Our story

Blackbeard began as a humble endeavour in a double garage for personal training and development, but as the local residents of the town became more interested and wanted to be offered training, it quickly grew and expanded into Activ8 Gym where it has built its foundation and roots.

At Activ8 Gym, Blackbeard MMA has been able to reach out to the community, offering programs and projects that have been beneficial to many. The activities ranged from Interclubs, where students would face off against rival MMA gyms. Retreats, where the club members would be taken on camping trips where they would undergo important self development attributes as well as solidifying friendships between the club's attendants through survival in the wild, and a personalised and independent tournament label known as “BBFS” or Blackbeard Fight Series in which the club members could make their debuts and kickstart their careers in MMA.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, several kind members of the local council saw the massive potential of Blackbeard MMA to make a positive impact on the community, and offered them a 3 story building which has completely changed the scale of the clubs operations. Since then, Blackbeard MMA has continued to grow and thrive, offering a safe and supportive environment for martial arts and MMA training. Members can enjoy a wide range of classes including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,KickBoxing and wrestling, as well as a variety of strength and conditioning training sessions.

Built on brotherhood

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “None of you will have faith until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”

(Bukhari & Muslim)

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