0751 1749 835 mail@instinctmartialarts.co.uk Middlesbrough, TS2 1RT


Members new to martial arts are welcomed into the beginner classes, where they will receive support every step of the way whilst building their skills. They will then join the general kickboxing classes to further develop their abilities. With a professional time-served instructor on hand to work closely with you, you can achieve your goals whatever they may be.


At Instinct Martial Arts, everyone is catered for with variety of styles of martial arts. Personal fitness and self-defence skills can be improved in K1 Kickboxing, Thai boxing, Muay Thai and IMA Street Defence classes. These are specifically designed by our experienced instructor to give you a full body workout and assist with weight loss, all whilst strengthening muscle tone and improving physique. This is martial arts at its best with the added benefits of cardio-vascular fitness, all in a friendly environment.

Are you ready?


Instinct Martial Arts gym offer Middlesbrough martial arts classes and training to a range of people with different fitness goals and abilities. Our custom designed gym is located on the Riverside Industrial Estate and is expertly equipped to provide a professional environment that allows you to reach your goals, whether these be in self- defence, kick-boxing or Thai boxing classes.

“A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls,
but how many times he stands up.” – Rickson Gracie

Increased Self Confidence

Gain confidence and discover who you are with intense martial arts training that will help you to reclaim your self-assurance. These classes are challenging, fun and give the chance for your personality to shine through with the aid of social interaction.

Increased Focus

Relieve stress and learn to refocus with our martial arts classes. These can help to improve your concentration and calm your mind, as well as being excellent for refining your muscle tone. Escape the technology-filled word of phones, TV and video games and discover a new way to increase your alertness.


For those looking to achieve their personal fitness goals, we promise an excellent and well-balanced physical workout at our professional gym. A main advantage to our martial arts classes is that they’re not only perfect for improving your physique, you’ll have loads of fun in the process.

Instinct Martial Arts


Whatever your goal, we have a friendly and relaxed environment for you to transform yourself. With a host of classes available, you’ll have the option to develop your skills in the field you want or try a few of them to see what you like the most.
Some of the benefits of our Middlesbrough martial arts classes include:
• Full body workout
• Improved confidence
• Strengthens muscle tone
• Cardio-vascular fitness
• Assists weight loss
• Learn new skills and moves
• Enhanced co-ordination
• Have a good time
• Relieve stress
• Regain your focus
• Improve your physique

All of these are available in a fun and professional gym, where there are no egos, just people here to help.
So why not try it and see the advantages for yourself?



  • Instinct Martial Arts have been great whilst working with Middlesbrough College. Jamie led a number of engaging and enjoyable sessions for some of our students which has really given them a great introduction to Mixed Martial Arts. The students were given a real workout and were able to have an extensive go at a sport they wouldn’t really have access to. We hope to bring more groups in the future.

    James Hartley
    College Sport Maker, Middlesbrough College
  • I’ve been going to instinct now for around a year. And find it to be one of the best martial arts clubs around. Jamie the instructor takes things at your own pace. And doesn’t force you to compete like other schools do. The training is top notch from technique, to cardiovascular and conditioning. There’s also strength training involved. So not only do you learn a martial art, you get stronger and fitter at the same time. From my recommendation, my wife and daughter go now. They both love it. No egos, everybody gets on and complements each other to progress.

  • Jamie is a great trainer. I haven’t done any fitness for at least 6 months and slowly got back into it. Jamie gave me the push I needed. People very friendly. Coming to class has lifted my mood. My husband and daughter also go and we all love it. We look forward to our weekly sessions.

    Paula cripps
  • I must say first thing first. At instinct martial arts there are no egos! No competing and no pressure to be like everyone else. Jamie our instructor takes you through your learning experience at your pace, he is patient, thorough and very clear in explaining the techniques. As a woman with no martial arts background I feel at ease with my fellow members both male and female, it’s a great place to get fit, tone and socialise. instinct has given me fitness, weight control, a body shape, confidence. And the opportunity to meet some great people! What’s not to like?

    From a woman's point of view