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Established by Brenden Flanagan in 2013. Brenden opened an MMA club (TEAM BATCAVE) during his semi-professional career as an MMA competitor, whilst also competing in various other combat sports, between 2007 and 2017.


Brenden is now retired from MMA, but still an active competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other grappling sports today.


At Team BATCAVE Our MMA club had much success in Boxing, Muay Thai and Grappling over the years, with many medals and titles won. Led by our a highly knowledgeable team of coaches.

With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu being one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Brenden, now a black belt himself and his team are focused on training and developing the next generation of grapplers at Carlson Gracie Bracknell. 

Many clubs in the area are now offering Jiu-Jitsu because of the impact and popularity it is having around the world. So why not train with experts who practice and compete in the sport on a regular basis.

Brenden and the team hold a list of accolades and medals from competitions around the UK and Europe. Our club is only getting bigger and better as more students join the club and raise the standard here at CGB.

Brenden has been involved with MMA since a young teen in the late 90's, turning his hobby into a semi professional career through his 20's. Before hanging up his gloves to focus on a career of coaching and developing the clubs future now in his 30's.

After 10 successful years at the Bracknell Leisure Centre, we finally got the opportunity to move the team and family-run club to a fantastic space in Binfield Village. Soley for us and our students to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Originally from Binfield himself, attending Binfield primary and taking part in various local clubs like the scouts and a performance with the Binfield bards. Brenden hopes to give back to the community he grew up in.

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