Things to consider when sparring

Sparring really is the only way to truly see where you’re at whatever the discipline. However it’s not something you should ever do too much of, due to the intensity and increased risk of injury and head trauma. So how can you maximise the sparring you do?

1. Have a goal and objective.

Yes, sparring is the chance to try all your skills, but go into the session with 1 main objective you want to accomplish. Sparring isn’t full blast, but its more than whatever live drill you’re doing in classes, so its a realistic way to try new skills. We call these +1’s, 1 objective to achieve. Read more

Support, hard work and achievement

Trojan Free Fighters has developed a fantastic community of support, hard work and achievement.

They host County, National and European champions across a variety of disciplines and ages. Read more

5 tips for BJJ

5 things you need to know when you start BJJ

Starting anything new can be daunting, especially in martial arts… what to do, what to say, and what the hell is that weird hand shake before people start!!

So here are some handy tips that will help guide you on to the mats with a little more confidence. Read more

It’s great therapy

I was in an unhealthy marriage where I was losing confidence in myself. I’d just had a second child and was trying not to get low, depressed and lonely. I wasn’t in shape and had no desire to go to a regular gym. Read more

2nd home, friendships and family

I think we all come to martial arts for reasons roughly along the lines of confidence and wanting to gain knowledge in self defense.

But after calling Trojans my second home for as long as I can remember I’ve found it brings much more. Training has become one of the most valuable assets in my life. I’ve gained very good friendships and a family in my training partners and coaches, a confident sense of self and accountability. Read more

More boxing

Following the succcess of the Wednesday evening Boxing class, I’m pleased to announce an extra Boxing class.

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European NOGI Junior Champion

Max Feeney came away with the gold at the 2017 European NoGi championships held in Birmingham and also Silver in Gi.

Max has been training with us for about 8 months and has come on amazingly well, not in just technique but in his overall positive approach to life. An always positive and polite young man its a pleasure to have him in the team.  Read more

Michal Figlak UKs No. 1

On 14 October 2017 local Worcester fighter Michal Figlak represented Trojan Free Fighters Gloucester & Worcester on Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors is Europe’s leading and longest-running mixed martial arts promotion.

An Irish-owned brand with offices in the UK & Ireland, Cage Warriors is the sport’s fastest-growing organisation, having staged 80+ events in 12 countries across three different continents since its establishment in 2002. Read more

9kgs lost!

I started using Trojan as an alternative to using the gym after my gym closed down, ive always been interested in combat sports and martial arts, I also felt like it would be a good way to stay in shape and also learn new things.

I was a bit apprehensive and anxious about first coming to trojan, I just felt like id be a new kid at a new school & not really knowing anything, I was also pretty worried about my overall fitness  as other than the gym I hadn’t don’t anything like this in quiet a while.

My first session was excellent, we did some basic striking and a few basic take downs, Dan was superb in showing me what to do as a beginner as well as splitting his time between the more advanced students, I was hooked from the off and began doing weekly MMA classes Read more

Why should your kids do BJJ?

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Martial arts is something parents commonly place their children in for many reasons.
Some are put in to learn self-defense and in some cases it is just a way for the parents to get a short break ☕️
 
Regardless the benefits children can gain by training are endless.
 
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides many benefits to children that can follow them for life and create better individuals as a whole. Here’s 5 reasons why your kids should be training jiu jitsu.

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