Bad Company was founded in 1992 by Richard Smith and quickly became one of the best known and most successful gyms in the UK. We have world class trainers and a friendly family atmosphere where everyone is welcome whether they are a beginner or a current world champion. Please click any of the links above to find out more about Muay Thai, Bad Company and our classes for Children, Beginners, Intermediates and Fighters.



Bad Company Christmas Timetable…

Monday 17th December – Kids Christmas Party Wednesday 19th December – Close for Christmas. This will be our last session of 2018. Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Gym Re-opens.   Children’s Christmas Party Monday 17 January Instead of our usual […]

Junior MMA and Grappling Classes at Bad Company!

    As well as our regular Junior Thai Boxing classes we have Junior MMA and Grappling classes at Bad Company. These are taken by Pro fighter and MMA coach Alex Thompson from AVT Gym. Classes will be £5 each […]

Look Out for our next Kickstart Beginners course in January..

We will be announcing the date for our next 6 week course for beginners from soon! The course will run every Wednesday from 7.00-8.00pm for 6 weeks starting in January.. The cost of the course is £60 for the 6 […]



Bad Company are sponsored by Yokkao.

Bad Company and Yokkao have officially agreed a sponsorship deal and Yokkao equip the gym. Bad Company is the Official Yokkao Training Centre in the UK. We stock Yokkao equipment for sale at the gym. This is great news for the gym. Thanks […]

The hardest part of Muay Thai is walking into the gym for the first time…

(who wouldn’t be intimidated if they saw one of these faces when they walked into the gym!) One of the most inspiring things I remember over that past 5 years was a guy walking into our gym at 140kg one […]

Children’s classes at Bad Company

We have 3 weekly classes available for children from 6-12yrs, from beginners and new starters to fighters. These are taught by senior instructor Richard Smith, Andy Howson and Joe Craven who has come through the junior ranks himself and is […]


Childrens Training

We have 3 busy children’s Muay Thai classes and 2 Junior MMA Classes each week for children between 6-11 years. Mondays Thai Boxing 6.00-7.00pm Wednesdays Thai Boxing 5.30-6.14pm Thursdays MMA 5.30-6.15pm Saturdays Thai Boxing 10.30-11.15am Saturdays MMA 11.15-12.00am Our Junior […]

Training at Bad Company

Beginners, Intermediates and Fighters training.

Padwork and tutorial videos. came to the gym recently to video some training and tutorials for their website. Here is a video of Richard Smith with Liam Harrison on the pads. And here is a tutorial on elbow counter to kicks… Low Kicks […]