Frequently Asked Questions

Like most people when considering something new, you may have lots of questions and we will be very happy to answer them for you.

These are some of the questions we get asked most often:

Can we watch the classes?

Yes, we encourage it but ask that you respect the class by remaining quiet, and if you’re bringing young children that you keep them quiet and under control.

Parents: if you’re unable to stay, we ask that you drop your children off only a few minutes prior to the class and pick them up immediately afterwards. The schools become extremely busy and we cannot be responsible for watching unattended children who are not in class.

Are classes closed on holidays and Special Events?

The Simac Mixed Martial Arts Schools will be closed during all major holidays, including Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. Some classes may be cancelled with prior notice for special events, such as: tournaments, seminars, clinics and instructor training days. In every case missed classes can be made up at the student’s discretion – either prior to, or following, the cancelled class.

Do I need Safety Equipment?

Martial Arts are a contact activity, which means there is a chance that students may injure themselves or others whilst participating. Here at the Simac Mixed Martial Arts Schools we take student safety extremely seriously, and offer a full range of safety equipment at our schools.

All safety equipment is available through your instructor, and is a requirement as you progress through the grades. Once you have achieved orange belt your instructor will offer you a basic package, which includes hand and foot protection. At blue belt you will require full protective equipment to participate in class. Again we would like to stress that safety is our main concern.

Why do we have to pay for lessons over the XMAS and summer shutdown?

You Don’t! Your tuition is calculated over a four-week cycle for 45 weeks a year, in 12 equal payments. This allows the school to close for 3 weeks (Summer and Xmas shutdown), while leaving 3 weeks’ worth of lessons to cover the classes missed due to grading’s and special events. You do not pay for shutdown periods!

How long will it take to get to Black Belt?

It can take anything from 3 to 5 years to achieve your Black Belt with the SIMAC system. Exams usually take place every two months, until you achieve your blue belt. Then students will be required to take panel grading’s, which are every six months.

Can I become an Instructor?

  • Do you dream of having an exciting career that you’d feel passionate about?
  • Would you want to help others to better themselves, and achieve their lifelong goals?
  • Imagine working in an environment where success is measured by those you inspire and help, to be sincerely thanked for improving someone’s life.
  • Imagine running a business that completely alters the way people view their life.

Simac Mixed Martial Arts Schools are looking for unique people to be Franchise owners, Instructors and Class Communicators. We insist our entire staff lead by example. All staff members are held to the highest standards, with the best training programmes in the industry. Now’s your chance to join the UK’s most successful Martial Arts Schools if you are:

  • Motivated.
  • Ambitious.
  • Someone who likes to work directly with people.
  • Positive.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • A team player.
  • A hard worker.

Are You Team Material?

If you think you are then call 0800 6124 909, or e-mail us at