Ben Poppleton Return:

Saturday 18th January saw us welcome BJJ Legend Ben Poppleton back to The Academy, its always a pleasure to have him with us and we always take something away from his Seminars. Thanks to everyone who supported.

BJJ Beginners Course:

Starting from Thursday 6th February we will be running an 8 week introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: 7:00pm-8:00pm, the course costs £ 70 in total and this includes the full course and unifor. All classes are taught by Head Coach John who is a 1st Degree Black Belt. For more info or to book on the course e-mail: or drop a message to the Pendle BJJ Facebook page:


Our first Junior Ju-Jitsu Gradings of 2020 will be held on Sat 22nd February: 1:30pm-2:30pm for White-Yellow Belts and are priced at £12. Students must have a valid licence, Gi and been training for at least six weeks to be eligible to grade.

Happy New Year:

2019 was a fantastic year for us at The Academy, a huge thanks to everyone who contributed towards it. A huge Happy New Year from everyone at The Academy and see you all back on the mats from Mon 8th Jan 2020.

Blue Belts Awarded:

A massive congratulations to Antony and Alan Lewis who were awarded their Blue Belts in BJJ in December 2019 by Head Coach John. These two have been with us several years now and cleaned up on the competition circuit during this time, very well deserved chaps!

Open Mat :

Sunday 8th December saw members of PMAA head over to Liverpool BJJ Lifestyle for a free Open Mat, it was great to catch up with members of the team.

1st Degree Awarded:

Sunday 26th October saw us host an Open Mat for our members and members of Academia BJJ Lifestyle. It was great to spent time training with other members and to top off a fantastic day PMAA original Colin Drake was awarded his 1st Degree on his BJJ Black Belt by Lucio, this is an amazing achievement and we are all incredibly proud of him.

Student of the Month:

Congratulations to Edwin on being awarded November Student of The Month, keep up the hard work!










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