Together Bang Muay Thai, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and Elements MMA pride ourselves in having
an academy ideal for anybody interested in taking part in mixed martial arts, muay thai kickboxing or jiu jitsu.
Who we are
Boasting 60 classes per month taken by accredited instructors our facility more than satisfies every criteria you would expect a modern-day, fully equipped MMA academy to provide. In May 2014 Elements MMA became officially affiliated with Bang Muay Thai by Duane Ludwig himself.
Duane Paul Ludwig is an American professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. As the K-1 2002 World MAX USA Champion, he is one of only five K-1 Champions and the only K-1 World MAX Champion to compete in the UFC. In addition, Ludwig also holds the official fastest knockout record in the UFC after his win against Jonathan Goulet (in 0:06) at UFC Fight Night 3. Ludwig was ranked as the top lightweight in the world during 2003 and 2004, for his victories over Jens Pulver at UCC 12 and Genki Sudo at UFC 42.
Ludwig has also received acclaim for his role in the success of Team Alpha Male operating out of Sacramento, California, which is home to numerous highly ranked mixed martial artists who have competed in organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Extreme Cagefighting. Ludwig served as the teams head coach, where his impact is believed to have been the “missing link” in elevating the team as one of the gold standards for training camps in the world. Ludwig has been voted the Coach of the Year and Gym of the Year in 2013 by the World MMA Awards.
Duane started practicing Muay Thai when he was 15 years old, being trained by Bas Rutten during his early career. Having become a world kickboxing champion Duane switched his attention to MMA fighting in the UFC numerous times, amassing 35 professional bouts in total. Notable victories of Duane’s also include wins over Yves Edwards, Nick Osipczak and Amir Sadollah. In October 2010 Duane opened his flagship Muay Thai/Mixed Martial Arts School, “BANG Muay Thai Inc.” at 303 Training Center in Westminster, Colorado.
From December 2012, Ludwig was head coach at Team Alpha Male. Duane has no relinquished his position to focus all of his available attention on his Bang Muay Thai system and its affiliates, which we are extremely proud to be one, and the very first in the UK.
To say that we fly the mighty Bang Muay Thai banner proudly is a definite understatement, however we also offer the highest level of instruction in MMA and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, with boxing and wrestling classes also available, all of which can each be learned as stand alone arts or cross trained to supplement an overall MMA programme.
Features of the Elements facility itself include our 150m sq. wrestling mat with authentic event spec training cage, full sized boxing ring, separate weights & conditioning studio and separate showers & changing facilities for both men and women. On arrival you should note our large, secure car park which is of course free of charge and is gated and locked outside of the gym opening times.