FIGHTERZ INC. MMA and Wellness Academy started in late 2014 as a community Kickboxfit Boot camp, as well as an intervention to keep youth-at-risk busy with constructive activity whilst teaching them our core values, Respect, Discipline and Commitment through martial arts. The youths’ skills in Kickboxing developed and they requested to enter competitions as fighters. They then entered their first competition 4 April 2015. All four boys we entered had won! These were the youth at risk we are working with. Our fighters then entered subsequent competitions, for that year we had 15 wins and 1 loss.
The need for a fully-fledged gym then arose and that is where we are at today. We are now based at Unit 7, Royal Cape Park, Londonderry road, Ottery. We have Professional fighters now, but still work with the youth-at-risk, as we feel it builds their confidence and gives them a sense of achievement and hope. We also teach them life-skills as well as be their mentors. We are currently working with ten to fifteen youth at risk.