• Welcome to Sheffield Martial Arts Centre, the home of Combined Fighting Arts Sheffield!

    We are South Yorkshire's premier multi-style martial arts centre, offering a variety of martial arts and fitness classes. Whether you want to improve your performance in the ring or cage, or challenge yourself to learn a new and useful martial art, Sheffield Martial Arts Centre is the place to be!


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar with Felipe de Souza 25th November

On Sunday 25th November 2012 we will once again be welcoming BJJ School founder Felipe de Souza to our sister club in Lincoln. All are welcome to attend and the seminar will be suitable for every level, even beginners. Don’t miss out on your chance to train with one of the UK’s most respected and … Continue reading

Mark Hayes Purple Belt Promotion

Belt Promotions for CFA and Lincoln BJJ

Sunday 8th July saw our annual seminar with Escola de Jiu Jitsu Founder Jose Henrique “Leao” Teixeira and BJJ School Head Instructor Felipe de Souza, which we held at our sister club in Lincoln. This was the first time that a seminar headed by two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts took place in the area, … Continue reading


Combined Fighting Arts has Moved!

Combined Fighting Arts and BJJ School Sheffield has moved to a new location, right in the middle of Sheffield city centre. Our CFA and BJJ classes will still be taught by chief instructor Mark Hayes, and fpr the time being we will be offering training on Mondays and Wednesdays. NEW location: Shodokan Aikido Dojo, Unit … Continue reading

Master “Leao” Teixeira Seminar and BJJ School Grading – Sunday 8th July 2012

We are delighted to welcome back Escola de BJJ founder and Sixth-Degree Black Belt Master “Leao” Teixeira for his annual seminar with us. This year we will be hosting the seminar, which will also include tuition from our Black Belt Felipe Alves de Souza, in our Lincoln club to introduce Master Teixeira to our Lincolnshire … Continue reading


2012 Classes

Classes in our new home in the Nichols Building start again on Wednesday January 4th 2012. We hope all our current members have had a great festive break, and we look forward to seeing some new faces join us! Details of our classes can be found on our Timetable, get in contact with us to … Continue reading

Helen at the Hereford Open

BJJ Tournament Success for Helen Harper!

Sheffield Martial Arts Centre and BJJ School member Helen Harper double-medals in her first BJJ tournament! Depsite having less than a year’s experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Helen won a Silver medal in a very competitive women’s division at the previous weekend’s Hereford Open and a Bronze medal in the women’s Absolute. Competing against much more … Continue reading


BJJ Seminar and Grading with Felipe deSouza

On Saturday 28th November, we hosted our final BJJ seminar of the year with BJJ School Chief Instructor Felipe Alves deSouza. This seminar was as enjoyable as ever, with Felipe sharing hints and insights with everyone who attended. The focus of this seminar was the versatile Butterfly Guard, and we all learned some sneaky new … Continue reading

BJJ Seminar

Escola de BJJ Seminar with Master Leao Teixeira

On Sunday 10th July 2011, Escola de BJJ founder Master Leao Teixeira paid a visit to Sheffield Martial Arts Centre. We were thrilled to host a seminar with such an eminent BJJ Black Belt! The seminar explored some self-defence elements of BJJ, starting with takedowns from suprise attacks and finishing with controlling and maintaining dominant … Continue reading


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