RodneyProfileThe Institute of Mixed Martial Arts Ballymena was founded in 2001 by Rodney Moore with the aim of providing high quality tuition. Starting off in a garage with only three members, the club has grown year on year and is now running a full time gym with over 200+ members in a town centre location.

We joined forces and affiliated ourselves with Chris Brennan’s world famous Next Generation family in 2010. I received my Black belt under Chris Brennan in April 2019. I’m his only Black belt in Ireland and his twelfth ever issued black belt in the world.!!

We are the sole representatives for next generation mma in Northern Ireland with our gym head quarters based in Ballymena.


IMMA Gym Ballymena/Next Generation N.Ireland is not only for those who want to compete, MMA fitness training is suited to everybody from the absolute beginners to the most advanced athletes providing an extremely rewarding experience whatever your goals.

We teach the following Martial Arts and Fitness Programmes:

  • MMA
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-GI Grappling
  • Strength & Conditioning Training
  • Personal Training & Private Lessons
  • Group/Team Sessions
  • Systema (Russian Special Forces Martial Art)
  • Boxing & Thai Boxing