Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Self Preservation. Play without ego, challenge without competition.


Our ideal client can be summarised as someone who

  • Wants to boost their confidence and reduce anxiety or fear.
  • Is a success minded individual that wants to get more out of life.
  • Seeks self-preservation confidence, knowing that they can successfully defend themselves and those they love.
  • Appreciates the importance of keeping in shape, and building personal strength.
  • Loves to learn effective martial art skills in a no-ego, zero meathead environment.




Book a one to one trial session for the discounted price of £10 (saving up to £20). No hard sell, just an exploratory chat with some training in the fundamentals to check it's what you are looking for. (Adults Only)

- Was super anxious to start training Brazilian ju jitsu here but everyone was so welcoming and makes you feel part of the team!
More Than Just Fighting
- On top of all this you literally get free life coaching during the sessions at no extra cost, which has lead to myself chasing my dreams & achieving things I had not thought possible!
No Ego
- The atmosphere is one of play and learning, with both real life and fitness applicable training in the stand-up, clinch and ground phases of martial arts

Frequently Asked Questions


We run a small, exclusive studio  in Carlisle. Because of this, we can offer you unparalleled personal attention, focused on your needs &  goals.
You will work with your trainer or other clients, using pads &  gloves, to practice & develop the core skills of the program. The aim is to get you moving, build your confidence & start giving you an understanding of how a boxing/kickboxing game, or BJJ game,  should work. Everything you learn in these early stages will build a foundation on which all the more advanced material is built.

Group Sessions
(2- 12 clients)
Small group classes still allow a great deal of one to one feedback, but you also get to make friends & train with people of different sizes, ranges & personalities in a positive & supportive environment.

Private sessions
With one to one sessions you can decide what to focus on. This may be very focused, broad, or change over time &  is usually a balance of the fun of learning martial arts, building confidence in self defence, building an athletic base, losing weight or developing a mental game that easily translates to supporting your “off the mat” life.


  • Have you avoided Martial Arts in the past because of an intimidating environment or a lack of one to one support?
  • Do you feel as though you are not getting as much out of life as you would like?
  • Do you want to feel more confident?
  • Do you want to become more athletic?
  • Do you want to train with like minded people?
  • Do you want to learn a system of MMA that will also develop your ability to handle pressure and stress elsewhere in your life?
  • Do you want to learn how to defend yourself?
  • Do you want to have fun?

If the answer is yes then Beacon Martial Arts really is for you. Sign up for a one to one trial session with one of our trainers for an introductory price of £10 (saving up to £20). This will not be a hard sell, just an exploratory meeting to see if it meets your requirements.

We work on a membership system which allows you much more flexibility. Under this system you get to choose which session you can make on any given week and we have classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We often do open mat sessions on Sunday too!

For 1-1 sessions it’s £30 an hour, but £20 if you are a member of a group class. The group membership options are: –

£30 a month

This option lets you attend ONE stand up or BJJ  group session a week ( or up to five a month). That way, if you are away on holiday, or ill, you can make up the lost time by doing more than one a week when you get back.

£60 a month

This options allows you to attend UNLIMITED  sessions a week. You have the option of doing a mixture of BJJ and Stand Up, or just the one. Does not include Yoga / Pilates etc.




Our studio is at:

Beacon Martial Arts
First Floor, Unit One
St Nicholas Street
CA1 2EE.

Above the furniture store. 2 hour disc parking on the street or FREE parking behind the building


Please book an appointment before turning up though. You can also call 01228 522188 and leave a message. (Its an answer phone)