Creating Pathways MMA Summer School for Young People 2023Children

Creating Pathways MMA Summer School for Young People 2023

Creating Pathways MMA Summer School for Young People 2023

Welcome to our Scholarship Program!

For the summer of 2023, we have a total of 16 sessions of Mixed Martial Arts and Employability Training running from 1st August 2023 until 3th September 2023.

Young People between the ages of 15-21 are welcome to apply.

Successful students go FREE!

Apply to Join Summer School

Please note that spaces are limited, and not everyone will be successful – but we will let you know withing 48 hours of your application if you have secured a space.

  • Improve fitness and wellbeing
  • Improve strength
  • Get new skills
  • Learn about local training opportunities
  • Meet potential employers and training providers
  • Make new friends

The Summer School will comprise of at least 12 sessions of MMA Training, and 4 Employability Workshops.  Please only sign up if you are happy to attend all sessions as they combine together.  Eligible ages are 15-21 years old.

We’ll be working on:

Introduction to MMA
  • MMA Striking
  • Takedowns and wrestling
  • Submission wrestling (grappling)
  • MMA Kit (Protective equipment)
  • MMA History
  • Careers in MMA and Sports

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Existing Youth Academy Members are also welcome to book this block of sessions as part of your Membership.


Freestyle Wrestling Classes Proving a Success for Children and Young People

We are currently the only Affiliated Wrestling Club in Wales.  Hangar Wrestling Club has been training adults in Freestyle Wrestling for 4 years, and our Coaches are from the highest calibre of backgrounds.  We currently have Arash Shojai and Amir Lak both who have wrestled since they were young, and it is their Cultural Sport.  We also have Ivaylo Sarov who has successfully introduced our Childrens Wrestling Program with 3 classes a week for children.

The children we train are from varied backgrounds and some where it is their Cultural Sport, with parents very keen to keep the practice going.  We have children from Russia, Ukraine, Dagestan and Sudan as well as from our locality too.  Community Sport is very important for them to make new friends, keep fit and get strong and we provide a family run environment and safe space for them to attend.  We also have free food on offer from our Community Pantry.

Coach Ivaylo at the United World Wrestling Veteran World Championships.

Boxing Session with the University Royal Naval Unit URNUYoung People

Boxing Session with the University Royal Naval Unit URNU

On Sunday, we had a great Boxing Session with the University Royal Naval Unit URNU – Cardiff and Bristol.  It was a pleasure to host this group, who were extremely polite, well behaved and awesome.

The University Royal Naval Units (URNU), under the command of Britannia Royal Naval College, give university students a broader understanding of Royal Navy life. They offer the chance to gain transferable skills, from public speaking to organisation, by exposing the young person to leadership and management opportunities.

During their visit to South Wales, they visited the Green Mile Training Camp on the Saturday and ourselves on the Sunday, for a Boxing Session organised and ran by Lt Smith and CPO Harris.  Some great skills were spotted – including the girls – and some real potential and promise was found!  Sounds like a great weekend of Sport and Activity.