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Begin your
Ascent

The Gentle Art

Jiu Jitsu

Master self-defense and physical fitness through
Jiu Jitsu—gain confidence, discipline, and strength
in a supportive, skill-building environment
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The art of eight limbs

Muay Thai

Empower yourself with Muay Thai:
build strength, agility, and confidence
through dynamic combat training
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The art of fighting

MMA

Master diverse fighting skills with
MMA: ultimate self-defense, peak
fitness, and combat readiness
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About Martial Arts

Change is inevitable, Growth is optional

Ascent Combat Sports opened in 2015. Our intention was to provide a friendly, family oriented, clean, welcoming gym, where no one is made to feel out of place or intimidated. A gym where you can train in combat sports but that is not just for fighters. A gym that is also for beginners, the people that want to try something new, and to have a hobby, to get fit & build their confidence, for children, for females. It’s for anyone and everyone.

We have expanded in 2024 and now offer 2 full training areas and classes to suit everyone

  • Classes from beginner to advanced level
  • Welcoming, friendly, family style environment. We believe training should be available for everyone.
  • Highly trained, experienced and approachable instructors
  • Two fully matted out and equipped training areas
  • Access to competitions, with full training and preparation support
  • Junior programme for children and teenagers aged 5-15, encouraging discipline and self-defence in a fun and friendly environment
Schedule

Our Timetables

Mat 1

Monday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Juniors/Teens Competition Class (5-16)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Ladies Only – All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Advanced

Tuesday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Beginners – White Belts Only

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Advanced – Coloured Belts Only

Wednesday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Junior/Teens – No-Gi (8-16)

  • MMA

    Beginners

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels – No-Gi

Thursday

  • MMA

    Teens (11-16)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Beginners – White Belts Only – Gi or No-Gi

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Advance / Troubleshooting – Coloured Belts Only

Friday

Saturday

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Parent & Child (5-11)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Juniors (5-11)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Teens (11-16)

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels – Competition Class

Sunday

  • MMA

    MMA Wrestling – All Levels

  • Jiu Jitsu

    All Levels – No-Gi

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Open Mat

Mat 2

Monday

  • Muay Thai

    Open Mat Training

  • Muay Thai

    Beginners

  • Muay Thai

    All Levels

  • Muay Thai

    Circuits / Fighter Training

Tuesday

  • Muay Thai

    Juniors (5-11)

  • Muay Thai

    Teens (11-16)

  • Muay Thai

    All Levels – Padwork

  • Muay Thai

    All Levels – Clinching

Wednesday

  • Muay Thai

    All Levels

  • Muay Thai

    Juniors (5-11)

  • Muay Thai

    Teens (11-16)

  • Muay Thai

    Beginners

  • Muay Thai

    All levels

  • Muay Thai

    Advanced

Thursday

  • Boxing

    Teens (11-16)

  • Boxing

    All Levels

  • Boxing

    All Levels / Sparring

Friday

Saturday

  • Muay Thai

    Parent & Child (5-11)

  • Muay Thai

    Juniors (5-11)

  • Muay Thai

    Teens (11-15)

  • Muay Thai

    Competition Class – All Levels

Sunday

  • Muay Thai

    Muay Thai / MMA Striking – All Levels

  • Muay Thai

    Muay Thai / MMA Striking – Open Mat

How to find us

Address: Unit 12a & 12b, 12 County Walk, Taunton TA1 3TZ
Nearby Parking:
Canon Street Car Park, Canon Street, Taunton TA1 1SW
4 minutes walk
Charging hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday

Duke Street car park, Taunton, TA1 1SS
3 minutes walk
Charging hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday

Sainsburys, Billet St, Taunton TA1 3NE
1 minute walk
Max 2 hours stay – Please check the signs for parking restrictions.

Strictly no parking at the Rear Delivery area by the gym entrance

More information about parking can be found here.

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    Our Team

    Instructors

    Gary Davies

    Head BJJ Coach, Head Kid's instructor. BJJ Competition Team Coach.

    Matt Male

    Head MMA Instructor. Head Nogi/Wrestling Instructor. MMA Fight Team Coach.

    Aaron Hinton

    Head Muay Thai Instructor. Head Kid's Instructor. Muay Thai Fight Team Coach.

    Sammy-Jo Lawler

    Head BJJ Ladies Instructor. Kids BJJ Instructor. Kids BJJ Competition Team Coach.

    Gary Batten

    BJJ Instructor.

    Max Bradshaw

    Muay Thai Instructor. Kids Muay Thai Instructor.

    Owen Jones

    Kids BJJ Instructor.

    Ed Jones

    Kids BJJ Instructor.

    Rachel Rose

    Head Boxing Coach, Kids Boxing Coach