About Us

Welcome to Instinct Martial Arts gym. A place with no egos that offers Middlesbrough martial arts classes.

We cater for everyone’s needs here at our friendly and welcoming gym, from confidence-boosting self-defence classes to high energy kick-boxing sessions.

There are no big egos here – just people wanting to support you – so whatever your skill level from beginner to pro everyone is welcome at Instinct Martial Arts.

In the facility you’ll find a professional environment which provides the perfect atmosphere to develop your skills – whether this is in Thai boxing, kick-boxing, self-defence or just to raise your level of fitness. We are located on the Riverside Industrial estate in Middlesbrough and have a custom designed, fully equipped gym with expert trainers inside just waiting to be experienced.

If you want to find out more, get in contact with Jamie on 0751 1749 835 who can tell you first-hand about our facilities, how these can help you reach your goals and what we can offer. Why not see what you can achieve?

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” - Muhammad Ali



Jamie Muldowney


Stockton-born Jamie Muldowney is our highly qualified martial artist with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He got into martial arts from the age of eight – when his sister took him along to some classes – and hasn’t looked back since. With more than 20 years of teaching under his belt, his martial arts styles include Karate (2nd Dan), K1 Kickboxing style (2nd Dan), Kempo (1st Dan), American style Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Grappling, Judo and Kali.

At 20 Jamie studied under Sensei Stuart Ashley an expert Kempo practitioner. It was under Sensei Ashley’s guidance in 2005 Jamie achieved his 1st dan in Kempo and undertook his martial arts instructor career.

Jamie then spent a number of years training five days a week in a variety of styles to further his knowledge including Kickboxing, Karate, MMA, Kali and Self-Defence.

It was also in this time Jamie competed in Grappling and Kickboxing for both the English and British titles, as well as achieving his 2nd Dan whilst training and teaching.

Fast forward to 2007 and Jamie was teaching martial arts full time to  all levels of experience and preparing students for competition and gradings. This is where his ambition to open his own Kickboxing and Thai Boxing gym came from, and he knew he wanted this to be in the town of Middlesbrough. Often described as friendly and approachable, Jamie is an excellent teacher who can guide you through your training and help you improve your fitness and martial arts practice.

Get in touch to find out more.