|The Den Fight Centre was founded by myself 'Craig Powell' in September 2008.
After over 20 years of training in styles such as Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jujitsu, Judo, Taekwondo and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) I decided it was time to finally realise my dream.
At the time King's Lynn was crying out for a forward thinking club. One that could offer members the very best bits from many different styles and disciplines whilst at the same time being accessible to all. My sole goal was to develop a system that embraced other styles strengths without being forced to adopt their weaknesses.
Now please don't get me wrong, I have the greatest respect for traditional styles and there practitioners. I simply want to give our students the opportunity to experiment with the widest possible variety of styles from around the globe.
In addition I wanted to bring martial arts training up to the 21th Century. I honestly believe that if the founders of many of these traditional systems were alive today they would very rapidly adapt their styles to meet the modern threats as well as making use of the very latest training methods and technologies.
That's where we come in!
The Den Fight Centre prides its self on the fact that it is constantly evolving. No two lessons are the same. We are constantly exploring and testing. Searching for better techniques and training methods.
Our team of instructors feel passionate about martial arts and want to share their knowledge with as many people as possible. Although our instructors come from many different martial arts back grounds they all share one common training ethos.
'If it works we will use it, if we find something that works better we change it!'
As if that’s not enough, In keeping with The Den philosophy we were not happy to follow the set template of martial arts school design. You know, find a space, stick a load of mats in it, maybe a few punch bags and open for 2 lessons a week with 20 students all bumping into each other. We researched what people actually wanted out of their club.
You spoke, we listened!
By opening the doors at The Den Fight Centre we have broken the mould of how martial arts schools are run and have set new standards within the industry.
Our new premises boasts a custom matted area, fighting cage, MMA Shop, small weights and cardio area. Combine these amazing facilities with a comprehensive timetable of classes, a limit on the number of students allowed in each class and a team of dedicated instructors and it’s easy to see why The Den is one of the fastest growing clubs in the Area.
Come along and see for yourself the future of martial arts training. Open to everyone, whether your new to martial arts or a seasoned professional fighter, we cater for everyone.
See you in the gym!
Founder and Chief Instructor