New 12 Gauge MMA Timetable

Posted in 12 Gauge MMA on September 5, 2011 by matt12gauge

Now that 12 Gauge MMA has moved to its own fulltime facility it has opened up a lot more opportunity for new classes to be added to the timetable.

We have started by adding the MMA Circuit sessions suitable for all including those who don’t train in any form of Martial Arts.

Also new to the timetable is the Kickboxing session. This is open to kids and women as well as men and is a great way to get fit whilst learning a fun effective martial art.

The timetable now looks like this:


6-7pm: Fundamentals MMA
7-8pm: Novice MMA
8-9.30pm: Advanced MMA


7-8.30pm: Kickboxing


6.15-7pm: MMA Circuit
7-8pm: Mixed Level MMA


6-7pm: Fundamentals MMA
7-8pm: Novice MMA
8-9.30pm: Advanced MMA


11-11.45pm: MMA Circuit
11.45-12.45pm: Mixed Level MMA

That’s a total of 11 sessions a week and all with NO PRICE INCREASE!! If you are paying by standing order that works out at only 0.88p a session!!

If you want any more information please contact 12 Gauge MMA on:

12 Gauge MMA



12 Gauge MMA is moving!!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2011 by matt12gauge

Unit on Day 0

Ok for all those that don’t know, 12 Gauge MMA is moving to its own full time facility. I signed for the keys last Wednesday and work has began on updating the unit to house our new club.

Both 12 Gauge MMA and Factory BJJ clubs have consistently grown over the last 6 months and it is now time for each club to expand to their own full time facilities. We are still good friends with the Factory guys and will be visiting one another’s clubs for updates and some rolls.

The club will house 1100 sqft of mats, a bag station, cage wall and the Cage Side Clothing store. We will be expanding the timetable as well to include more MMA sessions, Kickboxing sessions, Sub wrestling sessions, Women’s only sessions and Kids sessions.

Unit Day 1

So the first day of work is complete on the unit and we have stripped all the old wood structures away and began painting the walls ready for the flooring arriving tomorrow.

I aim to keep you all updated as the unit develops, so check back regularly….

Website Now Live!!

Posted in 12 Gauge MMA with tags , , , on July 5, 2011 by matt12gauge

The brand new 12 Gauge MMA website is now live. Completely rebuilt and looking awesome: 12 Gauge MMA

Keep checking back on the site for all the latest news, upcoming fights and seminar details.

Nathan “Levo” Leverton Seminar August 28th

Posted in 12 Gauge MMA with tags , , , on June 22, 2011 by matt12gauge

We will be hosting Nathan “Levo” Leverton for a 3 hour seminar at 12 Gauge MMA on Sunday 28th August 12-3 pm. For those that don’t know Nathan, he has been involved with and coaching MMA and No-Gi grappling since the early days of UK MMA. He has his own very successful club Leciester Shootfighters and has coached many of the top UK UFC fighters including Dan Hardy, Paul Daley, Andre Winner, Ross Pearson, Nick Ospiciack and many more!

The seminar costs £25 and only has a limited number of spaces. All are welcome from any club, if you would like to book a place contact Matt on 07875211221 or email: Matthew.Thorpe@12

This is a bargain priced seminar and one not to be missed!!

Old Fight Magazine Article

Posted in Fighting and Competing with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by matt12gauge

Came across an old Fight Magazine article written when I retired, thought i would share with you guys. This really touched me as i had no idea it was being written at the time, meant a lot check it out:

Matt T

June Special Offer at 12 Gauge MMA

Posted in 12 Gauge MMA with tags , , , , on June 7, 2011 by matt12gauge

‎If you have ever wanted to start training in MMA now is the time to begin. For June only 12 Gauge MMA is offering its fundamental course at a massive 50% discount.

The course lasts 10 sessions over a 5 week period and covers the basics needed to get you started in MMA. This is the perfect place to start if you have never trained in MMA before! This course is suitable for all and can be started at anytime.

The 10 sessions consist of the following:

Session 1 – Punching
Session 2 – Kicking
Session 3 – Outside Wrestling
Session 4 – Clinch
Session 5 – Guard Passing
Session 6 – Guard Attacks
Session 7 – Side Control Top
Session 8 – Side Control Reversals
Session 9 – Mount
Session 10 – Turtle

This course usually costs £50 per person working out at £5 a session. For the whole of June we are offering a massive 50% discount meaning the course will cost £25 working out at only £2.50 a session!!

To sign up today contact 12 Gauge MMA on 0161 669 5860 or email

For further information on 12 Gauge MMA and what we have to offer you check out: 12 Gauge MMA

12 Gauge MMA Events

Posted in 12 Gauge MMA with tags , , , on May 30, 2011 by matt12gauge

Over the next several months we have a few things going on at 12 Gauge MMA. On July 3rd we have Simon Home and Lee Perkins making there Semi Professional debuts on The Way of the Warriors 2 being held in Batley. The matches are as follows:

U73kg Lee Perkins vs Aiden Heap

U66kg Simon Home vs Aaron Doherty

Gonna be 2 very explosive fights there fight camps have started so these guys will be ready for when July comes. Check back over the coming weeks for footage and photos of these guys training and there preparation for battle.

Then on July 31st at the Takedown GP we have fighting on the preliminary card Lewis Perkins and Adam Syme. I will update the blog once I have fights confirmed for them.

Next we have UCC Contenders 3: Stockport Showdown to be held at Edgeley Park on 14th August. We will have several 12 Gauge representatives out that night so check back for when the matches are confirmed.

Finally Nathan “Levo” Leverton will be holding a seminar at 12 Gauge MMA on Sunday 28th August 12-3 pm. This will cost £25 for the 3 hrs and places must be booked and paid for upfront. Nathan has coached some of the best fighters the UK has produced this is a seminar not to be missed. All are welcome contact me Matt Thorpe to book a place.

Busy few months coming up but all gonna be great fun, can’t wait!