NPMMA Studio

About us


The sport of Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting techniques. It is made up of a combination of multiple combat arts, pieced together, from around the world. Our Taranaki based gym was opened in April 2019 by a collective group of international level athletes from various Martial Codes. 

Our team of highly qualified and competent coaches are working together, to use the vehicle of Martial Arts, to build a more resilient community.

We know not everyone aspires to be a competitive athlete, but some people do. With that in mind, our team can help support you to achieve your goals, whatever they might be. Whether you want to train for Fitness, Confidence, Discipline, Social Interaction, Self Defence, to learn a new skill or to become a competitor, our team can service your needs. With our growing timetable and personal training options, there’s no limit to what you can achieve with us.

We currently have Fitness classes, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Kids classes and frequent workshops on offer, with many more options to come in the future.   

We believe that everyone can benefit from Martial Arts, but not all styles are suitable for the needs of all people. With that in mind, our Studio has been built considering the needs of the broader community. A safe place that all demographics can train together.

Wellness, communications, accountability and respect, as well as both mental and physical health, are all key elements we have worked diligently to embed in the culture of our training space. In order to maintain harmony in our environment, all students, members and visitors are constantly reminded to leave their egos and political opinions outside the door.

If what we have to offer sounds interesting to you, please CLICK HERE to book your Free Trial, or you’re welcome to come along and check out our facilities to see how you feel about us, before booking a trial.

Check out our timetable below to find out more about the different class options and times available.


Our Coaches

Jesse Puata

Jesse Puata

Head BJJ Coach

Josh Smith - MMA Head Coach

Josh Smith

Head MMA Coach

Nick Daly

Head Wrestling Coach

Jordan Carr

Head Kickboxing Coach

Dustin Terrill

Head Fitness Coach

Rhys Izett

Head Kids Coach

Clarke Jarrett

Senior Kickboxing Coach

Lee-Anne Friar

Assistant Coach

Studio Entrance

74 Powderham Street

New Plymouth

(Basement Level of the old YWCA)

Our hours

Refer to class timetable for opening hours.

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