Head Instructor Ali established the British MMA in Brentford, West London in January 2018. Since then the Club has grown and expanded its reach through the additional locations such as Heston and Osterley in the London Borough of Hounslow.


Head Instructor Ali is a practising Martial Artist and Combatives student who never stops training with some of the best trainers in the world. He has a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing and is a Qualified Mixed Martial Arts Instructor. His background in training doesn’t only limit to Martial Arts but has been working for the British Army for almost 4 years and over. He currently is a Physical Training Instructor teaching civilians in outdoor training and Personal Training in his spare time.

Collaborating with Plogolution

He is also the Founder of FunkyFatBoy – We work in association with “FunkyFatBoy” which specialises through advocacy and outreach activities, their team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good in the community of West London to help transform kids and families.

Together we are promoting health and well-being for children and their families.

Throughout his journey at the British MMA as Head Instructor, he has seen multiple states, national and international champions develop and succeed in both martial arts and life outside of his club. His club trainees have recently been awarded two trophies and one medal for winning the World Fight Sport and Martial Arts Council 2019 Competition.

Head Instructor Ali was 4 years old when he started Karate which was soon followed by boxing. He was very young when he watched his first Bruce Lee movie. From that point on, he became fanatical about Martial Arts, training and travelling the world developing his knowledge through various styles of martial arts.

Head Instructor Ali has been travelling in different parts of the world training in different styles of Martial Arts under other masters and instructors, seeking to learn and teach the best and most effective Martial Arts to his students. Head Instructor Ali has trained and currently training in the following Martial Arts/Combat styles: ITF, KAPAP, CQC, Grappling, BJJ, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Pressure Points, Weapons, Karate, Judo, and Wrestling. Due to this training and philosophy, classes at the British MMA incorporate elements of these skills into all our sessions. Head Instructor Ali’s focus is to provide strategy and direction for British MMA as well as Mentoring and guiding the team of instructors in order to achieve British MMA’s Mission and Vision.

Combatives training with Alex Hunter – KAPAP

This commitment to making martial arts accessible and fun for everyone has led to classes being taught at various locations every week in West London, and the British MMA being recognised as a UK approved club from the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association (BMABA).

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