Fighters Hive is a fight school that offers Mixed Martial Arts in Bathgate with a range of payment options. We have a wide variety of members from professional fighters to total beginners who just want to get fit and learn a martial art, in a professional and friendly environment.
We are from a Muay Thai background coming from the biggest and most successful Muay Thai organisation in Scotland, producing some of the most successful and top fighters from Scotland. We are proud of this heritage and believe some of the top teams in the world come from a similar background producing some of the best MMA fighters in the world.
We do not neglect our ground skills; we practice no gi BJJ, Judo Wrestling and Sambo, with some of the best ground fighters in the country, making Fighters Hive a complete MMA training school and gym.
Muay Thai is referred to as "The Art of the Eight Limbs", as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight "points of contact," as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. Muay Thai distinguishes itself from western kickboxing and other standup martial arts by 3 things: the clinch, the Thai low kick and the Thai roundhouse.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. BJJ can be trained for self defence, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.
The person holding the focus mitts will typically call out combinations and "feed" the puncher good counter-force while maneuvering and working specific skills. Focus mitts are often used as an augment to sparring, with more explicit focus on the puncher than the feeder, especially to develop good punch combinations and defensive maneuvers such as "slipping," "bobbing" and "weaving."
Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Judo includes spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and Judo choking techniques. Standing techniques include hand, hip, foot, and leg techniques. Judo practitioners control and dictate the movement of the opponent, will use balance, counter-balance, and their opponents own momentum to perform sometimes devastating throws.
Submission Fighting or submission wrestling "is a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. Submission fighting is sometimes also considered a separate sport, with many grappling arts integrated into single system, and can include techniques from a wide range of arts.
Fighters Hive is a dedicated fight training gym with its very own octagan cage, punch bags, speed-balls, mitts & pads, and full padded flooring and walls. It makes the ideal training venue for any newcomer or established fighter, looking to train.
We have 3 membership options. Gold - 50pm - unlimited access to all classes & open training times. Silver - 40pm - 3 classes per week & unlimited open training. Bronze - 30pm - 2 classes per week, unlimited open training. Or non members can pay as you go.
Our instructors are fully qualified and insured for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). They have years of experience in a number of martial arts and look forward to helping you train.