A Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts academy in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Peterborough!

    Join us and practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a safe and family friendly environment

    A relatively new martial art, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) was made famous in the early 90's when Royce Gracie successfully won the first UFC tournament defeating several other representatives of different martial arts.

    BJJ is a grappling based martial art that focuses on the use of joint locks, chokes and leg attacks to force your opponent into submission.

    We provide a safe, friendly and ego-free environment for anybody regardless of age, fitness and experience level to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Whether your goal is to compete on an international level, train for self-defense or simply just to keep yourself in shape, our instructors can help you reach your goals!

    What to expect

    A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at Impulse BJJ typically starts with a short warm-up, conditioning and stretching followed by a technique such as a sweep or a submission, after a short while of practicing the technique demonstrated by the instructor, we then spar for the remainder of the class. The sparring is completely optional but it is definitely the most enjoyable part of the class! Our BJJ classes are very beginner friendly and you are encouraged to train at your own pace.

    Women’s BJJ only classes


    We offer a women’s only class on Wednesday evenings. During this class we will be emphasising the self defence aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as competition. There’s many reasons to get started in BJJ including Learning to defend yourself against a bigger, stronger attacker and Developing the awareness to protect yourself and stay safe.

    Kids BJJ classes


    Give your kids a lifelong gifts of personal success, confidence, discipline and self-defence while making sure they have a ton of fun.

    The program integrates; self-defence techniques, conditioning and skill oriented games aiming to improve your child’s motor skills, agility and flexibility.


  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Peterborough!

    The only MMA Academy in Peterborough with several professional MMA coaches.
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact sport that incorporates the use of strikes, grappling and submissions. Made famous by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) MMA is regarded as the fastest growing sport in the world.

    At Impulse BJJ we offer the highest level instruction in Cambridgeshire, our coaches have been training for over 10 years and have fought on shows such as the UFC, KSW and Cage Warriors.

    What to expect?


    At impulse BJJ we require all students attend to our BJJ or NoGi classes prior to any MMA training we believe this gives our students the best advantage when progressing into MMA as they have already built a strong foundation before introducing any other variations of MMA such as Wrestling and Striking.

  • BJJ and No Gi Timetable

    Our current class schedule.

  • Our Instructors

    Impulse BJJ is the home of Black Belts and Brown Belts and the only professional mixed martial arts coaches in Peterborough.

    We strive to provide the highest level of instruction in the country.

    We are also the only gym in Cambridgeshire that has regular coaching by the more than one black belt, this provided a wider range of knowledge and techniques to be taught to students.

    Fabio Ferrari

    BJJ coach/Head coach

    Fabio is the head instructor and founder of the Impulse BJJ. Fabio possess a great ability to teach to both beginners and advanced students. Fabio has earned his Black Belt under the Brazilian Top Team professor Leonardo Gamarra (3rd degre Black Belt, Under former UFC middleweight champion Murlio Bustamante).


    •Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

    •Professional MMA Fighter

    •Cage Warriors Veteran

    •Cage Gods MiddleWeight Champion

    Mark day

    BJJ coach

    Mark Day is an experienced practitioner of both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Possessing a wealth of knowledge and a great ability to demonstrate to students. As of May 2019, Mark day holds a BJJ black belt under Leonardo Gamarra of Brazilian Top Team Cambridge. Mark is also one of the few practitioners to hold both a black belt in Judo and BJJ.

    •Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

    •2nd Dan Black Belt Judo

    •Professional MMA Fighter

    •UKMMAF Coach

    Admiro Miranda

    BJJ coach

    A Brown Belt under Leonardo Gammara, Admiro assists in teaching the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes alongside Fabio and Mark.

    •Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt

    •English Open 2017 Champion


    Vinicius "Vinie" Schimtz

    Beginners BJJ Course Instructor.

    A Brown Belt under Fabio, Vinie teaches the Beginners Course as well as helping with various classes alongside Mark and Fabio.

    •Various podiums medals as White and Blue Belt


    John Maguire

    MMA coach

    A pioneer of the UK MMA scene, John is an experienced veteran with over 30 professional fights, several of those in the UFC


    •Professional MMA Fighter with over 30 bouts.

    •UFC Veteran

    •Current KSW Fighter

    •Cage Warriors Veteran

    •Made4thecage, UCMMA and Cage Rage champion

    •2013 English Open No-Gi silver medal (Black Belt)

    •Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple belt

    •10th Planet Brown Belt


    L`neicha Betts

    Ladies and Kids classes assistant

    A recently promoted Purple Belt under Fabio, L`neicha assists in teaching the Ladies only BJJ classes and Kids BJJ classes alongside Mark and Miro.

    •Various podiums medals as White and Blue Belt


    Tommy Maguire

    MMA coach

    Similar to his older brother, Tommy has been fighting on a professional level for over 10 years and is one the best lightweights in the country. Tommy is also a very experienced as a coach, having built a strong stable of fighters from Siam MMA in Corby


    •Professional MMA Fighter with over 20 Bouts.

    •Cage Warriors Veteran

    •Siam MMA Head Coach

    •Undefeated Amateur Boxer

    •Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt




    We are now offering a 1 Free Week Trial* to our Beginners BJJ Course, Ladies Only Class, NoGi Level 1 Class and Kids BJJ Class!

    No contract and no strings attached, we just want you to get to know and experience what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is before you even have to sign up. Just contact us below to get started.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any queries in regards to our membership or classes then please contact us by completing the form below.

    Unit 50, Culley Court, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
    Monday-Friday 7pm-9pm
  • Uniform Policy

    As our mats are covered by a layer of white tarp to provide a aesthetically pleasing training environment, we require all our students to train in White Gi’s. Students can purchase any brand of Gi as long as it is white. We also provide a range of Gi’s at the gym that students have the option to purchase. All women are allowed to wear both black and white gi’s.

    For NoGi train we require all students to train with Grappling branded clothing, we also provide our own NoGi clothing range at the gym that students have the option to purchase.

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