Our passion began on our doorstep within the heart of Birmingham where OUR COACH began his journey of discovery. He made the choice to use his experiences, good and bad, to build a stronger, wiser and more unified community for future generations. Our mission is to equip our students with the transferable life skills that the exquisite art of Wrestling & MMA have to offer. We strive to offer a means of developing discipline, self-confidence and self belief through our classes and programmes.
By providing the training and discipline of Wrestling and MMA to youths and adolescents, they are developing as healthy young people, skilled athletes and positive citizens. We believe engaging youths in sporting activities improves self-development, discipline, motivation and encourages a positive mental attitude that will help them to get the best out of themselves. The physical and mental challenges of training with IFA provide members with a sense of personal and collective achievement.
IFA work with children in schools and after school clubs to tackle obesity rates, making Wrestling and MMA more accessible and fun. We run programmes with youth centres, tackling antisocial behaviour and hard to reach youths. IFA generate opportunities for youth to train and become future Wrestling and MMA coaches. We also run community classes and bring forward the best wrestlers to high level competitions in association with the British Wrestling Association.
We’ve partnered with British Wrestling Association, Birmingham City Council, Joseph Chamberlain Fitness Centre, Sport 4 Life and the Big Lottery Fund to offer these services to community gymnasiums, schools, colleges, rehabilitation organisations youth and community centres around Birmingham.
We can create bespoke programmes and welcome collaboration and partnerships. If you are interested in working with us, or wish for us to deliver one of our programmes in your school, organisation or community please get in touch. We can also offer this as an innovative team building day/weekend or programme for your company.