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Club History

The beginning

The school was originally founded by Sijo Ross Whitby with a group of friends in 1990. The group all trained in different disciplines including Kung Fu, Kick Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, Aikido, Karate & Jiu Jitsu and without even realising it, they were doing MMA, 3 years before the entrance of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships)

In 1990 the classes were on Tuesdays for 2 hours but by the time Sijo Ross went travelling in 1997 they ran from 17:30 – 23:30 and involved body conditioning, gymnastics, trips & throws, ground work, pad work and sparring.

The next stage

In 1999 classes started at St Crispin's in Wokingham and Loddon Valley in Lower Earley, teaching Kung Fu, Kick Boxing and MMA. Each year more classes were added to the timetable and in 2005 Coma Gym at Reading Rugby Club was opened. This venue now boasts a 16ft MMA cage.

The TMAS philosophy is training SPORT martial arts to help with the street situations. Being used to weekly stepping into the cage to box, kick box and grapple means being one step closer to being more capable in dealing with a street attack. Traditional martial arts were designed for street attacks and are pressure tested in the cage. TMAS covers Western, Chinese and Japanese Martial Arts with the ability to fight standing and from the floor back to standing against 1-on-1 and multiple attackers, unarmed and armed.

The other side of our training is building confidence, through peer to peer learning in class and helping lead warm ups and cool downs.

A confident (not cocky!) person is less of an easy target.

Feedback from our kids classes tell us that our students perform better in school as their ability to pay attention increases and their confidence grows. Our kids are first to put their hands up and join in with opportunities given to them.

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Martial Arts submission technique - Arm Bar from Guard Henka

Martial Arts submission technique - Arm Bar from Guard Henka

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A fond farewell to COMA Gym

As you might be aware, after having a home for over 12 years at Reading Rugby Club in Sonning, it is finally time for TMAS to move on. Read more...



Senior Grading - 30.03.19

Big congratulations to the five Seniors (and two additional Juniors) who did their Thai Kik Jitsu Kickboxing Gradings on Saturday, 30.03.19. Read more


Senior Grading - March 2019

The next Senior Grading will take place on Saturday, 30.03.19 at COMA Gym, Sonning from 08:45 - 14:00. Please remember that Gradings are by invite only.


Junior Grading - March 2019

Our next Junior Grading takes place on Sunday, 24.03.19 at COMA Gym, Sonning from 12:00 - 17:00. Please remember that Gradings are by invite only.


Junior Grading - 24.03.19

Wow, another amazing day with 22 Junior students passing their gradings.

Read more about their achievements...


Junior & Senior Grading Workshop - March 2019

Our next Junior and Senior Grading Workshop takes place at COMA Gym, Sonning on Sunday, 03.03.19 from 15:00 - 17:00. £10 if booked in advance or £20 on the day. 


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