Academy Coaching Staff 

Head Coach

Alay Asghar

Alay Asghar in action

Martial Arts Academy trials for academic year of entry 2018

To register for a trial, please complete the form below.

Location: Enfield Centre

Martial Arts Academy

The College's  Martial Arts Academy is the first of its kind in London. Our aim is to provide opportunities to practice martial arts, introduce talent identification and development programmes and increase sporting opportunities and new experiences for students.

Martial Arts Academy Schedule


Strength and conditioning|9:00am-10:30am
Muay Thai|10:30am-12:15pm


Strength and conditioning|9am-10:30am
Boxing|10:30am - 12:30pm


Gym Session|9:00am-10:00am
Muay Thai| 10:00am - 12:30pm
Boxing| 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Our Great Facilities

  • New £1.5million Sports Centre fully refurbished for September 2014
  • Full sized sports hall with resurfaced multisport floor
  • Industry standard cardio and resistance training gym
  • Bespoke training equipment
  • Medical facilities
  • High quality changing and disabled facilities

For the next trial dates, please fill out the enquiry form below

Open to beginners and elite martial artists from all martial arts who wish to learn/transfer their skills.

Location: Enfield Centre

To register for the taster day, please complete the form below

What you get as a College Martial Arts Academy member:

All MAA martial artists will receive:

  • Free tracksuit and t-shirt
  • Elite coaching from 6 hours per week in the College's Sports facility at Enfield
  • Entry into competitions when competent
  • Affiliation to National Governing Bodies
  • On site medical support for injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Free membership and use of the brand new College gym and fitness suite
  • Free fitness, strength and conditioning, exercise and nutrition programmes designed and monitored for you

Elite Academy players will receive: (Gold plus programme)

  • 15 hours of professional martial arts coaching per week
  • Access to training facilities
  • Individual skills development programme
  • Performance testing and analysis
  • Cognitive neuroscience support  to develop focus
  • Opportunity to become a College Sponsored Athlete - value of up to £2500 per year
  • Opportunity to attend international competitions and training camps

Benefits to the individual:

You can gain an academic/ vocational qualification whilst developing physical and mental well-being that Martial Arts brings such as; increased self-confidence, self-discipline, self-awareness, self-control and a sense of achievement

Martial Arts Academy Selection Criteria

To be eligible to be considered for the MAA you must be:

  • 16-18 years of age on an academic programme
  • 100% commitment to participating on either the bronze, silver, gold or gold plus MAA programmes
  • Possess a positive attitude toward the academic and MAA programmes

8 Easy steps to enrol

  1. After attending the taster day where you will be interviewed by the MAA coaches
  2. Attend a second interview with
  3. the 31 August of the enrolling year
  4. Enrolled on a full-time programme of study at the College
  5. Beginner or elite martial artist
  6. 100% commitment to studying
  7.  your academic subject tutors
  8. Enrol on your chosen course subject to eligibility

For more information or to register for a trial, complete the Enquiry Form below or call the Course Information Line on 020 8442 3055

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