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Factory BJJ Manchester

Welcome to Factory.

What brings you here today?

Are you new to BJJ or looking to visit?

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At Factory we are all about the following…

Those Starting BJJ!

If you’re looking to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu our 5 session Intro Course is just for you. You need absolutely zero experience! You also don’t need to be fit, handsome or young (we have white belts in their 50s!).


Having Classes For All Skill Levels

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, there are classes to suit your level! We have sessions for absolute beginners, just for White Belts and also Advanced Classes.

Running Supplementary Classes

Looking to take your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the next level? Great! We have Wrestling, No Gi, a Competition Class, Open Mats for sparring/rolling and even private sessions to help boost your game on all fronts.

Being Open 365 Days a Year

We never close! We have classes on 7 days a week – 365 days a year! Yes, that includes Christmas Day! So whatever your schedule there is a class going on just for you. We have sessions during the day, in the evening and also at weekends.

We are also ALL about people visiting from other gyms!!

Regardless of your experience or club affiliation, we'd love for you to visit if you're in town!
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The Coaching Team

Adam Adshead

Adam Adshead

Head Coach / BJJ Black Belt

Adam started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in February 2004 at Revolution in Stockport. He worked his way up through the belts and was awarded his Black Belt in November 2014 by the legendary Chris Haueter in Los Angeles, California.

As a competitor, Adam has fought at a range of international competitions around the world including: The World Championships, The Masters World Championships, The Pan Ams, The No Gi European Championships The European Championships and The IBJJF British Nationals.

His highlights as a competitor include tapping a Brown Belt World Champion to get to the finals of the 2012 IBJJF European Championships, plus winning the European No Gi Championships too (both were in the adult brown belt light-feather division).

For More info on Adam’s competition history, see below.

James Nardone

James Nardone

Assistant Coach / BJJ Black Belt

James started training at Revolution in 2006. He got his blue, purple, brown and finally received his Black Belt in July 2015.

As a Black Belt he has taken Silver at UAEJJF Zagreb Open, Gold at the IBJJF Amsterdam Open, Middlesbrough Open,  Sub15 and Grapple for Glory. He also won his super fight at Tanko against SBG Manchester‘s Chris Coltrane.

James is always keen to learn more and expand his skill base. He regularly attends seminars and has even travelled to America and Japan to train with some of the best in the world. As well as competing, James is also head referee at the Grapple Nation and BJJ 24-7 Competitions around the UK and Ireland.

Gary Furlong

Gary Furlong

No Gi Coach / BJJ Black Belt

Gary Furlong is Factory’s No Gi Coach and was awarded his Black Belt in 2015 . Originally from Liverpool, Gary previously trained at Next Generation before relocating to Manchester for work and finding a new home at Factory.

As well as being a wizard in the gi, Gary is also an expert on the No Gi side of the game – teaching the No Gi class on Thursday at 7pm. Gary is very detailed and knowledgable with his coaching and is always on hand to answer questions and improve everyone’s game however he can.

He has competed in both the gi and no gi around the UK, plus also at the European Championships in Portugal.

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“I just love training with the Factory BJJ guys! Adam is so technically orientated, so creative in his approach to Jiu Jitsu, that grappling with him is like playing a game of chess while running an obstacle course!”

Factory BJJ provides the kind of grass-roots training that has always appealed most strongly to me in my martial arts travels. The culture that Adam has built on his mat is one of mutual respect and infectious enthusiasm. I absolutely loved my recent visit and cannot wait to get back there next year.”

Adam Adshead is a fantastic coach. He has an excellent technical knowledge, and can convey this well to his students. More importantly, though, he has an obvious love for the sport, and will go out of his way to help his students improve. He helped me out greatly when training for the ADCC tournament, and gave me several pointers that really helped my game. I’d highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn jiu jitsu.”

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I've never trained martial arts before, is that a problem?
No, not at all. A blank slate is an ideal starting point. If you have trained in other martial arts before that’s great too, but it’s not essential.
Am I too old or unfit to start training?
Definitely not! We have had new starters begin in their 40s and 50s. As for fitness, the Basic Classes are very low tempo and are ideal for easing into training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Do you have any women training?
Yes! The number of women who have started training at Factory in the past year has almost trebled numbers. We have a number of women currently in both the White Belt and Advanced Classes.
What do I need to wear/bring?
For the BJJ Classes you will wear a gi/uniform which you’ll get as part of your intro pack (see below). It’s advised to bring and wear a t-shirt under the jacket. For the wrestling, No Gi and Conditioning Classes you will wear shorts and t-shirt. For the conditioning classes you will need some clean/indoor trainers. We also have a no bare-foot policy off the mat. So if you’re walking upstairs from the changing rooms or nipping to the loo during a class be sure to bring some flip flops (we sell them for £2 if you need some)
What is parking like?
We have lots of free parking directly outside of the gym. We even have a bike rack for those who want to cycle in.
What's the best option for public transport?
It depends where you’re coming from but we are within walking distance to the 329 and 203 bus routes. If you don’t mind walking a little further the popular 192 bus route is close enough and the nearest train station is Heaton Chapel.
What is the gym address?
Unit 22, Haigh Park, Reddish, Stockport, SK4 1QR. Not far from Screwfix direct. map

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