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CORE MMA - Hamilton's Mixed Martial Arts Team

At CORE MMA, we take pride in having one of the most diverse, skilled and competitive teams in the region. Competition grapplers, top local strikers, fitness & strength coaches all coming together to help and push each other. The team training atmosphere really helps to lift everyones level and allows the coaches to keep growing & upskilling also.

Our competitive team has consisted of Hamilton's only UFC fighter, Pan Pacific & Gracie Worlds BJJ Gold medalists, XFC and Hex Championship Title Holders, Oceania, Commonwealth and World Championship level wrestlers, Oceania Sanshou Champions and the IKBF Heavyweight Xtreme Thai Title Holder, King in the Ring and Knees of Fury competitors, NZ Reps for the Asia-Pacific Sambo Championships as well as a team of New Zealand Representatives for the IMMAF Amateur World Championships in Las Vegas, Bahrain & Abu Dhabi and most recently the 2019 IMMAF Female World Champion. We also have many intermediate, youth & amateur level competitors.

But in truth, most of our members simply enjoy the benefits of the martial arts lifestyle.

At CORE MMA we run two styles of grading, representing the techniques of striking via Kickboxing and grappling via Brazilian Jiu Jitsu individually.

We will often take the opportunity to bring in specialist guest instructors, whose unique skillsets & experiences will help to fine-tune or expand your game.

You can read an ellaborate history about the origins of CORE MMA here.



At CORE MMA we are lucky to have a diverse and experienced coaching team. Learn more


Hamilton's premiere martial arts & fitness training facility. Learn more


Nationally & Internationally recognised competition team. Learn more

Personal Trainers

Dedicated personal trainers are here to help you meet your fitness goals. Learn more


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Recovery Centre

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Members App

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CORE MMA Fighters Fund

Dedicated to ensuring our local athletes can represent at a regional and international level. Learn more

Affiliates & Franchises

Affiliate your existing gym or open your own CORE MMA franchise. Learn more


Community partnerships which make it all possible. Learn more


Catch up on the journey from a small local club to premium MMA gym. Learn more

Hall of Fame

Local heroes who have made significant contributions to the martial arts. Learn more

Gym Rules

Please familiarise yourself with the CORE MMA gym rules & etiquette. Learn more