Our club offers a very friendly atmosphere and supports all ages, to include adults and children over five years. Our gymnasium includes full safety matting and is fully equipped for all levels of training. Our aim is to train our members to full fitness and perfect their Muay Thai boxing skills. Whilst training with us you will excel in flexibility, muscular strength, technique, fitness and stamina and for those members who enjoy mixed martial arts, we also offer classes in Grappling/Valetudo/BJJ to complete your system.

Ultimate Martial Arts Academy Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) lessons

Ultimate Martial Arts Academy Instructor

Sean Smith - Instructor at Ultimate Martial Arts Academy

Name: (Kru) Sean Smith
Year of Birth: 1971
Weight: 12, 7" Stone
Height: 5"8


Karate (Wadoryu), 3rd Dan, Kickboxing, 2nd Dan, 3rd degree senior instructor (Muay Thai Boxing), qualified referee.  JKD instructor level 1.  Black-belt 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.under Braulio Estima.  First-aider and CRB checked.

Brief History:
I started Martial Arts when I was 4 years old, my father taught me Kung Fu. At the age of seven, I started Shotakan Karate then went into boxing from the ages of 10 to 12. At the stage, my biggest interest was in Wadoryu Karate which I progressed rapidly with training 7 days a week, mixed with weight training, I found myself getting stronger, day by day.

At the age of 16, I was invited to fight for the G.B.K.F. in Birmingham under chief instructor Freddy Rose, where many top fighters went to train. After taking many beatings, I also started kick boxing to improve my kicking and punching skills. After a few months, I started to give more beatings instead of taking them. My situation had reversed. At this time I was training for 3 to 4 hours per day, getting up to do a 5 mile jog, then working-out for an hour in the gym (built my father in the garage at home). On the evening, I would go training at the local Karate club.

After winning many national and international Karate championships, I found myself wanting something else and went into full contact competitions. In 1995, I had a bad accident at work and my leg was crushed by over 2 tonne of hot steel. This meant I was unable to train as I normally do for 6 months. At the time of the accident, I was running my Karate and Kickboxing club. Unfortunately, I had to close-up the club due to my circumstances.

In 1996, I started mixing my styles and learning new ones. After 5 to 6 years, I started fighting again and went into Cage Fighting and Valetudo. After having amateur and semi-pro fights, my love for Muay Thai Boxing / Grappling increased as I found these two combined, the most effective system of all.