MMA at nrg gyms

NRG Gyms has built bespoke MMA training centres in a selection of their gyms to offer members additional benefits and opportunities to get involved in the sport.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a popular sport and training methodology that brings together any combination of martial arts into a single training or competitive environment. The training centres are designed to cater for EVERY ability, so if you would like to come along for the first time and try a workout, or if you’re looking to enter into competition or already do – there are classes, trainers and programmes for you!


Based at the NRG Gym in Watford Town Centre, Team Crossface offers a range of classes suited to all, from beginner to professional. We prepare people for all types of achievement; from our athletes competing at high level in the cage, ring or on the mats to individuals smashing their own goals with a more active lifestyle – Crossface makes champions.

Begin your own journey or take your training to the next level with our foundation disciplines of Combat Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai / Savate (Erik Paulson), Kickboxing. Whether your goal is to blend the styles for a solid MMA game or focus on a single art, our aim is for you learn in safety, with enjoyment and for life.

Membership includes unlimited access to the NRG Gym floors and all the equipment. The large matted Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling area and MMA Cage offer the perfect environment for the experienced instructors to pass on their knowledge and for you to acclimate yourself with the competition stage.


  • UFC Veteran
  • BAMMA Veteran
  • Cage Gladiators & Cage Rage Veteran
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2nd Degree Black Belt (Ze Marcello)
  • CSW Coach (Erik Paulson)
  • Qualified IBJJF Referee
  • Personal Trainer (Level 3)
  • Exercise & Holistic Lifestyle Coach (CHEK Institute)
  • Bellator Fighter
  • Brave CF, BAMMA & Cage Warriors Veteran
  • FCC Lightweight Champion
  • Phoenix FC Lightweight Champion
  • BCMMA Lightweight Champion
  • BUDO FC Lightweight Champion
  • UCMMA Lightweight Champion
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt (David Lee)


Established in 2017, the academy offers classes in Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA (mixed martial arts). We cater for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Classes are demanding but structured in a way to ensure safety and are appropriate to students experience level. Many of our students go on to compete successfully in combat sports.


  • Nick is a former MMA competitor and BJJ Black belt under Ricardo Vieria with over 20 years of training in various disciplines including Muay Thai, BJJ, Wrestling, MMA, Judo and more. 
  • He has trained with many notable coaches in the UK but he considers Steve Morris to be his primary coach and mentor. He has also travelled abroad to train in Thailand at Yodyut Camp in Koh Samui and New York at the Renzo Gracie Academy under John Danaher. 
  • He has coached athletes to compete in Muay Thai, MMA, submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Camilo is a currently active competitor in MMA, Grappling and Muay Thai and is a BJJ purple belt under head coach Nick Forrer. 
  • He has won titles in amateur MMA and grappling. 
  • Other notable wins include gold and silver medals in the advanced no gi category at Grappling Industries.



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