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Gym Re-Opening on 25th July 2020

Gym Re-Opening on 25th July 2020

MCKG is pleased to be re-opening its doors to students from Saturday 25th July 2020. However, as we're still slowly coming out of lockdown, we have to follow government guidelines in order to train safely. This means that the classes we will be holding will be a lot...

Closure During Covid-19 Outbreak in UK

Closure During Covid-19 Outbreak in UK

Following Government advice, we are closing the gym as of today until further notice. All classes and private lessons are cancelled. As we are an independent gym with no outside funding, our future relies on you. Whilst we understand some people may not be in a...

MCKG CSBJJ Programme Featured in Local Newspaper

MCKG CSBJJ Programme Featured in Local Newspaper

On 10th February 2020, MCKG was featured in Wigan's local newspaper, the Wigan Post. The feature talked about the new BJJ class which we have started at the gym this year; Erik Paulson's Combat Submission Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a gi-based blend of styles much like...

Christmas & New Year 2019 Opening Times

Christmas & New Year 2019 Opening Times

Mel Corrigan at MCKG would like to wish all students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2020. The last day the gym will be open is Monday 23rd December 2019, after which it will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period and will reopen on Saturday...

Jake Wins Bronze in Debut at All Stars BJJ Northern Pro 2019

Jake Wins Bronze in Debut at All Stars BJJ Northern Pro 2019

Congratulations to MCKG student, Jake Ely, who made his medal-winning, competitive grappling debut at All Stars BJJ Northern Pro at Wright Robinson College in Manchester on Saturday 7th December 2019. A Combat Submission Wrestling student at the club, Jake secured his...

Rick Faye UK Seminar 2019 – SOLD OUT

Rick Faye UK Seminar 2019 – SOLD OUT

We're pleased to announce that Guru Rick Faye of Minnesota Kali Group will be holding a seminar at MCKG on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to celebrate 20 years since the opening of our York Street gym. The seminar will focus on Kali techniques and Jeet Kune Do concepts...

Steph Wins Bronze at Empire Grappling 8 in Manchester

Steph Wins Bronze at Empire Grappling 8 in Manchester

Representing Combat Submission Wrestling and MCKG, Steph Andrusjak brought home Bronze competing at Empire Grappling 8 held in Manchester on 17th November 2018. Facing some tough opponents from clubs across the UK, she managed to gain a place on the podium with a...

Steph Wins Silver at King of the North 2018

Steph Wins Silver at King of the North 2018

Congrats to our CSW student Steph Andrusjak who won silver at King of the North 2018 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in Leigh on Sunday 11th November 2018. Steph competed in the Ladies No-Gi Novice Openweight division and secured a submission finish in her first match...

**CANCELLED** Erik Paulson UK Seminar on 5th December 2018

**CANCELLED** Erik Paulson UK Seminar on 5th December 2018

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the seminar in December has been cancelled. Sensei Erik Paulson, originator of Combat Submission Wrestling, master of submission holds and instructor to our very own Mel Corrigan, will be holding his annual North West...