Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport popularised by promotions such as the UFC and One Championship. MMA allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. MMA requires the practitioner to use striking & footwork from Muay Thai, Clinch techniques from Muay Thai and Wrestling & ground fighting & submissions from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Taking these multi-dimensional principles and creating a complete form of fighting. Training in our MMA syllabus, 'Shooto' (Japanese name for MMA), revolves around 3 particular ranges and scenarios:

  • Stand-up – Learn to incorporate your stand-up striking skills to initiate your MMA strategy or counter your opponents strategy.
  • Clinch– Learning to use, as well as defend against takedowns and strikes in MMA. (from outside range & against the wall).
  • Ground– Grappling training with modified strategies that the element of striking brings to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission grappling ground game.

No experience necessary. The classes are for all levels. Our Shooto program combines the best of:

  • Muay Thai
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Wrestling
  • K1 Style Japanese Kickboxing
  • Shoot-Boxing

We are an official member of Shooto Europe and the UKMMAF

Mark Rawson

• MMA & Shoot-Boxing Coach


  • 1st Dan Black Belt Japanese Kickboxing
  • 1st Degree, Red Prajioud (Instructor) in Muay Thai
  • Cobra Self Defence certified instructor
  • Cobra Martial Arts Association approved
  • Member of the National Black Belt Register

Other styles studied

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Japanese Ju-Jitsu
  • MMA

Mark Spencer
(2018 UK Brazilian JiuJitsu Champion)

• Head Grappling/MMA Coach
• Grappling Grading Assessor


  • Team Fulinkazan Founder & Head Coach
  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Combat Base)
  • Coach for UKMMA Team (Level-C)
  • 4th Dan Black Belt - Kick Boxing (Cobra)
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt - Kick-Jitsu (Cobra)
  • Brown Belt - Japanese Jiu Jitsu (Kickers BBA)
  • Level 1 Coach - Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW)
  • Sangoku - Instructor - 2001 (Combat Base)
  • Green Belt - Freestyle Karate (BMAA)
  • Kettle Bell Instructor (Creating Chaos)
  • Level 3 - Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 - Fitness Instructor

Competition Record
Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter fought internationally and on Cage Warriors
2018 - British Masters BJJ - Ultra Heavy Weight (Masters 2) - Black Belt - Gold Medal
2018 - British Masters BJJ - Heavy Weight (Masters 1) - Black Belt - Silver Medal
2006 - Ren Bu Ki 90kg Submission Grappling Champion
2001 - Tori Luta Open Weight Champion
2000 - San Guku submission grappling -  Silver Medal
2000 - North East Karate Championship - Bronze
2000 - Yorkshire Karate Championship - Bronze Medal
1999 - Yorkshire Karate Championship - Silver Medal

Team Fulinkazan is only Gym in the UK (maybe Europe) who have a gold, silver and bronze world and European IMMAF medalist - Joanne Dolye






Part of the Police Martial Arts Organisation

Police Martial Arts is open to all Police Officers as we think it is imperative that they keep on  top of both their physical skills and fitness levels. However many don't feel that they can maintain a regular training regime at a set club due to shift patterns. This scheme will allow them to train at any CMAA registered club at a discount, at a time that suits them as membership is direct with the CMAA rather than any specific club.

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