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Established 2012


Rated 4.9 stars on Goolge from over 100 reviews!



Our Borehamwood timetable has been updated!! We now have TWO adults classes a week - Tue at 6:45-7:45pm and now Thu at 6:30-7:30pm. All taking place at Maxwell Park Community Centre, Borehamwood. 

PLUS starting on September 12th, we're adding a KIDS CLASS to the Borehamwood timetable every tue from 5:30-6:30pm!!

(Note, the main Barnet Gym is still very much up and running and will be for a LONG time)

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Whether you want to get fit and tone up, learn self-defence, wish to compete or are simply bored of doing the same old thing at the gym every day; this is the place for you! Juniors, adults, beginners through to seasoned fighters are all welcome. So whether you're interested in non, semi or full contact training; we aim to provide the classes you need.


We boast 4 dedicated Muay Thai instructors, a decorated, actively competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach, two strength and conditioning coaches and two actively competing MMA coaches. Our fully equipped, totally refurbished gym contains a full array of training equipment such as kettle bells, boxing ring, punch bags, boxing gloves, pads and shin guards, and a whole host more...


Our flexible, competitive pricing structure means that you can attend absolutely any class and train in any discipline as often as you like for one fixed monthly cost or pay-as-you-go for each class you attend. There are no fixed terms on any pricing plans - stop, start, pause or switch whenever you wish - there are no tie-ins or hidden fees and you can switch between the two payment methods as you wish.

The two things that really separate us from any other gym is:

1) Our attention and welcome to beginners and the technical detail we're able to employ in all our beginner classes


2) The fun, friendly atmosphere we have at the gym thanks to the wonderful family of students and instructors we have. We don't take ourselves too seriously and ensure that we're able to make the (very serious) training part fun and enjoyable in the first instance.


So what the heck are you waiting for?! Please take a moment to view our short promo video below, to get a more of a feel of our club



There is no need to book or reserve a space in any of our classes. Simply turn up and train!

Any equipment you need can be borrowed from us. If you have your own, feel free to bring it along

First class free!!


Muay Thai Monday

09:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

17:00 - 18:00

18:30 - 20:00

20:00 - 21:00

Morning Muay Thai (All Levels)

Muay Thai Boxing Sparring (Intermediate) 

Kids Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing (Intermediate/Advanced) 

Muay Thai Boxing (Beginner/Intermediate) 

Tuff Tuesday

17:30 - 18:30

17:30 - 18:30


18:00 - 19:00

18:45 - 19:45

19:00 - 20:00

19:00 - 20:00


20:00 - 21:30

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ

Kids Muay Thai

(Borehamwood gym only)

Strength & Conditioning

Muay Thai Boxing Pads

(Borehamwood gym only)

Women's Muay Thai Boxing (Novice/Beginner)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ - NoGi


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ - NoGi (Intermediate/Advanced)

Warrior's Wednesday

13:00 - 14:00


17:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00


20:00 - 21:00

Lunchtime Muay Thai Boxing


Kids Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing Pads


Muay Thai Boxing Sparring


MMA - Mixed Martial Arts


Thor's Day Thursday

09:45 - 10:45

17:30 - 18:30

18:30 - 19:30

19:00 - 20:00


19:30 - 21:00

Morning Muay Thai (All Levels)

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ

Muay Thai Boxing Pads

(Borehamwood gym only)

Muay Thai Boxing


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ - NoGi


Fight Night Friday

17:00 - 17:45

17:45 - 18:30

19:00 - 20:00

Kids Muay Thai Boxing (All Levels)

Kids Muay Thai Boxing (Advanced)

Muay Thai Boxing (Beginner/Intermediate) 

Super Saturday

10:00 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ - NoGi


Strength & Condtioning

Muay Thai Boxing (All Levels)

Muay Thai Boxing Sparring


Savage Sunday

10:30 - 11:30

Muay Thai Boxing (Beginner/Intermediate)




Here at BCA we only want people here that want to be here! So there are absolutely NO joining fees, NO minimum terms for any of our payment methods and you can switch between payment options as often as you like!

