Combat Submission Wrestling

Learn to grapple, attack, defend against and submit opponents using Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling system. CSW classes are held three times a week.

Kali Weaponry

Learn the Filipino art of stick and knife with our Kali Weaponry Class with Dan Inosanto & Rick Faye certified instructor, Mel Corrigan

CSW Seminars

We hold annual Combat Submission Wrestling seminars with Erik Paulson at our gym in Wigan.

Kids Martial Arts Classes

Kids are taught striking, grappling, self defence techniques and discipline in our children’s martial arts classes

Rick Faye Seminars

We also hold seminars with Rick Faye of Minnesota Kali Group (MKG)

MCKG (MC Kali Group) Martial Arts in Wigan

At Mel Corrigan’s Kali Group, we teach a range of martial arts to suit you, including Kali (stick and knife weapons training), Panatukan (Filipino Boxing), Indonesian martial art Silat, Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu Jeet Kune Do concepts (JKD), STX Kickboxing (Savate Thai Cross Training), Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) and Erik Paulson’s CSW (Combat Submission Wrestling) which incorporates MMA, grappling, no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Wigan’s very own catch-wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling.

Martial Arts Taught at MCKG

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Combat Submission Wrestling

Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) draws from Kali, Silat, Shoot Wrestling, Jun Fan, Catch Wrestling and other grappling arts. We include hitting and trapping on the ground, choking, arm and leg locks, submissions and takedowns from a standing position.

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STX Kickboxing

Savate Thai Cross Training (STX Kickboxing) is an effective hybrid striking system developed by Erik Paulson that utilises elbows, punches and knees from Boxing, Panantukan, Jeet Kune Do, Savate and Muay Thai.

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Kali

Kali is a weapon based Filipino martial art. Training includes many categories of weaponry and complete empty hand training.

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Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto researched every martial art they could. Bruce’s Jeet Kune Do system is known for its economy of motion and integration of arts. The areas practiced include Kickboxing, Trapping and Grappling.

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Muay Thai

The National sport of Thailand, Muay Thai fighters have been called the “Kings of the Ring”. They may strike any part of the body with kicks, knees, punches and elbows: an awesome offence and constant concentration on defensive Structure.

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Silat

Throughout South East Asia, Silat describes a whole host of martial concepts and systems which include the use of bladed weapons, strikes, throws and joint manipulations. From Silat we concentrate on an exact understanding of leverage and body positioning.

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Wing Chun

Wing Chun is a Southern Chinese Gung Fu system made famous by Bruce Lee. The close range fighting ability of Wing Chun practitioners is legendary: An important building block for your personal art.

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Kettlebells

Improve your strength with our Kettlebell Blast classes run by instructor Emma Corrigan. Students may attend the Kettlebell Blast class only when they have completed the Kettlebell Introduction seminar.

Certified Martial Arts Instruction from Mel Corrigan

Based near Wigan town centre, Mel Corrigan’s Kali Group have classes that cater for beginners, intermediate and experienced martial artists. Train with like minded people in the evening classes or train 1-to-1 with Mel Corrigan, the senior instructor at the club. Mel is a certified instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Rick Faye and Sensei Erik Paulson.

The Benefits of the Martial Arts include:

  • Self-defence
  • Concentration
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-discipline
  • Improve fitness and overall health
  • Become stronger
  • Control weight
  • Develop confidence
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Equipment is provided by the club however you can purchase boxing gloves, MMA gloves and other equipment and clothing from our club store.

Latest News

Erik Paulson CSW Seminar 2017 at MCKG

We had another tremendous Combat Submission Wrestling seminar with Sensei Erik Paulson in December 2017. Besides from MCKG's students, we had martial artists travelling from all over the UK including Yorkshire and the North East to train with Erik. For this year's...

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Book Your Place on Erik Paulson UK Seminar 2017 in Wigan

On Thursday 7th December 2017, former Shooto world champion, MMA coach and grappling guru Erik Paulson will be holding a CSW seminar at our gym on York Street in Wigan as part of his UK seminar tour. The seminar will run from 6.30pm - 9.45pm with doors opening shortly...

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The best place to train by the best coach

The best place to train by the best coach. Been wrestling here for about 4 years now and wouldn't want to train anywhere else. One big family! Awesome.

John Cassidy

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John Cassidy

The best place to train by the best coach. Been wrestling here for about 4 years now and wouldn't want to train anywhere else. One big family! Awesome.

Great Tutor

Been training here for 7 weeks now and can honestly say best decision I've made in a long time. Great atmosphere and a great tutor in Mel. No other MMA gym comes close in my eyes

Gaz Boardman

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2018-01-27T02:32:52+00:00

Gaz Boardman

Been training here for 7 weeks now and can honestly say best decision I've made in a long time. Great atmosphere and a great tutor in Mel. No other MMA gym comes close in my eyes

Highly recommended club

Fantastic. Been at it now for a little over 2 months and am really feeling the positive effects of training. Also as a bonus I've lost a stone, a whole stone. Can't thank Mel and all the people at MC Kali Group enough for their continued support. Highly recommended club.

Calvin Bennett

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2018-01-27T02:33:21+00:00

Calvin Bennett

Fantastic. Been at it now for a little over 2 months and am really feeling the positive effects of training. Also as a bonus I've lost a stone, a whole stone. Can't thank Mel and all the people at MC Kali Group enough for their continued support. Highly recommended club.

One of the North of England’s hidden martial arts gems

Awesome instruction and great atmosphere. Mel is one of the North of England's hidden martial arts gems. Don't miss your chance to train with him.

Stephen Gaulton

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2018-01-27T02:33:59+00:00

Stephen Gaulton

Awesome instruction and great atmosphere. Mel is one of the North of England's hidden martial arts gems. Don't miss your chance to train with him.

Brilliant Place

In the 3 weeks my 7 year old has been going, he has learned so much. Mel is really patient and Eddie's confidence is growing every day. Brilliant place.

Paul McVann

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2018-01-27T02:34:30+00:00

Paul McVann

In the 3 weeks my 7 year old has been going, he has learned so much. Mel is really patient and Eddie's confidence is growing every day. Brilliant place.

Mel Corrigan is a superb martial arts teacher

Head instructor Mel Corrigan is a superb martial arts teacher who's knowledge seems to know no bounds. He's one of the few martial arts instructors I've met who's able to help you understand the techniques, especially when you're struggling.

Steph Andrusjak

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2018-01-27T02:35:48+00:00

Steph Andrusjak

Head instructor Mel Corrigan is a superb martial arts teacher who's knowledge seems to know no bounds. He's one of the few martial arts instructors I've met who's able to help you understand the techniques, especially when you're struggling.

Incredibly Knowledgeable

I've trained at a few clubs over the years and this is definitely one of my favouritesMel is friendly and approachable, as well as being highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable. Everybody is friendly and there is a great atmosphere. The balance between learning and enjoyment is perfect and I look forward to each training session.

Catherine Louise

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2018-06-19T21:09:06+00:00

Catherine Louise

I've trained at a few clubs over the years and this is definitely one of my favourites. Mel is friendly and approachable, as well as being highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable. Everybody is friendly and there is a great atmosphere. The balance between learning and enjoyment is perfect and I look forward to each training session.
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Mel Corrigan’s Kali Group (MCKG), 43a York Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN3 4BY, United Kingdom - Tel: 01942 226878 | Mobile: 07729 170 143