Chichester Martial Arts gym offers free training to new members this January

An MMA gym in Chichester is making the most of the new-year fitness craze by opening its doors and offering free training to new members this month.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 11:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 12:39 pm
The team after a particularly sweaty session- image courtesy of Jack Magee

Mad Hatters Asylum, which opened in Shopwhyke industrial estate last year, offers 20 martial arts and exercise classes a week , all of which will be open to new members, free of charge.

Classes, which range from Brazilian Jiujitsu, a form of submission grappling built around joint locks and strangles, to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), take place throughout the day and cater to a variety of skill levels.

Head coach, and Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt Jack Magee, said “We think it’s a great way for new members to discover Brazillian Jiujitsu and MMA. Some people have less money after Christmas or they are struggling a bit, but it’s the most motivating time of the year. People want to get into a hobby, get fit, meet new people. This is a good way of doing it. So we’re happy to give a free month of Brazilian Jiujitsu, MMA, Muay Thai, flow classes and yoga classes for anyone that wants them, with no obligation at the end.”

The gym has a sterling pedigree, helping Chichester-based fighter Ashley Kilvington prepare for his successful MMA debut in Portsmouth last year.

To find out more about Mad Hatters Asylum, and for a full timetable, visit their website or like them on Facebook.