Pay Per Class

Adults (16 & over):

1hr class £14 / 1.5hr class £18

Teens (ages 14 & 15):

1hr class £12 / 1.5hr class £15

Payable by cash only

Train as often as you like, attend any/all classes for one fixed monthly fee.

Adults (16 & over): £88 

Teens (ages 14 & 15): £66

Payable by Direct Debit only

Monthly Membership
One-to-One Sessions

Elias Abreu (Muay Thai/Boxing/MMA)

£60 per hour    07958 715 932

Eric Goudie (Muay Thai/Boxing)

£40 per hour    07543 765 935

Lee Wrighton (Muay Thai/Boxing)

£40 per hour    07538 190 851

Private one-to-one sessions are available in all disciplines. Please contact for more info:

Kids Martial Arts - Ages 6 to 13

Payments for Kids 

Pays as you go: £9 per class (cash only)

Monthly package: £55 (train in any/all classes)

Monthly package is payable by direct debit only

(Siblings discounts available)

Grading and belts available.

Discipline, Anti-bullying, Fitness, Self Defence, Self Confidence
All kids classes instructors hold Enhanced DBS certificates



Shahab "Shabba" Uddin - Head Coach 

Shahab has been training Muay Thai for over two decades and teaching for more than 10 years. He is described by his peers as one of the most technical practitioners of Muay Thai in the sport.


Shahab has spent time training in Thailand at the world renowned WMC camp. In the UK, he trained under Heavyweight European and UK Muay Thai and K1 champ, Christian Knowles at the Minotaur Gym.


Unfortunately, he is also a Southpaw :)

Elias "Juice Boy" Abreu

Elias is a currently active MMA fighter who's already beaten some big names in his stand up K-1 and Muay Thai bouts. He's an all-round practitioner with a penchant for stand up fighting. His unorthadox style makes him a very tricky competitor and he's happy to teach all of the considerable skills that he's amassed to date.

Andrew "Manchild" Herrmann

Andrew is an active MMA fighter with several wins under his belt in Muay Thai, BJJ and MMA bouts. His attention to detail when it comes to technique makes him a great teacher and practitioner. Don't let his mild manner fool you; he's an animal underneath!!

Darren "Daz" Jones

Daz is the founder of Force MMA and our head MMA coach at the Barnet Combat Academy. He has taught MMA for over a decade and his highest coaching accolade is his student Jamie Richardson (see photo) an active professional MMA fighter who recently fought for the Cage Warriors World title.

Daz's attention to detail and non nonsense atitude is what separates him from the rest and is a big hit with begginers looking to take up the sport.

Ricardo "Ricky" Cidra

Ricky is a Brown Belt in Brazialian Jiu Jitsu and our head BJJ coach. He is an active competitor as well as a coach, holding the British NoGi title as well as multiple medals in the Gi.

Ricky is a bona fide Brazilain so you can expect 100% authenticity in all his teaching!

Tanya"Killer" Kailides

After earning a BSc (Hons) in Human Biology from Loughborough, Tanya has been a full time Strength & Conditioning coach and personal trainer for over a decade. She actively competes in weightlifting competitions around the country and is a very proficient Muay Thai Boxing practitioner.

All these accolades make her the perfect S&C coach at BCA. Her sessions compliment the fight sports we practice at our club, providing a whole-body workout you won't forget!

Lee "Right Hand" Wrighton

Lee joined BCA coming from a Kickboxing background. However, he took to Muay Thai like a duck to water! Having fought successfully for the gym numerous times, we're very pleased to have him as part of the faculty.

Lee brings as much fun to his classes as he does hard work. So be prepared to get as much of an abs workout from laughing as you will from crunches!

