The Clubs History
Local lad and former MMA fighter since 2007, Brenden decided to bring his love of MMA to his home town of Bracknell
It all began when 13yr old Brenden started training with an MMA club for Self-defence based out of Wokingham since 1998. This was the famous BCA “British Combat Association” who are still going strong today.
9 years later, Brenden accepted his first Pro MMA fight at 21yrs old on one of the UK’s premier MMA shows – FX3
The same show that made stars of Paul ‘Semtex” Daley, Micheal “The Count” Bisping and future Brazilian super star, Jose Aldo.
Since then, Brenden has gone on to competing semi professionally in MMA. Winning welter weight titles and becoming a seasoned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner before opening his Club in April 2013. This was in collaboration with the locally renowned BODYZONE Gym.
We relaunched in January 2014 under the new banner “The Bat Cave MMA Gym” and started our journey as the areas leading MMA Club
“TEAM BATCAVE” – as it’s now known – is Bracknell’s longest standing MMA Club. Our local coaches have all competed in their chosen disciplines, offering a more personal approach to their classes and your development.
Affiliated with the world famous Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team
You’ll be training along side our talented grapplers and under the supervision of our 3rd degree black belt Andre Pimenta and senior instructor Brenden. Also our number of assistant brown belt instructors will be here to take your questions.
If striking is your preference, then our experienced ABA Boxing and Muay Thai coaches will help you develop and maybe even compete one day
We have a variety of students who train for various reasons – whether it’s for fitness, social or with competitive goals in mind, we can guide you in the right direction.
The rest is up to you.