as an Olympic Sport in Greece and is currently under contemplation as an Olympic Event. This art combines the arts of both boxing and wrestling, and has made a remarkable revival in the last few decades. This art became famous particularly in the middle of 1990s. This was increase mainly because of the MMA competitions. Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports today. The MMA rule is very rudimentary and non-standard. Mixed Martial Arts is a sport which posed a high health risk to anyone who takes part. This art has certain injurious like head butting, gouging of eyes and biting. This art contest will consist of three stages.

1. In this stage stand-up fighting and includes kicking, elbowing, punching and kneeling techniques.
2. In this stage clinch fighting and holding your opponent to prevent them from hitting you.
3. In this stage ground fighting which is where you hold down.

In this art fighters dress in with small gloves while fighting. Some fighters use open-finger and others prefer closed gloves, which are similar to undersized boxing gloves. At times the gloves are allowed in the fighting which will weight category the fight is under and which country in the staged. Some techniques are there which will to win this art. There are straight knockout, technical knockout and doctor intervention.

Fighters are also ineligible for certain number of usage of illegal moves. This art has known as the fastest growing sport in the world. In this art, garments are drumming the fashion world and impacts diagonally the globe. There is a huge market for the MMA clothing companies. In this art the fans wear the clothing as gym wear, street wear and casual wear. MMA clothing companies has huge revenue. The major mixed martial arts clothing brands are outside the Europe. In UK online shopping brands are available. The MMA clothing will be buying online because they are cheaper than big shopping malls. Online most sell T-Shirts, Shorts, Hats/Beanies and Footwear. MMA clothing companies are sponsored to all fighters. Fans are support to all the fighters by wearing MMA clothing. Some branded companies offer a signature series. So, that the fighters has been into the design of the garment.

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