Eric "Backstreet" Goudie

Eric has been a student of BCA for many years now, starting as a complete novice and progressing to become one of our most experienced and talented fighters - competing for the gym numerous times at various levels. 

Now a coach, you can expect a high level of technique and attention to detail in all of Eric's classes. As well as the intense workout you get from all the training at BCA!!

Classes Explained


MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

A full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts (although the striking is predominantly Muay Thai techniques which the grappling is a mixture of BJJ and wrestling).

BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

A martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defence. 


Muay Thai

Also known as Thai Boxing. A martial art from Thailand which uses stand-up striking and clinching techniques. It makes prominent use of punches, kicks, elbow strikes, and knee strikes, using eight points of contact, in contrast to the hands and feet (four contact points) more often relied upon in other martial arts. Numerous techniques associated with Muay Thai can be found in MMA.

Strength and Conditioning

Our  Strength & Conditioning classes put you through a rigorous training session which will have you lifting kettlebells, doing high intensity interval cardio (HIIT), movement based strength work and more! All these stacked in a way that will have you fitter and stronger than ever before... No two classes are the same, so the training never gets repetitive and keeps your body guessing!



Shahab "Shabba" Uddin - 07956 340 540

Elias Abreu - 07958 715 932

Eric Goudie - 07543 765 935

Lee Wrighton - 07538 190 851



Main Gym Address:

125 East Barnet Road

New Barnet


Borehamwood Adress:

Maxwell Park Community Centre, Maxwell Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JJ

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Contact Us

125 East Barnet Road, New Barnet, EN4 8RF 


How to find us:

Enter through the black door next to the Siam5 shop, walk to the end of the alleyway and through the big white wooden door.


There are two council run car parks metres from the gym which are free after 5pm and on weekends - the hourly rate at other times is very reasonable. There is also limited free on-street parking nearby.


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Q. Do I have to pre book in order to attend a class?

A. No, we have an open door policy. There's no need to book in for any classes - just show up and train!


Q. Do you offer a trial class?

A. Yes, your first class is absolutely free of charge! There's no need to book, just choose any class from the timetable that you wish to attend and turn up. Just mention to the coach that you're attending a trial and we'll take care of the rest.


Q. Are the classes beginner friendly? Do I need any previous experience?

A. We welcome novices and there's no need to have trained in any martial art before. All our beginners classes are suitable for people who have never thrown a punch or kick before. We actually prefer it that way as it means you can learn our style from the ground up.


Q. What equipment will I need?

A. If you own any appropriate equipment, then please do bring it along. However, if not, then everything you'll need can be borrowed from the club for as long as you wish. There's no need to spend any money on purchasing your own equipment until you're sure you want to commit to the training regularly


Q. What clothing should I wear?

A. Just regular workout clothing is fine - whatever you'd normally wear to go the gym, or for a run. All training is done barefoot so there's no need to worry about footwear. Be sure to bring a bottle of water and a towel though, because you'll definitely get a workout!


Q. Are there any joining fees or hidden costs?

A. None. We have two pricing options - You can pay in cash each time you attend a class or we have a monthly membership option which is taken out of your account via direct debit and gives you access to all classes on the timetable. Both options have no minimum term and you can start/stop/pause or swap any time you like


Q. I'm a bit nervous about training in a combat sport, will I get hurt?

A. Absolutely not!! We totally understand that it can be daunting to start a combat sport. Our beginners classes have very limited contact and we will slowly but surely work you up towards contact training - if that's what you desire - If not, there's no expectation or need for students to participate in sparring or anything else. Many of our students train with us purely for fitness! 


Q. Why should I train at Barnet Combat Academy?

A. The thing that really separates us from any other club is the atmosphere. We have such a great family at BCA, who are so friendly and welcoming to each other. While the training is tough, we don't take ourselves too seriously so you can expect a great workout while having fun. laughs and really feel like you're part of a community. 

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