Getting Fit with Oxford Martial Arts Academy

Jasmin Peppiatt
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Jan 19

We recently spoke to the inspirational team at Oxford Martial Arts Academy (OMAA), the largest Martial Arts Academy in Oxfordshire. They specialise in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai. The fantastic academy has been well-established for over a decade producing National and International Champions in various disciplines.

Anyone is welcome to train with the academy. They explained, “We cater for all levels and abilities. Here at OMAA, we believe Martial Arts is beneficial for every individual, so whether you are looking to train for recreational purposes, to keep fit or you are  looking to reach the top in combat sports, then OMAA is the place to be!”

The academy is home to some of the world’s best trainers, too. “OMAA has a world class coaching team with a proven track record of achieving great success and results.”

This coaching team includes Muay Thai Head Coach, Dean James (four times World Champion, two times European Champion, two times Commonwealth Champion, British Title Holder, and Technical Fighter of the Year award-winner); Boxing Head Coach, Denis Hysenbelli (European Bronze Medallist, Balkan’s Olympics Gold Medallist, three times Albanian National Champion); Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Head Coach, Max Campos (two times World Cup Medallist, European No Gi Champion, Brazillian National Champion, five times London Open Champion, five times London Open No Gi Champion, six times British Champion). It’s an impressive list!

So what are the benefits of Martial Arts? “Martials is a great way of exercising to keep fit. It also teaches discipline, respect for others and is a great way to build self-confidence. The benefits of Martials are not limited to just becoming a better physical or mental version of yourself. You will meet people from different walks of life which will give you a better understanding of life. Martial Arts is not limited to just competition in combat sports. It’s a way of life which will improve you as a human being.”

The dedicated team at OMAA are passionate about being community-focused. “Our focus to the community is what makes us stand out. At OMAA, we are very diverse. Regardless of where you come from or what your background is, everyone is accepted here and we want everyone from all different walks of life to feel welcomed. For us, Martial Arts are a way of bringing everyone together.”

To find out more about the academy, visit their website:

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