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The Lions Pride MMA Gym in Croydon, South London is not only the base of one of the best MMA prospects to come from the UK and onto the world fighting stage but also a mecca for young talent who wish to follow my footsteps, Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa.

Lions Pride Gym opened in 2011, with the help and support of FX Power Gym (Croydon), the Lions Pride focuses on all the core skills required to get involved in mixed martial arts. Whether your a young fighter who wishes to polish their grappling skills or a complete beginner, then the Lions Pride Gym has a place for everyone of all abilities, size or age. This has been demonstrated with our work with kids from all over London, Local schools, Councils and Organisations.

Youth Classes run for 6-16 year olds and provide a great platform for general health, fitness and discipline. We have many examples of students who have used the platform at Lions Pride and channeled their energy in a positive manner for different aspects of their life. We refrain our students from having use of the adult gym; these classes are run and always under the skilled supervision of our specialist trainers.

Adult Classes run from the age of 16 and upwards, our specialist trainers run classes for all aspects of training and are highly skilled in their own respective areas. If your looking to get involved with MMA fighting or training to improve your health then joining the Lions Pride and the fasting growing sport in the UK could not be any easier.

Simply get in touch with us and visit the Lions Pride Gym, where you will be shown around and introduced to some of the Pride itself, visiting us you will also be able to see some of the most talented trainers in MMA.

Our Trainers include:

Chris Okah
Head of Boxing at the Lions Pride, Chris professional career resulted in many knockouts and is the former BBBofC South Area and Commonwealth titleholder at cruiserweight. Chris has dedicated his career in developing young fighters of all abilities and providing a sound base for discipline, rehabilitation and development all over London and Essex.

Dino Miringou

Mixed Martial Arts Head Coach, Dino is talented MMA Middleweight fighter and former student of the legendary Martial Artist Roger Gracie. Providing specialist training in vital aspects of MMA and with a background of Thai Boxing.

Abdul Moderessi
The Lions Pride’s own wrestling coach, Abdul has years of experience in free style and Greco Roman wrestling. Here we have a fighter who has fought some of the greatest wrestlers in the game and a fine teacher of the art.

Tim Radcliffe
Once a UCMMA and WFC Lightweight Champion and one the UK’s few top level MMA fighters who can boast they hold a BJJ black belt. Tim is very much part of my Team Novaforca and one of the key components of
what make the Lions Pride Gym one of the best of its kind in the UK.

Julian Howel
A supreme specialist and the Prides Head Muay Thai fighting Coach; Julian comes from the Team Red Dragons, and has coached world level Muay Thai Boxing Champions.

Classes & Facilities
At the Lions Pride Gym you will be able to undertake classes in Boxing, Kick Boxing, BJJ Wrestling, and MMA. Not only will you be able to train with a world class team but our facilities boast a 24 foot UFC spec cage, matted training areas, and also a Weights and Fitness gym available to all members.


‘I can now provide fighters with full MMA training in one place, instead of travelling around to different places, like I had to in the early part of my career, this is the platform to create a longstanding legacy’. (Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa)

Get in touch today by simply filling out our contact form and arrange a visit to us.

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