The West Midlands' biggest full-time martial arts group

Learn about the formation and early years of Martial Art Concepts, the people behind it and why hundreds of students continue to enjoy our classes.

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What We Do

With academies in Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge, MAC offers world-class tuition and the latest facilities for your martial arts training. We take pride in helping our students and their families learn together. Our team of martial arts experts are recognised by the Warrior Scholar Project, the only programme of its kind to be used in schools. We teach a wide range of martial arts styles from kickboxing and Jeet Kune Do, to CSW and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our classes are fun, fulfilling and fast-paced, and are ideal for everyone including men, women and children of all ages. Take a look around our website to find out more about our academies and classes now.

MAC History

The West Midlands premier full-time martial art group

MAC began in the Mid ’90s in local schools sports halls and over time developed to full-time academies, our first of which was opened in 1998. We quickly realised that dedicated buildings and well trained and accomplished team members made for a better student experience and allowed full- time staff to focus on continual professional learning as well as the opportunity to share our passion for martial arts with schools and local community groups. In fact today all of our instructor team started their own training in MAC. We’ve all walked the same path so we know how it feels to share that journey. We are proud of our students and achievements over more than 25 years, we’ve graduated many Black Belts, fighters at international and European level and shared our art and programs with thousands of our local community. Fitness confidence and self-defence remain our watchwords today.

Paul Kelly
MAC Founder

Paul is the Principle Chief Instructor for MAC academies and has been involved in martial arts for almost 30 years. Paul has studied under a number of world-class trainers including Guro Dan Inosanto and Sifu Rick Young in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Filipino Martial Arts; as well as Tommy Thomson in western Boxing. Paul is an instructor under two-times World Light Heavyweight Shoot Fighting Champion, Erik Paulson, and also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Braulio Estima. Paul regularly hosts seminars held by his instructors for academy students and strives to offer similar first class training and facilities at MAC.

Paul has trained direclty under leading names from the world of martial arts and boxing including Guro Dan Inosanto, Sifu Rick Young, Braulio Estima, Tommy Thompson and Erik Paulson. He holds coaching credentials in Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee’s martial way), Kick boxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Filipino Kali-Silat and CSW (Combat Submission Wrestling).

Our Philosophy

Martial art is training for mind, body and spirit, at MAC we believe that martial art training is for everyone and the benefits of personal and character development through martial art training are an important part of personal growth. Martial art training is also for Self -protection, competition and for fun. After over two decades of teaching martial arts in our community, we remain committed to offering the best possible training to help our students achieve their own personal goals through training at MAC in age-specific programs and multiple martial arts dedicated to martial training for a modern world. Training to be the best version of ourselves in a team and family dedicated to success in martial arts!

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We think the best way to for everybody to start is with a free private lesson. If you think it's for you, we'll then give you 30 days of free training.

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Martial Arts Concepts Academies

Three Locations Spread Across The West Midlands

MAC Halesowen

Martial Art Concepts
1 Hereward Rise
B62 8AN
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Call: 0121 585 8534

MAC Stourbridge

MAC Stourbridge
Unit 1, Stambermill Works
Bagley Street
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Call: 01384 893097

MAC Dudley

Martial Art Concepts
Imex Auto Centre
19 Dudley Port
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Call: 0121 520 7927